I am thinking of renaming this site as 'The Good News Blog"! Well, as you know, I have always thought it part of my duty to keep you all happy, happy, happy which is why you rarely read any glum news here about, say, America slipping into a Marxist hell, Europe erupting into war because, like, well, we just do, don't we?, or China invading Japan over two rocks in the South China Sea which are submerged most of the time, no, no, here on 'The Good News Blog' all is sweetness and light. Which brings me to Australia!
One of the good things about Australian politics and politicians is that one can eschew any efforts to understand the ins and outs of their different political nuances because, Australia, being about as far away as it is possible to get from 'this septic Isle', well "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" This detachment leaves one free to do what, truth be told, most people do with our own domestic politicians, that is, judge the contestants purely on whether or not, in extremus, you would want to go into the jungle with them! On that basis let me say instantly that I would rather give John Prescott a French kiss than spend even five minutes in the company of the awful Julia Gillard.
Julia Gillard John Prescott
Actually, in a thin-lipped, beaky sort of way, she's not bad looking and she has, so to speak, a handsome chest but - OH. MY. GOD. - that voice, and that accent - my dear, simply too, too! I would be reaching for my 'billabong' (is that some sort of Australian weapon?) or whatever within five minutes just to shut her up. Anyway, happily for Austalia, they improved on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by inventing a plot in which Caeser, aka Kevin 'Crudd', came back to (political) life and stabbed his stabber - only in Oz!
Anyway, as these Brothers and Sisters demonstrated their, er, comradeship, lo and behold, up sneaked a church-going Roman Catholic conservative and, according to 'The Spectator', a definite global warming sceptic, a monarchist and an Anglophile. Apparently, 'Dim Dave' could learn a few things from this man - but then again, 'Dim Dave' could learn things at an infant school! Anyway, well done, Australia, and I shall never make another rude remark about your, er, cricketers again, not even to suggest they might care to try at rugby!