UPDATE TUES MORN: Main site appears to be back up, grumbling along, it’s being investigated, this site here snoozes again for now.
It’s a situation where I don’t know if you, the reader can see the main site or not – I can’t and I can’t get in to find out.
If it’s still this way tomorrow morning, I’ll blog from here tomorrow.
Matthew Parris writes:
What Jeremy Corbyn, like David Cameron, understands about the cold, dark heart of the British public – leave compassion to journalists and Lib Dems. Voters want a dash of acid.
Oh yes, I can relate to that and so, it seems, can the “cold-hearted” British public:
I think Mr Parris is on to something. When the little boy refugee was found drowned on a beach in Greece, the media tugged hearstrings for the plight of all refugees. But I found a much colder attitude amongst people I knew.
The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance – as public sector bureaucrats describe it – is 10.
My OpEd in Thursday’s Times:
The Times of London
The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. Formally there may be no F in the TPA’s title but across the public sector the campaigning organisation created by Matthew…
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I say all power to the F-TPA and should they cease to do as they are doing, cease to be an utterly frustrating pain in the butt, then they are not fulfilling their prime directive.
This is what democracy is all about, this is why we can still lay claim to being a superior nation and possibly it’s the only reason remaining – we are still allowed to criticize.
So I, for one, am not going to put down the F-TPA in anyway, nor The Freedom Association, nor The Bruges Group nor any of them doing a good job.
You just gotta smile. Least attractive towns at the Independent:
Slough, Birmingham, Scunthorpe
And then readers added:
Wallasey, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh, York, Blackpool, Bradford, Hamilton, Maidenhead
Other lists had: Continue reading
There is something very strange going on, with the three main parties worried that UKIP might at last have enough potential votes to effect their status quo, those who in the past broadly supported the party and Farage are putting the boot in.
The reasons to a degree are valid if the minutiae of things said or printed or indeed not are examined in that way.
But in the case of those involved with the Harrogate Agenda, however laudable their intentions and plans it appears to have got personal, the constant attack from Dr Richard North on his blog and now that of his supporters at what seems every opportunity has gone beyond fair criticism and become a campaign. Continue reading
19:00: Still pretty wild but unless it gets worse, signing off from this post. Going to bed early to watch
Clara er the last Doctor Who – The Name of the Doctor. Boat’s still solid. New bed’s nice too.
18:00: Raining inside my place onto the bags, thinks beginning to break out there on the house, seems to be getting stronger. How are the commuters at this time?
17:06: First loss of power, came back on. I’ll blog till it dies. My place is right at the point the elements hit – top of large mansion. Oops, power just went again.
17:01: Sky over river opaque, water scudding across the water and other water scudding across that. Not dry. Was talking today to locals about flooding possibilities – how could it, they asked – everything is a waterway around here, taking it out to sea. Just had a bad gust come through and almost took the roof off. Lots of fun.
16:43: Hit like a smackeroo blurby, branches straining – actually flapping – things flying about in the yard, boat as solid as a rock.