'Historic sailing ship sinks in Mersey docks: Much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the boating world this week when it was reported that the good ship Zebu which once circumnavigated the world sank in a Liverpool dockyard.
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I gather Her Majesty's Loyal Liverpool Plods are investigating not least because it's obvious to everyone that a gang of 'scousers' nicked all the planking that made the keel! Golden Rule for visitors to Britain, never park anything in Liverpool, car, bicycle or boat - it will disappear overnight!
Now this is definitely worth reading: Today The Mail has a long report on the relationship between the 'Kaiserin' and 'Dim Dave' based on a new book, "Cameron At 10" by Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon. Both these men are very experienced observers of the political scene. If they are right then you can forget all about an incipient love affair between Angela and David, they obviously can't stand each other and more to the point, they no longer trust each other. In addition, The Mail is publishing a ComRes poll that shows a majority of Brits want OUT of the EU:
Before you break open the 'champers', just remember how wrong the polls were over the last election!
Now this is SERIOUSLY GOOD NEWS! I will try and keep it to the minimum because you can read the whole thing over at principia-scientific. In essence, Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State University, the 'inventor' (I use the word carefully) of the famous 'hockey stick' graph which has been the equivalent of the Queen's Colour to the Grenadier Guards to all the soppy Greenie-warmer idiots. As most of you know, Mann sued Mark Steyn, the Canadian journalist, and also Dr. Tim Ball, a Canadian scientist. Both of them maintained in their different ways that Mann's 'hockey stick' was pure unvarnished BS. Mann sued them both but that opened him up to challenges from both Steyn and Ball to do something he had hitherto refused to do, that is, show his original data. Mann's legal strategy became very clear very quickly - he would stall, and stall, and stall again. And he has done so for three years. But finally the judges lost patience and threw Mann's case out. At which point, of course, both Dr. Ball and Mark Steyn will now slap multi-million damages claims on Mann who may well be forced into bankruptcy. So there you are, dear readers, not just one but two pieces of joyous news for your Sunday morning.
Six of the biggest shits in our recent history: Until recently we only knew about five of these shits - Anthony Blunt, Donald Maclean, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess and John Cairncross. Yes, indeed, 'the Cambridge Five', all impeccably middle-class, Cambridge educated, and with gilded futures ahead of them. And yet, despite the true nature of Stalin's regime being well-known they ignored reality and such innate intelligence as they possessed and threw their lot in with one of the monsters of the 20th century. Now we learn of another, Wilfred Mann, an atomic physicist who worked for MI6 - as well as the KGB. Truly can it be said that there is no bigger fool than a well-educated fool.
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