Ed Miliband thinks that an Italian who runs an American company and lives in Monaco should pay "his (British) taxes". This is a Labour policy I can get behind – get foreigners with no connection to the UK to pay all our taxes. Brilliant. I would totally vote for this policy. (When you think about it, it’s pretty much the policy that successive Greek governments have adopted for years…)
Apparently women aren't rational. (This is the latest in a long line of what I like to call ‘pseudo-economics’ books that litter the shelves of high street bookshops. Just as you find history shelves full of books about secret societies and how the freemasons are looking after the Holy Grail until the aliens land, you will find books in the ‘Economics’ section written by the sort of people who think Adam Smith is a member of One Direction. Pfft.)
Schoolboy suspended for saying he could make classmate 'disappear' with the One Ring. Actually, the funniest thing about this story is that there is a town in Texas called ‘Kermit’. *
Is Rotherham the tip of the iceberg? "How much does the Labour Party know about the stench of corruption, sexual malfeasance, public maladministration and greed, incompetence and pro-Asian bigotry emanating from Labour's heartlands?"
"Big accountancy firm accused of saving people money" I particularly love the phrase “in blatant accordance with the law”.
* Has anyone else read ‘A World of Ice and Fire’? Lovecraft references I can take, but Sesame Street…?
Answering an unanswered AKICOLJ of my own: your guide to mechanical keyboards. (I went for Cherry Blues on my new work PC.)
It’s been a while…
Palace of Westminster's Clock Tower to be renamed 'Elizabeth Tower'. (Oh, and spot chainmailmaiden’s flag sticking up from the other tower!)
Who was who in the Royal Box at last night's concert. (By the way, did anyone else feel that the set list was rather heavy on the pop and rather light on the rock?)
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I like my new coat.
2. How much cash do you have on you?
3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
4. Favorite planet?
Athfuashhok'k (or however it was spelt)
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The caption underneath the image of Sauron reads "The Eye of Sauron in the film remake of the Russian novels, Lord of the Rings, by Tolkein."