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Wednesday, 02 May 2012


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"As far as I can see from Watson's bio he has never run anything on a profit or loss basis,"

Be fair to the man, David. He helped Gordon run the UK at a loss so he's half way there.

Spot on, AK!

Can't help but wonder at the strangeness of the Labour party's strange belief that News International determined the election rather than doing what it has always done, and reflected the views of the majority of each paper's readers (in order to ensure they keep reading) - same as the Guardian or Mirror, or Telegraph. The anti-Murdoch campaign seems to be a huge waste of effort as it will achieve absolutely nothing in terms of changing the ways papers declare their support.

I guess this is meant to intimidate people into only supporting Labour (clearly the fact that the same methods have historically been better used by right-wing parties is news to these idiots as well), but it is simply making them look like vengeful fools with a total lack of focus.

"...he went on to become National Political Officer of the AEEU trade union - and, no, I have no idea what 'AEEU' stands for..."

You do set a high bar David. Take care, we Arkie Yanks are just coming round.

Have to ask David, since it would appear you're at least tangentially on the subjects of ,er, I don't know the plural of "genius" - anyway, your coroners. Are they all such?

The Murdoch non-verdict is delicious - says yes and then no, makes a muddle and then dumps the problem firmly in OFCOM's lap - where of course the lawyers will have many many billable days of fun. As for BSkyB - who would want the arse-end with the Murdochs pissing on you forever - no, give it to them - you know it makes sense. Much ado about nothing really.

As for the whelk stall, politics is for those people who can be bothered to attend interminably dull committee meetings and turn out to speak in smelly halls on wet Wednesday nights. Someone said politics is only for those with sad domestic lives - probably right.

Old MacDonald had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O.
And on that farm he had a cow, EE-I-EE-I-O.
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O.


The I can see that the answer to your rhetorical question is NO!

Bur help us poor colonials out, what is a "Whelk"?
Hank’s Eclectic Meanderings

It is, I think, a sign of the contempt in which they hold us, the electorate, that they, the politicians, think we are incapable of making up our minds about them without the assistance of the editors of the MSM.

Thanks for the info but "Are they all such?" - "such" what?

You seem to be suggesting that politicians are deeply peculiar people with dismal social lives in which case you are dead right!

Er, thanks, we'll let you know . . .

A deeply technical question and you will receive an equally deep technical answer from the OED: "A predatory marine mollusc with a heavy pointed spiral shell, some kinds of which are edible". They used to be sold, I believe, in and around the East End of London years ago. However, should you ever see Mr. Watson with a whelk stall, give it a miss, he's so thick he'd probably stock it with in-edible whelks!

Hank. In Scotland having a Whelk is having a tiny one which is difficult to yank Hank. Hope that explains. Playground humour!

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