Thursday, 8 June 2017


It is said that those who the gods wish to destroy they first make mad, if on the off chance the local booby hatch is overbooked they send the poor saps off to join the Labour party, the eternal home of deluded intellectual toffs who’s main recreation is pretending to be working class.

To be caught between Scylla and Charybdis is to be faced with two equally unpleasant alternatives, what is vulgarly known as between a rock and a hard place and considering my template for the two monsters of Greek mythology, I have chosen well, none other than Shami Chakrabarti and Diane Abbott, better known as Baroness Bollocks and Lard Arse, two man hating harridans, who’s hypocrisy is the yardstick by which all others are measured, and found wanting in comparison.

Let us take a closer look at our two charmers, not that either of them possess a grain of the substance. First there is Lard Arse. This particular specimen went to Cambridge, her entry to this seat of advanced learning must have been due to positive discrimination as all evidence points to the woman being as thick as pig shit, she read history but seems to have forgotten most of the subject, although I suspect the lady did not learn much of it in the first place. Our Di is now shadow Home Secretary despite being unable to tell one end of an abacus from the other, she boasts that Cambridge made her, well, it also made Burgess and Mclean, a bright pair who’s loyalty to Britain could be considered somewhat suspect, as can Diane’s.

Now we come to shameless Shami, the Sherpa of social climbing, and has she scaled the heights, but first a thumbnail sketch of the lady’s attributes, and I promise I will try not to be ungallant. She has a face which resembles an arse which has been over injected with botox, expressionless except for the gap in the middle (Never could keep a promise too good to repeat) The newly minted peer used to be leader of an outfit called Liberty for which we should all be grateful as we had not any experience of such a concept before Shami’s lot jumped off the banana boat and taught us the meaning of freedom. Shami thinks grammar schools are socially divisive which is probably why they would not admit her sprog to Eton, forcing the hypocrite to send the lad to the down market Dulwich College, cheaper but lacking the social cachet of Slough Grammar. While this is all socially divisive, Shami will not worry herself unduly as she is on record as being stuck horrified by the prospect of sharing a room with Essex men. Very uncouth are Essex men, no class and they all go to state comprehensives.

Scylla had twelve faces, but then so has Shami and her pal Diane. The mythical monsters were man eaters, I do not know about Baroness Bollox, but Lard Arse certainly falls into that category as Jeremy Corbyn could certainly testify. Those who the gods wish to destroy they cause to live in a democracy.

(coming soon)

Friday, 26 May 2017


What are they putting in the tea at our centres of academic excellence these days? Well, it can not be bromide, especially at Nottingham Trent University. I do not know if this is a proper institution of learning or one of those gimcrack outfits which in our egalitarian age litter every street corner and exist only to propagate the pretensions of the terminally thick, which is why they are so popular with the youth of today who couldn’t pour piss out of a boot even if the instructions were printed on the heel, particularly as they can not read in the first place. Have I offended you dear ones? Well I bloodywell hope so as the experience will do you good, even if you go blind as a consequence.
Enough of this whimsy and let us get down to the nuts of this issue. A psychologist at the said University has recommended that employers institute masturbation breaks, I presume they would be for the male staff as most would conclude that the majority of bosses are wankers in the first place and not in need of extra stimulation. Of course the logistics might be a tad complicated, does a bell ring at set times and all rush off to a designated area? Or would they sneak off for a quick tug of lust behind the bike shed? Or deciding to let it all hang out and stand in a circle in the middle of the office trying to see who would be first off the mark which might not be a particularly wise move as Doris the tea lady could walk in on them and either have a heart attack or, even worse, help herself to what was on offer which would undoubtedly dampen their spirits.
What has our civilisation come to? It makes my spirits droop to think of it all, and the waste of all that money spent on obtaining an education which only teaches one how to have a wank, an occupation not normally in need of instruction. But, enough of this levity, we are in the throes on an election, with great decisions to be made, therefore we must all pull together.

