ROYAL COSTS

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Thanks to John for sending me these two cuttings from Private Eye.

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It makes you laugh when you think just how skint so many people in her majesty’s realm actually are and how they struggle to eat, heat and keep themselves alive.

Of course, if Charles (Brian in PI) used transport the way other people do, it probably wouldn’t make THAT much difference you might argue. After all his 10 day trip to the Caribbean, at nearly half a million for transport alone, wouldn’t have paid for the salaries of THAT many doctors or nurses, would it?

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But it might have made a little difference to someone being looked after just a little bit better.

Why do we put us with this farce?

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RANDOM THOUGHTS

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Munguin was happy to welcome President Trump Biscuit for drinks (bring your own) at Munguin Towers.

I’ve no time for Sajid Javid, but he was the only senior cabinet minister who was denied an invitation to the multi-million-pound dinner for the extended Trump family at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

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I wonder why that was…

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It seems that, much to Mayhem’s embarrassment, the president of the US has indicated that the NHS is on the table for negotiations in a future trade deal.

Everything, indeed, is on the table. Now in fairness, I didn’t hear him say that he wants to privatise the NHS, just that it will be on the table.

Nicola Sturgeon has said that the Scottish NHS must never be on the table, but we all know that she could, at present, be overruled by someone as insignificant as David Mundell.

There’s a thought to worry you.

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Penny Mordant, who I am told is the defence secretary (it’s hard to keep up with the ever-changing UK cabinet as they keep on walking or being fired), wants to use the Army to deal with rising violent crime rates in England, which in itself is a rather frightening situation.

Perhaps if the government that she is a part of funded the police a little more generously then there would be less need to make use of the armed forces to keep the peace on English streets.

However, I noted at the same time that violent crime in Scotland is down by 33% over 10 years and I can’t help wondering if this is just a sneaky way of getting us Scots to subsidise the lack of English police.

On the matter of violent crime, I saw that Birmingham, England, now has a scheme (launched today)  to provide stab bags or bleed control kits to pubs and nightclubs in the city. These kits contain all you need to staunch the blood flow if one of your mates gets stabbed on a night out. The need for these bags has convinced me that I won’t be visiting any nighteries in Brun in the near future!

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What on earth is that orange thing with grandmama?
Jeez, Trumpy’s speech is boring and I’m stuck next to this loser. Must have a word with the servants. That ceiling needs painting. Will it never be time to go home?

UNTO THEM A CHILD IS BORN…

UNTO US A BILL IS PRESENTED

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OK, the birth of any child is something to be welcomed, by the family and close friends of the parents.

And, regardless of what Munguin has told you, I’m not a monster. I’m sure that Harry and Megan are delighted and so, presumably, should they be. But a monster or not. I don’t really care…at least not any more than I care about the hundreds of thousands of other parents across the world who have welcomed someone new into their family today.

So, why the wall to wall coverage, like nothing else is happening in the world?

Someone on Twitter joked that the bairn weighed in at three point something kilos. “If you want to know what that is in pounds”, they said, “around 3 million!”

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Purple is a royal colour, isn’t it?

 

GREAT BRITISH VALUES STRIKE AGAIN

Kids starving and living in poverty, people using food banks, teachers having to bring in food for kids to eat, people dying in the streets in freezing temperatures, but never mind, some Z list American soap actress who got a duchesshood and a countesshood and a baronesshood for marrying an over-privileged royal, has lent her entitled name to four charities.

God save the queen, her palaces and her gold piano.

IT MAKES ME QUITE LITERALLY SICK

A lot of news today about the Larysa Switlyk character going shooting in Scotland and killing sheep and goats.

Only minutes before that beautiful tup was eating grass, and for pleasure this thing killed him.

Probably most Munguin readers find that as disgusting and Munguin and I do. A sheep for goodness sake? Why?

What kind of person would do that?

As was reported in comments on the last article, Mike Russel has contacted the minister responsible (Roseanna Cunningham), so at least something is happening. Whether or not it can be stopped, who knows?

In the meantime, we should remember that the Brit royals, the Saxe-Coburg Gotha (call us Windsor, because there’s surely nothing more English than Windsor) set us an example as they continue to kill animals where and whenever they get a chance. And it goes on to the next generation despite our being assured that the royals are more ordinary and down to earth now. George was taken on a shoot this year, here in our country at their private estates at Balmoral.

I make no bones about it, I could never find a shred of sympathy for a hunter who found himself on the wrong end of an angry wounded animal or a dead animal’s mate.

It happens, but rarely.

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Proud, are you?
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Shooting peasants and pheasants. What’s the difference?
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Amazing this dim item can remember how to pull a trigger.
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Who’s a big brave boy then? Ya prize tosser.
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Yep, even she gets involved in the murders.
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And Princess Middleton too.
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Let’s get the children dressed like ridiculous middle-aged men and teach them to  KILL things!

And just as a bonus a few extra pictures of the royals being prats:

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That’s embarrassing.
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Still, Willie, have another drink. You can afford it after all.
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Lovely lad.
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We’re ever so ‘umble and grateful, your royal highupness.
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Noooooooo, don’t laugh… Well OK, do.
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The even more dubious side of the family.
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Princess Mrs Parker-Bowles gets in on the act.
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Remember. Don’t mock passeports bleus.
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Oh yes… that was embarrassing.

