Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Cabinet: Gordon’s talking nonce sense

The one appointment by Prudence the Presbyterian that has caught my eye is that the Minister for Children and Youth Justice is Beverley Hughes.  Ms Hughes is best known for condemning the Brass Eye special as “unspeakably sick” before admitting … Continue reading

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Guess who – the defector poll

Earlier today the blogosphere was awash with rumours that another Conservative was going to defect to the Labour party.  Iain Dale set the hare running, Guido Fawkes fingered John Bercow as the likely man (and Dizzy seemed to imply as … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert on Blair’s meeting with Pope Benedict

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Spread bet triumph for seasoned “celeb” watchers

A good day to bury bad news?

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Hang on a minute

Attention Messrs blue_condition  and judge_death   A journo on The Guardian has started proposing fake TV schedules and programmes including Lars von Trier’s Five Obstructions does Eastenders; Martin Amis’ Loans, Jeanette Winterson and Lionel Shriver’s What not to Wear (which I … Continue reading

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Late night television

When marking examinations I became an afficionado of Late Night Poker and its “Celebrity” variant, filling the gap on premium rate phone in quizzes.  Now, I see that Celebrity poker (which reached its zenith with McCririck and Biggins on the … Continue reading

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Devolution in practice

I am approached by an MP with a query.  I answer this query advising that this is a matter devolved to the Scottish parliament and there is relevant legislation passed there in a previous session.  However, I detail the provisions … Continue reading

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Poll: what will Gordon’s big surprise announcement be?

Those that have followed the career of Prudence the Presbyterian will know that – as well as being the great architect of the new Labour project and so as culpable as the great pretender in his dismantling of old Labour, … Continue reading

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Sports news

<irony> Come on Tim.  Go Tiger. </irony>

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Political Miscellany

Scotland 1.  The SNP executive laid regulations in the Parliament on Friday intended to thwart ship to ship oil transfers in the Firth of Forth – currently regulated by Forth Ports Authority.  These regulations have been laid under wildife protection legislation.  Will … Continue reading

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New Prime Minister pronounces on Euro constitution referendum

  Q. Will Harold Saxon give the British public a referendum on the Euro and the European Union? A. Harold Saxon intends to offer a fresh approach to co-operation between nations. As part of this, he believes that the Euro … Continue reading

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You never know who is reading

Thanks to the contributor from the Scottish Parliament (and one other from elsewhere in Edinburgh) who posted anonymous comments on my post about trams. They point out that Mr Souter’s business won’t benefit from the cancellation of Edinburgh tramline project.  … Continue reading

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Listmania – The AFI top 10 US films

Revealed today the American Film Institute’s most recent list of top US films.The top 10  1 Citizen Kane (1941)2 The Godfather (1972)3 Casablanca (1942)4 Raging Bull (1980)5 Singin’ In The Rain (1952)6 Gone With The Wind (1939)7 Lawrence of Arabia … Continue reading

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Of trams and other things

I live outside Edinburgh but work in the city.  I used to work in Glasgow.  When I worked in Glasgow I lived in Edinburgh.  As a commuter the main difference between the two cities is that Glasgow has an intergated … Continue reading

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Now that’s what I call an agent provocateur…

Lingerie firm man rejects Honour.

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What does the Labour party stand for?

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New Olympic logo controversy

Inspired by swisstone  who has linked to a sketch from the great Absolutely click for Stoneybridge’s Olympic bid.

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Bernard Manning – the line he wouldn’t cross

“To the end, he drew the line at mother-in-law jokes, which he considered disrespectful to older women and toilet humour.  He also disapproved of the television comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo”  from Jonathan Margolis’s obituary of Manning in The Independent today.

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Knight-watch on the blogosphere

While defending the knighthood of Salman Rushdie (or rather arguing that now it has been announced the knighthood shouldn’t be rescinded) it appears to be the done thing for a certain type of blogger or journalist to take the position … Continue reading

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Rushdie – Lord Ahmed pronounces

Did anyone else hear the interview with Lord Ahmed where he attacked the knighthood for Salman Rushdie?  Lord Ahmed suggested that Rushdie “had blood on his hands”, had attacked Islam, and had offended Christians by using offensive language “about Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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