Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Good and Bad News Day.

First The Bad.

Tens of thousands of 11-year-olds leave primary school practically illiterate.

Nationalised bank Northern Rock made a pre-tax loss of £724m for the first six months of the year as its bad debts tripled.

Ed Miliband’s London offices were blockaded yesterday morning by a coalition of “red, green and black” activists in a demonstration of solidarity for the factory workers who have been occupying the Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight since the 20th July. He's on a "fact finding mission (holiday at our expense) to Brazil!

UK Afghan helicopters 'not safe'

A soldier facing court martial over his refusal to serve in Afghanistan is expected to claim in his defence that the war is unlawful.

Government and public sector agencies are spending £37 million a year of taxpayers' money lobbying each other, figures show.

Large pay rise for parliamentary officials who ran MPs' expenses.

Almost two thirds of voters feel that the UK's foreign policy over the past decade has weakened the country's moral authority. Supporters of all political parties also favour a reduction in the level of the country's overseas military commitments.

Prosecutors handed G20 death file.

Now The Good.

A maximum of 302 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes to The General Election!


  1. It still seems a long way away, OR. Is the awful weather a Jonah effect? I reckon it is, moment he sidled into No.10.

  2. I'm sure you're right, OR, Cameron should cruise the next GE.

    Now, will that be a good thing? We just don't know: Dave's a little coy about details. My guess is that 6 months in, people will be wondering whether an election took place, or not.

  3. Hi, Edgar, we will still have our blogs. I would be just as scathing if you are right!
    Check out,

  4. Dave Cameron the heir to blair no change! no change!

    poor oddrightie all that waiting for nowt

  5. Time will tell, time will tell. You're up late little man! As for the "oddrightie", I take that as a compliment.

  6. Did a countdown timer on heading of mine. Now 302 days, 11 hours, 2 minutes, 48 secs.

  7. xoggoth, thanks for dropping by. Now 301 days 19 hours and 28 minutes.

  8. Well so far with 'hug a hoodie' and 'we must learn to adjust to islam, not them adjust to us' and other silly announcement, I am not so sure things are going to change on the PC and immigration front in Dave gets in.

  9. Dear Mr cheese, you are a post behind but still a thank you for commenting!