Tory makes a fat arse of himself
There are two ways you can do politics. One way is to engage in serious work to benefit your constituents the other is to grandstand in the media and make a tit of yourself in the hope that you can lick the sole of Boris de Pfiffel Johnson's boots.
Sadly Brian Coleman a Tory member of the London Assembly has taken it upon himself to follow the second aforementioned path. Not happy to out Ted Heath with no evidence whatsoever after the guy had died and was unable to sue, he has decided to attack Blue Peter presenter, the delectable Konnie Huq.
Having met Konnie I can say she is about as political as your average heat magazine reader. Her sister Rupa
is the politico in the family and she didn't even know that she was going to meet Ken. But none the less, according to more febrile rightwingers standing next to Ken Livingstone at a launch for a cycling event imperils the political impartiality of the BBC. No doubt the next thing Coleman is going to come up with is that standing next to gay people will make you gay. Frankly standing next to Brian Coleman would put me off the idea but that's by the by. Apparently Coleman is gay but unlike most gay guys he is a total ^*%&(* *&$%
Coleman says the mayor made a political rant. The is fatuous nonsense. No such rant ever took place. So unless he wants to produce a transcript, which I can't see him doing as it would blow his " case" out of the water he should apologies forthwith to both Konnie Huq and Ken Livingstone. It really irritates me that good people from all parties involved in politics have to put up with such shallow, rentaquote media whores who sole electoral purpose is to increase their squild notoriety amongst a bemused electorate while lining their pockets with taxpayers cash.
The real question that should be asked is not over Konnie Huq's political impartiality which is impeccable but rather why the taxpayer has to subsidize Brian Coleman's fat ass's taxi fares to the tune of £10,000 per year.
Perhaps if he followed Konnie's sensible advice and got on a bike the taxpayer could breath a large sigh of relief at the lifting of this onerous burden and so would his chairs.
I'd vote for Neil Kinnock over Iain Dale anyday
I know it's the silly season and news is thin on the ground but Iain must be having the slowest newsday of the year if he is rehashing this
utter codswallop. Neil Kinnock was a fundamentally decent man who tried to drag his party towards electability but narrowly and sadly failed.
Now it is the incompetent, malicious, divisive, economically illiterate and just plain mean Thatcher and Major governments that helped deliver the splendid victories of 97, 01, and o5 but I can't help thinking it would have been a lot better for the country if Kinnock had won in 87 or 92.
Just in case you thought that the Tories would be an different if they got into government again I refer you to this invitation
to join "Dave" Shameron at the races which includes directions for your private jet or helicopter! Forget his cheesy photo ops, if "Dave" ever gets the keys to Number 10 in the words of Neil Kinnock "I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old."
Tis the season to be merry
Now we don't grow our own food any more like some medieval serf and get it all nicely wrapped from the supermarket we've kind of lost touch with the seasons of food production. If we hadn't had an allotment when we were growing up I'm sure that I would know even less than my admittedly limited knowledge of what's actually in season. One of the great things about the net is that you can find the answer to practically anything so I was rather pleased to stumble across this
which has loads of good information.