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Yes, he does, despite no longer doing squat for it.

 

 

WELL, THERE’S A THING…

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Mrs May and I agree.

Chemical weapons are abhorrent. They must NOT be normalised.

That said, I have some questions for her.

1. Will she agree with me, and many others, that Saudi Arabia’s use of phosphorus bombs in Yemen is abhorrent and that it must be stopped?

2. Should we stop selling weapons to Saudia Arabia, and instead bomb their facilities in order to stop them using chemical weaponry against kids in Yemen?

3. Is the difference that Mrs May sees between the regimes in Syria and Saudi anything to do with the fact that Bashar Assad, although a medical doctor, is only a commoner, whilst Salman and his crown prince are royal personages and personal friends of the Saxe Coburg Gotha family?

4. I can see that there is a certain logic in by-passing the United Nations in matters like this. After all, Russia would certainly have used its veto, which would have made the exercise utterly pointless. But does this mean that the current set up of the UN is de facto useless?

5. If so, would it be sensible to reorganise the security council so that say, no countries were permanent members and that none had a veto? A majority could carry the day?

6. In the absence of taking any steps to modernise an organisation which, of course, is vastly out of date in its structures, based as they are on a post WWII world,  would it be acceptable for countries other than the USA to take action without the UN’s approval on the basis that the US-UK (they nearly always act together) or France (a little more independent, depending on the president), might veto what THEY want to do?

7. Mrs May and her cabinet and backbenchers have made much of a new global Britain taking back control from dreaded foreigners. Is that control to be taken back and given to parliament in London, or to Mrs May, based on the somewhat dubious tradition of the royal prerogative? And, will Mrs May also take back control of the defence and foreign affairs briefs from Washington?

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

8. One reason that was given for the UK action being taken without parliamentary debate was that it would have spoiled the element of surprise. Is Mrs May unaware that there are people in Moscow and Damascus who read the daily outpourings of the boy president in Washington and who, therefore, were not prepared for the ‘nice and new’ missiles heading their way? (PS: Can you have “nice” missiles, and does anyone actually use second-hand ones?)

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SOMETIMES MUNGUIN JUST SCRATCHES HIS HEAD AND WONDERS IF HE’S ONLY DREAMING

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In the strange world of today, blessed as we are with a lying, delusional moron as president of the United States of America and a Britain ripping itself out of the European Union, the largest richest trading block in the world, and going who knows where,  under the “direction” of a disparate bunch of idiots who seem to have no idea what they are doing… and in any case are all doing whatever it is differently, it has become increasingly difficult to take seriously any of the what now passes for news.

In fact, I read earlier today that Private Eye is no longer as funny as it once was. Presumably this is because it’s impossible to put a ‘funnier’ spin on the already hilariously ridiculous news.

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Today, we heard that David Davis thinks that, while MPs will get the chance to debate the terms of Brexit deal (or one of the different kinds of no deal that he imagines to be possible), it might actually have to happen after the deed is done and dusted. By which time, of course, it will be impossible to make changes and any vote would be as much of a waste of time as the one which they had on Universal Credit. Bravo, David.

Then we find out that Harry Windsor has been on a charm offensive to Denmark. The government, being lumbered with Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, has decided to use the Windsors to do his job. Well, I suppose they have to do something for all that money.

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Additionally, Willie and Kate and Charles and Cammy have been sent off at various times recently, to visit various parts of Europe. This is apparently designed to make the Europeans feel kindly disposed to the English or Brits or whatever. Note that H\rry arrived in a private jet, so heaven knows what the cost of this jolly is.

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Still, it has to be better than sending grandpa!

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I’ve just read too, that the only semi-sentient Defence Secretary SIR Hic Fallon has told the Defence Committee: “I have to repeat, sadly, to this committee that criticism of Saudi Arabia in this parliament is not helpful”.

Fallon claimed that criticism of Saudi Arabia in Parliament was the reason that a large order for Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to the barbaric kingdom was being held up.

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Well, we’re bloody sorry.  Who are we to be spoiling Britains chance to sell these people more weaponry to kill Yemen kids, or indeed to arm whatever other rebels they arm? (Ask Boris.) Stop being nasty about the royal Saudi thugs.

It will come as no surprise that the waste of space that inhabits the cabinet chair marked “Secretary of State against Scotland and for Making May’s Tea” was unable to tell us what new powers would be coming to Scotland… just as he was unable to explain why, as powers keep being given back to Scotland, it has been necessary for him to boost his staff from 5 to over 70.

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His only function is to represent Scotland’s interests in London. He has now 15 times the staff numbers available to him to do this. And yet, having promised a raft of new powers, he is unable to name one of them. NOT ONE. What on earth use is he, or indeed is his Noble Friend the Under Secretary so recently and with indecent haste raised to the aristocracy when he lost an election? (You Jocks didn’t vote for him, but we’ll make him your overlord anyway! Sod this democracy lark!)

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And all that is before I’ve even had a chance to find out what kind of tomfoolery the orange baboon has been up to today.