Submitted by Alexander on 3 September 2012 - 12:24pm
Whether it’s up in Westminster or down the pub, the British are looking for the side to pick in the upcoming US presidential election. In doing so, they project their own politics onto the American scene.
Submitted by Alexander on 30 August 2012 - 8:36am
Nick has come up with an amazingly stupid idea. But then we consider the source and stop being amazed.
Not only does Nick want to push through his ‘mansion tax’, designed to punish those people who have the temerity to live in nice houses, but he now wants them to pay an extra ‘rich tax’. Temporarily of course, don’t get him wrong, but then we know that taxes are always about as temporary as death.
Nick went to decent schools, so he must be reasonably numerate. But one wonders if he has done the sums in this instance.
Submitted by Alexander on 28 August 2012 - 8:45am
Every day we hear news of immigrants from all sorts of unsavoury places living in million-pound houses on the taxpayer. One recent story involved Fulham, to which I self-servingly pay more attention than to any other London borough.
Submitted by Alexander on 25 August 2012 - 1:16pm
Is there a lawyer in the audience? I need help, for I simply can’t work this out by myself.
A Polish builder, Damian Rzezovski, stabbed six people to death and yet was cleared of their murders. The court in St Helier, Jersey, found him guilty of manslaughter only. Why?
Why, apart from the fact that they were all in one place, did Rzezovski kill his wife, their two little children, his father-in-law, his wife’s friend and her little daughter? Simple. His wife had admitted to an affair with another man.
Submitted by Alexander on 24 August 2012 - 11:31am
When the sick spectacle known as Paralympics finally kicks off, I won’t be watching any of it – the idea of people debasing themselves for cheap notoriety doesn’t appeal to me. And in any case, just reading about the Paralympics provides all the fun one can handle comfortably.
First came the news of three Jordanian ‘athletes’ being thrown out of the Games for serious sexual offences. Details needn’t detain us here, but I do think the organisers missed a trick.
Submitted by Alexander on 23 August 2012 - 1:02pm
My affection for international organisations of any kind, never overwhelming under the best of circumstances, has just found new limits. Yesterday Russia was admitted into the World Trade Organisation.
Also admitted on the same day was that great trading nation of Vanuatu, about which I know, in broad strokes, nothing, other than that it’s somewhere in the Pacific. My knowledge of Russia is somewhat more extensive, and it seems to be more accurate than that of the WTO.
Submitted by Alexander on 22 August 2012 - 11:02am
We don’t have a Bushido honour code, according to which a man who has let others down should disembowel himself. And if you’re thinking this wouldn’t be a bad idea in this instance, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
No, the suicide Dave and George should commit is only of the political kind. For, in a nation utterly corrupted by socialism, as preached and practised by all three parties, doing the right thing will bring any political career to an ignominious halt.
Submitted by Alexander on 21 August 2012 - 12:36pm
As Boris showed during the Olympics, he’s prepared to do his own stunts. In a way, one could describe the whole Games as a contiguous Boris stunt, but I’m referring specifically to his dangling off zip wire.
Nothing short of a masterstroke, that, and Boris milked it for even more than it was worth. Supposedly dispelling rumours that he’s setting up a run for Tory leadership, Boris said, in that stand-up comic style of his, “How could anybody elect a prat who gets stuck in a zip wire?”
Submitted by Alexander on 20 August 2012 - 11:29am
Back in July, old Barack Hussein delivered a speech that may yet lose him the presidential election. However, it ought to win him the Nobel Prize for economics, to go with the one of the peace variety he claimed in 2009.
Submitted by Alexander on 18 August 2012 - 8:56am
Today’s BBC website shows a young Muscovite girl protesting against the sentence passed on the Pussy Rioters. She is holding high a poster saying, in English, ‘We are Pussy Riot. We are legion.’
This is a slight paraphrase of Mark 5:9, clearly intended to show that young Russians in general and young Christians in particular don’t mind anything the Rioters did, and even praise it.