Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party in September this year, he has been continually attacked by both MPs and commentators both inside and outside the party.
One person who has been a bigger critic of Corbyn than most is the publicity-seeking MP for Rochdale, Simon Danczuk.
Last night, hip-hop star Kanye West announced at the MTV Video Music Awards that he will run for election of the President of the United States of America in 2020.
Oh dear, it’s bad enough for Americans to put up with the likes of clowns and nut-jobs like the businessman Donald Trump who think they could do a better job than any experienced politician.
West was not the first clown to put himself up to ridicule when running for elected office, and won’t be the last. Still, at least he has five years to change his mind…..
Italy and Belgium’s entries came third and fourth, but surprisingly Australia- entering the contest for the only time- came fifth.
As usual, the UK was rubbish. Our entry Electric Velvet came 24th with only five points. Still, it’s better than Germany, Austria and France.
And the Euro detractors say we would be better off without our continental cousins, economically, culturally or otherwise. PM David Cameron will get his referendum on the European Union.
REMEMBER- BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
Oh, dear… the headlines have been dominated by the news that Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby girl earlier today.
Reporters, royal correspondents and others were on hand to greet the new arrival. It makes me want to be sick…..
Thank goodness for multi-channel television!
“Ridiculous yet riveting… but after all that, the kid did it….
what a let down!”
-Kevin O’ Sullivan, Daily Mirror
More bollocks about the BBC TV soap opera EastEnders which celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. Why on earth should our license fee continue to be spent on a programme which is losing media interest….and viewers?
Your shows have been enjoyed by generations of people worldwide. Enough said.
Cartoon by Stephen Collins as seen in The Guardian Weekend, 21st July 2012
Welcome to London.
Where your team bus can get lost on the way to the Olympic Village.
Where athletes will not be able to compete because the airports lose their equipment.
Where safety and security at all events is being compromised to save money.
Where games organisers are constantly at each other’s throats.
Where the typical British weather may lead to key events being either postponed or cancelled.
Where Games VIPs and officials have to share bus lanes with other traffic.
Where tickets for all events have been criticised as too expensive.
Where the British people didn’t want the event to be hosted in the first place (How we wished Paris had won instead).
Where sports commentators have branded the organisation of the games shambolic.
Welcome to London.
In this the FA Cup fourth round weekend, this column from the current New Statesman writer Jon Bernstein looks into the parlous state of cup football competitions.
“So reviled and diminished have most football cup competitions become UEFA (Europe’s football governing body) should launch a knockout competition to discover which is the least loved”.