IT’S NOT ONLY IN THE UK THAT NO ONE’S LISTENING

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So, old Tess addressed the United Nations General Assembly today and almost no one showed up. There were obviously doing stovies and corned beef in the canteen, or something!

Yesterday President Macron drew a far larger crowd and, of course, the place was full to bursting when Coco the Clown appeared doing his Rocket Man act. But then everyone loves a comic as top of the bill.

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OK, no one else, except maybe Putin or Xi is going to draw a crowd like that. I’m not sure what they were expecting… maybe a mix between Miss World and The Apprentice, but they came along to hear what he had to say, because however mad he is, he is the POTUS and however ridiculous his statements, what he says counts for something.

It is a mark of how unimportant Britain is that President Mahmoud Abas of Palestine got a bigger crowd than Mayhem.  Simply no one is interested in what Britain thinks.

I know May has made a big thing of this speech she is giving in Florence (why Florence… taking advantage of the free travel while she’s still got a job?) on Friday. I’m just wondering if anyone will turn up!

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Many people in the UK could be relatively unaware of what is happening in Catalonia given that the BBC seems determined to give it as little coverage as possible. I had the car radio on the way home tonight and the ‘PM’ show on Radio 4 had sent a reporter off to India to find out about how some company there is making saris just like Mother Theresa wore (you know, the nun, not the prime ministerial joke). In the time I was listening not a word was said about democracy being trampled under a jackboot in a European country.

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The take over of the government of Catalonia by the Spanish seems to be of little import to Britain, deserving of even less coverage than the daily killing of kids in Yemen (ya know, using British bombs).

Munguin just wanted to say that we support the Catalonians wholeheartedly as they have done for us. We wish them well in these dreadful times and we find their spirit and courage to be inspiring. We really hope they get their vote out in the referendum without violence and that Spain will come to its senses and accept that being a democratic country means that you have to allow democracy.

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In the long term, you cannot hold on to something that does not wish to be held.

 

 

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WHAT A MUDDLE, AND GONE WITH THE WIND

When it comes to saying something stupid, you can always trust Muddle. According to him, the new Tory MPs from Scotland are going to represent people who voted no to independence.

And there was me thinking that they were obliged to represent ALL the people in their constituency, old and young, black or white,  Scottish or English, unionist or independentist, Tory or Liberal, whatever.

Maybe Mr Muddle could supply a list of alternative MPs who will be available for people in these Tory constituencies (including his own) who are supporters of a free Scotland. And hopefully, he will bring ‘his influence’ (snigger) to bear to overturn the rules that say that MPs may not deal with issues from people from without their constituencies.

In the meantime, Mrs May proved that once you have become known as an incompetent clumsy, useless idiot there is simply nothing that will go right for you. She should ask Gordon Brown. He knows all about that.

COHABITATION IN HELL

 

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What a displeasing sight. Where’s her suitcase? Which bedroom is she having? That’s not a male of the opposite sex with her, is it?
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And you thought we were joking about them being loonies. If only Jesus had turned water into beer, maybe things would have been different.
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They don’t care for freedom of choice in religion. If you’re not a hard right Christian infant, tough.
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Remember the Tories threatening that Corbyn would take Britain back to the 1970s? They forgot to mention that the Tories would take people back to the 1930s, and with the DUP on board the 1750s. I wonder when the witch duckings will start.
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Amazing this irresponsible woman, with her woodchip burning scheme and her obnoxious beliefs, is holding Scotland and Britain to ransom.
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Better hurry. They just sold off another chunk of the health service to Branson.

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The Vicar’s daughter getting a lecture about the Bible. There is no such thing as evolution. It all took 6 days, right?
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I always thought she had a rather fluted voice. Now I know why.

And Finally: Today Mrs May in is France to meet with President Macron. She is sure to congratulate him on the stunning success of his new party “En Marche” in the first round of the National Assembly elections. He will probably tactfully reply that the weather has been somewhat indifferent this summer, n’est ce pas?

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