Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Sacre bleu

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Who knew there were so many fascists en France? Or in most western ‘democracies’ it would seem. Clearly we have failed to educate large swathes of the post WW2 generation. Why else would the Nazi playbook of demonising minorities, nationalism and lies-as-truth still be working 70 years after the biggest disaster in history? More worryingly where are the voices of wisdom from charismatic leaders rebutting all this rubbish?

President Fart

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Aside from the slight international panic that we are at the start of The End Times – there is possibly one thing, or maybe two things which somehow seem a bit more visceral.

First. America has looked into its darkest, most unpleasant, most revolting corner. It has picked up that mouldy breadroll from the split rubbish bag and it has eaten it quietly, hoping that passers-by will understand that it is really very hungry and has nowhere else to turn. Yes, it’s digusting, yes they’re a bit ashamed, yes, they did notice that dog splash the bag a few minutes earlier. BUT THEY DON”T CARE!
They need that bread. It’ll make them sick, but it’ll fill the gnawing hunger for a while and they can hope for something better down the line.

Second. The realisation that ultimately it really does appear to be about money and if you have money you can be as revolting as you like and you still get to walk into that power office and sit there lording it, knowing that you have played as dirty as you can and you have won. Forget nobility, forget public service, forget altruism, forget being nice. It’s about being greedy, ruthless and as nasty as you like.

Sauce

Monday, September 21st, 2015

New Labour

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
  1. Retrieve red flag from loft and dust off cobwebs.
  2. Hide Tony Blair memorabilia in loft.
  3. Grow scrubby beard.
  4. Discard ties.
  5. Cultivate tetchy, baby boomer, annoyed-at-everything attitude.
  6. Throw D’Ream CDs into eco-friendly landfill enviro-park facility.
  7. Block Peter Mandelson emails.
  8. Buy Keir Hardie deerstalker.
  9. Join militant union.
  10. Enjoy it while it lasts comrades.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

“I won’t cut the NHS” – yeah right.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Steve Bell at 60

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
“I came to realise, while drawing her over the first year of her government, that she was deranged, but in a very controlled way, and this was expressed in her eyeballs. Her utter self-belief, her total conviction of her own rightness, went way beyond arrogance. She was mad. Perhaps I subconsciously empathised with her for this. Even so, I hated her more than any other living being. Within a couple of years, she had managed to triple unemployment, slash services and lay waste to vast tracts of British industry.
…Tory audiences are well turned-out, shiny and simple-minded, and in all the years I have been studying them, nothing whatever has changed.”

Steve Bell, Cartoonist on That Woman

Serious rape vs non-serious rape

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Seventy year old Kenneth Clarke QC, MP – our illustrious justice secretary. The ‘face of modern justice’ (see above) apparently believes that some rapes are more serious than others. Understandably, quite a few people are quite upset by this. Now quite a few of those people want him to resign. This old fart has been hanging around for years occupying various high offices of state. Nothing seems to get rid of him. One has to wonder whether this old boy (Nottingham High School, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)  is being kept in place by his network, not because of his finely honed legal skills and empathy for modern sensibilities. Can’t see him lasting much longer if Media-Friendly Dave doesn’t want to alienate vast swathes of the electorate. Will be interesting to see if Kenny manages to hang on and we will draw our own conclusions if he does.

Out of office

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

How unfortunate that Ms Windbag, the local politico who liked to get  her name in the papers, has been deposed. The ‘out of office’ replies she sent to my emails after promising to help me and failing to do so now seem most apposite. Beware the curse of drD.

The Ambassador’s non-reception

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

“With these human rights abuses you are really soiling us”.