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|Damian Green just resigned|
at 21:02 20 Dec 2017
Looking forward to spending more time on his computer, apparently.
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|Take back Control plan F|
at 14:36 5 Dec 2017
We're now planning to implement regulations from the EU, while having no say at all in the drafting of said regulations.
Not one of our better brexit ideas. Wonder what the plan will be tomorrow.
|Cracking Peter Hitchens article here...|
at 07:35 7 Nov 2017
Mass murder... what a joke
A disgraceful film was released this week, in which misery, pain, fear and mass murder are milked for feeble giggles.
It is not very good on its own terms, and – like so many modern comedians – uses the f-word repeatedly to jolt the semblance of laughter from its audience, much as you might make a corpse twitch with seeming life by plugging it into the national grid.
The Death Of Stalin makes a farce out of that wholly grim and squalid event. As the monster himself lies dying, a gang of slave-drivers, secret police monsters and gruesome toadies, plus a murderous paedophile, are portrayed as a kind of Carry On farce or a Monty Python sketch. Ha ha.
Well, the only question you need to ask is whether anyone would think the final days of Hitler, the other great European mass-killer, torturer and tyrant, would make a good comedy, with Goebbels, Himmler and the rest of the Nazi elite played for laughs. No, of course not.
But fashionable showbiz persons still can’t grasp that Stalin (Left-wing) was just as evil as Hitler (Right-wing). So they can’t see that either.
Lots of great insight there from Mr Hitchens, brilliantly written as always, and it sounds like it would be loads of fun to sit down with Peter for a pint or two. And a great point about there being no comedies about Hitler. Excellent.
|What was quite funny regarding Brexit at the weekend|
at 19:03 16 Oct 2017
Was Chris Grayling on the Andrew Marr show blithely announcing that 'no deal' Brexit wouldn't affect food costs because our farmers would simply grow more food to compensate for the possibility of higher costs to import food.
There have been no moves to put any policies into place to increase agricultural production in the UK, and no gov paper on whether increasing production significantly is even feasible, and no suggestion so far of how agri-environment schemes will change following Brexit. Lots of farmers are currently expecting significant labour shortages following Brexit (they've been told to recruit more British workers) which will inevitably lead to reduced production.
|Russia with Simon Reeve|
at 18:11 15 Oct 2017
3 episodes on the iplayer, really excellent. There's a slight whiff of Louis Theroux about his demeanour. Visited v interesting bits of Russia and met interesting people.
|Theresa May on Andrew Marr this morning...|
at 10:25 1 Oct 2017
Even by her own standards she sounded particularly anxious and uncertain. Petrified of showing any sign of honesty or weakness, falling back on repeating the same stock phrases.
Boris will be looking forward to turning the screw ever tighter, no doubt.
|Tell you who I really hate|
at 12:38 30 Sep 2017
Even more than astronauts, is the people who pave or gravel over gardens. Idiots. You know who you are.
|On my way to the Green Man festival|
at 07:34 17 Aug 2017
Festivals aren't my forte. Karl Blau and Lambchop are there tho. Any tips. I'm hoping to avoid tw#ts, hippies, vegans, and read my kindle in a quiet corner. Feasible?
|What's the point of wedding lists these days|
at 10:14 15 Jul 2017
Absolute nonsense. My tight and well-off qualified accountant friend is getting married to a bit of a rotter, owns his own house and has paid it off, has lived in it for a few years, and they have put together a list of absolute crap that they obviously don't need. £40 for a few plates? F*ck off.
Worse luck is, I'm the sodding best man. I'm going for the Garlic Press.
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