Well. Why is it special?

There’s the inequality of it for starters?

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Then there’s the fact that one country in it makes all the decisions although the other countries don’t necessarily agree with them.

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It has a unique “upper” house of parliament consisting of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Archbishops, Bishops, friends and relatives of the prime minister, donors to the three English based parties and an assortment of has been failed and rejected MPs who sleep a deal of the time, and refer to each other as noble, although many of them have earned an “ig”.

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And, we mustn’t forget that there are a few people that someone fancied…and some REAL prize doolies.

Oops, un petit accident. LOL no, no one fancied him! He’s the dooly

Certainly, apart from Iran, and I guess, Vatican City, it’s the only place where senior clergy are involved in the governance of the state, even though they are all from the “established” church of ONE of the four participating countries.

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Weird old duffers wearing fancy dress like they were Jacob Rees Mogg or something…

It maybe the only state that has a way of circumventing parliament by passing Orders in Council which can be agreed by a very small number of compliant toadies and a head of state chosen by reproduction and impossible to get rid of, as is her disagreeable family, no matter how repellent some of whom will follow her into the top job.

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Oh well, gran, only 5 more sleeps before pension day.

It is very special in that its state pension is the lowest in the developed world.

At least by comparison with most Western states it is pretty corrupt.

Yes, I’m talking about you. Corrupt and buffoon.

It has an utter buffoon as its prime minister… although to be fair there are a few other countries that can claim that, nem értene egyet, Magyarország?

Yes, Indeed, Prime Minister

I’m sure Munguinites can help DRoss out with some more stuff that makes “our union” so, <sniff sniff> special.

Feel free…


  1. A keynote is typically to set the tone of an event. In this case, there isn’t an event, not even an online event. It’s just a speech on the internet.

    Keynote speakers are typically paid for their efforts. I very much doubt he is getting paid for this because nobody really cares what he has to say.

    I hope you enjoyed my keynote post. Hey Munguin, get busy with the cheque!

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    1. Well, to be fair, Ruth will probably watch it, if her noble duties allow.

      And DRoss probably doesn’t know what a keynote is. It’ll be a word he’ll have heard mentioned in political circles, and he’ll have thought… oh I must use that sometime, appropriately or otherwise.

      Munguin says that he will deliver your cheque personally, so could you get the guest suite redecorated in suitable fashion and you’d best stock up the some quality grub and vintage champagne.

      No need to go too wild. He rarely stays longer than a few months at a time.

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      1. Apparently, the speech will only end when the organisers raise a red card and the audience crowd round him demanding a penalty.

        No champagne but I have got a multipack of Topics and some Aldi lager in the fridge. Amazingly,this is the rider demanded by Douglas Ross for his speech.

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        1. I suppose it’s too much to hope he’ll get sent off?

          Tell ya what. You keep the Aldi beer and Topics for yer mate Dougie.

          Munguin will have the helicopter land in your grounds and send the under junior footman in with the czech.

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  2. We have the wonderful BBC. When thinking about them, I used to think of Dr Who, Blue Peter and Top of the Pops.
    Now I think of BBC shortbread, Nick Robinson lying and Jimmy fucking Saville.

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  3. Should imagine his “keynote” will last 30 seconds, consisting of SNPBAD, and then he will lecture us on “milking” and “collecting bull sperm”, which appear to be his only academic achievements.

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  4. BBC will gather round the zoom speech. It will be the keynote news for at least a day. The following day they will interview him about his reaction to his keynote speech and ask him about his personal plans for football and Christmas. They will not ask him about his EVEL record or school meals, lighthouse labs etc…

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  5. Munguinites may be thrilled to know that I briefly thought about making a keynote speech which would wipe that smirk off Dross’s face, but if I made a keynote speech in response to every inane witterer who takes up bandwidth on the interwebs I’d never have a moment to myself to do anything more significant, such as scribbling moustaches on the queen’s head on the stamps on my incoming mail as a political statement of and testament to my republicanism.

    Then again, Munguinites may not, but we shall ignore them as not worthy of our notice.

    So the fleeting keynote-speech impulse passed almost unnoticed even to myself, to the point that I’m surprised I even recall it. The sarcasm which would have lent jollity to my address would likely surpass Dross’s understanding anyway, and in the current hurricane of doom-laden news and current events in whose vortex we are all currently embroiled [Crikey-Ed.], such outbursts of passing mental flatulence would no doubt pass as unremarked and unremarkable as Dross’s own [Are you talking brain farts? Shame on you-Ed.]

    P.S. Any statements involving concepts such as pot, kettle and black will be treated with the contempt they deserve and will be as water off a duck’s back. A duck’s back, I say!

    P.P.S. If Aldi lager complies with the Reinheitsgebot, Terry, I’m sure I could find some room for it in my fridge. Long live the Holy Roman Empire!

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    1. Erm, yes, well quite so, Ed.

      Maybe you could write DRoss’s keynote speech for him. It would, even for a republican like yourself , be quite regal, I’m sure.

      Even if Aldi Lager only tastes like, well, Aldi lager, there’s room for it in what passes for a fridge in the servants’ quarters here at the Tower.

      Is Kevin up yet?


          1. Hallowe’en indeed, Tris: with amber warnings for wind and rain from the Met Office (the warnings, not the wind and rain), an altogether excellent night for hiding bodies.

            In happier times, Ed and I might have gone out guising as Burke & Hare.

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