Today we had a meeting about the Europass. This was a completely new development. I’d never even heard of it. … It seems that [it] is a new European Identity Card, to be carried by all citizens of the EEC. The FCO, according to Humphrey, is willing to go along with the idea as [...]
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I have mentioned the iniquity of APD (air passenger duty) before…
This is excellent news and long overdue.
But the BBC comments are a cracker…
No one forces you to fly, so stop moaning and pay up, stay in the Uk or travel by road, rail or ferry.
I’ve choosen to stay in the UK for holidays for the [...]
Now we all know it was Ryan Giggs. To be honest I can’t actually remember not knowing it was Ryan Giggs.
So I must say I was disappointed with the headlines because it’s not exactly like this story was sprung on them.
But The Mirror alone got a good headline. “Naming Private Ryan”. Now The Mirror [...]
I am a careful man. I have to be for I am a warden of a religious building (yeah, fucking right!) which belongs to one of the “peace churches”. I am also now the designated first-aider. A day with St John sorted that. I sat next to a brace of lasses from the Hallé Orchestra. [...]
On this day fifty years ago Yuri Gargarin slipped these surly bonds…
Fifty years ago…
It’s like black and white movies of the Battle of the Somme because it is history now. It is something that happened and mattered but not something that is still happening.
Fifty years ago.
Around that time my teenaged Dad was watching [...]
… For the big day?
Not this nonsense…
Which is thoroughly “gay” but this…
23/4/2011 - I shall be there with tacos and beer and the phone unplugged.
We will get to know what River Song is and who dies and if The Silence are as cool as The Weeping Angels.
Not long now. I so [...]
I’m no fan of hybrids but this is something else…
That is the VW XL1 diesel-electric hybrid and it does 313mpg!. Now that is something else. It’s only a two seater (but does have some luggage space) and it’s not too nippy (though 0-62mph in 11.9 isn’t exactly bad) but that’s just wow!
And I think [...]
The Kingsnorth Six got away with eco-terrorism aggravated trepass back in 2008 with a little help from professional eco-fascist James “Trains of Death” Hansen, Zach “Eco-mentalist” Goldsmith and a jury fooled into believing a not guilty verdict would save the planet. However, we’ve had two savage winters since then with worse to come. So [...]
This is surely going to irk certain “lightweight” people.
Whoever wrote the Thatcher cable was obviously paying attention.
Talking about lightweights, didn’t Cameron claim he would prefer to be a child of Thatcher rather than a son of Brown? This is the same creature who isn’t fit to buff Maggie’s handbag and he would have [...]
Something infinitely more newsworthy than the Wikileaks revelations that the Duke of Pork acts like a fat twat. While the media sticks a collective thumb up its own arse Katabasis pulls out a plum.
Prince William is to marry his girlfriend Kate Middleton in London next year in what will be the biggest Royal wedding since the prince’s parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, married in 1981.
So after several years together some bloke is marrying his girlfriend.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called it “unadulterated good news”.
What an odd [...]
there’s a bit of a debate going on at Samizdata about high and low culture and the like. So I thought I’d see what the Australians could contribute. I found this at The Appalling Strangeness. It’s Rolf Harris singing “I touch myself” by the DiVinyls. It knocks a concerto for car alarms by someone “challenging” [...]
I read this about fifteen years ago, only once, and for some reason it came to mind yesterday. Remembering what it was about I was able to reconstruct it in only a couple of minutes thought, word perfect as it turned out:
Probable-Possible, my black hen She lays eggs in [...]
If she wants to tea party
then pass the Earl Grey.
Cool Chick packing heat
Montecristo cigar baseball cap – check
Gadsden Flag – check
Loaded for bear (or at least the bad guys) – check
Legs – check
H/T Power and Control
Update: What’s the bet Perry would drool over this babe?
Update II: Now if this babe [...]
Liam Byrne, the former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, last week wrote a letter for his successor - the Liberal Democrat David Laws - stating: “I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left.”
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Mr Laws said: “When I arrived at my desk on the very first day as Chief [...]