7 June 2017

Zac Goldsmith claims credit for something that doesn't exist

I always enjoy receiving an occasional email from my former MP Zac Goldsmith.  He has managed to maintain seamless email communication through various guises - Cameroon Liberal Tory, May loyalist Tory, Independent airport campaigner and finally 'Strong and Stable' Brexit Tory - without appearing to trouble those pesky data protection rules at any time.  (Or indeed his own sense of self awareness).

But regardless of this (no doubt Brussels inspired) pettyfogging data protection bureaucracy - I was intrigued to read his claim that: "Here in Canbury, I have worked hard for local residents over the past six years... I campaigned with the Council to deliver free 30 minute parking to help our small shops..."

The thing is there aren't any 30 minute free parking zones in Canbury.   

Now I'm sure this is an honest mistake and not deliberate misinformation on Goldsmith junior's behalf.  Because someone once said, "Deliberately misinforming people is worse than anything that happened in the expenses scandal, because it goes to the heart of democracy. When you're prepared to trick people two weeks before they go to the polls, that is the very lowest kind of politics."

That someone being er... Zac Goldsmith.

27 May 2017

Hibs give up the Scottish Cup

It's been a bit of a blast winning football trophies - particularly when it was 114 years between victories.  But as Aberdeen or Celtic will become the 2017 winners later today I thought it would be good to show just how much Hibs win meant to the fans and has transformed the club's future.

This bit of sillyness sums up that day in May 2016.  I give you Sir David Gray.

4 March 2017

The Friday favourite to end all Friday favourites...

RT is Russia Today and they and their acolytes in UKIP and the White House will be mortified by this:

11 January 2017

Merryl Streep's speech sums up why liberal America lost

Merryl Streep predictably got both barrels on twitter from US president elect, Donald Trump, for her speech at the Golden Globes.  But I get the sense the more the liberal elite in America whinge about Trump and his supporters the more they strengthen him - just like those on this side of the pond who denigrate supporters of Brexit.

The rich elites both sides of the Atlantic who enjoy highbrow culture, foreign travel and an international outlook have never been more remote from the people they claim to look out for. 

Kevin Garside in the Independent nails this elitism far better than I could saying of Streep that she,
"flagged the kind of detached, contemptuous attitude of the elites towards blue collar America that allowed Trump through the White House door"

It's well worth a read.