Politicans and world leaders making news and in the news, and spouting hot air
AT yesterday’s TUC march, aside from watching Ed Miliband’s train face, the eyes were on the placards. Could they be funny?
ED Miliband tell the TUC faithful massed in London for an anti-austerity protest that David Cameron is “clueless“. He added:
“They [Tories] leave young people out of work while the bonuses at the banks carry on. They even have a Chancellor of the Exchequer who tries to travel first class on a standard class ticket. It’s one rule for those at the top and another rule for everybody else: everybody like you who plays their part and does the right thing.”
SIR George Young is the Tory Party’s new Chief Whip. He replaces Andrew Mitchell, who resigned for swearing at police guarding Downing Street. What are Young’s credentials for the post? We’ve seen his application form:
Q. Do you own a bicycle?
A. Yes, I am the “bicycling baronet”.
Q. Are you a toff?
A. I went to Eton?
CAN George Osborne blame Jimmy Savile, the late BBC presenter for leading him astray?
GEORGE Osborne’s little PR disaster. Grab a Gregg’s pastry and listen up:
Chancellor George Osborne did travel in first class on a standard class ticket today, Virgin Trains told ITV News. But Jim Rowe, a Virgin Trains spokesman, said Mr Osborne had no direct communication with Virgin Trains staff.
An officer from the Metropolitan Police, escorting the Chancellor, alerted the train manager in advance that Mr Osborne did not have the correct ticket, Mr Rowe said. Once on the train, the train manager informed the police officer that the Chancellor would have to pay an upgrade fare, a request which Mr Osborne’s aide initially refused.
But after asking for a second time, the Chancellor’s aide agreed that the extra £160 would indeed be paid.
Paying upfront is for plebs.
The story is, of course, all about class. You can’t blame Osborne for wanting a table and some privacy to help him work. Class. The word hangs like a dark cloud over the Tory Cabinet…
WHO won the Presidential First Lady debate – you know, the one between Michelle Obama and Ann Romney?
STACEY Dash (Clueless, The Cosby Show (2 episodes) and Single Ladies) says we should vote for Mitt Romney.
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Arthur Christmas and Beverly Hills 90210 (1 episode)) says we should vote for Barack Obama.
MICHAEL Black, 64, and his partner John Morgan, 59, are £3,600 better off (£1,800 each). When Christian Susanne Wilkinson refused to let them stay in a double bed at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, she was breaking the law.
She said she was sticking up for her religious beliefs.
The couple had a reservation and paid a deposit. That was March 2010.
THIS is the contract between teams for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney which covers Presidential debates:
Spotter: Andy Riley
THIS settles the US election: Snoop Dogg’s 10 reasons he isn’t voting for Mitt Romney. Game over:
PRESS TV has gone. EU sanctions against Iran have resulted in the death of Press TV.
Press TV is upset:
It also shows that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares no efforts to silence the voice of alternative media outlets.
VOTE Mitt Romney. Get on the ‘R’ Train. Kick out Obama, the gay President!
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THE Earth is no longer going to drown under the weight of melted poles according to the Daily Mail (although, Poles are still obviously a massive threat to the very fabric of some imagined Britishness), which is wonderful news for us all! We can now drive our cars and leave our TVs on standby without fear of making our gill-less children die in a human-imposed watery grave!
THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front are upbeat. The BBC reports on MILF:
The Philippine government has reached a framework peace agreement with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, President Benigno Aquino says. The deal follows long negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to end a 40-year conflict that has cost more than 120,000 lives. It provides for a new autonomous region in the south, where Muslims are a majority in a mainly Catholic country. The MILF is “very happy” with the deal, a spokesman was quoted as saying.
YOU can forgive Nick Clegg a lot. But then he goes and does the thing that make your cringe: he meets Bono in his London office. If only Nick could be like Bono, saying things to an obsequious audience without fear of having to explain how the great scheme for fairness and peace would work. The journalist / fan / politician nods along. The onderschept popstar prates on. Nick nods and laughs at all the jokes. How Nick would love to be a pop star, a grandees of the platters, living in a stately home or tax haven and talking about distributing wealth and helping the poor . If only he could be like Bono, a stinking rich tax massager who need never explain, just inspire.
The simply Red Singer Mick Hucknell once told us:.
“I’ve said to Tony, ‘You should have waited on Iraq’. He listens.”
Tony Blair was the ultimate pop politico. He had wanted to be a guitarist. He recalls a meeting with President Bill Clinton.
“I like him a lot. We met Chuck Berry and it was a mutual case of ‘Wow!’ Never mind about meeting world leaders, this was a REAL superstar. Meeting Chuck Berry was a great moment for both of us.”
Between 1997 and 2001, Tony Blair’s list of guests at Chequers went:
Dame Judi Dench
Sir Richard Branson
When Nick Clegg says he wants equality and fairness, he’s an out of touch posh boy. When Bono says it, the politician listens in awe. Poor Nick. Someone give him a guitar…
BAD Lip Syncing does the Presidential Debate:
IN 5 years the Greek economy has shrunk 23%. Some Greeks believe the country is in the thrall of Germany. So. When German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens today, demonstrators shouted slogans, dressed as German World War II soldiers with Nazi swastika armbands, called her a Nazi, compared her to Hitler, and as Merkel’s private plane landed at Eleftherios Venizelos airport the Greek military band struck up that German national anthem (“Germany, Germany above everything”). The past is never far away…
A protestor holds a banner with the picture of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel that reads "wanted" and "war compensations" during a protest in Athens on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes her first visit to Greece since the eurozone crisis began here three years ago. Her five-hour stop is seen by the government as a historic boost for the country's future in Europe's shared currency, but by protesters as a harbinger of more austerity and hardship. More than 7,000 police will be on hand, cordoning off parks and other sections of central Athens, to keep demonstrators away from the German leader who is due to arrive today in the Greek capital for talks with conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. . (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)