Month: February 2018

999

Here be Idiots

I hope this is not the beginning of making use of parked ambulances to demonstrate just how stupid you are. Paramedic Simon Wong of the West Midlands Ambulance Service parked on a double yellow line to answer a 999 call. Naturally he left the lights flashing and the doors open so that if necessary the…

Generation Snowflake

Censorship and intolerance in British universities is now endemic. Spiked magazine has published the Free Speech University Rankings (FSUR) for 2018. Universities have been divided into three groups and although the classification is simple the methodology and analysis is thorough. The Universities are classified as either: Red: Those that have banned and actively censored ideas…

Traffic signal

Idiotic Virtue Signalling

A couple of weeks ago the Presidents Club Charitable Trust held a men only, boozy fund raiser at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Nothing unusual about that, the club has raised over £20 million for underprivileged children holding similar events. What was unusual was that the Financial Times sent two people undercover to work as hostesses on…

Parks Police Triumph

If you are a wannabe policeman or policewoman and little or no common sense you should apply to join the Wandsworth Council parks police. Employed by the council and separate from the Metropolitan Police you will have no powers of arrest, but you do get to wear all the gear. Nice uniform, fluorescent jacket, torch,…

Council Balls

One of the conclusions I have arrived at over the years is that to work for a local council in an administrative capacity you must satisfy two requirements. Firstly, you must be unemployable in the private sector and secondly you must have no element of common sense. On the plus side though, the tax payer…

Horse-drawn tram in the late 19th century

Bailout Britain

From the 1st December 1913 when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of cars the fate of the horse-drawn carriage was sealed. As automobiles proliferated there was no government intervention or review on the future of the horse-drawn carriage because everyone realised that their demise was inevitable. Fast forward…

Tony Hancock in the blood doner

Hancock’s Half-Hour

Matt Hancock MP is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport so you may think it is only fitting that he should be the first MP to venture into the digital world with his own app. That’s what he did last week, with I assume the best of in intentions. However, the…