Saturday, June 28, 2003

Blair no longer trusted and should quit: poll

Most British voters say Prime Minister Tony Blair is no longer trustworthy, and more people want to see him quit than want him to stay on, according to a new poll.

Mr Blair's ruling Labour party is running neck and neck with the opposition Conservatives on 35 per cent, according to the Mori poll of 1,007 adults for the News of the World tabloid newspaper.

Half of those questioned agreed Mr Blair was doing a good job as Prime Minister in difficult circumstances, but 46 per cent wanted him to go while 45 per cent believed he should stay.

On the question of trust, Mr Blair was backed by 36 per cent but doubted by 58 per cent.

A separate survey for Friday's Daily Telegraph newspaper found theConservatives had overtaken Labour for the first time in 11 years.

A YouGov poll found Tory support stood at 37 per cent, and Labour support at 35 per cent

I demand a (non Florida) recount of those 36% who trust Blair. I don't think Cherie, Jack Straw and the town drunk constitute anywhere near that figure.
Tony Bliar and his government (now they've got rid of Michael Meacher) are keen to convince we uneducated masses of the benefits of GM technology. The science upon which this opinion is based is every bit as dodgy as Alastair Campbell's dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. He is being advised by the likes of Lord Sainbury, who donates millions to "New" Labour and who is a heavy investor in bio technology. Naturally, with Lord Sainsbury being a government minister, his advice to Bliar (to introduce GM crops into Britain) is absolutely impartial.

Friday, June 27, 2003

As Iraq and Afghanistan continue to slide into barbarism and British soldiers are attacked and killed on Iraqi streets, our wonderful government forges ahead on its quest to "downsize" military personnel and equipment, citing that we will probably never go to war again unless we have US backing.

I wonder if Tony Bliar has mentioned this little fact to his pal Giscard D'Estaing?
This on the queries log:


Don't bother looking pal. Since Ms Rider's shoplifting spree came to an end last year she ain't got any.
Chris "The Ginger Shit" Evans, whose ego grossly outstrips the size of his IQ, lost his 8.5 million quid claim against Virgin Radio yesterday and now faces a legal bill of up to 20 million quid.


Thursday, June 26, 2003

Son gets a taste for Oz

Actor Cate Blanchett is feeding her young son Vegemite to make sure he grows up with a taste of her homeland.

The clumsy writing had me initally thinking that young Catie had named her lad after the black yeasty substance. After Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily, Fifi Trixiebelle, Peaches and Pixie I'm ready to believe that showbiz parents are willing to lumber their offspring with terrifying millstone nomenclature.

The star takes 18-month-old Dashiell with her on all film shoots, along with her husband Andrew Upton. Blanchett, 34, says having a child has not changed her priorities.

"I don't think having a child shuts anything down, she said.

"If anything, it's opened things up for me. I feel completely energised by it because he's absolutely fascinating," she said in The Times.

Blanchett, who lives in London, is looking forward to hearing her son's first words. "When he starts to talk and his accent is English, then that will be strange, but that will simply be the way he talks," she said.

Cate plumbs the depths of interview shallowness. The reporter has an appointment at the Tyburn assizes at dawn tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Monday, June 23, 2003

Last night I dreamt that I was on my way to work in a small office (obviously a nightmare) and above the rooftops I could see several Greek Gods towering against the sky. Particularly disturbing was Mercury, the winged messenger, who appeared to be glowering at me as I shuffled along pretending not to have noticed. Once behind my cramped writing desk (God knows what I was doing...some sort of accounts by the looks of the things) I noticed through the arched attic windows that Mercury had gone somewhere. A horrible sensation of dread started to fill my bones because I figured he was now waiting for me at the end of the street.
I've no idea what the dream actually meant but when my brain starts rebelling against my better judgement like this I know that it's time for a sabbatical. So, apologies once again for my disappearance from this board for the foreseeable future, but I figure the constant sight of JK Catch-me-if-you-can Rowling (Britain's latest answer to the defunct Princess Di) on the television rabitting on about how she's made forty-eight million on her latest book in the last two days, has broken my faith in human nature and caused my cerebellum to rupture.
I will return as soon as Skunk hits the shops or when Hell freezes over...whichever suits me best.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Bush blames failure to find WMD on looters

By Rupert Cornwell in Washington. 22 June 2003
"It has taken more than two months. But belatedly, from his Democratic challengers for the White House and in committee rooms on Capitol Hill, President George W Bush is starting to feel the heat of the controversy over Iraq's missing weapons stockpiles.

In his weekly radio address yesterday, Mr Bush was forced to produce a new explanation of why the US has not found Iraq's alleged chemical and biological weapons. He told listeners that suspect sites had been looted in the closing days of Saddam Hussein's regime."

Just who was it that was supposed to be "crawfishing" and "stiffing the world"?

Poor George doesn't have a stellar record in his "huntin' 'em down and smokin' 'em out" campaigns ... WMDs, Osama, Saddam.

In the following weeks expect to hear George offering the following explanations and excuses for the WMDs not jumping up and biting the Doubting Thomases on the bum.

  • Saddam's dog ate his Weapons of Mass Destruction.

  • The WMDs were abducted by aliens.

  • I never had hostile relations with those Weapons of Mass Destruction.

  • The US company what sold them has repossessed them because Saddam fell behind in his payments.

  • The stockpile of 30,000 munitions, 500 tons of chemical weapons, 25,000 liters of anthrax and 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin what I mentioned in the State of the Union address could fit on the head of a pin and would be rooly hard to see.

  • I thought Condalezza said WMDs could destroy the world. She says PMS, I hear WMD. Shit happens.

  • It's all Colin Powell's fault. He told that if I didn't do it then he wouldn't be my friend.

  • It's all Tony Blair's fault. His MI5 nancy boys made all this stuff up, then ran away.

  • It's all that merde Jack Chirac's fault. He told me he'd be my friend, then ran away.

  • It's all John Howard's fault. He told me to do all this stuff, then power walked away.

  • It's all that bully Rumsfeld's fault. He said he'd dob on me to my dad if I didn't do it.

  • It's all my dad's fault. He didn't make Saddam say sorry and promise never do it again when he had his fight with him.

  • Anyways it's all Bill Clintons fault!

  • Mummy, make the boogie men go away. Mummy ... I want my blankie!