Monday, 28 September 2009

Channel 4 should be ashamed

What is this sub "Tonight with Trevor MacDonald" sh*t that's supposedly about MPs abusing tax payers money?

This is really quite pathetic.

Parliamentary trips should be transparent
Some should be justified


Some MPs tack on Family holidays to business trips (that happens all the time in the private sector) and don't cost the taxpayer anymore.

MPs have to sit through dull local entertainment put on by the local Government and sometimes take part.

Er, what am I missing?

Is this it?

I'm off to watch the second Corrie, let me know if it gets any better.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Liberal Democrats have proposed not renewing Trident. David Cameron wants to increase the price of salads

I know several people have already blogged about Dave's exciting proposals (!) but I just wanted to applaud the utterly genius set of quotes from Danny Alexander. I also liked:

"While it's nice to finally have some concrete proposals from the Conservatives, at this rate it would take them several centuries to balance the books"

More like this please!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Need to read your local newspaper from afar?

Then My Digital Newspaper is for you. Simply go to the website and look up your local paper and if there is a digital version (and it uses the PageSuite platform which they mostly seem to) then you'll be able to find it and read it here.

Even if your local paper doesn't claim to have a digital version it may still be here (our local paper has been claiming that its digital version no longer works for the last month or so yet it's always been accessible though this page!).

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Dead magician is elected president of Gabon

An ex magical consultant to Paul Daniels and Jonathan Creek inspiration has won the Gabon's presidential election.

Oh, not that Ali Bongo.

I learnt my one and only party trick from an Ali Bongo magic book. The amazing detachable thumb or something like that. It still amuses small children and slow adults from time to time.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Former LibDem admits hunting offences

Thought that'd get your attention! I'm actually talking Clarissa Dickson-Wright who along with racehorse trainer Sir Mark Prescott has pleaded guilty to attending hare coursing events.

I remember a few years back hearing the news on the radio that she had defected from the LibDems to the Tories to which my instant reaction was:

"She was in the LibDems?!?!?!?!"

I hardly thought it was a great blow to the cause at the time. Seriously, did anyone know she was a member before she left?

I do wonder about some people and the parties they join, I mean how does one explain Mark Littlewood? Only joking...sort of...