Monthly Archives: April 2010

Another Tory thought criminal is brought to ‘justice’

In another scary incidence of Tory Party control freakery and discrimination against anyone with a mind of his own, Philip Lardner, their candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran, has been suspended by the Party. His crime? Writing on his website … Continue reading


Plans to open Scotland’s first goldmine… ah, but…

A MAJOR environmental battle is looming over plans to open Scotland’s first gold mine within a national park. Owners of the Cononish mine, near Tyndrum, expect to extract up to 73,000 tonnes of ore per year for a decade to … Continue reading

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A town of empty shops and “Vote Labour” signs

On Monday, I noticed another two shops in town had closed and lie completely empty. They are adjacent and in a street facing three other empty shops, right in the centre of town. Visitors would be forgiven for thinking that … Continue reading

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Lib Dems want VAT on new houses

In my last post I discussed just how awful the Lib Dems’ ideas are. I hadn’t heard of this one which the Telegraph has just warned about: Nick Clegg’s plans for VAT on new homes attacked. The tax of between … Continue reading


X-Factor politics has arrived as Nick Clegg “nearly as popular as Winston Churchill”

The Leaders’ Debate on the telly has prompted huge support for the Lib Dems. Not only does a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times suggest that Nick Clegg is now the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, but a … Continue reading


Beneath contempt?

I was in town with a friend yesterday evening and we bought a Chinese takeaway and started walking back to my place. We passed New Labour’s constituency office and spotted our MP/candidate, Russell Brown, heading there from across the street. … Continue reading


The NHS: safe in whose hands?

Just before the 1983 General Election, Neil Kinnock uttered these ominous words, If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I … Continue reading


Real Street Variety Performance 2

I meant to do this more often. The first one was nearly three months ago. Anyway, here goes. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the incredible Tom Mullica… He says that he only does this trick in public because the … Continue reading

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Life and death in Soviet Britain

My parents used to holiday in Bulgaria and Romania during the Communist era and made friends with some of the locals, even keeping in touch by letter for years afterwards. The locals said that they had to watch what they … Continue reading


A tale of two charities: The Intercom Trust and ASH

Two posts ago, I wrote about Chris Grayling’s comment that B&B owners should be allowed to choose who stays in their premises. Leg-iron left a link to a hotel in Blackpool which is only open to homosexual men. He went … Continue reading