Thoughts on Unity and Forgiveness

As we approach the fateful hour when all British people lose our rights as EU Citizens, and we skulk off to face our bleak future alone, I feel the need to type something. If nothing else it stops me from punching the wall. And I do have some thoughts. They might even make some sense…

Unity and forgiveness are often portrayed as universally good things. The reality is a bit more complicated.

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January 31, 2020. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible, Social Media. 3 comments.

War with Iran: What you need to know pt2

Six months ago I set out some very obvious basic facts that any six year old with access to Wikipedia could have worked out:

(Yeah, I know. Real genius level stuff.)

To this I would like to add one more thing:

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January 3, 2020. Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

UK Election Winners and Losers

So, let us see how this “landslide” slid…

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December 13, 2019. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Last chance?

We go into a defining week for the United Kingdom in a terrible state[1]. On Thursday we face an election which could lead to economic ruin and the end of the UK. None of the parties look good and it is very easy to give in to apathy and despair. It is important to remember that not all the parties are the same. Even in this sick joke of an election, our votes do matter, if we care enough to make them matter.

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December 8, 2019. #Brexit, Money, Politics, Sensible. 1 comment.

Unregulated Financial Advice

Notorious cabbage counterfeiter

“I say! Have any of you chaps seen my pen?”

Just a quick warning to any prospective future sexual partners of UK Prime Minister (at the time of writing), Boris “The Johnson” Johnson:

If he offers you money, either his own or somebody else’s, then make sure that the cheque is signed!

Also, maybe insist on Euros, Swiss Francs or maybe even US Dollars. Its not looking good for the Pound…

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October 20, 2019. #Brexit, Counterfeit cabbages, Money, Politics, Silly. Leave a comment.

The Wrong Trousers

counterfeit cabbages

“Trousers, you say? What on earth for?”

It has been brought to my attention that I haven’t been arsed to slag off the UK’s most egregious counterfeiter of cabbages since he was implausibly hoisted into high office by a small clique of dimwits who’s only possible excuse is that they got high in their offices and then voted for him “on a lark”.

Let’s put that right.

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September 23, 2019. Counterfeit cabbages, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Trump isn’t only wrecking America

Angry rant follows…

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August 31, 2019. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

1970s Nostalgia

The 1970s were great. We had a declining economy, random power cuts and everybody looked like they had got dressed in the dark. This was only partly explained by the power cuts causing them to actually get dressed in the dark. Yeah. The ’70s were great!

[FX: Rotary dial telephone rings.]

“Hello…”
“Yes…”
“Oh…”
“Right.”
“OK. Thanks. Bye.”

[FX: Brrrrrr. Click.]

Apparently all that stuff happened today.

If anybody sees the Bay City Rollers, call for help and start erecting barricades.

August 9, 2019. History, Politics, Silly. Leave a comment.

YouTube Recommendations

I know I have been slagging off YouTube lately for its failure to protect people from bullying by its very worst denizens. Despite this, YouTube is a platform with an importance that transcends the utterly shitty way in which the platform is operated. YouTube is where you have to go to get the good videos from the good people.*

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July 13, 2019. Administrivia, Links, Media, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

What Is The Plan For The US Border?

I really hope that I am wrong about this, but I think I know what the plan is on the US southern border. When I look at what is happening, I don’t see a lack of funding. I don’t see isolated incidents. I don’t see negligence or incompetence. I see something far, far worse.

Content Warning: I’m putting this all below the fold as it is fucking grim.

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June 29, 2019. Law, Money, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

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