Monday, 7 November 2016


Pride comes before a fall and Mrs. Clinton has enough of the stuff to fill her hubby’s pants and still leave enough room to accommodate his dick, and with his track record in said department that is surely saying something. Although what the woman has to be proud of is something of an enigma. Mrs C is an avowed feminist, coasting to her personal nirvana by means of her husbands coat tails. Nothing like a knob to pole vault to success.

Our heroine is running for the Presidency of the USA on a cloud of mendacity of such intensity one would suspect she has received lessons from our own Tony Blair, no slouch himself when it comes to spinning porkies. The race for the White House is not for the feint hearted, it is the political equivalent of the Tour de France, the final lap is the most gruelling and Hillary has come off her bike in a spectacular fashion. She who has lived a lie is now dying of one, garrotted by the truth so to speak, Donald Trump, no slouch when it comes to spouting a big whopper, cannot believe his luck.

Now, time to get sown to the kernel of this problem, Hillary and her unwillingness to call a spade a bleeding shovel, to wit, she did not send any e-mails despite initiating six hundred and fifty of the little blighters, which suggests that with such a level of correspondence she could not have spared the time to have a crap let alone give Bill a blow job, not that he would have availed himself of the offer. All this was effected via a private server, which begs the question what did she have to hide? What did she have to convey that could not be entrusted to the official apparatus? Hillary avows she did not do anything wrong, is this her Monica moment?

Hillary has been blowing hot and cold on Donald’s attitude to women, a stance somewhat perplexing considering the time she has been hitched to Bill without tonguing so much as a whisper of disapproval, a state of affaires which does leave a marginally nasty taste in the mouth. So, to the dénouement of this piece, Hillary looking forlornly through the gates of the White House, the only cunt on Capital Hill which Bill has not drilled.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Keith Vaz fiddles while his balls burn.

Everyone knew that Keith Vaz has an unquenchable lust for publicity, not so many realised he has an equally passionate liking for rent boys, preferably in pairs, but unlike at Tesco’s I doubt he gets two for the price of one, or any discount as a frequent user.
The first question is what was he playing at although one can guess what it was he was playing with, the man is definitely getting above his station. Vaz born in Yemen came to our shores at an early age, and yet here he is carrying on as if he were a Bullingdon Club Tory toff, the man is a Labour MP for gawd’s sake, if anything he should have been screwing the cleaning lady who could then have sold her story to the Sunday newspapers. Satisfaction all round. A life on the bum is OK in certain social circles, but those realms are far above what Vaz could legitimately aspire to. Had he fiddled around at the back of the bus shelter, there may have been leeway for social redemption, but no, he had to perform his version of the buggers opera a flat he happened to have going spare, who did the pretentious sod think he was? Tony Blair? Who at least had the good taste to have a rumble with Murdoch’s missus, but as she is a woman Vaz would have undoubtedly found something missing.
As a former chairman of a committee investigating vice, out hero has garnered invaluable insight into areas others are not party to, but was it necessary to plumb such depths? Work experience is one thing, but blowing a rent boys trumpet is surely a toot too far.

Hey diddle diddle, Keith Vaz had a fiddle,
With two rent boys who trousered the cash,
He buggerd them rough,
Until all had enough,
Then went down with the clap and a rash

