Sunday, 30 October 2011
There has been much discussion over the past months about BOUNDARIES. The August riots dragged unwilling politicians back from holiday to spout hastily-rehearsed platitudes and sophistries: ‘These young people must understand boundaries’. In Tory-land however, boundaries of behaviour mean it’s fine for the Prime Mincer, an inherited millionaire married to an inherited millionairess, to charge the taxpayer £800 to have his wisteria pruned, but picking up an abandoned pair of shorts from an already comprehensively looted shop condemns you to imprisonment and your children taken into care.
I called it ‘Mass Wisteria’ and the phrase entered a modern lexicon.
Trouble is, young men sucked into gang culture (and in the actual world there were very few involved in the disturbances) understand boundaries all too well. Gang culture is all about boundaries; behaviour is defined by loyalty to your cohort and your postcode.
Liam Fox was said to have ‘blurred the boundaries between work and friendship’. No. The former Minister of Defence did NOT blur boundaries. He crashed through them with a large track-laying vehicle and deliberately hid the evidence. He cowered behind the respectable doctor he married (whose life he has ruined) as he led a taxpayer-funded James Bond high life with his best buddy; two fantasists who decided their own boundaries and justified them as they pleased.
We have noted the irony of being governed by Cameraman who said in 2007 ‘Today, I will give this cast-iron guarantee: If I become PM a Conservative government will hold a referendum on any EU treaty that emerges from these negotiations’ – then refused point blank to uphold his promise, who said one month we must ‘stop the bloodshed’, then crowed that the ‘job has been done’ as Libyans dragged the bloodied corpse of their oppressor through the streets.
Canon Chancellor Giles Fraser – who has a deep and unfailing faith – resigned his post at St Paul’s because of the church’s inability to stand up for Christian values in a protest within their own boundaries; here at last was someone who understands boundaries, and would act on them. Thus far and no further. He did not wish to be a part of ‘Dale Farm on the steps of St Paul’s’. And doing this, he has provoked national debate about the meaning of Christian values.
Meanwhile, news from Planet Silver Spoon,
"You(re policy is to) make the richer work harder by making them richer and the poor work harder by making them poorer".
So, Michael D Higgins is to be President of Ireland after a landslide win. His manifesto? ‘More space for thought’. Think on that.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
As we face the prospect of five days of the Prime Mincer’s smug face in various well-rehearsed poses, we need to address one of the great mysteries of our time.
Why does Cameraman have two noses?
Does he have a jar on his dressing table, Michael Jackson-like, and select one appropriate to his mood? People, please, can we resolve this once and for all this week? Which is his real nose - the aquiline one, or the rather more homely, port-swelled version?
And let us remember these portentous words as he used the royal ‘we’:
"There are deep problems in our society that have been growing for a long time: a decline in responsibility, a rise in selfishness, a growing sense that individual rights come before anything else."
So why, we need to know, does he allow Gideon to show his disdain for his electorate by openly flicking bogeys at public events?
See no evil? KHT blocked the peepholes to the ‘construction site’, or rather, the crime scene where families were threatened with eviction then 48 perfectly good family homes were demolished and half our park ripped up, then left to fester for a year.
This has been done to prevent us from seeing the horrible truth that, despite the ‘Here&Now’ website http://yourhereandnow.co.uk/ joyfully proclaiming that 'Work is now well under way on site and we aim to provide as much information as possible on the development process to ensure you experience as little disruption to your life as possible’ - the only activity behind the hoardings is tumbleweed joylessly tumbling back and forth.
The same website, designed and managed by interestingly-named Philosophy (which has no internet presence, strange to say) has an allegedly ‘out of date’ plan for the route for construction vehicles which has driven near neighbours to state unequivocally that they will lie in the road rather than permit heavy lorries to thunder along narrow streets all day from 7am for 12 years.
So, on one website, one tale ‘somewhat previous’ and another ‘somewhat dated’. None of which bodes well for the ‘open, honest and upfront’ consultation promised by KHT five years ago. Here is the nasty truth behind the hoardings, let’s see how Philosophy try to spin KHT out of this one: