Sunday, September 30, 2007

Jesus Christ! What a country! I always knew British Justice is not what it's cracked up to be but this beggars belief. Banged up for 70 years for something she hadn't done, and the bastards knew she hadn't done. Then some drunk in a car kills a bairn and does a couple of weeks inside. I can't help but repeat myself - JESUS CHRIST!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

"... the last thing Labour in Hull needs is another Prescott." A Hull Labour Party member (not many of them left) to the Hull Daily Mail. I imagine the chancer son of Lord Prescott of Corned Beef Island* is the last thing anybody needs. Let's hope that he's sent packing back to London where he belongs.
For my money we could have done without the first Prescott, but opinion is divided in Hull on that point.

*A reference that will only have meaning to elderly Hull people.

It seems that every parent of a blonde girl in the Maghreb will be a suspected kidnapper. Haven't our hacks heard of the fair skinned, sometimes blue-eyed, sometimes fair haired Berbers? Probably not. Only Northern Europeans can be fair.
Some years ago a little Yorkshire lad went missing in Corfu. Every gipsy camp in Greece with a fair haired child was raided by the Greek cops. Meanwhile British tourists were running to the police every time they saw a fair haired Greek child.
We don't know much about foreigners, but we know they have to be dark. OK?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"... Edelman argued that businessmen taking over clubs want to make money for themselves out of it, not pump it in.",,2177085,00.html

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two things at the top of the British Media's current wishlist:
i) a bloodbath in Rangoon
ii) an election date from Brown.

Wal-mart are selling "Talking Jesus" Dolls in the US. I bet he doesn't do the one about the camel and the eye of the needle.
I wonder how the sales of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" are going. The Wal-mart spokesman said that selling the work didn't mean the company agrees with it. I suppose it'll be located somewhere near Darwin's "Origin of Species" and Marx's "Capital".

Personally I'm waiting for the talking St. Ambrose doll - "How far o rich, do you extend your senseless avarice? Do you intend to be the sole inhabitants of the earth? Why do you drive out the fellow sharers of nature, and claim it for yourselves? Nature gave all things in common for the use of all; usurpation created private rights."

Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Alisher Usmanov, potential Arsenal chairman, is a Vicious Thug, Criminal, Racketeer, Heroin Trafficker and Accused Rapist. "

So began an entry on Craig Murray's blog. Mr. Usmanov objected, and being a very rich man he was able to get Mr. Murray's blog closed down. Another victim of the Uzbek gangster was Boris Johnson, also gagged (Crikey!).
prisonlawinsideout: I'm Spartacus#links
These criminals love to acquire football clubs; Berlusconi, Tapie, Shinawatra (the man who cleaned out Thailand). And all, no doubt, would be acceptable as donors to the Labour Party coffers.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dog Bites Man 2
"Brown rejects Platini plea to tackle super-rich"
(PaulKelso,Guardian Sport,,,2172948,00.html)
"The government also rejects the argument that that money is a malign influence in the game..." Or in politics, keep the brown envelopes coming. A green light to Russian kleptocrats and American asset-strippers, not to mention the prawn sandwich scoffers in the corporate boxes. Somebody's got to pay for it all - now let's think.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Big fuss about the EU dropping its requirement that the UK adopt the metric system. Little England saved by the Europhobes. I wonder if the Scottish Parliament would or could vote for metric and further differentiate progressive Scotland from paranoid England.
If ever the Yanks drop the miles, pounds and pints, there will be a quick change of opinion in this country. It's a desire to please to our imperial masters that keeps us on the imperial scale.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Gordon Brown on the steps of 10 Downing Street propping up Thatcher. He didn't have the courage to put up two fingers and shout "Up yours, poor people!" He had to get an old woman to do it for him.

There's a lot of photographs of Ms N. Lawson* in the press of late. That's because she's selling something and the British media love to help the rich get richer. But I've noticed that on every photo she has the exact same expression on her face. She looks like a mad person who's under sedation.

*Such a stupid forename. She's obviously not named after a flower. What sort of father would saddle his daughter with his own forename?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This message from the editor of the "Labourstart" website (

The campaign we launched a little more than a week ago in support of low-paid workers in care homes in north London has generated more support than any other campaign we have ever done.Already, well over 8,100 messages have been sent to the employer. This is even bigger than our 2005 campaign in support of the Gate Gourmet workers, which was a much more widely publicized dispute in the mainstream media.As we mentioned in this week's message, the employer reacted swiftly and brutally -- first threatening us with a libel action in the English courts and then sacking a union rep.And then on Thursday, in an unprecedented move, the employer (Fremantle Trust) contacted our internet service provider and demanded that they shut down the campaign or else face a lawsuit themselves.We were contacted by the legal department of the internet service provider and told that we had until noon on Friday to close down the campaign or else the entire LabourStart site would be shut down.We worked very hard over those 24 hours to attempt to get our provider to back down, and had the full support of Unison (Britain's giant public sector union, whose members are at the center of the dispute) but were not successful in doing this before the noon deadline on Friday.As a result, at 11:59 on Friday we were compelled to shut down the campaigns.But -- we instantly revived the campaign in nine languages on a different server, in a different country, with a new name that reflects our feeling at this time.The new site is called "We will not be silenced!" and is located, appropriately enough, at http://www.wewillnotbesilenced.orgIf you have not yet sent off your message of protest to Fremantle, please do so from the new page.Remember that you can use our system to send out your own message to the chief executive of Fremantle Trust -- and you can tell her, if you wish, what you think of this attempt to silence our campaign.Please also inform all your lists and every trade unionist you know to use the new site to send a loud and clear message to this employer.If Fremantle Trust were unhappy to receive 8,000 emails, how are they going to feel about getting thousands more in the next few days? Because that is exactly what is going to happen.We will not be intimidated, we will not be bullied, and we will not be silenced. The campaign continues.

Eric Lee

Monday, September 10, 2007

A thought occurs to me as I listen to news and sports reporters maundering on about the Rugby World Cup. How is it that the English can correctly pronounce the -gli- in the name of Laurence Dallaglio, but persist in mispronouncing those same letters in the name of Modigliani, and in tagliatelli and zabaglione?

A recent survey found that the greatest sartorial faux pas in the public view is wearing socks with sandals. Not for me, though I can't see the attraction of sandals for adult males. The biggest gaffe in my eyes is wearing a tie with a short-sleeved shirt. Tie - formal, short sleeves - informal, it's easy. I also grind my teeth at the current "fashion" for wearing sunglasses on the top of the head, which can be read by trained semioticians as "trendy and stupid". Let us pray that before long even idiots will recognise the idocy of this affectation.