“Extra-large cone, rum and raisin, extra sprinkles, 2 flakes – hold the mask there love”

“You can’t eat when you’re muzzled!” Apparently DUP MP Sammy Wilson cannot fathom the possibility of eating an ice cream outside. This revelation arrives in the latest instalment of Sammy’s tirade against the public health advice to wear facemasks when indoors. I’ll admit, it’s never easy to follow the East Antrim MP’s train of thoughtContinue reading ““Extra-large cone, rum and raisin, extra sprinkles, 2 flakes – hold the mask there love””

“I fought the law and the law won”.

The current pandemic has enabled me to do a great number of introverted activities, including reading, writing, and listening to a huge array of music. Last night, I found myself heavily invested in some music of the 1960s and stumbled across the Bobby Fuller Tour classic – I fought the law. A song that hasContinue reading ““I fought the law and the law won”.”

Don’t forget your shovel if you want to bike to work.

ALERT! ALERT! STAY ALERT! This is the new message from the British Government today as they try to gradually ease lockdown restrictions and remedy the economy. But there is a danger that this message in itself may cause an internet block as everyone in the UK rushes to begin to try and purchase night-vision goggles,Continue reading “Don’t forget your shovel if you want to bike to work.”

Gone is the bravado which defined PMQs of the past decade.

This morning, as I try to every Wednesday morning, I tuned into Prime Ministers Questions, the great charade of British politics, the superficial epithet of executive accountability, the midweek circus of Westminster. However, as well as the chamber being notably absent of MP’s, there was a more noticeable absence – the bravado and ostentatiousness whichContinue reading “Gone is the bravado which defined PMQs of the past decade.”