Sunday 4 October 2015


So, excitingly for Brits, today saw the start of their Tory Party Conference in Manchester, England. 
Given that the government is so popular with ordinary hard working people up and down the country, it attracted a lot of attention from their adoring public. People were queuing across the streets to congratulate the likes of Jeremy Hunt for expertly steering the English Health Service through these difficult times and straight into a ditch.
They were clearly overwhelming supportive of the trades union legislation which will see it become almost impossible to strike, no matter what your employers do to you, and the welfare reforms which are not too slowly but very surely killing off the old, the sick and the vulnerable.
So popular have the policies of the Tory Party been that the delegates had to be shut in behind steel barriers and warned not to go out of the hotel wearing anything that would identify them as being Tories.  Still they were getting the booze in just in case they they are marooned. 
On the rooftops there were police marksmen with rifles trained on the great unwashed. Just like the London Olympics. I was looking around for one of their new drones, now that Cameron has decided summary execution forms part of his powers.
There was much mirth as the lowly common people enjoyed recounting the jolly stories of the somewhat naughty activities of their betters who had been at Eton and Oxford and taken part in weird sexual rituals way beyond the understanding of your ordinary hard working family man or woman.

This is the Tory government that was elected only 5 short months ago, as proudly boasted by the Telegraph, albeit with a pretty small majority, on the votes of 27% of the eligible population.

I'd not like to see the security they will need when they come to their party conference in 2019!
Just thought here it would be nice to see a little photograph of our Nicola, our head of government, visiting one of our northern cities and compare it with Cameron visiting one of theirs.

I look forward to our Tory Party Conference. I do hope that it won't cause the same disruption to one of our towns.


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    1. Thanks Douglas, a happy accident. I love the Pig Brother.... Epic.

      I wonder if he'll ever live that down...

  2. Erm ... I think you missed this out of your piece Tris.

    1. Damn... I knew I should have included something else Arbroath!

  3. Well that is a lot of booze being moved into the party, must be some party. Do you think they drink it before they talk. They certainly do not think before they do that. I find myself looking backwards to the days before the French Revolution and considering how many read History at Uni, they obviously did not read anything outside of the British Empire. Ah well those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it and let us hope sooner than later for the rest of us. Helena, sorry lost my connection here,

    1. Qu'ils mangent de la brioche?

      Yes. I wonder sometimes how much people will take before they start getting really angry.

      I suspect the trades unions laws may spark some unrest. People aren't going to be told they need a bigger percentage vote for a one day strike than it takes to elect a government.

      And when employers start taking advantage of the fact that it will be virtually impossible to strike, I can only imagine what kind of horrors they will empty on the heads of the workers.

      I wonder how many of them actually READ history at uni, as opposed to read history... if you take my meaning. Oxford colleges require a great deal of maintaining, and cellars of port and vintage bubbly don't fill themselves.

      It must be convenient to have so many students with inordinately rich parents.

      I seem to remember some scandal over Harry at Eton...something to do with an art exam.

      Ah the history of the glorious British Empire upon which the sun never set.... and the poor indigenous peoples upon whom the sun never shone.

      Well Citizen Helena... To the Tumbrils with them....

  4. I can do no better than refer you to 'Piggies' from the Beatles Double White album. Written by George Harrison, it sums this lot up nicely.

    Have you seen the bigger piggies
    In their starched white shirts?
    You will find the bigger piggies
    Stirring up the dirt
    Always have clean shirts to play around in

    In their sties with all their backing
    They don't care what goes on around them
    In their eyes there's something lacking
    What they needs a damn good whacking

    1. LOL ...Brilliant Alex.

      I'm sure Lennon wrote that for them.

      Seriously, I wonder what John would have made of all this.