Friday, February 25, 2005

Anglican Church to split again?
is it that time of the century already?


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

UK proposals to give politicians the power to place people under house arrest, without making the reason public, is an ominous lurch towards tyranny


The term "concentration camp" was first used in the nineteenth century to describe prison camps used by the Spanish military during the Cuban insurrection, those created by America in the Philippines, and, most widely, to refer to British camps built during the South African War (Boer War) to confine Afrikaners in the Transvaal and Cape Colony.

if the reporter had been Cuban, Filipino or South African, would there have been the same fuss over Ken Livingstone's comment?


Monday, February 21, 2005

Thursday, February 17, 2005

how can hundreds of people on horses chasing a fox contribute to "managing the countryside"?


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

the 5th commandment is "Thou shall not kill" - so why are most fundamentalist Christians and Moslems in favour of the death penalty?


Sunday, February 13, 2005

if the US is so worried about weapons of mass destruction how come they haven't invaded Israel?


Thursday, February 10, 2005

England's news today dominated by the announcement of the Windsor lad's plans to remarry - (no relation to the popular EastEnders star - this lot live in SW1) - must be a very slow news day


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

the US and UK abduction of terrorist suspects to Egypt and Syria
to be tortured with electrical shocks to genitals and orifaces
gives a whole new meaning to Christ's "turn the other cheek"


Sunday, February 06, 2005

the UK Government announced that waiting lists for cataracts are down to 3 months - i've got cataracts in both eyes - one has suddenly become much worse than the other - using just the bad eye, i can't tell a newspaper from a cushion until i'm less than a foot away - the optician at Vision Express (Basildon) said come back in a year's time and you can go on the waiting list - my NHS (Basildon) doctor said nothing could be done until the cataracts "ripened" - yet modern techniqes of micro surgery means there's no need to wait for cataracts to ripen (as confirmed by NHS Direct) - and "It is in fact now easier and safer to perform cataract surgery at an earlier stage."

15 months waiting for an operation so Labour can boast about meeting its "targets"?


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

the UK Health Service meets Goverment targets to bring the cataracts waiting list down to 3 months - i've got cataracts so i went to the optician - he said i had to wait a year to go on the waiting list