It’s hard to keep the comedic banter going, now that the Coronavirus has been declared a World Health Emergency. The enormity of its threat to our very existence has rather paled Brexit Day into submission. Not that this day is anything to celebrate, its more like a wake. It’s a day I hoped would never come, along with half the British population.
Now what? No doubt Johnson, having been officially elected by the populate, will get stuck in a.s.a.p and start to address pressing matters such as the underfunded NHS and the 14 million people living in poverty. Just like his predecessors at Number 10 have been doing since May 2010. Oh, but wait, how could I forget, Johnson’s priority, of course, is Brexit.
I don’t seem to have found my 2019 Christmas spirit yet. Rushing out to buy a Christmas tree hasn’t been at the forefront of my mind, as in previous years. Bringing home a Nordmann fir and decorating it in front of a roaring fire while enjoying a glass or two Continue Reading
Friday the 13th is known for being an unlucky day in the Western world and the American horror franchise, Friday 13th, is also well-entrenched in our minds. I woke up this morning to the reality of Friday 13th with the music from the shower scene of the 1960’s horror, Psycho, blaring my Continue Reading
As for politics…well… I am becoming more incensed on a daily basis. The United Kingdom I grew up in, has never been as divided as it is now.
So how can I call myself a niche-less blogger, if I exclude things that are threatening to disrupt and destroy the way we live. So, my long-term writing modus operandi is about to change and I am ready for the backlash. My Social Media following, such as it is, will no doubt dwindle as a result, but there is something I need to get off my chest.
The mighty M and S Bank Arena in Liverpool was built at a cost of £164 Million. Would you believe that £50 Million of the funding came from the EU? This is just ONE example of ONE city in the United Kingdom that has benefitted from EU funding.
So, please remind me again… why are we leaving?
With just 41 days and counting… nobody said leaving the EU was going to be easy, but nobody said it was going to be a complete musical hall farce either.
I’ve learned by experience that one misconstrued adjective about a leading politician, even in jest, leads to the loss of hundreds of Social Media followers. And where would we be without our Social Media friends?
As Brexit looms, hard or soft, who knows? It is very tempting to let rip about how I feel about the UK leaving the EU. I live in Jersey, Channel Islands, our rock nestles off the coast of mighty France. So close you can almost smell the freshly baked croissants. If I shout, bon matin tout le monde from our north coast, I can expect to hear a rallying cry of bonjour mon ami echoing back across the 14 mile stretch of La Manche (English Channel) that separates us. Jersey may not be politically entwined with the UK, but I feel we are bracing ourselves for less of the bon accord we have so enjoyed for many years.
My mother always told me never trust a man wearing a Liquorice Allsorts shirt … I can’t believe that I was too tired to tune in to Question Time last night and missed all the drama. Question Time heckler and boorish twat, Steve German, who loves the sound of his Continue Reading
I’m exhausted. I have been up all night. I have square eyes and know the names of almost every constituency in the UK. As the drama unfolded, 208 women were elected as MP’s, compared to 195 in 2015. Particularly inspiring as yesterday marked the 104th anniversary of the death Continue Reading
Today is the UK’s General Election Day. Tucked away in Jersey, Channel Islands, I still consider myself 100% British, despite my true blue British blood having been diluted with a little of my feisty Greek grandmother’s. Although born in Yorkshire, I don’t get to vote in the UK Continue Reading
How can anybody turn their back on Climate Change? It is happening. You cannot escape from it. You cannot ignore it. It is not about making the best business deal, it is about making plans for the long term preservation of our planet and every single one of us have a part to play. Nobody should be exempt. For someone who boasts about making his country great again, President Trump’s extraordinary decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is beyond belief.
Paxman tried to completely out speak Jeremy Corbyn who took it all in his stride, even if an exasperated Corbyn had to say ‘Let me finish!’ too many times. Paxman seemed to tone it down a little for Theresa May, but managed to descend to the murky depth of name calling. Blowhard was well out of order. So, whilst I am on the subject of name calling Mr Paxman, boorish and windbag have just sprung to mind.
Delighted to hear that the European Parliament has decided to take some action against Janusz Korwin-Mikke but not sure if a temporary ban and suspension of his entitlements is sufficient. If he is to continue in his role as the Polish MEP long term he needs to ditch his painfully Continue Reading
Whilst watching this video, I had to remind myself that this is 2017. Was Mr Mikke taking the mickey? Bringing down the integrity of the European Parliament in breathtaking style by ranting about male superiority over women. Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke made some outrageous comments about men being superior to women; both brains and brawn. MCP springs to mind. Maybe he has lost his? Maybe he is a throwback from the Dark Ages?
In these unstable times, our shrinking and volatile world needs us all to pull together and unite more than ever before. I hardly had time to mourn the implications of Brexit, when I became consumed with the US Presidential Election. I try never to publicly air my political views, particularly after receiving Continue Reading
For a couple of hours, until bigger fry started commenting, I felt like a pariah. Accused of flaunting political propaganda, inaccurately at that and there was me thinking the title, at least, was accurate.
At a time when the world should all be pulling together to fight the evil that threatens to destroy it he British public have voted to alienate themselves from the rest of Europe.
As a general rule, I avoid the following topics like the plague … Politics Religion Sex Why? Out of practice? Out of my depth? Out of my comfort zone? All three? I am neither a Political Analyst, a regular Church goer or E.L. James, so therefore totally unqualified to comment on any of these sensitive subjects Continue Reading