Category: Politics

Crumbling Chinese fortune (cookies)

Hello, good morning and welcome to President Xi Jinping, head of the world’s largest single-party state and non-acknowledged head of Chinese industry, banking and espionage. Depending on who you believe, Xi has either come to conduct business at the highest…

And now for the football results

Moscow Dynamo–Three——Washington Wonderers—–Nil To be honest, it wasn’t even a close match. In the opening minutes, Moscow Dynamo’s energetic centre forward, President (Vlad the Invader) Putin adroitly blindsided the entire Washington team and annexed the Crimea. Washington team captain President…

Beware the smiling bear

Vlad the Invader, Russia’s President Putin, freed from the bothersome necessity of having to fight any meaningful election campaigns, has been playing a long game. After successfully annexing the Crimea and cowing any Crimean opposition by the tried and tested, Stalinist…

Coalition?

I’m on record as saying I think Snooty, Smug and Supercilious will get back in with a (small) working majority, so I don’t really think so. We’ll all know in about twenty-four hours though. I have a healthy scepticism of opinion…

Brenda and Dave

Even before Dave climbed into the prime-ministerial limo this morning and made his way across London to Schlöss Windsor to officially inform Brenda that Parliament had dissolved itself, the fun and games began. Actually, they began yesterday with one of…

A cornucopia of clangs

For those readers who don’t know, there is to be an election shortly in the UK. Of course, these happen on a regular basis so this hardly comes as a surprise, but this is the first time a Parliament has…

How to –probably—lose an election

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later—and now it has. The (British) Labour party has developed a habit of ‘kebabing’ itself when it comes to elections. I well remember the 1992 election, when the Tories were going to…

Beware of Greeks bearing voting slips

You can’t really blame them, I suppose. Four years of miserable penury, being out of work and selling your children for food whilst generally being regarded as the lepers of Europe—what fun. Presented with the choice of more of the…

East of Suez and up the Swannee

      So, Dave, it’s the run up to the election. You’re drifting into the final corner and about to accelerate up the home straight. Let’s just take a moment to go through the pre-election check-list, shall we?  …

The World according to Kilgore

Just to recap: Russia is in the process of invading Ukraine and Putin is, outwardly at least, convinced that he will get away with it. The West is resolutely backing the wrong horse in Syria, with the CIA ‘secretly’ training…