Category: Politics

Also Sprach Boris

A mutton-headed old Mugwump: in a weak moment Theresa agreed that Boris could come out to play with the others, provided he wasn’t rude to anybody, provided he didn’t promise anything, and provided he said exactly what he was told…

Election surprises, do they come in threes?

Surprises come in threes, be they election surprises or some other form of surprise. It’s an old saying, and like most old sayings sometimes it’s true and sometimes it isn’t. Of course this may or may not prove that old…

Donald and the Conspiracists

No this isn’t the name of a post-punk rock band, and before I go any further I must tell you this is neither fake news nor real news, it is an opinion piece. Conspiracists read on.   I think most…

United Kingdom? Don’t make me laugh.

We are leaving the EU. The referendum is history, the arguments have ended and we must now move forward. Unfortunately, as it happens, it’s not that simple. For starters, the leading Brexiteers have now started to back-pedal on some of the things…

Paddling in dangerous waters

I’ve avoided making any comments on the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership up until now, but with the assassination of MP Jo Cox, I felt that I had to write something, and not leave it until after the vote. She was…

The debate(s) hot up

That ‘special relationship’: So then, the Golfer in residence at the White House thinks that the UK did not pull its weight when it came to Libya, specifically post-removal of Gaddafi. Might I point out a couple of events that…

Delusion, part two

That was the ceasefire that was:forget it, let it go. I suppose  the US State department can give themselves a pat on the back, after all the ceasefire did come into effect 2200UTC on Friday, and it lasted all of about…

Delusion–part one:

delusion:1) a mistaken or misleading opinion, belief, idea etc 2) psychiatry a belief held in the face of evidence to the contrary, that is resistant to all reason My thanks to the Collins English Dictionary (Millennium edition) for the above definition. The…

Dave, got a minute?

Hi Dave, me again. Just thought that I’d flag up a couple of potential problems for you, as we both know that forward planning doesn’t appear to be one of your strengths. Sorry to be a nuisance and all that,…

Ssshh-don’t mention the war!

Oh what a lovely war: Things are shaping up nicely here at Westminster, ladies and gentlemen. Dave (UK PM Cameron) announced that there was a plan~then went quiet when he realised it consisted of bombing Syria because everybody else was. So-called hard…