As always, this blog tries hard to send a shaft of sunlight through the gloom induced by the ferocious murder of Jo Cox MP. I had never heard of her until today but from all accounts she was a strong, confidant and determined young woman even if her political aims were mostly idealistic and dotty. An attack on her is an attack against all of us. However, I hope that cool and judicious minds will ensure that there is no panic over-reaction to what occurred.
But now for some good news - the Russian, drug-filled troglodytes who have regularly cheated their way through every Olympic games since forever, have been banned. Excellent news! Now all I need is to hear that Britain has been chucked out of the Euro 'footie' competition because of the brain-dead, so-called fans who actually achieve the nigh impossible by making me feel ashamed to be British. Needless to say, when it comes to rampant hooliganism, our Brit yobs, rather like our 'footie' team, are shown up as absolute amateurs by the well-drilled and war-like Russkies. They actually practice their drills and work out their tactics for indulging in major punch-ups. Our lot just get drunk and fall over!
Anyway, if the powers that be can summon up the courage to ban a few more international teams then perhaps the whole over-blown racket that is so-called 'international sport' can be junked and there-by removed from my 'telly'. If it happens, perhaps my new, ex-best friend, 'Rupe' will be able to reduce his subscription rate despite the efforts Mrs. Murdoch III.