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Promised Land

June 24, 2014


The Four Horsemen

December 21, 2013

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Jesus Loves Me Fine

May 1, 2013

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. George Orwell quotes (1903-1950).

Benefit of Law

September 19, 2012

Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law?

More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?

Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that.

More: Oh? And when the last law was down—and the Devil turned round on you—where would you hide? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.

A Man for All Seasons (1960)

Message to Melanie

July 10, 2012

If Ms. Mensch’s mind is so irrevocably messed up as a direct result of taking an illegal drug then shouldn’t her suitability for the position of MP be questioned?

Also if she took illegal drugs then she has committed an offence. If her conscience is bothering her that much then shouldn’t she be off to the nearest police station to unburden herself to an officer of the law?

This article illustrates just how much the concept of courage and ‘bravery’ has lost its potency. Soldiers serving in Afghanistan are “brave”. Ms. Mensch is an attention junkie. And you, Ms. Phillips, are her dealer.

Would You Adam and Eve It?

June 13, 2012

‘For instance, as a young teacher in Pontypool I had the heartbreaking task of teaching children whose fathers had never been in work.’ (Circa 1931)

Action Replay, Jeffrey Hamm

He goes on to describe the petty criminality that arose from this situation.

Nothing new under the sun, huh?

Back in Time

January 28, 2012

I Really Need to Know…

January 1, 2012

Just who should members of die untermenschen look to for ‘moral inspiration’?

An upstanding, mittelschicht Tory lady perhaps.

Or maybe not:


November 27, 2011

My mother retires in a few weeks. She is leaving the chaos that is the Birmingham mental health system. For the last few years she has watched it disintegrate. She is left wondering what went wrong.

My mother claims that the permissive attitude of the younger doctors and nurses to the consumption of illegal drugs is partly to blame for the mess Birmingham’s mental health services are in.  She sees patients taking them openly in the presence of staff members.  This has always happened but at least they used to have the decency to hide what they were doing.  They call it self medication. The problem is that it often renders their prescribed medication ineffectual.  Also the staff do not know which comes first, which is the chicken and which is the egg, the mental illness or the drug addiction.  

As someone who has had my lucidity snatched away from me, I do not not much patience with those who surrender their lucidity voluntarily. I would give anything to have mine back.  To be devoid of muddle headed thinking, visions, dreams and voices. But is anyone permanently in that state, I wonder.  Clouded visions, dispatches from another dimension have their uses. But being like this all the time renders you completely dysfunctional and can deprive you of the ability to make any kind of meaningful contribution to the world.

And that is tragic.

Addendum: According to Our Esteemed Leader:


‘An expert report for Downing Street suggested more than three-quarters of GPs admitted they had signed people off sick for reasons other than their physical health.’

Make of that what you will.

Oh, look, it’s the Ghost of Lord Kitchener:

No, not you. You suck. Nor you. You suck like a Dyson! And haven't I told you to go forth and multiply about ten times already!

Succinct and Extremely Bitchy

October 13, 2011

According to Mary Portas, advisor to the government on something or other, ‘If I were PM I’d bloody restyle all those women. (An account of the interview can be found here: .) ‘I mean, the female cabinet, what an ugly bunch. I would restyle them. Do you know, I could not look at them. I couldn’t look at them! I go in for meetings now and they do dress up for my meetings, but I just want to go, ‘Pleeease. No. Not that necklace. Not that skirt.’

Charming. She goes on to say that what women in the cabinet need is ‘a bit of sex and glamour’. My suggestion to the delightful Ms. Portas is that she should get hold of a dictionary and look up the word ‘Conservative’.

What kind of a moron would appoint someone like this to a position of government advisor?

This kind, perhaps?

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