Oh St-Ruth!

“Jesse Helms and Newt Gingrich were shaking hands congratulating themselves on the introduction of an anti-gay bill in Congress. If it passes, they won’t be able to shake hands, because it will then be illegal for a prick to touch an asshole.” Judy Carter – American Actress/Comedian Is […]

Educating John

Ever a source of entertainment, our local Libidinous Democrat John Hemming has this to say to our Imperious Leader… Over the past year I have, as a new Member of Parliament, asked a number of questions of your government. Sometimes this is via a written parliamentary question. On […]

So, no change there…

So the UN has elected 47 member countries to its new Human Rights Council to no small degree of derision amongst activists, as amongst those countries elected are such notable paragons of humanitarian concern as China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Pakistan… You get the general picture – more than […]

Putting the dice in the box for another throw…

It’s difficult to know quite what is the more despicable aspect of the Appeal Court’s decision to overturn the High Court’s previous ruling in the case of protestor Brian Haw, the sheer sophistry of the the Government’s claim that Mr Haw’s presence outside Parliament constitutes a security risk, […]

Happy Jack

One of the changes in the Cabinet reshuffle that has drawn the most speculation has been that of Jack Straw from the Foreign Office to the position of Leader of House of Commons, as Justin of Chicken Yoghurt fame notes here: Question: Why has Jack Straw gone? Is […]

Guess who’s been learning from Tony…

From the Beeb: The European Commission is to propose more majority voting on police and justice matters. The proposals, to be presented on Wednesday, would shift the legal basis for decisions in areas including terrorism and organised crime. Up to now decisions in these areas have been made […]

From the ‘I wonder if this is true’ file…

There’s a couple of, to the say least, interesting rumours/allegations doing the rounds locally in relation to last weeks elections in the Tipton area, which returned BNP councillors in two of the three wards contested. The one I’m happy to pass-on at the moment, relates to a former […]

Just when you thought it was safe…

I had thought that the only real downside to Charles Clarke’s demise as Home Secretary was the loss on an amusing Google Bomb – in case you haven’t checked Chuckles runs and neck with Elmer, a Canadian cartoon elephant used to teach kids about road safety, etc., for […]

Oh Puh-leeze!

Maybe I’m getting cynical but I find it hard to believe its a matter of mere coincidence that only three days after the Winchester Lib Dems take a kicking in the local council elections, losing five seats to the Tories who now have control of the council, who […]

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

Well that didn’t take long did it… A mere two days into his new job as Home Secretary and we find John Reid writing for the News of the World – where else – and trotting out the same old tired arguments much favoured by his predecessor: Mr […]