Monday, 5 September 2016


There is no denying it, try as one may, but social background defines a Brit, ‘twas ever so and forever will, especially in politics where class is a sure-fire compass to the direction of advancement, but things are not so strait forward as may be supposed. In some of the more elevated circles of the profession it does not pay to be posh, oh Lordy no.
Let’s take the Tories. David Cameron and his cronies busted a collective gut in pretending to be common, nobody actually swallowed that nonsense, but at least they tried, despite having posh wives, posh houses and inherited wealth, unfortunately that did not prevent them getting the bums rush after the recent referendum. The new intake to the realms of government are a different kettle of fish altogether, down market would be one way of putting it, council house crap would be another, not a genuine doff amongst the lot of them, makes one ashamed to be British.
However, we can always rely on the good old Labour party to maintain standards, which is why Owen Smith will not be elected their new leader, the fatuous Welsh git is as common as a fart in a cow shed, so, let us look a little closer at the peoples party and see what they have loaded on to the offering plate.
I could do worse than to start with Michael Meacher, who took vociferous objection to being labelled middle class despite falling off his perch leaving behind five million quid to his heirs and successors, one could buy an entire council estate with that sort of dosh, but we must not pick nits no matter how much they leave behind.
Now let’s get to the star players. Harriet Harman, related to an Earl no less, naturally she tries to play this down and everyone pretends to go along with the pantomime, but our Hattie is the full Monty, which is why Diane Abbot can not stand the sanctimonious bitch.
Last we come to the star of the show, the next leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister of England, Jeremy Corbyn, who has the word posh branded on his bum, after all, he was born in a manor house and went to prep school, the clincher? He has a brother called Piers, working class boys do not have brothers called Piers, Sid or Bert yes, but Piers? Never. The man is a shoo in to lead the party of social equality.
So. There you have it folks, Jeremy will give us the ruling class we all cherish and which them common bloody Tories have so casually thrown away. Come the next election Vote Labour and bugger the working class.

