Thursday, 31 July 2014
Put a gun in a copper’s hands and his brain switches off. That would appear to be the conclusion to be drawn from the story of the deer in County Durham, which was struck by a car and badly injured. There was no vet handy to put the animal out of its misery, so a couple of firearms officers were given the job. But instead of shooting the deer, they proceeded to batter it to death with a crowbar.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
How is it saving the planet to cut down trees on the other side of the world, use vast amounts of energy to reduce them to wood chips, and FLY the chips across the Atlantic to burn in power stations here instead of coal? But that’s something which the present and the previous governments think is a good idea.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
It might be fair enough to ask a driver to let his team mate go past if he’s closing in on him at pace but if the guy can’t get near him, it’s just daft. Was it unreasonable to expect Lewis Hamilton to slow down to let championship rival Rosberg go past him? Yes. Will that stop the team making a similar bone-headed request in the future? No.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Police plans to kidnap mobile phones from every driver who is involved in an accident won’t stop there. Before we know it, passengers will be included and then every piece of electronic equipment, even laptops and tablets locked in the boot. And equipment belonging to spectators and then everyone living within a 5-mile radius of the incident. Because coppers with the power to grab something from a member of the public know no boundaries.
Friday, 25 July 2014
Labour, paid for by the trade unions and people chasing honours, is moaning that the Tories are paid for by Russian oligarchs. But the money has to come from somewhere. And let us not forget that if politicians had their way, either all of the donations would be top secret, or the cash for political parties would come from the taxpayer and we wouldn’t be allowed to know how much they get or what, or who, they spend it on.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
I’ve just been taking a short break in a cooler clime as relief from what the weather is doing to us in Britain. This really is quite an exceptionally warm spell. No doubt there have been lots of similar ones in the past, but my memory isn’t supplying any. Which is probably normal for most people, and why the Global Warming Swindlers get away with their claims that things are really hot and we need to give them more money.
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Michael Gove is replaced as education minister and surprise! The teachers involved in the Islamist take-over plot in Birmingham are all going to keep their jobs. So that’s another endorsement for Islamic racialism and social distortion. And no misconduct in office charges against the members of Birmingham council who ignored warnings about what was going on. How very, very cosy and New Labour.
Friday, 18 July 2014
The Russians are claiming that the Malaysian airliner, which was shot down by their stooges in eastern Ukraine using a Russian SAM, was in fact shot down by the Ukrainian government because they thought it was Putin’s personal plane with Vlad the Awful on board.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Michael Gove was one of the few Cabinet ministers doing a good job, and the only Education Minister prepared to stand up to teaching unions which think that turning out kids who can read, write, do sums and behave like reasonable human beings breaches their ’uman rights. So, naturally, he had to go to avoid further unfavourable comparisons with the clunkers. The only wonder is that IDS still has a place in the Cabinet.
Monday, 14 July 2014
If the World Cup final is still nil-nil after the 90 minutes will we switch off? As it happens, we didn’t but we did decide that we definitely would switch off if it was still scoreless after extra time. A win by penalties is no way to settle the last gasp of anything. I don’t think anyone was actually watching the screen when Germany scored their goal. But there are always replays. Lots of them.
Thursday, 10 July 2014
The Dutch and the Argies are blaming their inability to find each other's goal on a failure of Brazil's notorious GPS system. Outraged Brazilians are now demanding to know why it wasn't switched off long before Germany put 7 goals past their team.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Monday, 7 July 2014
It’s amazing what sort of a tangle big companies can get themselves into through sheer ineptitude. Take Eurotunnel and Eurostar. One of their trains breaks down a mere 8 miles from the British coast and the whole system grinds to a halt because there’s no plan for hauling a broken-down train out of the tunnel.
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
There seem to be no obviously better teams at this stage of the World Cup. It’s the same script every time: one side gets lucky when both sides are getting too shagged out to move or think, and what went on in the first 90 or so minutes is totally irrelevant.