We have to get out!

Seems we’re not allowed to even send asylum seekers back to Greece because that country is now too poor! Mail. Britain has been stripped of its power to return asylum seekers to Greece – after a ruling by European judges.…

Parachutee watch N4974

Whilst this might not interest UK readers, yet it’s a motif played out on both sides of the pond with monotonous regularity. There are two aspects to it: 1. As the writer says: “It’s as if Kathleen Sebelius, Goldman Sachs,…

Ruled by psychopaths?

A Google search for “psychopaths and politicians” gives 143,000 hits. So comparisons between politicians and psychopaths are common enough on the web, but still not widely discussed in the mainstream media for obvious reasons. Yet the so-called core personality traits…

No Guilt or Regret from Sir Gus O’Donnell

The man who, one imagines, slimed his way to head the Civil Service and take responsibility to preside over 44,000 civil servants as they devised devious tricks and absurd regulations to utterly destroy the decent underpinnings of Britain’s society, offers…

Getting into the spirit of Christmas

For those people I’ll be thinking of this weekend as I’m drinking white wine (or, as the case may be, grape juice) in the sun – no list necessary, they know who they are – my favourite Christmas song. The…

Fake jobs again

Well worth a look is James Barlow’s expose of a fake job company. A particular category of scams is that of Fake Jobs and/or Homeworking opportunities. Purporting to be legitimate attempts to recruit staff, these scams are common methods to…

The One Group You Can Abuse In Britain…

Smokers, of course: Stephen Aylen, a Tory councillor for Belfairs, Leigh, made his views clear at a public meeting where he condemned the “damage” smokers caused to council properties. Wow, a little bit of tobacco causes that much damage, eh?…

You’re Too Fat, Dear

We are far too circumspect when it comes to telling others what we think about their spare tyre, it seems. Experts (ex as in past and a spurt being a little drop of liquid) are seeing this time of the year as…

Tallbloke’s climategate fighting fund

Like many of you, the Orphans have been keeping an eye on the Roger Tattersall [Tallbloke] situation and have noted Anthony Watts’ [Watts Up with That] publishing of an appeal for Tallbloke. As El Reg put it: Police have targeted…

Goodbye, Dear Leader

Say what you like, he had a lovely singing voice. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hkAfd2vBOI[/youtube] Of course, apart from that he was a twunt.