I watched (some of) it.
I watched (some of) it.
Can you see aftershave through YouTube?
Nah. They’re all hipsters these days.
I was torn between “I want to pull your beard off” and “I’ve already paid Fat Bob a monkey to break your kneecaps”.
It is unbelievable but sadly predictable. Making access to London easier for the Conservative voting residents of Surrey & Herts, while simultaneously ignoring the equal if not more pressing requirements of the North as well as the West & South West. How long will the rest of the country have to suffer seeing the lion’s share of infrastructure spend going to the South East?
The timing & manner of this announcement also stinks.
I distinctly remember in my 20’s coming to realise just how perfectly Margaret Thatcher had mastered this approach. Her philosophy seemed to be ‘It doesn’t matter at all how appallingly and blatantly unfair you are to the minority of the population, as long as you can take a majority of the voters with you the rest can be used as scapegoats for anything you fancy then boiled down for soap by way of retribution’. The word ‘cynical’ didn’t come close to doing it justice.
Allowing that corner of the country to soak up all the wealth & effectively overheat has been a policy that seems to have been in place for 40-50 years. And then residents of the South East are surprised & hurt when, in the only way they can, large and neglected swathes of the rest of the country tell them to fuck right off.
No of course it wasn’t the correct response & it’ll probably cause those areas further hardship in future but giving Cameron & co a kick in the teeth last year was evidently an attractive option. It would seem that the message hasn’t yet got through. Maybe a full on civil war would do it.
Maybe even longer. My parents moved from Lincolnshire to London in the mid 50’s and my mother couldn’t believe the wealth, facilities, employment, nightlife and all round ‘buzz’ that the place had even then.
Heads on spikes
Good starting point IMV
Worth 15 minutes of anyone’s time
Japan has more interesting flavours of Kitkat
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
EARTHQUAKE IN TELFORD, SHROPSHIRE
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Telford in the early hours. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering “Fuuuckinell”.
The tremor decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from Majorca and the Costa del Sol were damaged beyond repair.
Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many locals were woken well before their giros arrived. The West Mercia police reported that hundreds of residents were confused and bewildered and were still coming to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Telford. One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 5 said, “it was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes come running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Victoria-Storm slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was skinning up and watching Jeremy Kyle the next morning”.
Apparently looting, muggings and car crime were unaffected and carried on as normal. The British Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of White Lightning to the stricken locals.
Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings, including benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos and Bone China from Poundland.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in this disaster.
Clothing are most sought after - items most needed include:
Full matching tracksuits
Nike Huarachi trainers
UGG Boots and any other items usually sold in Primark.
Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all the same.
Microwave meals, Pot Noodles, Tins of baked beans, ice cream, Cans of Strong Bow or Special Brew and of course pies.
22p buys a biro for filling in compensation forms.
£3 buys chips, crisps and blue fizzy drinks for a family of 9.
£8 buys B&H and a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected.
There are programmes on the BBC (Wolf Hall, Victorian Farm, Timewatch etc) that aim to let us hear real voices from the past, so we can actually get inside the heads of people who were living in societies so different from ours that they might as well be foreign countries, or even different planets. That doesn’t happen very often on Radio 4’s The World At One though. But if you’ve ever wondered what an early hominid, say one that’s barely learnt to walk upright, sounded like then you should listen again to the interview they’ve just run with this bonehead http://www.pimlicoplumbers.com/about-us/charlie-mullins. I swear you couldn’t make him up. His critical acumen and laser-like analytical skills were shown off at their very best in his final remark: “Jeremy Corbyn’s a twat”. I’m not sure whether to laugh or to cry.
He was stupid, annoying and offensive. Presumably he won’t be invited back.
Is he the one who was involved in the Gina Miller case against the government? An active employer in the ‘gig’ economy?
Had dealing with his company when I lived and worked in London. Interesting is the word I’ll use…