When Cameron and Maude started going on about the big society the closest we could get to working out what they meant was that some functions of the public sector would be done by ordinary citizens and/or charities. We presumed it meant things like parents running the after-school club at the local primary. It turns [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Idiots'
August 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Politics
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a little about our MP, Henry Smith, and his ‘hyperactive abstention’. One of the local papers mentioned this and managed to get a response from Henry which was a masterpiece of political answers, showing a level of misdirection that a stage conjuror would be proud of.
July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Politics
Does our MP, Henry Smith, support the increase in IMF lending capacity? Well the answer is yes. And no. At the vote in Parliament he voted for it and also voted against, effectively abstaining. Personally I don’t have a problem with abstention as such. If you don’t have enough knowledge of an issue to form [...]
January 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Politics, Technology
There is an amusing story in The Register today.Â The headline is Tory MP accidentally endorses… German pr0n site and it is all about the old website for the Pease Pottage hospital campaign. What happened was that the registration for the domain name for the campaign (c4pph.org) was allowed to lapse and it was hijacked [...]
January 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Politics
Either Nick Griffin is barking mad or he thinks that one white person is worth about 2272 non-white people.Â The two are not mutually exclusive though.
December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life
What am I going to do?Â How am I going to learn how to use my mobile phone now?Â WSCC went to all the trouble and expense of producing a (presumably) excellent video tutorial on how to make a phone call, but before I get a chance to watch it they take it down! (According [...]
Hot on the heels of his utter denial of global warming, Philip Circus has used his column in the West Sussex County Times this week to apply his (sadly not) unique wisdom on housing provision and his conclusion seems to be that we don’t need any.
July 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life
TheÂ catalogue of brand-naming disasters got a new entry this week, when Russia’s Gazprom entered into a joint venture with Nigeria’s state-run gas company and decided to call the new entity… Nigaz.Â What could possibly go wrong?
May 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Politics
Aaron is not happy with Tory MP Anthony Steen…Â can’t say I blame him.Â Â Hopefully the sound-player thingy will be embedded below to play the offending/offensive interview. I still can’t believe it is not a clever piece of satire cooked up by Chris Morris or someone like that.Â Â His argument seems to be that the [...]
February 12th, 2009 · 35 Comments · Politics
Apparently a group of Tory MPs are gathered in support of Christopher Chope’s 10 minute rule bill to, effectively, abolish the minimum wage.Â I find this absolutely breathtaking.Â It is wrapped up in some euphemism about ‘increasing employment opportunities’, but it boils down to allowing employers to pay as little as they can get away [...]