Thursday, 10 December 2015


The World was as the World had always been and always would be, it glided effortlessly through the firmament rather as a nineteenth century courtesan would traverse a Parisian salon, with infinite grace and élan. Day traded places with night in a seamless transience which spoke of long practice and old fashioned good manners and England enjoyed a similar state of ambience, albeit one which owed nothing to manners, the display of which the country’s ruling class considered elitist. The natural progression of evolutionary forces maintained their incestuous relationship with the calendar as ordained by Mother Nature, who bided her time, watching, contemptuously as the race of men, unknowingly wove a tapestry, the threads of which depicted the fate they had by their actions ordained for themselves. Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, who was of a more decisive and impatient nature, looked down on Albion, once known as Ynys Priddain, the island of the mighty, and decided it was time for a calling in of the accounts accumulated in the name of hubris. Prime Minister Leo Blair was in the sort of mood the Emperor Caligula must have been indulging in when he blurted out his heart felt desire to the effect that wished all the Romans had but one neck between them, the easier to facilitate their removal from the joys of this earth to the sublimities of the hereafter. Premier Blair, absolute ruler of what remained of the once United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, took a deep breath and tried to think uplifting thoughts as an aid to the re-arrangement of his facial expression to resemble a topography which he fondly imagined would indicate a benign temperament, like his aged pater, he could not resist a pose, however false, especially when he felt a strop coming on. The great man failed to realise the futility of the exercise, as he still looked as if he existed on a diet of grapefruit sweetened with lemon juice, married to the carping and eternally frigid Papagena, nothing else was at all possible, he would have divorced her had it not been for his addiction to keeping up appearances. A tantrum was not threatened, it was guaranteed. “Bastard. Bloody old bastard. God rot the bastard” The Prime Minister was not referring, in this instance to his wife, but to his progenitor, the legendary Anthony of that ilk. The legend being that the old fraud could not smile and fiddle with himself at the same time, such was his intellectual capacity. The catalyst which had opened up this spigot of bile, was the Zimmer frame owned by the Premiers father. Leo had just fallen over it for the third time that morning, and it was still only eleven o-clock. As a temporary solution to the wandering Zimmer frame which could not keep a grip on it’s owner, Leo had tried locking his father up in a first floor room in Downing Street. The old man’s brain had succumbed to Alzheimer’s, unfortunately, from Leo’s perspective, the grim reaper had failed to present his calling card and stake his legitimate claim to the rest of the patriarch’s carcass. Locking the senior Blair away solved nothing, locking him in a room which overlooked the street made things infinitely worse. Finding a hand bell, the old boy sensed salvation through the jellied consumee which his mind had become. The bell was of the sort once used to summon pupils to their lessons, in the bad old days before learning had been abolished as it presented an obstacle to progressive education, daddy Blair, the poor old soul, had opened a window, leaned out, and ringing the bell like the clappers of hell, bellowed to the crowd assembled in the street below to come and rescue him. “Help, help, please come and rescue me, help me please help me. Our Leo’s locked me up and the little shit won’t let me out”. The crowd who happened to be gathered outside the Prime Ministerial residence, were the half cut and residually hung over members of the press corps, the ones their editors had it in for and thought not worth the price of a subsidised stint in a drying out clinic. The Downing Street watch was punishment duty, the last port of call before being fired. Most of these reporters were foreign, therefore they could not be nobbled as it was possible to do with the domestic variety of the breed. They lapped it up; for once they had something worth sending their bosses. The portrait of aged Tone, the past and past it leader with his bell going ding dong fit to wake a session of Parliament, was sent whizzing around the World, not the sort of publicity normally encouraged by the residents of the street, but it did save one or two journalistic careers. The year was two thousand and fifty, and still the doctors, despite young Leo’s prayers, had kept his pa ticking over against all the odds and probabilities. This attention to Hippocratic fidelity did nothing to endear the medical profession to the Prime Minister, who had decided to exact his revenge on the entire class of doctors by slashing the health budget, starting with their salaries. This attitude to wards the doctors was irrational to say the least, Leo would not have cared one way or the other if his sire were to carry on decrepit and semi doolally until the day of the second coming, provided the old man could have done it under his own roof, which was impossible, as that roof, a very posh one in Conaught Square had been repossessed by the bank years ago, entirely on account of his mothers delusion that she was an investor or rare perspicacity. Leo had then been obliged to provide a berth for his now homeless and penniless parents, none of his siblings was prepared to have the old woman under their roofs as a guest for tea on Sunday, let alone as a permanent lodger. Well, it was either a billet in Downing Street or the night shelter. Mrs Leo was incandescent at the time, she hated her mother-in-laws guts with an intensity which could have generated enough