Tuesday, 14 September 2010

FUNNY OLD WORLD


Well, would you ever believe it?

Of course you would. I mean on a day when it turns out that:

700,000 children have being diagnosed as having learning difficulties, when they don't, presumably so that schools can access extra money regardless of the effect on the children and hide low sandards of teaching;

The police tell us that less money for policing will result in fewer police and that this will be dangerous at a time when social unrest is on the rise (not that they are trying to protect their own salaries or anything!!!);

Having told us only a few weeks ago that house prices were on the up, sellers have been told to drop their prices by 10%;

That inflation is 150% of what was forecast...close eh? I mean why do we pay the economists at the Bank of England and the Treasury? Are all their forecasts out by this kind of margin?

And that Nick Clegg, in the midst of the financial (and soon to be social) crisis, is wittering on about improving the lot of women in the third world..... (Why do we always have to be leading the way in poking our inexpert noses into other people's affairs? Why do we not do something about the horrors at home?)..........

It should come as no particular shock that Tony Blair has been awarded the Philadelphia Liberty Medal in recognition of his “steadfast commitment to conflict resolution”.

I can’t think of much to say about that... except don’t you think that it plays into the hands of people all over the Muslim world who think that they are simply second of third class citizens of the world?

Here’s a guy who in collaboration with Bush showed a ''steadfast commitment'' to killing innocent people and causing untold, and to us unimaginable, suffering and all kinds of hell in Afghanistan (legally) and Iraq (illegally) ... and they award him the Liberty Medal.

Funny old world?

... Still, unto those who have, etc....there are and have always been some people who could fall off the tenth floor into a pile of manure, bounce up onto their feet and walk home smelling of Yves St Laurent!

I just hope Blair can see the irony.

9 comments:

  1. Tris: we need to help third world women because we are a rich G8 nation and its expected of us. That is why the international aid budget was ring fenced. I mean our own country is in a dire pickle, public services will soon be non-existent, union sponsored riots on our streets, no police to curb unrest, terrorism and crime, retirement age moving toward 70, no cold weather payments for our OAPs, etc, etc, etc. And yet here we are splashing out cash on the glass ceiling in the third world! And heaven forefend that a penny of international aid to Mr (10%) Zardari not be given, lest poorer nations like Norway or Iceland wonder why Mr Cameron gets to go to fancy summits of the G8 and they don’t.

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  2. Sorry but


    700,000 children have being diagnosed as having learning difficulties, when they don't, presumably so that schools can access extra money regardless of the effect on the children and hide low sandards of teaching;

    classic

    and I do it all the time too.

    Is it Freudian?

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  3. sTandards!!! Bugger... sorry!

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  4. nailed to a t...sorry tris couldn't resist that one, wouldn't have mentioned it otherwise as am often guicup of finger dyslexia myself!

    Good post on the Bliar bastard, I had a go at him too!

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  5. Obama and Nobel Peace Prize!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2010/sep/14/us-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-israel

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  6. LOL indyan Hat...

    Who da funny guy!!!?

    Oh goodie... I'll go read your take on him!

    Hope the holiday has left you refreshed and bonded!

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  7. I'll read that as soon as I read Indaynhat's piece CH, ta!

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  8. Oh bugger (as it were), there's anotehr typo... I meant of course 'indyanhat'

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