Romiley Polluted By Black Cloud
Smoke from burning plastic bread baskets at a Bredbury bakery blacked out the skies over Romiley on Tuesday, 2002/04/16. The black pillar could be seen 15 miles away in Rochdale and Oldham, and airline pilots inbound to Manchester's Ringway airport were warned to avoid it.
Mugger Flies His Budgie
After all the kite-flying and leaks and deliberate misinformation - remember when it was a sacking offence for the chancellor to leak budget plans? Remember when politicians actually got the sack for crimes against truth, honour and the British people?
Gazumping, that sport developed in the Spendthrift Eighties, is back in fashion again. The lemmings are hurling themselves off financial cliffs again by taking out morgages of up to five times their salary!
"Isn't the Vice-Prez (A.L. Blair, British prime minister, perceived as subservient to G.W. Bush, President of USA, Ed.) looking haggard these days?"
There is a growing perception that criminals from minority groups in the population are becoming untouchable through the doctrine that all minorities are oppressed and any misdeed - from theft to murder - can be excused because of the oppression.
That was the headline 19 years ago when the Israeli cabinet chucked him out for his role in the massacre of thousands of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Are we likely to see an action replay sometime soon over the Jenin massacre? Doubtful if the death toll is just a few hundreds.
It's Okay, It's Only Friendly Fire!
The Yanks are at it again, dropping bombs on their allies - on the Canadians in Afghanistan this time. No wonder George Bush had to get the Vice-Prez to send British troops into the tough bits to sort out the bad guys.
Italian headbanger crashes light plane into Milan's tallest building
What was he smoking and where do we get some? And aren't pilots supposed to look out of the window occasionally?
"We did it for a laugh," says French electorate.
Tedious left-winger Lionel Jospin comes third in the presidential election 1st round behind notorious right-winger Jean-Marie Le Pen. That has to be the equivalent of the French nation telling the whole candidate list, "You're crap and you know it!"
Lor 'N' Orda In Greece
Looking at planes is illegal in Greece, apparently, and plane-spotting is worth 3 years in gaol. What next? Well, maybe we could adapt the idea for the UK. If just looking is a criminal offence, the justice system would have no problems over dealing with currently untouchable criminals. Picture the scene in your local courts:
|Created for Romiley Anarchists' League by workers in revolt against oppression.|
Sole © RAL, April 2002.