Duchess Of Cambridge Popular With The Public? Yes, Sure, And Tony Blair Was Popular As Well

January 7, 2012

Duchess Of Cambridge Popular With The Public? Yes, Sure, And Tony Blair Was Popular As Well

Ben Delicious writes from London: I hear Kate Middleton is supposedly enjoying huge popularity among the British public. So huge in fact that Buckingham Palace is even worried that she would overshadow her husband, Prince William, and the rest of the Royal Family any time soon. Who says so? Well, if you read any article about the Duchess of Cambridge, as she is now known, you’d find that hacks shower Katie with praise and call her a fashion icon who is as popular as Princess Diana was. Where do scribblers get this from? From opinion polls allegedly although the last one was conducted last year in April if my memory serves me right. That one had supposedly confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge had the approval of 66 per cent of the British people, the level of popularity that Diana had... 

Politics And Political Correctness: A Toxic Combination

November 22, 2011

Politics And Political Correctness: A Toxic Combination

Ben Delicious writes from London: Let me tell you something about political correctness: when politicians start overdoing it with PC, rest assured they’re either hopeless at what they do or have screwed everything up big time. Yes, politics and PC are a toxic combination. There’s no reason why political leaders would need to become PC freaks. But once they feel they can’t deliver on any of their election promises, they become very politically correct. Can’t spend a day without making meaningless PC statements, to demonstrate to the PC brigade that runs the media, the world of entertainment and pretty much everything else it seems that they are keeping its interest at heart. The important thing to know about political correctness is that it has been invented by mediocrities. It’s a... 

Is There Any Difference Between Left And Right In Politics? Hardly Any

September 1, 2011

Is There Any Difference Between Left And Right In Politics? Hardly Any

Ben Delicious writes from London: So what’s the difference between the Left and the Right in politics – and is there any difference at all? I’ll tell what makes them very similar: total disregard for the little people. Politicians on both sides of the divide can just as well go about wearing T-shirts with the sign: ‘Little people? F..k ‘em.’ In fact, I suspect most of them have T-shirts like that at home – and act accordingly. And they may just as well have T-shirts with the sign saying: ‘Banks? Love ‘em to death.’ Because both the Left and the Right are sucking up to the money men with gusto these days. Bankrupted whole nations to bail them out. And will bail them out again, when the next crash comes. But on a more serious note now:... 

You Know What? Bush And Blair Would Look Great Beside Mladic In The Hague

June 1, 2011

You Know What? Bush And Blair Would Look Great Beside Mladic In The Hague

Ted Obvious writes from Tripoli: You know what I think? I think George Bush and Tony Blair would look great beside Ratko Mladic in the International Criminal Court in the Hague, sitting there on one bench, listening to the prosecution giving details of their respective war crimes. Yes, it would be great entertainment for the masses and a good lesson for current and future political leaders, who might get silly ideas and start wars against other nations – on false pretences. Mind you, the way things are going in Libya, I wouldn’t be surprised if Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy might adorn that bench in the Hague as well at some point. Because the so-called ‘no-fly zone’ that they have conjured up to supposedly protect innocent civilians in Libya... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom And Witty Comments. From The Stirring Trouble Team

June 1, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom And Witty Comments. From The Stirring Trouble Team

Today we present more pearls of wisdom and witty observations. From the boys at Stirring Trouble. You know what I think? I think Tony Blair and George Bush and Ratko Mladic would look great on one bench in the Hague. The funniest thing I’ve heard is George Bush discovering writing and lecturing talents and earning a packet. Paying off former corrupt politicians has never been easier. If only British hacks would have shown the same determination in going after the money men that they’ve shown in going after Fifa. You know what? 90 per cent of celebs only pretend to have drink and drug problems. The creeps don’t even know what a serious piss up means or how dope looks like. So, all you people who work in banking: how does it feel to be despised by everyone? If we assume that the politically... 

Yeah, Sure, Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. But How About Nailing Other Nasty Creeps Who Are Still At Large?

