This is probably going to be one of the shortest post I will write, the Red Lion pub in Bristol has stopped selling Coke, Heineken, Thatcher’s, Bacardi and Polish lager over their dubious history or practices.

It must be a bundle of laughs to spend an evening there and all I can say is, thank God it isn’t my local!

Red Lion Pub
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Prince Andrew has settled his sex case with an alleged pay-out of 12 million pounds whilst not admitting guilt, I imagine he was encouraged to settle by the Royal Family rather than fight the case as it is the Queen’s Jubilee and this unfortunate case hanging around would not have looked good for the Queen.

The other option would have been to fight the case which would have drawn on for years and cost considerably more than settling, which I imagine may have been the main reason for settling, this is a shame as everyone now thinks he is guilty even though he has not admitted any guilt nor been found guilty of any wrong doing in a court of law.

I have to say I feel rather sorry for the chap but I expect most people will not be viewing the facts of this case in this manner.

Prince Andrew's settlement with Virginia Giuffre: what just happened? | Prince  Andrew | The Guardian
Posted in Uncategorized | 20 Comments


It seems a new Boris party picture has emerged and I am disgusted. I am disgusted that anyone should describe this photo as a party, they should be taken to task under the Trades Description Act.

If this is a party whoever organised this should be sacked, if this is the best they can do. I have seen more lively images of people in a morgue.

Talk about couldn’t organise a cocktail party in an off licence.

New Boris Johnson 'party' photo emerges as PM shown with champagne at  Downing Street Christmas event - Leeds Live
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Keir Starmer was surrounded by an angry mob shouting abuse with one man accusing him of letting Jimmy Savile get away with being a paedophile and child molester and once again the news media has blamed Boris Johnson.

It seems lately, if you believe some of the news media that Boris is responsible for everything, which makes a very good news story but just isn’t the truth, far from it especially in this story.

The truth of the matter is that this mob has apparently been hanging around Parliament for some days and is in fact an anti vax group who were encouraged in their actions by none other than Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers and only one man shouted a remark about Jimmy Savile.

Having seen the footage on television where Keir Starmer was rather reluctantly bundled into the safety of a Police vehicle it rather looked as if he wanted to stay, perhaps hoping for a longer photo opportunity.

It seems quite a large number of the mob are well known activists and anti vaxxers who have been protesting on a regular basis and not the angry mob stirred up by remarks made by Boris Johnson, still as they have said in the media industry for many years, “why let the truth get in the way of a good story!”

BoJo Bashed by Tory MPs as Keir Starmer Ambushed by Angry Mob Over Jimmy  Savile Claims - 08.02.2022, Sputnik International

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Here is some news you may have missed recently and no, it’s not the alleged drinks parties in Government buildings and the witch hunt of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson much as you may have heard of nothing else recently, there have been other events happening in the world.

There have been three terrorist attacks fairly recently which have caused the UK terror threat to be raised to severe, firstly last month, veteran British MP David Amess was stabbed to death as he met constituents in an attack that prosecutors said had a terrorist connection.

Secondly, the bomb blast outside a Liverpool Women’s Hospital where the terrorist blew himself to death and the taxi driver was exceedingly lucky to escape with his life.

Thirdly, a British terrorist Malik Faisal Akram ran amok in a Texas synagogue and took four people hostage although luckily he died in the incident when an FBI hostage rescue team breached the synagogue and rescued the hostages.

Now finally another terrorist related event, the death of the leader of Islamic State Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi who blew himself and his family to death when surrounded by American special forces.

I expect you, like me thought there had been nothing going on in the world recently as the news has been awash with accusations of after office drinks parties and yet the terror threat has been raised to severe, the second-highest level meaning an attack is highly likely, now I know which would cause me more concern and being blown to death in a terrorist attack takes precedent in my book.

ISIS Head Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi Killed By US Nicknamed  Professor, Was Brutal Policymaker
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Boris Johnson is going to the Ukraine to stop world war three and said, after the witch hunt that has been going on at home lately over a few drinks the Ukraine would seem like a bloody relaxing holiday.

Downing Street Covid party: Carrie thought it was a 'bring your own  buffoon' party, so of course she brought Boris – Steve Cardownie |  Edinburgh News

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments


Children’s word of the year in 2021 according to the Oxford University Press was the word anxiety, this was followed by the University of Northampton placing a warning on George Orwell’s book 1984 as offensive.

The warning was given to students taking a module called, Identity Under Construction and students are warned that it addresses challenging issues related to violence, gender, sexuality, class, race, abuses, sexual abuse, political ideas and offensive language.

It seems rather ironic that we are living in an ever increasing woke world where the youth of today are scared to death of everything and demand that historical statues be taken down for fear of upsetting someone and take matters into their own hands where councils refuse to act, where students in Universities are considered so anxious they need warnings as to the contents of established literary works, until finally nothing is left.

