Thursday, July 26, 2007

"It's official - British kids are the worst in Europe. So what's the government going to do about it?" That from the evening news on ITN, Nick somebody or other (why are so many male newsreaders called Nick?).
I have a pimple on my arse. What's the government going to do about it? Why hasn't Gordon Brown stopped the rain? What's the government going to do about all the idiots filling our TV screens? Can't they organise a cull?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Department of Trade and Industry has been given a New Labour title - "The Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform". For the last read "Deregulation"; for the whole read "Calling all foxes, the chicken coop is open".

Monday, July 09, 2007

How fortunate we are in the UK to have public servants who are incorruptible. Otherwise it could be a matter of concern that the head of the Energy Unit at the Department of Trade and Industry was living it up at Wimbledon courtesy of Chevron Oil. Jim and his crew are very popular with the oil-slickers, according to Friday's Guardian.

"From May 4 2006 to April 26 2007, EDU staff received a total of 170 gifts and invitations from companies including Shell, Total, Exxon Mobil, Amerada Hess and Chevron. The hospitality has to be recorded in an EDU register, which has now been disclosed to freedom of information campaigners. It shows that Mr Campbell, the head of the energy unit, recorded receiving a benefit of some kind more than once a month."

Today I heard a newsreader on BBC News24 pronounce the word "harass" correctly. I imagine his colleagues laughed at his faux pas.