Just a few things…

And so here we are… coming up to the end of the week – has it been a good week for you?

Twitter continues to amuse (or abused in my case) and here is an excellent short film for those who share my taste for parody.

Tom Harris MP on his blog provides the following illustration of a professional busybody performing at world class levels.  I despair for our country sometimes. Here is a railway official who hasn’t quite got over Thomas The Tank Engine being officious.  I would have thought a train spotter the least likely disguise for a terrorist to adopt… but no, to this railway official this man presented  an ‘ever present danger’.

Ian Parker-Joseph, leader of the Libertarian UK Party, writes in his blog: Craig Murray to accuse Jack Straw on torture before HR committee: “The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has agreed to hear evidence from Craig Murray on torture on Tuesday 28 April at 1.45pm, where he will accuse Jack Straw of instituting and approving policy to accept intelligence from torture abroad.

Craig tells us on his blog:

I am delighted, as I have been trying for over four years to lay the truth about British torture policy before Parliament. I will testify that as British Ambassador I was told there is a very definite policy to accept intelligence from torture abroad, and that the policy was instituted and approved by Jack Straw when Foreign Secretary. I will tell them that as Ambassador I protested formally three times in writing to Jack Straw, and that the Foreign Office told me in reply to my protests that this was perfectly legal.

I will prove my evidence with documentation.”

7 thoughts on “Just a few things…

  1. Sir,

    There’s nothing actually wrang with a wee smidgen of torture now and then between my fellow Glasgow business acquaintances.

    I seem to remember some of the chaps being a dab hand at removing eyeballs with a hot spoon, back in the day.

    Nothing like a hot tip to get a man to pay his gambling debts on time.

    Luncheon tomorrow at Jinty’s… I’ll send a car for you at shall we say midday?

    Cheerio.

    JB

  2. Sir James….

    Jinty’s you say… what a good plan…. I feel as if my eyeballs have been removed this week….. too many hours of work recently? Who knows… but amusement beckons….

    Yours aye

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  4. Re: the trainspotter security threat. This has been a running sore for some months now amongst the trainspotting fraternity (of whom, I hasten to add, I am not a member). “Security” has supplanted “Health & safety” as the excuse of choice for all jobsworth characters. I’m sure the Fat Controller wouldn’t have allowed it. Having said that in “Toby the Tram Engine”, published in the 1950s/60s there is a story where Thomas is threatened with prosecution by the new local bobby for not having a “cow-catcher” when on a public road. Maybe things haven’t changed that much.

  5. Michael… I don’t think the Fat Controller would have put up with any nonsense…. and this is clearly nonsense.

    White Rabbit… I struggle each day until Rioja o’clock.

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