I leave you with a quote from a well known book written in 1949 which seems to have been remarkably far sighted.

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

― George Orwell, 1984

The most insightful George Orwell quotes from 1984, Animal Farm and more -  Pan Macmillan
Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments


I know I’m becoming a curmudgeonly old sod but I do wish we could try to maintain a semblance of good standards from the current crop of news readers.

This morning Kay Burley was reading about the much anticipated report on the alleged parties which may have taken place in various Government offices since the Covid outbreak and said “as soon as it drops, we’ll be all over it.”

“As soon as it drops, we’ll be all over it,” this is the sort of language I expect from a pubescent youngster with limited vocabulary, spoken with the ever spreading and absolutely dreadful Multicultural London accent so prevalent of late.

I would imagine Alvar Liddell must be turning in his grave, the poor fellow, but for those younger people who may by chance come across this missive I am attaching a link of one of Alvar’s broadcasts as an example of how the news should be read.

BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, Alvar Lidell
Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments


I know very little of what Spotify is but it sounds like it is some sort of online radio broadcast, whatever the thing is Harry and Meghan signed a deal worth 18 million pounds to do some podcasts which they suggested would uplift and entertain audiences around the world and feature diverse perspectives and voices.

The deal is apparently worth £18million and so far all they have produced is a trailer for the series, called Archewell Audio, which contained the uplifting and entertaining words, “Fun” and “Happy New Year” spoken by their young son Archie followed by what has been described as an adorable giggle.

I would have thought it might have been more amusing had they got the young tot to fart along to the tune of Colonel Bogey, that really would have been an act that’s hard to follow unless a duet could have been arranged but as the famous French flatulist Le Petomane died in 1945 and the British exponent of the art Mr Methane seems to have retired, this therefore is an act we are unlikely to witness.

The trailer was followed by a holiday special which lasted just 33 minutes and featured James Corden and Sir Elton John but since then absolutely nothing has been produced although Spotify said the first complete series was expected to drop in 2021, I assume by “drop” they mean released; modern language how very amusing!

Spotify has been waiting some considerable time for something from Harry and Meghan and now it appears they have finally had enough and taken matters into their own hands, hoping that by using their own in house talent they might finally squeeze some content from the pair.

I have a feeling the reason they have not produced anything worth listening to is because they have nothing worthwhile to say and that Spotify might have a very good case for getting their money back under the Sale of Goods Act as the product is not fit for purpose.

Even with the assistance of others I shall not be waiting with bated breath for the next episode of Archwell Audio to drop anywhere, except perhaps into the dustbin.

Spotify taking Harry and Meghan's £18million podcast deal 'into its own  hands' after zero content for one year

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


I have just been admonished by Facebook and I must say it came as quite a surprise as I had thought my comment had been a fairly innocent if perhaps a little flippant but certainly not worthy of a full blown drumming down but algorithms are peculiar things.

My mistake happened when I had just finished a post on yet another protester being let off for what certainly seemed to me like a criminal act which left me wondering what on earth was happening with the modern world and the feeling that big brother is definitely watching me.

Someone had posted a photograph of an absolutely enormous black dog and was asking the question, what would you call him? Now, I have the feeling they were not asking the question to get serious answers as indeed the answer before mine was tiddles which I thought was moderately amusing and in keeping with the sort of comment requested, so rather foolishly as it turned out I posted the following with the n word in full.

N****r if I was after being controversial but as I don’t want to upset any of the modern children reading this I would call the dog Woke.

I was suddenly bombarded with the following which rather took me aback and I’m rather hoping I will not get myself in hot water again by repeating the post, although this time I have removed most of the offending letters from the word which I imagine caused the problem, of course in this day and age it might be the word woke, who knows?

Obviously algorithms can read the n word but are unable to read the rest of the sentence where I stated I would not call the dog that name as it may be considered too controversial in this day and age.

I was given the option to appeal which I did but was not offered the option to explain why, which sadly means one can not use the n word on Facebook in any concept at all, I wonder how many other words in the English language they have banned?

Free Photo | Big black dog outside in park

Your comment goes against our Community Standards on hate speech

No one else can see your comment.

We have these standards because we want discussions on Facebook to be respectful.

Repeatedly violating our Community Standards can cause further account restrictions.

If you think that we’ve made a mistake, you can disagree with the decision.

N****r if I was after being controversial but as I don’t want to upset any of the modern children reading this I would call the dog Woke.

Our standards on hate speech

We define hate speech as language that attacks people based on their:

  • • Race, ethnicity, national origin or caste
  • • Religious affiliation
  • • Sexual orientation
  • • Sex, gender or gender identity
  • • Serious disabilities or diseases

This includes claims about coronavirus (COVID-19).

We sometimes allow things that we’d otherwise consider hate speech: for example when someone shares someone else’s hate speech to raise awareness about it or uses a word in reference to themselves.

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments