How many people would the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust have to kill needlessly for this rotten government to realize that some bugger isn't doing their job properly? Obviously, the answer is more than 1,200, but how much more? Perhaps Gordon F. Brown could knock off his bullying for a couple of minutes to suggest a figure.
If you suddenly notice you're £281 worse off than you were in 2005, it's as a direct result of the last half-decade of Brown economics.
Guess what, someone knows who's to blame for this!
Get your hankies out!
The City Minister, Lord Myners, has broken ranks to admit that taxing rich people with a 50p in the pound rate won't save the nation from the Brown Slump. Rich people have a talent for hiring accountants who can find ways to dodge any tax, he almost admitted. Just look at how much cash Tony Blair is hanging on to, he could have added.
A tax on jobs?
As Greece drags the eurozone into crisis with its reckless spending, the British nation gives thanks for William Hague, who kept us out of the euro while T. Blair, lord sleaze, N. Clegg, K. Clarke, M. Heseltine et all tried to get us in.
A Brown Trend? Or "You what!? Part 2"
RADA trained, he started his film career in serious roles, including a part in The Colditz Story (1957) but he made his name in the Boulting Brothers' comedies like Private's Progress (1956) and I'm All Right Jack (1959) with Peter Sellers, and in subsequent comedies. In becoming a star of TV as well as films, he created a definitive version of Bertie Wooster with Dennis Price as Jeeves and, although from modest origins, he felt born to play the aristocratic amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey. He had excellent comedy timing and he made himself the obvious choice for the part of an elegant toff.
His career as a saxophonist lasted over 50 years and he worked with the biggest names in the business. He toured with his own big band from the 1950s and established his own entertainment venue, The Stables, in the grounds of his home. His death was announced by his wife, Cleo Laine, at a 40th anniversary concert for The Stables. Johnny Dankworth was a prolific composer of music for films and TV, he and his wife set up prizes and scholarships for young musicians and they played leading roles in a recent renaissance of British Jazz. J.D. was awarded a knighthood in 2006 and he was still touring until he fell ill in October of last year.
Dick Francis enjoyed success in the saddle, becoming Champion Jockey, but his writing career began after a major catastrophe in his riding career. He was on the Queen Mum's horse in the 1956 Grand National, and just 50 yards from victory, when the horse collapsed under him. He retired the following year, 35 and battered. His wife, Mary, ghosted a successful autobiography and she was behind a string of best-selling thrillers with a racing background and Dick Francis' name on the cover. This family business stalled in 2000 when Mary Francis died at 76, but it resumed in 2006 for 3 more books with son Felix doing the ghosting.
Lionel Jeffries played a bald-headed bumbler in British films during their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, working with the likes of Peter Sellers in comedies like The Wrong Arm of the Law (1962) and also appearing in wartime epics (he blamed his hair loss on service in Burma) like The Colditz Story (1957). He wrote the script for the family film The Railway Children (1970), one of 5 of this genre which he directed. His other writing credits were The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972) starring Diana Doors and Wombling Free (1977). He also worked in TV but as a jobbing actor in a wide range of productions rather than as a lead or a director.
President O'Bama has scrapped NASA's plan to return to the Moon. "America can't afford to continue throwing tax dollars around like Monopoly money," is the gist of his argument. But he's hoping that private industry will step in to bridge the gap. The President has let it be known that half a dozen Moon missions could be funded quite comfortably out of the bonuses paid to the bankers who ruined the world's economy with their reckless gambling.
Last time the sky is lit up by NASA
The Association of Cheap Police Officers is planning to replace 20% of the nation's coppers with civilian staff, who will be paid a fraction of police wages. Illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers will be eligible for the jobs and the ability to speak understandable English is deemed desirable but not compulsory on 'uman rights grounds.
Why's this taking so long anyway?
Another alibi for the crooks
Criminal Ali a very New Labour copper
One step forward, two steps back!
Security at London's Royal Courts of Justice is so brilliant . . .
Nothing to do with New Labour's bog-ups, then?
The 2006 Stern Review on the effects of man-made global warming was full of scare stories when it was unveiled. But such was the lax standard of data verification that the printed version had to be heavily redacted to remove claims for which there was no scientific source and to reduce the level of exaggeration and the number of wandering decimal points.
The swindles roll on
Amazing what a little truth can achieve!
The Swine Flu pandemic was declared over this month. It did less damage than the normal, seasonal flu, and it didn't kill half the population, but Gordon Brown's useless government wasted £1 BILLION on vaccine which will never be used.
Cameron Goes Crazy?
A Silent Killer?
You get what you pay for
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The chairman of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Professor Sir Ian Kennedy, would like to give MPs a pay rise of at least £15,000, or 23%, to take them to a cool £80K plus what they can fiddle from their expenses. If he is angling for a peerage to bump up his social status, he's certainly going the right way to pick up an earldom, at the very least.
H. Harperson has been voted Rear of the Year due to her close resemblance to a horse's ass.
Extinction Event looms?
Endorsement not worth the paper it's written on!
Would no one else do it?
. . . if you suddenly found out that you are related to H. Harperson?
Definitely (c), signed Mrs. E. Landing, Lower Landing, Herts.
As the stink of sleaze rises higher and higher from the pig trough at Westminster, Romiley residents can take heart from knowing that their local MP, the Trivial-Democrat Andrew Stunell, "has no issues" as far as the expenses scrutineers are concerned.
Attention drivers of Toyota cars. Okay, the accelerator might stick when you're doing 90 mph on the motorway, and the brakes might not work when you're doing less than 20 mph, but the cars are fine otherwise.
State encouraged terrorism
The council, trade unionists and the usual suspects in Southampton are claiming that members of ethnic minorities have been upset by signs in taxis proclaiming that the driver can speak English. The council is particularly upset because its failure to ensure that taxi drivers have a proper command on the English language is being shown up.
Nothing much has been seen of Tony "Smug Bugger" Blair since his unrepentant performance in front of the Chilcot inquiry. He's quite comfortable with sending his country into an illegal war, and his chums have come up with a whole series of new lies and justifications.
Some Courtesy Call!
Irish terrorism hasn't gone away; the people of Newry found that out when a 250 lb bomb went off in a car parked near the court house.
While President O'Bama is complaining about "Snowmageddon" bringing Washington DC and the north-east of America to a standstill, the organizers of the winter Olympics at Vancouver on Canada's west coast are having to truck in enough snow to make their event possible.
Everybody's doing it!
It's only our money