Trump Trump Trump

I was going to express my disgust with Trump’s open promotion of a Fascist, and borderline terrorist, group in the UK. I was going to talk about how this, and our less than adequate response to it, demeans both our nations and also democracy itself. But the anger did not carry over into the ability to say anything particularly coherent about a situation so obscene as to defy language.

Fortunately, the BBC’s James Cook pretty much nailed it so I don’t have to:

Instead, I have pop videos…

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December 2, 2017. Music, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Guest Post: Beware of Counterfeit Cabbages

counterfeit cabbages

“Counterfeit cabbages? Crikey!”

Like all leading bloggers, I am occasionally contacted by people offering to write guest posts. Up until now I have resisted these requests but recently I was offered an opportunity to publish an important message which I believe it is strongly in the public interest to circulate as widely as possible and I happily agreed to allow its inclusion.

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November 13, 2017. #Brexit, Counterfeit Cabbages, Politics, Silly. 2 comments.

Exclusive Interview: The Pound

You know what I’ve never done on this site before? An interview.

That’s because nobody wants to talk to you.

Today, and for the first time ever, I bring you an exclusive interview with The Pound.

Bullshit! You can’t interview The Pound.

Are you its agent then?

You know perfectly well what I mean.

Oh, right. Let me guess. The Pound is an abstract concept incapable of thought or communication and hence you can’t interview an abstract concept?

No. You can’t interview The Pound because it’s effing dead!

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October 21, 2017. #Brexit, Money, Silly. 2 comments.

Have Hypocrisy, Won’t Travel

Ryanair are getting it in the neck for being even more useless than normal, and I have absolutely no problem with that, but…

Why is an airline expected to provide the service it promised to,  which its customers already paid for and made arrangements around, and to stop telling fibs in a desperate attempt to evade their obligations when certain Train Operating Companies (TOCs) can do whatever the hell they like and never even get a slap on the wrist? I mean, holidays are important but large numbers of people routinely unable to get to work on time, year in and year out, must cause a far greater impact on the economy than Ryanair being more useless than normal this year.

I guess what I am trying to ask is this:

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October 1, 2017. Politics, Travel. Leave a comment.

The Real Brexit “Plan”

OK, so I am not great at prognostication, but it is not like I am charging you to read this stuff, or like your money is going to be worth anything soon anyway, so let’s get our crystal balls out and see if we can peer into the deeper darker realms of Batshit Brexit and try to divine what the real Brexit “plan” is.

Woo!

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September 23, 2017. #Brexit, Money, Silly. 2 comments.

Brexit Fact Check: The Rotting Fruit

Headline:

Corresponding fact:

  • Boris is talking out of his arse again.

OK. I’m making light of this but I’m not sure that this is funny any more.

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September 16, 2017. #Brexit, Money, Silly. Leave a comment.

Brexit Fact Check: The Low Hanging Fruit

Headline:

Corresponding fact:

  • Pound now: €1.1373 [1]

Rich! I’m rich! I’m… Oh sod it. I can’t even be bothered to be sarcastic about this drivel. It’s just too depressing.

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September 15, 2017. #Brexit, Money, Silly. Leave a comment.

Keeping your nose out of other people’s business (and their noses)

I see that we are measuring people’s noses again:

This never ends well.

September 11, 2017. Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Economic Illiteracy

BBC reports:

Oooh! Let me guess. £80bn for the right bollock and £55bn for left one?

No?

Well somebody has dropped a right bollock somewhere…

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August 20, 2017. #Brexit, Money, Politics, Silly. 1 comment.

Can’t shake the devil’s hand and say you’re only kidding

You know what this is about…

Lyrics here: via Google Play

August 17, 2017. Music, Politics. Leave a comment.

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