Category Archives: Politics

Off to Hell in a Handcart

A week or so ago, a friend asked me whether this was the end of the world?  Seemed to be a quite amusing question at the time, but in retrospect, it did make me think.  But no, I don’t think 2020 is the end of the world; we haven’t reached the ‘off to hell in a handcart’… Read More »

Boris’ Adventures in Wonderland

Boris’ Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Boris in Wonderland) is a modern tale that tells of an idle, flippant and complacent being who fell through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, populist and nonsensical creatures. Synopsis Chapter One – Down the Rabbit Hole: Boris, a dishevelled layabout in an ill-fitting Oxfam… Read More »

When will they ever learn?

From today’s Guardian: “May held her farewell drinks in Downing Street on Monday night with MPs from across the spectrum of the Tory party and the Democratic Unionist party in attendance, telling them in a short speech that their priority was stopping Corbyn entering Downing Street.” It adequately sums up a disastrous reign as Prime… Read More »

Stop the world, I want to get off

It’s reached the point where it’s impossible to find anything original to say about the absolute shambles this country has been led into by a succession of useless governments. The complete failure, and total incompetence that they have masterminded beggars belief, and leaves us wondering whether there is any hope of a solution or even… Read More »

Maybe, just maybe

Day by day as the Brexit farce unfolds, as mere citizens we can only sit back in wonder at the sheer levels of incompetence of our elected representatives as they drive us towards some form of political Armageddon. Their complete and utter failure to understand what their responsibility was, based on the result of the… Read More »

Brexit – in two quotes

“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” Woodie Guthrie “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”. Albert Einstein Conclusion: our Prime Minister is not a genius, but is insane.

Great Britain Ltd?

Was there ever a time when politics and politicians felt as totally and collectively incompetent as our current elected representatives?   Locked in divisive and failed ideologies, unwilling to change, intent only on, or bound by polarized party agendas that are out of touch with reality, and which ignore the basic principles of democracy.  For decades we have… Read More »

Brexit: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

It’s all ugly, it’s all bad, and the good?  Well, John Crace gets the award.  His regular column in the Guardian provides the only glimmer of sanity as the Ship of Fools heads blindly towards the Euro-iceberg, with dear Theresa thrusting gloriously from the bows, peering into the abyss, whilst the rest of her crew are busy… Read More »

The Ship of Fools

The Houses of Parliament: the museum of British politics – a crumbling edifice, home to a crumbling government, devoid of responsibility, devoid of leadership, and devoid of respect. When was the last time our government did anything to make us feel proud to be British?