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Workfare, or work-shy?

Workfare, or work-shy?

The recent week has witnessed the simmering row over Workfare – the scheme introduced by the Government to encourage the otherwise unemployable back into employment. Given the state of the economy and the current employment figures, any attempt to grease the cogs at their lowest level would be helpful in getting things moving – but it would be appear that some people are simply determined to get in the way of things. Read the rest of this entry »

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¡Viva la Revolución!

¡Viva la Revolución!

Latest I told you so news from the NoShitSherlock Channel: Islamic extremists lead the way the Egypt’s happy democratic election – the first and, if things follow this course, probably the last before the next major coup, car bomb bloodbath or inevitable American-led invasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Tales from the Cesspool

More Tales from the Cesspool

I have long given up on reading a story and saying “words fail me” – because, quite frankly, they don’t any more. You just don’t have to look very far to read a tale of an animal being placed in a microwave by some mass-breeding Mekon-headed chav moron, an illegal immigrant driving the wrong way up the motorway whilst intoxicated in an untaxed and uninsured vehicle, or some oxygen-thieving little bastard throwing rocks onto passing cars from road bridges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

I can’t believe I haven’t posted for over a month: tempus fugit. Nothing at all in November, a month that has seen Europe on the brink of financial collapse, the press being brought to book for all sorts of unseemingly skullduggery, and Libya being transformed into a healthy and flourishing democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: EU bunch of jokers

Sophistry Corner: EU bunch of jokers

I have a love-hate relationship with the European Union. I am a pan-European. I believe in the idea of a pan-European culture. I have since I was knee-high to a grasshopper been a staunch Germanophile. I have a French girlfriend. I love travelling through Europe and taking in everything that wonderful continent has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nothing to add to this…

Nothing to add to this...

Having read this story I was going to write a short piece on our traveller/gypsy/pikey friends again, but thought better of it when I found this short but excellent piece by Telegraph blogger James Delingpole. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Get me a bucket.

Sophistry Corner: Get me a bucket.

Earlier this week I didn’t feel too well after having a Sainsbury’s chicken and bacon sandwich – I am now convinced that they buy their chicken from one of those “dodgy geezers” featured on those formulaic investigative documentaries – but a quick glance at the Guardian this morning has got me reaching for the proverbial sick bucket once again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Britain: Banana Republic

Britain: Banana Republic

Life expectancy, fifty-five years. Boarded-up streets. Poverty, drugs, unemployment, misery. A local political representative that lives in a double-fronted property down the road and does not have an accessible office so those he purports to represent can speak to him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Flush, flush again!

Flush, flush again!

No, I haven’t got a bout of diarrhoea – but after Sally Bercow yesterday we have another nauseating individual that needs to be sent back home down the U-bend: French socialist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has now been described as “mentally ill”. Now, I am no psychiatrist – but if the man popular known as “DSK” is indeed a few centimes short of a franc, then he has had the affliction for a very long time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Night vision googles

Night vision googles

Well, it finally looks as though the game is up for the Libyan Colonel… No more stories of farting in tents, oversized “Afrika” bling-bling and armies of Italian callgirls being recruited into some ideological Qu’ran-wielding army. Oh well, one didn’t expect the comedy to last for long. Read the rest of this entry »

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