Thursday, May 19, 2005

I wonder when Godot will show up?

But in the meantime, watching Question Time last night, I couldn't help but notice ... for a man who is apparently entirely reliant on the communalist politics of Islamic fundamentalism, Gorgeous George certainly seems to be pretty fucking popular in Scotland?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Googlebombing is so lame ...

But I swear that this is the fifth result on a search for "David Aaronovitch". I wonder why?

"Surely you don't want Jones back?"

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

While We Wait

While we wait for Decent Dave to start with his new employer, here's a little ditty for newspaper columnists everywhere.

The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach:
The Ogre cannot master speech.
About a subjugated plain,
Among its desolate and slain,
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,
While drivel gushes from his lips.


"Cannot master speech" is a bit wrong, but the drivel part is spot on.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I wonder if I can be bothered doing this

Of course, Decent Dave, showman to the last, couldn't bear to leave the stage without giving the audience one more glimpse at what they love him for (major factual errors)
And there most certainly is a leftwing case for funding the expansion of higher education through fees that are repayable on graduation into the qualified middle classes, especially when linked to a substantial package for supporting students from poorer backgrounds.
As those of us who took an interest at the time know, neither the "repayable on graduation into the qualified middle classes" element, nor the "linked to a substantial package" element, were in the Bill that Blair and Clark put before the House. Both of them were introduced as concessions to the lefty backbench awkward squad, who got called "a hollow rebellion" for their pains, motivated by "vanity" and "self-righteousness".