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Friday, May 25, 2007

Protest against the world

Watch out if you're planning to be going near Heathrow Airport in the middle of August - a bunch of climate change protesters are planning to cause mayhem by disguising themselves as passengers.

I would be tempted to criticise them for their immature plans to disrupt the hard-earned holidays by decent law-abiding people - but, of course, to do so would be to misrepresent the diversity of those involved.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Transgender landmark

According to the Local Government Association, the first "transgender" mayor in the UK has been sworn in. Liberal Democrat Jenny Bailey, who was "born a man" (although surely she would have been a boy first), married a (real) woman in his (her?) 20s, had two children, believing that "becoming a family man" would make her feel "normal". But she went ahead and had gender reassignment therapy.

And now she has a partner (also a sex-swapper) called Jennifer Liddle who previously was her fellow ward councillor. Ms Bailey said that she was honoured to become mayor of Cambridge: "We thought 'we're transgender, but this is the 20th century, this is Cambridge, this is not an issue any more.'"

Actually, it's not the 20th century, but LibDem councillors don't always feel the need to adhere rigidly to the truth.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

One night in Helsinki

Last night's Eurovision Song Contest was won by an ugly woman from Serbia with a dull song. The UK's entry received 12 points from Malta, and 7 from Ireland, but that was it.

It has been observed that the Contest was dominated by countries from Eastern Europe. Mikey's favourite was by three young ladies from Russia called Serebro, who sang a filthy song, with lyrics like:
Put your cherry on my cake
And taste my cherry pie
But more importantly, they looked gorgeous!

Friday, May 11, 2007

And about time too

Tony Blair has finally announced his resignation as Prime Minister, but even now he's talking rubbish.

In relation to his support for the United States in the Irag war, Blair said, "I decided we should stand shoulder to shoulder with our oldest ally."

But I always thought that Portugal was our oldest ally. In fact it is only 2 days since the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Windsor in 1386.

But maybe Blair didn't want to talk about Portugal, given the circumstances in which that country has been featuring in our news bulletins over the last few days.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Flying the flag for you

This Saturday is the Eurovision Song Contest, from Finland. The United Kingdom entry this year is by reformed band Scooch, who perform a catchy song brimming with innuendo and thrilling dance moves.

I had thought that the group was a foursome, but it appears that they have a new member. I suppose that he hasn't got anything else to do now that he has brought peace to Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A lasting peace

It's been a historic day for Northern Ireland, as the province has a new power-sharing government. It's been a triumph for all concerned as former enemies put the past behind them and work together for a lasting peace.

Bizarrely, Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness (who have both spent time locked up in the past) agree that Northern Ireland should not only continue to be subsidised heavily by the rest of the United Kingdom but also benefit from the lower rates of Corporation Tax in the Republic of Ireland, to be financed by yet more subsidy from Britain.

Ian Paisley was flanked during his speech by an evil self-centred politician with terrorist connections. And Tony Blair was also there.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Kite-flying fool

Melissa Kite is the Deputy Political Editor of the Sunday Telegraph. In today's edition of the paper, she has written a story about an alleged imminent reshuffle of David Cameron's Shadow Cabinet. She claims that various shadow ministers will be demoted or promoted, but her analysis has been taken apart rather well by Iain Dale.

In any case, Ms Kite has past form in writing idle pieces of speculation. Two years ago, she reported that Alan Milburn would become Trade and Industry Secretary. Seven months later, she said that David Davis will be offered the post of Shadow Defence Secretary, a claim that she has repeated today. And she has also said that Alan Milburn would replace Gordon Brown as Chancellor.

Why have successive editors at the Sunday Telegraph allowed the paper's reputation to be tarnished with such a string of inaccurate speculation? Of course, she might be a lovely person. And she could be right this time. But I'm not holding my breath.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Scary attitude

Just days after the other Spice Girls met up, Scary Mel B has been speaking about Eddie Murphy, the alleged father of her latest child.

"I just think no woman should have to go through that and no baby should have to go through that. Be responsible. What else can you say?"

What indeed? Maybe Mel B should have thought about marrying Mr Murphy before she had the baby?