May 3, 2011

Yeah, Sure, Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. But How About Nailing Other Nasty Creeps Who Are Still At Large?

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Are you celebrating the death of that monster Osama Bin Laden? Have you bought a bottle of expensive wine to raise a toast to the brave American commandos who went into Pakistan and killed Al Qaeda’s top man? Or maybe you’ve sent a message of congratulations to the White House, like so many American did as I’m told, praising President Barack Obama for having the courage to order that raid and then telling the world about it? Well, who can blame you, if the wait for this great occasion lasted a decade and you were praying every day that justice would finally catch up with the most wanted terrorist in the world. But let me ask you this: isn’t it time that justice caught up with other nasty people, who have caused a lot of suffering and pain to millions... 

I Bet The Brits Are Jealous Of The Egyptians: A Bit Of Rioting And Their Nasty Leader Is Gone

February 11, 2011

I Bet The Brits Are Jealous Of The Egyptians: A Bit Of Rioting And Their Nasty Leader Is Gone

Ben Delicious writes from London: I bet a lot of people in Britain are jealous of the Egyptians. Imagine, it took them less than three weeks to get rid of their nasty dictator, President Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down today in the face of people’s power. This would never work in Britain. It’s a democracy, you see, and unlike Egypt it has a democratically elected government that stays on and on, even if it proves to be totally incompetent and corrupt. People in Britain can protest for as long as they want against their political rulers, demanding that they step down, but they would stay on, insisting that they have been elected democratically and would never dream of breaking their contract with the voters. And even when general elections finally arrive, the voters find that... 

So How Come If There Are More Good People Than Bad We Live In Such A S…ty World?

February 10, 2011

So How Come If There Are More Good People Than Bad We Live In Such A S…ty World?

Anton Goryunov writes: You know what, I’m really sick of hearing optimists banging on about good people outnumbering the bad ones. You must have heard it yourself many times: yes, sure, some do-gooder would be saying, there is a lot of nastiness in this world, but there are still more good people than bad. How do they know? I bet they just figured it out for themselves, based on that weird argument that a silent majority of the good is out there somewhere, basking in its righteousness and allowing the minority of s..ts to dictate their terms to everyone. But tell me this: how come this so-called ‘silent majority’ is not saying anything? Are they shy or dumb or both? It’s a bit strange for them to sit there, in silence, even though they are good deep down inside and are bursting with... 

Let’s Ask Some Cynical Questions About People’s Suffering

November 14, 2010

Let’s Ask Some Cynical Questions About People’s Suffering

Dan Majestic writes from London: I would like to ask all those people in Britain who write passionate letters to newspapers and send emails and texts to TV news channels, expressing shock and horror at the death of innocent children and civilians in conflicts or of cold and hunger around the world: how about victims of violence and neglect closer to home? How about four children a week dying of abuse and domestic violence in Britain? And how about around 25,000 British pensioners dying each winter because they cannot afford to switch the heating on? And what about the old people, who are going to die this winter? How about demanding justice for them? Now, I don’t see angry protesters in Britain putting pressure on the government to take drastic measures to protect small children, dying... 

Remembering The War Dead. And Not Learning Any Lessons From It

November 12, 2009

Remembering The War Dead. And Not Learning Any Lessons From It

R.F.Wilson writes: Call me a cynic, but I could never understand the purpose of all those sombre occasions when politicians, of all people, gather together to honour the dead servicemen who have lost their lives in wars, both past and present. Like that supposedly moving memorial service yesterday at Westminster Abbey to mark the 91st anniversary of Armistice Day, or the laying of the wreaths in America on Veterans Day. I can understand the desire of millions of ordinary people to honour the dead and observe a 2-minute silence, like it happened in Britain. And I can understand the presence of the Queen who led the nation yesterday, as people paid their respects at 11am, the moment when the guns fell silent on Armistice Day in 1918. But politicians have no role to play in this. They should be... 

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