electricity to keep a hospital running. “More than one way to scalp a frigging moggie”. He muttered to himself as he stomped off in the direction of the cabinet room, muttering and cussing every step of the way as he contemplated his revenge on the proud ranks of physitionary. Most un-Prime Ministerial. Some people would rank such behaviour incestuously close to filial ingratitude, had Leo’s father not repealed the quinquenial act in two thousand and five, and the following year, fed up to the gills with the bellyaching, backstabbing and outright undisguised intriguing of his Chancellor of the Exchequer, cut the brake cables on Gordon Brown’s car, the only way to solve the leadership crisis that had been brewing for more than a decade, then there would have been no Premiership for him, Leo to inherit, and he would have had to have gotten himself a job and a mortgage just like the rest of the population, at least those who were not members of the political elite. While general elections had gone the way of the stage coach, by elections were still permitted, but these were only held when the ruling party could be certain of engineering the perfect gerrymander, membership of the commons, as a result of this had shrunk from over six hundred to one hundred and fifty, while there were fifteen thousand members of the house of Lords. Leo like his father before him, had taken to giving his cronies peerages instead of Christmas cards, at least he did until King William put the kybosh on such practices, but that is for a later stage of this narrative. Leo glanced around him, deploring the shabby décor of the house, money was tight these days, even for politicians, outlay on so trivial an item as a few rolls of wall paper required serious deliberation with the Chancellor. The Prime Minister swept into the cabinet room, he halted just inside the door, his head rotated from side to side, resembling a badly mounted ack- ack gun out of control, his expression illuminated the inner disdain he felt for his colleagues. The cabinet was already seated when the Prime Minister entered the room, this was not the agreed etiquette of the occasion but they had taken to ignoring such subtleties of late, their feelings for the Prime Minister matched his for them, if anything united this motley group of failures it was their loathing for each other. This was the first sitting of the cabinet. The days when that body could all sit around one table had long gone, the government was now so enormous, with ministers responsible for everything from finance to farting, they could not be accommodated in one sitting, there was a meeting on each day of the week for a different set of ministers. Little wonder there was no money left for wall paper. The Cabinet was in a particularly bad mood that day. Previously they had been served tea or coffee in dainty china cups, now there had been yet one more economy drive, each minister had in front of him a plastic cup filled with council pop, fresh from the tap. This really got on their goat, economy was supposed to be for the masses, not for them. The Prime Minister’s beady orbs lighted on the Minister for political correctness, a humourless old cow so far past the menopause she could remember when the common people were allowed to have a fag on Saturday nights, provided of course they did not advertise their activity to the neighbours and kept the curtains drawn. “Why are you standing in the corner Clytemnestra? Glaring at everyone like that. What’s wrong now”. “Clyt’s got the ‘ump. Aven’t yer darlin’” This was Dick Fircle, M.P. for Tower Hamlets. Dick was a dab hand when it came to rubbing the lady up the wrong way; he seldom snubbed an opportunity to indulge this singular talent of his. “What a matchless ability you have when it comes to expressing yourself” Sneered Clytemnestra. There was nothing of London’s East end about her, it is doubtful if she had ever been east of the Mansion House; she was old New Labour through and through. Damp with the sweat stains of middle class pretensions, insulated from the realities of life by a Matterhorn sized pile of inherited money, which she pretended not to possess, privately educated, and above all else, convinced beyond redemption that she was predestined to appreciate what was best for the lower orders, and determined that they would do what she decided was best for them. The people, god assoil them, had born the burden of Clytemnestra Dawkins and her ilk for many a long year. Dick smiled maliciously in her direction, he relished the chance of getting into a ruck with Ms. Dawkins, it would be a welcome distraction from the megalith of a hangover currently overshadowing his life. Clytemnestra however had other organic broccoli to steam that particular morning. She sent a poisoned dart of a look at the prime Minister, then jerked her thumb in the direction of her usual seat. Leo immediately saw the reason for her irritation, for once he sympathised with the woman. Sitting in the chair normally occupied by Clytemnestra was the P.M’s beloved mother Cherrie, well that was how she was referred to in the press, in reality, Leo was as fed up with his mother as he was with his old man, more so in fact, as Cherrie had the habit of trying to interfere in the running of the government which she fondly but erroneously deluded herself that she had a talent for, a conceit her hubby, even in the days when he still had his wits about him, lacked the guts to contradict. Mrs. Blaire senior sat listlessly at the cabinet table, she had suffered a minor stroke a few years earlier leaving the left side of her face partially paralysed, giving the impression, when viewed from an obscure angle, that she was smiling, our dear lord does have a sense of humour after all. This facial paralysis caused a drooping at the left corner of her mouth, which meant she was continuously dribbling, to save money on the laundry bills Leo had ordered the staff to ensure