Thanks to Brendan, Erik, John
Ein Großbritannien über alles
“We are Britain and we have one dream to unite all people in one Great Team”.
Boy Blunder, Gavin Williamson, the English Education Secretary has “encouraged” pupils in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland to sing this song on Friday and dress in Red White and Blue.
I can’t imagine that in Wales or Scotland this will go down well. I remember being “encouraged” to sing “God save the queen” in school and the punishments I got for saying…”erm, not on your ******* life”.
So, if kids are sent to school in red white and blue, I hope that people will remember that they are children and, at least the younger ones, probably had sod all choice in the matter
I assume that the idiot Gavin has no idea where or what Northern Ireland is, and consequently may have no idea how much trouble he and his hairbrained scheme is likely to cause.
They’d probably be safer sending the Party Plan Duchess off for a quick tour of Wales with a daffodil and a leek; then Northern Ireland with a shamrock.
We can’t wait to see the latest tartan accessories we paid for again in Scotland.
I’d say if you want more people to love your Britain, then probably stop making it the hell hole that it is, try to make it better for all of us, instead just Tory donors and friends of forth rate cabinet ministers… and maybe, just maybe, some will.
Singing stupid sub-Eurovision song contest- standard garbage songs ain’t gonna cut it for most of us.
The idea has also been lampooned as “desperate” on social media.
Mike Jones said: “North Korean levels of propaganda, this. The Union is finished, just let it die peacefully.”
Walis George said: “What nonsense is this?! Britain is an island not a nation, while the UK is a political union made up of four nations.”
YesCymru committee member Niki Jones said: “If I told Mared this, at 6 years of age, she would already laugh in my face. She is so Welsh in her identity, she’d think I was joking with her or something.”
Paul Thomas said: “Strong Soviet Union vibes.”
Stace Williams said: “Everything about this is terrible, somebody fire the lyricist immediately.”
But listen up here, Gav…
This IS a song… and this is a singer too!!!
That’s what I’ll be singing loud on Friday, but I won’t be forcing teachers to make children sing it!!!.
Irish Judge: “In the case of €20 000 embezzlement, the court finds you not guilty.”
Patrick: “Does that mean I can keep the money?”
GIVE a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
A DUCK is was standing at a busy roadside, waiting for a break in traffic as the cars go roaring by. A chicken walks up and says: “Don’t do it, mate. You’ll never hear the end of it.”
WHAT is one to make of this comparison of friendship among women and friendship among men?
A woman doesn’t come home one night. Next morning she tells her husband she slept over at a friend’s. He checks with her 10 best friends. None of them know anything about it.
A man doesn’t come home one night. Next morning he tells his wife he slept over at a friend’s. She checks with his 10 best friends. Eight say yes, he did sleep overnight. Two say he’s still there.
A TALKING horse walks into a bar and asks to see the manager.
“Excuse me, good sir. Are you hiring?”
The manager looks the horse up and down: “Sorry, pal. Why don’t you try the circus?”
The horse snickers. “Why would the circus need a bartender?”
Thanks to Andi, John, Brenda, Brenden, Erik and Graham.
Thanks to John, Kay, Martin, Derek, and Bertie the Bear for that cute wave.
Thanks to Tony, Marica, Dave, John and Munguin for allowing me a sip of his champagne. This is thirsty work.
Sir Simon Stevens is head of NHS England until the end of July, when he will be retire, go to the Lords, and be replaced by the next head of NHS England.
We assume it will be by Lady Harding (she of £37 billion Track and Test black hole and sundry other cockups).
She has now “applied” for the post, having mentioned a couple of weeks ago on social media, that she was thinking of doing so.
She is well known to Hopeless Handcock, and will be a good match for him, so I assume he has given her the nod.
Anyway, Sir Simon don’t seem to think a lot of old Matt the Muppet.
Hilariously, the Scottish Tories in North Ayrshire, have demanded that they NOT be called the Scottish Tories, because they say it is derogatory and an insult.
And the Provost has asked, nay ordered, the SNP to refrain from using the term.
After raising a point of order in the meeting, Councillor Ferguson for the Tories said: “It is a derogatory term and I would prefer if you call us by our appropriate name, which is the Conservatives or Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.”
Councillor Gurney, for the SNP, pointed out that on Twitter, the party is handled @ScotTories… a name they chose for themselves.
You really couldn’t make them up.
I remember vaguely that Michael Howard tried to get the media and the public to start calling the Conservatives Conservatives, presumably because he knew that their name was derived from a Middle Irish word meaning thieves or villains.
Anyway, Munguin has decided to respectfully ignore the request and you will doubtless be relieved to know that Tories of any colour will continue to be known as Tories on this blog with an occasional expletive added for good measure.
Derek Louden@LoudenDW · 5h
It turns out that 60 times the present level of Aussie beef & lamb can come in immediately under Boris’s deal with no 15 year phasing in period after all. https://independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/australia-trade-deal-tariffs-farmers-b1866496.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INDNEWS%2316062021&utm_term=IND_Headlines_Masterlist_CDP
Michael Russell@Feorlean The Secretary of State against Scotland , the lamentable Alister Jack, ( @ScotSecofState ) was assuring the nation on Sunday that there would be effective limits on total imports & a long period of transition. Neither were true so either he wasn’t in the loop or he lied.
The pledge to protect farmers for 15 years has been dropped.
Incidentally, these details were released in Canberra but suppressed in England.
It isn’t just on-line radicalisation though, is it?
It’s the mainstream press too, Express, Telegraph and Mail in particular, and, for all I know (because I don’t watch it and almost never now listen to it) it’s the BBC itself which seems to be a mouthpiece for the Tory English Nationalist Government. No wonder Dross can’t take his hands away from his eyes. He’s got to fight for this lot.
But it seems to me that if the Johnson government is continuing to restrict freedoms, the threat from this virus must indeed be still very real.
It is, after all, the last thing they want, although the arrival on these shores of so much of this Delta virus is, of course, to a fair extent, the fault of Johnson and Patel, who refused to close the border with India, presumably for fear of annoying Narendra Modi, with whom they need a trade deal.
According to Public Health England, early data suggests that Delta is more likely to lead to hospitalization than Alpha and deaths have been recorded of people who have had both vaccinations. Ninety percent of new cases in the UK are Delta.
Those who have not had any vaccinations are at very considerable risk from it, and I suspect that many of those protestors will have never worn a mask and will have refused their vaccinations. And yet, they shouted right in that man’s face.
And the police did nothing! (I’ve tweeted this video to the Met as I’m sure many others have).
As someone pointed out, if he’d been a statue of a slave trader he’d have been better protected.
And it’s not just in London or Engand this is happening.
More and more in shops in Scotland I see mask-less people (including in Stobswell, one of the high risk areas in Dundee) who make no effort to distance from other shoppers and walk past the sanitising stations at the door, increasing the risk that whatever they had on their hands will stick to the first items that they examine without buying and leave for someone else to take home.
At this rate, and with this level of disrespect for the regulations, and other people, I wonder how long it will be before we are back to total lockdown.