Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Who is the biggest tosser?

Now we'll never know.

Today, two of the UKs most celebrated pro Brexit loonies in the shape of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage joined forces in a demonstration against the latest deal the Government had reached to remain subject to the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

The plan was that they, along with a number of other Tory Brexiteers, would board a fishing trawler in the Thames and toss some fish over the side. As is usually the case with these anti EU stunts, the whole thing went totally tits up when they were refused permission by the Port of London Authority to dock. This meant that Rees-Mogg and others were unable to board the vessel.

In an act of supreme irony, the trawler they chose to lead the procession was the Christine S; the trawler involved in the largest ever fraud involving illegal fishing and now owned by one of a small consortium of major owners of fishing quota allocation which has been responsible for the almost complete destruction of Britain's small fishing fleet.

After realising that the demonstration was descending into farce, Jacob Rees-Mogg jumped ship, as it were and left it to Nigel Farage to carry on regardless. Poor Nigel of course did just that, leaving us with the second great irony of the day.

Nigel Farage was a UK representative on the EU Fisheries Council and could have represented the interests of the British fisheries industry, but only ever attended one meeting out of the 42 that took place in the three years he was on that council. 

One has to wonder how much better the position of our fishermen would have been today if only he had done the job he was so handsomely paid to do instead of taking part in infantile stunts.

Unfortunately, because Jacob Rees-Mogg couldn't get on board with Nigel Farage, we never got to see which one of them was the biggest tosser. Shame. 

You can read more about this idiotic charade and the background to it by reading this excellent piece written for the Describer magazine. A piece of advice, if you do click on the link, you should also go to the Greenpeace article highlighted. Actually, I'll post the link here as well. 

Saturday, 17 March 2018



The meaningless babble that makes up most of the world of complimentary and alternative medicine is finding it's way into the advertising mainstream. There's a commercial for a make of car (I can't remember which one) which has someone driving around Paris and talking about "the light of audacity". 

No, me neither. I did try to Google it but with no luck.

At least it isn't an "octave of the Sun".


Jeremy Corbyn is in trouble again. This time it's over the recent Russian nerve agent attack in a British city which left two Russian exiles fighting for their lives, a Police Officer seriously ill and any number of other British citizens suffering potential ill effects.

He alone, with the exception of Vladimir Putin doesn't want to blame anyone yet despite overwhelming evidence that they are responsible. The right wing Tory press are having a field day over this as you might imagine although they haven't suggested that the millions of pounds of donations made to the Tory Party by Russian billionaires over the last few years, many of whom are closely associated with Vladimir Putin, should be given back. Nor have they demanded an enquiry into the £30,000 paid last month by the Wife of a former Putin Minister to gain personal access to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Now I'm no fan of Jeremy Corbyn. For what it's worth, I think his chummy, (what a good bloke), persona conceals something much darker. His support for Northern Irish terrorist organisations and his seeming delight at jokes about the Brighton hotel bombing in 1984 suggest he makes an interesting comparison to Boris Johnson who also isn't as harmless as he may appear.

As far as his denialism in this case is concerned, that's probably more a case of his instinctual kow-towing to the Kremlin when it was the heart of the old Soviet Empire. Someone needs to tell him that the Russians are even more beastly capitalists than the Americans now.


It's Saturday morning and I've just been watching an item on the BBC news channel about how you can download an app telling you where you can get free food. Very useful if you've just spent £800 on a new mobile phone and haven't got any money left to buy any.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Image from New Scientist
Following on from my last post, the Russians now seem to be my biggest fans as they are now my most regular visitors by a large margin. I don't know what I've done to interest them so much; I have mentioned Vladimir Putin in a less than favourable way in the past, but that was some time ago and anyway, just because he ordered his security forces to launch a chemical weapons attack against a British city is no reason for me to repeat what I said about him.

He seemed to think the whole thing is funny and we should treat it in the same way. And they say that the British have a strange sense of humour.

Recent audience figures according to Blogger - 

United Kingdom
United States


Poor Britain First: this bunch of Nazi filth is not having a good week. Not only have it's two leaders been banged up for various offences including screaming abuse through someone's letter box, verbally assaulting a mother and her 12 year old Daughter and attacking customers at a pizza restaurant, they have now had their Facebook page banned

Personally, my opinion about Facebook's "so-called" community standards are that they are something of a curate's egg. Some of the stuff they are quite happy to allow includes the re-posting of stolen pictures of sick children in like farming scams. 

It was only a couple of years ago that Britain First members were harassing young people collecting for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. In one case they stood themselves next to a couple of 12 year old Sea Cadets and posed for pictures, claiming to be "protecting" them from Muslims. When they posted the pictures on their website, both the RBL and the parents of the children asked Facebook to take them down but they refused to do so.

Britain First also regularly displayed stolen photographs of murdered soldier Lee Rigby on their Facebook page. Again; when requested to remove them by the family, they refused.

Saturday, 10 March 2018


It's a funny old world and no mistake. In the last few days my blog has been getting rather more hits than usual, probably because of links to it being posted in Malcolm Knight's "Bexley is Bonkers" site but that doesn't seem to be the only reason. A story I wrote in September 2016 about the illegal activities of bailiffs recovering poll tax debts on behalf of Greenwich Council is attracting more attention now than when I first posted it: this is a mystery.

It's also a fact that I'm getting a lot of traffic from Russia. I always get the odd hit from far away places and assume that most of them are just bots trawling around, but this is way more than that.

If the Russians are taking an interest in me it's making me wish I hadn't handed back all the nuclear, chemical and biological  (NBC) kit I was issued with when stationed in Germany. The gas mask would have come in handy too.


According to my Sesquipedalian Menology calendar, today is the "International Day of Awesomeness". I nearly missed it despite being eminently qualified to receive any awards that might be on offer. 

It's also "International Bagpipe Day" as well but I don't think I'll tell anyone about that, just in case.

Monday, 5 March 2018


Bexley is Bonkers
5 March 2018

Update on the alleged harassment case against local blogger Malcolm Knight of "Bexley is Bonkers".

After weeks of threats and harassment by Kent Police requiring many hours of wasted time and expense, not least by the victim himself, they have been forced by the Crown Prosecution Service to drop their case against Malcolm Knight just one day before the case was due to be heard in court.

This follows the false accusation of harassment against him made by Bexley councillor Maxine Fothergill which Kent Police took on board against all common sense or judgement.

It would be a shame if the matter ended there but Malcolm himself is (for now at least) just glad that his ordeal is over. Personally, I would want to see one or two people hung out to dry over this disgraceful episode but it's not my battle to fight.

I would just like to send Malcolm my best wishes and hopes he recovers from his experience none the worse for wear.