This is what England has become. Angry brainwashed children causing chaos wherever they go, and with no discernible legal system to 'punish' them.
However, I'm pleased to see they used Heinz Tomato Soup, and not some cheap brand from Aldi or Lidl. It's good to see that they can afford a better-quality product!
Meanwhile elsewhere, The Post Office are to sack 10,000 workers by next Summer as a result of their continued industrial action, which has caused an overall loss of £350 Million. Sounds like the Coal Miners all over again, keep on striking until there's nothing left.
In politics we have recently lost three of our 'big-hitters'. Boris, Rishi, and Kwasi. We are now left with Truss and Hunt; not the greatest prospect, even if they are both very able. Proof I suppose that yet again we should all listen to Hilaire Belloc's wise advice "Always keep a-hold of Nurse, for fear of finding something worse".
Maybe the plotters that deposed Boris should have paid more heed to the old Chinese proverb -"be careful what you wish for"?ReplyDelete
Surely Sir Kier's wife must be choosing her curtains for No 10 now?
They certainly have hopes of getting to No 10, although I suspect their fans will be very cautious when it comes to actually voting.Delete
I have a horrible feeling that we could end up with a Lab/SNP coalition, with the SNP tail wagging the dog. Having seen the disasters visited on Scotland over their terms in office, god help us if that happens.Delete
Having said that, I despair of ever seeing a genuinely Conservative government again, I had hoped that with an 80 seat majority BJ might had been more radical, he should have listened to people like John Redwood.
He should also have told them that the so-called 'partygate', was simply him and his ministers doing their jobs; unlike the beer-swilling Sir Keir who was just having a good time.. The work of a Prime Minister doesn't stop for Covid.Delete
Just the word "activist" makes me sick. But maybe it will soon be possible to get a bachelor´s degree in activism? Some years ago, I didn´t even know the word except from the so called German Democratic Republic. The had the Young Activists who spied out their family members who didn´t quite agree with the government or even had plans to risk their life by fleeing the workers´and farmers´ state.ReplyDelete
I believe they do those degrees at the LSE, you just put your hand up, and they give you one!Delete
Truss "able"? Maybe you are not talking about the current PM but another Truss you may know - one who has potential.ReplyDelete
Truss as PM is so out of her depth I actually do feel sorry for her. What follows is very unkind not least because I don't normally comment on people's features as it's no one's fault (or merit) what they look like. No, actually, I have changed my mind, doing one of her U-turns and won't tell you what Truss reminds me of as soon as she opens her mouth - whether to speak, to laugh, or just gasp.
'Able' is a good word for her, she certainly doesn't have the clout of Boris! She has a degree in PPE from Oxford, she also is an ACMA, she's held numerous ministerial positions, and has wholly admirable aims to increase growth and lower taxes.Delete
However, I don't think she's right for the job, and personally I'd liked to have seen Penny Mordaunt in No 10. We shall have to see what unfolds. Just pray that the folk on the opposition benches don't get elected in the near future; if they did you'd really see chaos.
I remember her “ cheese” speechDelete
She is indeed well out of her depth
Thank goodness Van Gogh's painting was protected by glass, what idiots those activists are.ReplyDelete
As for Truss, it was out of the frying pan into the fire.
I hope their precious little hands are now lacking a layer of skin!Delete
The post office workers are reluctantly taking industrial action in an attempt to save both jobs and the quality of the service they provide. They would be both fools and cowards if they did not stand up for themselves - even though this does of course involve stressful loss of income. Without trade unions, negotiations and industrial action through the decades, working people would be back in the Victorian era.ReplyDelete
Sadly they are also making themselves redundant, which always happens with striking. 100,000 will now lose their jobs. I'm afraid that The Post Office will soon become a thing of the past; not unlike Coal Mining.Delete
Sorry, that should read 10,000 jobs.Delete
I really don't get the point of vandalizing art. The art didn't cause or worsen what they are upset about. If they want attention, do something worth people paying attention to.ReplyDelete
There are much better ways of making a point, and much better places too. They are more interested in shock tactics than the cause they claim to represent.Delete
willfully damaging property is just wrong. A peaceful protest and/or march in a public park would be more effective in delivering their message. Vandalism should not be tolerated.ReplyDelete
The problem is that they know nothing will happen to them. They might go to court, but nothing will be done. They will be back on the streets doing the same again the following day.Delete
A better shock tactic would have been to cut an ear off!ReplyDelete
I think you should suggest that for any future protest. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the roads filled with cut-off ears!Delete
Morris tells me we have a friend from art school who is a freelance professional political activist and is on call to go all over the world as required. Apparently it is a recognised career. I noticed one of the contestants on Pointless this week on being asked what she was going to do on completion of her university degree said quite seriously ' a political activist' . Someone is paying them.ReplyDelete
If there's a 'Free wine for OAP's' protest, I wouldn't say no to accepting some payment to attend.Delete
I can only speak for the Post Office workers here in our little town - brilliant. I have had several cards already delivered with justmy post code beginning on the envelopeReplyDelete
Ours are good too (when they're working), but the way they're behaving we may not have many Post Offices left in a few years' time.Delete
How power and privilege operate can be hard to appreciate.ReplyDelete
Hard work is often mistaken for 'privilege', and with hard work often comes power.Delete
Only from the same starting point.Delete
I sometimes wonder if we still have a post office when days and days, weeks even, go by without ever seeing a postman.ReplyDelete
I agree with Travel, about throwing soup on an old painting, it's senseless, old art and the painters have nothing to do with climate change. What those two did was plain old vandalism and they should be punished. Perhaps a stint in the Museums cleaning and repairing rooms.