I’m a Londoner by birth but a Northerner by inclination and I like to think that the last seventeen years or so spent in Yorkshire has put a bit of millstone grit into my softish southern ways. I’ve been around for over 70 years and I’ve seen a lot of change. Much of it has … Continue reading The Journey begins
By way of introduction I was checking out "The Shambles" in York for a precursor to this piece when I stumbled across The Great Flesh Shambles. Not literally you understand, because that would be pretty gruesome, as this was the original name for The Shambles, describing a lane brimming over with butchers shops and all … Continue reading Tell me Prime Minister, what is your favourite colour? The nation has a right to know.
My dear old mother used to say that some things just got her goat, not that she had such an animal - it was just a colloquialism (which she kept in the backyard, with the cat, among the pigeons). It meant that some things really got her back up. Oops, there goes another one! The … Continue reading As frequent as clockwork or should that be regular?
I was going to try to make up a tale around a disturbing event that I heard about the other day but after a fitful night or two I decided that the biggest impact would come from just telling what I know. Picture the scene. A man and his wife drinking coffee and eating some … Continue reading If it’s broke, don’t fix it.
Will the leaders of the two main English Political parties ever realise that consensus politics simply don't work if there ain't no consensus? But first let me introduce my main characters: Blimp and Fudger. Firstly Blimp, or Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Blimp to give him his full name. I've started with Blimp because he's in … Continue reading Blimp or Fudger? What a choice!
Hiding his light in a fridge? Planning his escape? Busy making up his next cover story? Pretending he is a decisive man of action? None of the above? August 2019 When I watch the pre-election antics of Johnson and his Jackass crew, I am reminded of a recidivist old lag talking to another "crim" coming … Continue reading So It’s 2021 and where’s Boris – busy kicking the pandemic down the road?
Hello subjects gather round: We are going to patronise you. We say patronise, even though we are clearly female, but one must stick with the old ways mustn’t one? We also say “We” when we mean “I”, but that’s another matter. Anyway, no need to bother your little heads about it all; Oh, and we … Continue reading Nothing like the Queen’s Speech
Rant of the day 19/12/2020: He's forever blowing baubles I have an idea. Let central government set and publish a policy and let local government implement it. Radical I know but it should be possible shouldn’t it? Especially in an environment where we are told that the government is following “The Science”. My response to … Continue reading Johnson’s Vacillation programme
Rant for the day 14/12/20 Unfortunately it is only too believable. It is what happens when an unassailable government gets control of the purse strings. Ask any other third world country what we have to look forward to.Corruption at the heart of our state. No effective second chamber, no effective checks and balances, a subservient … Continue reading Corruption rife in third world Britain? Unbelievable!
Hi there, CYRUS in his finery My name is Cyrus, I'm the COVID virus and I'm just sick of everything being dumped on my doorstep! Sure, I'm a pretty efficient virus and I've spread myself over most of your world in the past year, but not without a lot of help, and certainly not without … Continue reading Why is everybody always picking on me? by Cyrus the Virus
Can we reschedule Christmas? I started to read the UK Government’s brand new, super-duper, English only, National Backdown, sorry Lockdown, scheme, which has all the hallmarks of a thoroughly thought through, back-of-a-fag-packet policy, with all the T’s dotted and probably all the eyes crossed - certainly mine were after reading the first few paragraphs! A … Continue reading Here comes my umpteenth National Lockdown…..ish