"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Oh, Happy Day

It could just be me but yesterday was a wash-out as far as any positive news was concerned.

We had news of two more soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Brown, the Treasury and the MoD need their heads banged together.

On top of that we also had news of immigration staff voting to strike (holiday-makers be prepared for long delays but illegal immigrants come on through).

Alistair Darling wagged his finger at the Banks and told them they were being vewwy, vewwy naughty.

Then we had Marrakesh Mandy, he who must be obeyed, saying the better-off should pay for the education of the not-so-well-off. The government shouldn't have reneged on their 1997 manifesto pledge and introduced university tuition fees. Didn't Mandy himself, Blair, Brown and most of the Front Bench have a free University education?

Next there was more guilt-tripping greenery from Oxfam with another Report about Pacific Islanders becoming 'international refugees' and urging "neighbouring wealthy countries to take urgent action to curb their carbon emissions to prevent a large-scale crisis." (When did I vote for Oxfam?)

And then we had this from Unison: four members were banned for using an image of the three wise monkeys because it was feared that some people could find it "racially offensive."

On top of all that, we had a complete load of balls from Yvette Cooper-Bollox who's calling for a new Bank Holiday to remember people killed at work in order to bring us into line with Europe.

I envisage a profitable series of television documentaries and books in the next century or so: What Did the European Union do for Us? "Well," said Pierre-Ahmed, "we had more days off work." "Oh, and I liked the way I didn't have to change my money for that foreign stuff when I go on holiday for two weeks," said Ayesha-Chaznay.

In short, yesterday was a total bollox day.


  1. Compared to tomorrow ...

  2. There's a quote from the bible somewhere in the reaches of my memory: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Say no more Edgar or the next thing you know I'll be ranting about the lilies of the field ;)


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