Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Monday, March 13, 2023
With all the things that are going on in the world, it is unbelievable that so much attention should be given to Gary Lineker's remarks on Twitter.
He was outspoken and his reference to Germany in the 30s have offended some - particularly right wing members of the Government.
Let's face it, Braverman has some form on using offensive language to refer to migrants - she previously described them as "invaders". I also do not care for her veiled threat that millions could try to enter the UK if the Government did not take a strong stance. It reminded me of the threat that millions of Turks would come to Britain if the country stayed in the EU. That was not true and neither is it true what Braverman now says. All she is doing is whipping up support amongst people who believe her populist garbage.
Of course, the country needs to stop the rubber dingies for the sake of safety to those who use them as a means to get to Britain. Of course there needs to be limits on the numbers that any country can take.. Except of course when Britain needed more workers, they were not only allowed to enter the country, they were encouraged and given a cheap passage.
Ultimately, Lineker was expressing his own opinion - not the opinion of the BBC. The remarks were made on his personal Twitter account. In the same way Clarkson made comments about Meghan Markle on his own Twitter account. Neither were reflecting the views of the organisations they worked for. A statement from the BBC to say that Lineker's views were his own and not necessarily those of the Corporation was all that was required.
Wednesday, March 08, 2023
No, no and no!
It comes as no surprise that Boris Johnson has produced a list of 100 nominations in his resignation honours list, more than any other retiring PM.
It is inevitable, given Johnson's reputation, that some of the names on his list will raise eyebrows. None more so than his father, Stanley Johnson who is listed for a knighthood.
It is not unusual for relatives to be given honours. For example, Margaret Thatcher put her husband Denis forward for a knighthood.
However, there is a difference between Denis and Stanley. Denis was the rock who stood behind Thatcher. Stanley's sole contribution to his country was siring possibly the worst Prime Minister the country has known. That, along with the allegations that Johnson's father was violent to his former wife, should preclude him from any honour.
Never mind "f*** business" and "f*** Americans", let's f*** Johnson's honours list instead.
Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Latest weather updates in the UK show temperatures are expected to plunge as low as -15C and yellow warnings will be issued for large swathes of the UK - with roads, trains and bus services likely to be affected.
In the meantime, looking at the graph, Spring is arriving with a vengeance here on the Costa Blanca.
Would we prefer to live here or back in the UK?