Posts Tagged Jeremy Clarkson

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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Jumping the gun…

Jumping the gun...

It has been a bit of a while since my last post – not that there hasn’t been plenty of things to potentially write about. However I felt I had to shake myself out of my slumber to write something on the recent tragedy in Camden Square Norway, and the madness of gunman Anders Behring Breivik. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scraping the barrel

Scraping the barrel

Having twice been snubbed, first by the electorate and then – perhaps more gallingly – by the Liberal Democrats, those chaps and chapesses in Guardianistaworld seem pretty upset by the last week’s events. They spend much of their time pontificating and acting all holier than thou, but are actually the worst of the lot when things don’t quite go the way they’d like it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Doon like McBroon

Doon like McBroon

Poor Gordon Brown – the chap just cannot get anything right.

A simple gaffe is one thing, as is – perhaps – a dim-witted remark about saving the world. But sending out some badly-written scrawl to the family of a dead soldier? Erm, no Gordon. No. Surname spelt wrong. Crossed-out names. Spelling errors. It’s little wonder we are slowly becoming a nation of morons.

The beleaguered PM’s army of defenders have been quick to trot out the usual excuses, but to be honest it just doesn’t wash. There are so many minions and “spokespersons” to speak up after the deed has been done – I’d suggest these pen-pushers should be employed to prevent such embarrassing gaffes occurring in the first place. Of course, the Guardian journalist has decided to speculate on the cause being down to Brown’s poor eyesight and/or possible dyslexia – the usual excuse trotted out by those who cannot spell or who have a poor grasp of basic grammar.

I have been down this road before and don’t really want to have a dig at genuine cases, but with the combination of this rather lazy excuse and questionable standards of education I can see this country being (mis)diagnosed as 50% dyslexic in twenty years’ time. After all, if the Prime Minister can send out goobledegook, how can he and his underlings expect anything of everyone else? Of course, neither poor eyesight nor dyslexia should prevent someone from bowing at the Cenotaph; perhaps McBroon has a problem with his spine as well.

I think Jeremy Clarkson was a little off the mark with his One-eyed Scottish Idiot™ quip – One-eyed, Spineless, Bloody-minded, Rude Scottish Idiot is far more accurate.

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