Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Citizenship Test #FAIL

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:20 1 Comment

The Powers That Be™ have produced an official UK Citizenship Practice Test to see if you’re knowledgeable enough about the UK to be able to become a UK citizen. Unfortunately, there are one or two problems with it: someone a little more unkind than me (oh, okay, me) might wish to dub it the ‘Citizenshit [...]

This was posted under category: Politics, Public Sector, Standards, Web

Find Your MP’s Expenses

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:20 No Comments

After Parliament has published the MPs expenses claims in the greatest of detail, there would seem to have been no need for the Telegraph to publish any more information. Unfortunately, and presumably in order to save the taxpayer money, the printer used by Parliament appears to have printed huge black splodges over most of the [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Politics

It’s just like living in…

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

Zimbabwe Iran.
No it fucking isn’t.
I’ve heard this line from the archetypal ‘man in the pub’ before. It started last year when Mugabe and his thugs rigged the election in Zimbabwe by brutalising those who might be prepared to vote against him. That was when I first heard it.
Generally from some relatively well-off person who can [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Politics

The BNP: Egg Stains On Democracy

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 20:52 16 Comments

Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, and elected MEP for the North West was pelted with eggs as he tried to hold a press conference.

I’m no fan of Nick Griffin or the BNP. Indeed, in the build up to the European election, I voiced my

This was posted under category: Politics

The Most Democratic Party?

Thursday, June 4, 2009 18:30 1 Comment

Tim Ireland has been taking a look at the BNP’s published policies and seeing what, which and where he agrees with them. Or, as is considerably more likely, taking them apart piece by piece to find the holes in them.
Now as I’ve said before, I’m not a fan of the BNP, so I’ve volunteered to [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

European Parliament: Voting for who?

Friday, May 29, 2009 14:00 4 Comments

Right, I’m not 100% sure how the MEPs voting thing works (I think, using the party list, you vote for a party, and what proportion of the votes they get determines how many MEPs they have) but for the North East, there are three MEPs up for election. Irrespective of how disillusioned someone may feel [...]

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Great Britons

Friday, May 29, 2009 7:20 No Comments

You may have read that the BNP have produced a poem which is read out by their soft toy character Billy Brit.
Billy Brit reads his poem, “Heroes”, about great white Britons from our history
I thought this was a bit wrong, just as think a list singling out only great black Britons is equally wrong (I [...]

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The Brody Bunch

Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:20 1 Comment

I quite often have a look through the links and sites of people who have commented on my site, as I have found some very interesting blogs — and people — in this manner before. One of the people who commented on my previous blog entry Nadine Dorries: The Witchhunt was a certain Councillor Jack [...]

This was posted under category: Funnies, Politics, Public Sector

Nadine Dorries: The Witchhunt

Saturday, May 23, 2009 0:01 10 Comments

One of my issues with party politics is the fact that because people are partisan, they take a particular side, and are likely to support those things which attack the other side (or the baddies, as people probably consider them), whilst lashing out at anything which attacks their side.
So when you had the whole Derek [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Politics

Swastikant: I am not a Nazi, honest

Friday, May 22, 2009 13:18 5 Comments

I have a nagging feeling that the teachers at my son’s school might have got the somewhat erroneous impression that I’m a racist, fascist bigot. Although it’s also possible that they might not have got this impression.
Either way, the mere possibility of this impression occurring is not something that is likely to occur on a [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Politics, The Pickards