The Earl Marshall, that’s the prat in fancy dress (above) was caught driving while using his phone. A lawyer for the duke, who claims to be a descendant of Queen Elizabeth I (the virgin queen???) and believed to be worth £100m, told magistrates on Monday that losing his licence would lead to “exceptional hardship”. Awwww.
He has just organised the funeral of the queen, and is now charged with organising the crowing of prince Grumpy Face, and said it would be very hard for him to do that without a licence. Encore Awwww!
Even though the case was heard in private (why?), the judge obviously didn’t give a damn. Six months ban. Ha ha ha!
Munguin suggests that the pompous self-important old fool should do what Munguin does and get himself a chauffeur. On £100 million, and with the latest budget bringing in an estimated extra £55,000 a year, that shouldn’t be beyond even his blue-blood-impaired intellect.
Either that or don’t bother crowning big ears. Who actually cares?
It seems that poor old Graham Brady never gets much of a break from Tories being discontent with their prime minister (do you wonder?). Having had to deal with letters about Johnson, it seems that already, within a couple of weeks of her appointment, letters are going in to the 1922 committee, calling for Truss to resign.
To make it worse, Truss has just announced that she intends (as Dave mentioned yesterday) to increase immigration… No, really!
The vote for Brexit was, I imagine, largely won in England, on the promise that “foreigners won’t be able to come here and take our jobs, places in our schools and hospitals or claim our benefits and speak foreign in our shops”.
I seriously doubt that anyone thought much about the freedom of movement of finance, services or goods. It was, I suspect, “them foreigners” that caused the problems for vast numbers of English, despite the rather obvious need that they had for them.
Nigel Farage and the hard right wing press hate foreigners and spared no effort to do them down during the campaign.
Unfortunately the four freedoms come as a block. Get rid of one, you get rid of them all. So we’re left with no freedoms.
Also unfortunately, Britain needed these people to work in our hospitals, care homes, farms, shops and so on.
So now dumb Truss will be issuing visas for people to come and work in the UK (if anyone is desperate enough to do so). Only this time they won’t be Europeans. And, I’d make a guess that if there’s one thing the hard right hates more that European immigrants, it’s African and Asian immigrants.
But hey, them’s the breaks when you talk on a job that is 25 levels above your competence.
Also, unfortunately, her Home Secretary, the incredibly unpleasant Braverman, who seems to hate absolutely everyone with passion, but most especially foreigners, disagrees.
Resignation of Braverman soon? Or will Truss be the first to go?