Archive | June, 2016

Don’t look down

30 Jun

So we’re waiting on a bus on Spring Bank and Margot starts taking pictures of the trash that abounds in those parts. “What do you want to that for?” says I. “No reason,” says herself “but I bet it ends up in your blog one day”  … Hmmm
The uplifting theme for the start of July is ‘Look Down‘.

The Truth is out there

29 Jun
They are building something on Newgate Street in Cottingham (a residential care home I’m told but I don’t really care). Naturally they need a crane, a really big crane. 
As it’s a tall thing it has a red light on top to warn passing aircraft I suppose. After a while this is spotted by someone (who may or may not have under the influence of the demon drink) in Hull a mile or so away and reported in the paper as a UFO… but, but, but he sputters it’s not just one light there’s another in the east, yup, that’ll be the cranes at the University . It’s sobering to think that the fate of nations is in the hands of people who cannot tell a crane from a flying saucer.

A Thing

26 Jun

Someone sat down, or more probably in this town a whole committee sat down, and decided it would a good idea if there was a thing at just this point. Plans were drawn up, consultations held, a contract signed (with Things Inc. no doubt), steel forges fired up, presses squeezed the metal  sheets which were cut and then engraved and welded to give us the glory that is this thing. Now tell me this isn’t a worthwhile thing …

Never saw the sun shining so bright

26 Jun

Here’s an odd thing at the marina, I’ve no doubt it has meaning but I’m damned if I know what it is. This was taken before the EU-know-what and that shade of blue known as Euroblue or Brussels blue will not be seen in these parts again as blue skies come to us courtesy of the sunshine articles of the Lisbon Treaty (tru dat, tru fact innit!).

The Neverendum

25 Jun

Well now two days after the end of the world as we knew it and everything still seems to be going along just dandy. The markets fell then rose to level higher than before the referendum (hardly the financial Armageddon predicted by the remainers). We’re still in the EU in case anybody thinks otherwise (despite being told by Mr Juncker to pack our bags  and leave, now, instantly, go on get lost!). We’ve still got a Tory Government although it is now completely dead in the water with no mandate for Brexit, no Prime Minister and no real majority in Parliament and no respect in the country. The opposition is threatening to rip itself apart again in yet another meaningless leadership challenge (but no-one is listening to them so this doesn’t really matter). The Brexiters have admitted (to no intelligent person’s great surprise) that their ridiculous claims on immigration and spending on the NHS (£350million a day or was it a week? I wasn’t paying them so much attention) were a complete pack of lies. Despite, or perhaps because of, all this the debate-cum-slanging match continues. The losing side now want a re-run referendum ( “We lost, it wasn’t fair that we lost”. You know the sort of thing that losers say. Perhaps a best of three option will keep them quiet, who knows?). Scotland is making those old fashioned independence noises again (or could that just be bagpipes), the Irish problem is threatening to become a real problem again. The young are thinking themselves betrayed by the old (t’was ever thus). London wants to remain in the EU by a massive margin and what London wants it by and large gets.
Oh and these damn silly flags are still flying. 
Like I say, dandy.

A strange day

24 Jun

I took this on my way to vote in the referendum (voted ‘Leave’ since you ask because, as is well known, I’m a delusional, knuckle-dragging, xenophobic, racist, piece of shit; yes, the eloquent insults of the losing ‘Remainers’ still flow …). Appears even the weeds have UKIP’s colours … It’s not every day you have a vote to leave the EU and the PM resigns with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his foot … interesting times.

Wake me when it’s all over.

22 Jun

When you were young did your mother ever tell you not pick at scabs? That itchy scraped knee with its red crusty wounds just ached to be scratched and picked at only to bleed and start all over again. Well for forty six years the Conservative Party has been picking at its European scab till the damn thing became ulcerous with more than a hint of gangrene. Today the pustulating boil will be lanced and much good it will do anyone. The level of ‘debate’ has sunk to hitherto unplumbed depths. It’s all lies, hyperbole, unbelievable scaremongering and idiotic name calling from both sides (of the Conservative Party!). As for Labour … well it’s a good job no-one is listening to Labour any more; best not to intrude on private grief.

Frankly if we were asking to join the European Union today I very much doubt they’d want us.

The result is tomorrow and I confidently predict half the country is not going to be happy. 
For myself I think I’ll take heed of this sign …