The return of the Grammar Schools: I never thought to see it but if it happens then two cheers for 'St. Theresa'. I only offer two cheers because much will depend on the practicalities and on how the opposition to it will be overcome - and boy, will there be opposition, not least from the mostly useless 'education blob'. What a pity Michael Gove blotted his copy book and was 'given a detention' because he would have driven it through with enthusiasm.
Dan Hodges stomps Shami Chackrabati: That sounds a bit cruel given that Dan Hodges is a hefty, fit-looking guy and Shami is a female midget. But having just read Mr. Hodges' piece in The Mail, which confirms my own suspicions concerning this wretched little woman, I am inclined to shout, "Give 'er a stomp from me, Dan, wiv both boots and when you've finished give that Jezza a good kicking, too!" Honestly, the anti-Semitic Labour party has sunk to sewage levels.
Gotta lurve lagoons! According, that is, to Martin Vander Weyer over at The Coffee House. These are man-made tidal lagoons which cost a mere £1 billion each - cheap compared to that Sino-French nuclear horror at Hinkley Point - and according to Mr. Vander Weyer they will produce "electricity on the ebb and flood of every tide, 14 hours a day for a project lifetime of 120 years". Worth a look, I'd say!
The Labour party - you couldn't make it up: A despairing howl of anguish from Nick Cohen at The Coffee Shop. Cohen is a Labour man through and through but above all he is an Englishman - oh alright then, a Jewish Englishman! He is quite literally 'shocked, I tell you, shocked' by what has happened to his beloved Labour party since the 'Corbynistas' took over. He describes it thus:
Thoughtful writing about the Corbyn phenomenon is not just impossible to find, it is impossible to imagine. Admirers live in a land of make believe as closed to the rest of the world as North Korea. They barely know how to explain themselves to outsiders because they cannot imagine any honourable reason for outsiders disagreeing with them. Disputes with ‘Jeremy’ must be the result of ideological contamination – you have become or, perhaps secretly always have been, a ‘Tory’ or ‘Blairite’ – financial corruption – you have sold out – or racial corruption – you are a ‘Zionist’.
You can sense the heartbreak.
Little 'Georgie Moonbat' is back: I must confess, dear reader, that my interest in so-called AGW has waned more than somewhat and not only because having just put up with another wet and miserable so-called Summer I would give my right arm for a really good dose of warming so that I could dust the cobwebs off my BBQ and burn some sausages and steaks. Anyway, twice in the past few days little 'Georgie Moonbat' has intruded on my peace and quiet, first on the radio and then today he is mentioned over at WUWT. Need I say it? Yes, you're right, we're all doomed but according to 'Moonbat' the evil mass media are not telling us - it's a conspiracy, I tell you, a conspiracy! Oh God, give us all a break, Georgie!
Despite it all, we won: Over at one of my favourite American Leftie-blogs, I was rather careless with my words - I know, I know, hard to believe! - and was slightly unfair to FDR. Anyway, the exchange made me reread the last chapter of Masters and Commanders by Andrew Roberts, an excellent overview of the Allied High Command. I suppose you could sum up WWII by saying that we made fewer mistakes than the Germans and Japs!
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