that at all times mother dear was to wear a plastic bib the size of a table cloth, which gave the casual observer the impression the woman was dead and had half fallen out of her shroud. “Now then mother, you know you must not be in here” Leo spoke to his mother in the same tone he used with Max, his Labrador, Max never took any notice of the man either. “When are we going to abolish the Monarchy? Your dad always promised me he would, but he never did. I want a republic our Leo” The Prime Minister’s lips were sutured together in distaste. “Why can’t she be content to regress to her second childhood like normal old biddies do” Thought Leo. “But no, she has to go one better and do a National Geographic tour of her common northern roots” “Come along now mother. Off we jolly well go” “Don’t use such language to me my lad, you sound like one of them poncy southern poofs, and I did not bring you up to be a poof. Had enough of those buggers in your father’s government” Cherrie would have said more but an excess of dribbling cut short the flow of her narrative. Carping the diem, an activity at which he excelled, the cabinet secretary grabbed hold of Cherrie, yanked her out of the chair, then frogmarched the errant parent from the room, and out of the sight of her quietly fuming son, his mask of piety towards his mother had not fooled anyone, the cabinet knew Leo hated his mother almost as much as they did. As they exited, Leo gave Sir Norman a grateful smile while at the same time reminding himself to ensure that Sir Norman got paid that month, which was why the cabinet secretary had acted in the first place, he knew from past experience that if there was one way to ensure the even flow of the monthly dosh, it was to rescue the prime Minister from one of his Parents. Sir Norman devoted enormous amounts of time and effort to ensuring the parents irritated their illustrious offspring towards the end of the month. Leo, thick as he was, never twigged what Sir Norm was up to. The Prime Minister was not the only one pleased by Sir Norm’s intervention, Clytemnestra appreciated the ejection of Mrs. Blaire whom she considered socially distasteful. There’s no snob like an old New Labour snob. The minister delicately set her oh so refined bum down on the vacated seat, the air of delicacy did not last very long nor did Clytemnestra’s bum lay claim to it’s current resting place for any longer. “Christ it’s wet. It’s fucking sopping. The bitch has left her incontinence pads off again” She jumped up, her face red with a mixture of rage and embarrassment, the embarrassment caused by her realisation of how common she had sounded by blasting off with what she tweely referred to as the F word, so working class, and while one sympathised with the lower orders one certainly did not want to sound like them, or ones grandfather come to that. “It’s intolerable Leo. You’ll have to do something about it” “What? Surely you don’t expect me to fit them on her. I’ve got enough on my hands as it is” “I don’t see why not, it would be the first thing of any use you’ve done in years” This was Dick Fircle, a man not inclined to hold back when it came to sticking the boot into the prime Minister, who’s job he lusted after with pathological intensity, what was known in New labour circles as Brown’s syndrome, the bubonic plague of the party. The Prime Minister felt cornered and when in that emotional state he became petulant. “That’s enough. We are not here to discuss my mother” The man actually thought that was enough to quell any further exploration of the subject, Dick’s ambitions sailed in an alternative direction. “We don’t need to talk about the cow, we can smell her, there isn’t a chair in the joint that she hasn’t pissed on fifty times over” The Prime Minister found himself in a semantic quandary, while he agreed with everything Dick had said, he would fight to the death to prevent him saying it. A politician to his finger tips was our Leo “Enough” Leo could never be masterful when he tried, another aspect of his character so redolent of his papa it was painful to observe. Dick and Clytemnestra did not even bother to put up a pretence of paying the man any heed, they were positively priapic with anticipation at the chance to continue their feud, and the Cabinet settled down to enjoy the show, along with the prime Minister’s discomfort. “You’re as vulgar as a supermarket checkout Dick, you might on occasion have some regard for your surroundings” “It was only a few seconds ago that you were effing and blinding along with the best of them” “A slip of the tongue. It can happen to all of us. If you had sat in what I did you would have said something a little stronger than botheration” “I’ve never said botheration in my fucking life, I’ve got too much respect for my roots. I leave words like that to you lot, toffee totty from Islington pretending to be posher than God when everybody knows their fathers or grandfathers started off in life stacking shelves at Tesco’s, and if they wanted a holiday their mothers had to go on the game” Dick was a government token, in his case a token of the working classes, if at any time he forgot to drop an eitch, then he went back and flung it down with overwhelming emphasis as a matter of principle. Dick’s observations were close enough to the bone to cause Clytemnestra to go brick red in the face. Clytemnestra was not the only one to be lanced by Dick’s barbs; the Cabinet was literally drowning in bourgeois pretensions, most of them blatantly obvious if not risible. “You really are a dreadful little man, why can’t you express yourself like decent people do. Surely the effort would not be too much for you to endure” This was Clytemnestra at her best, Lady Bracknell in an off the peg blouse and badly applied make-up. “You can tart it up any way you like clyt, but the old cow’s piddling all over the damn joint, there is not a chair that is safe to sit in. It’s a wonder we haven’t all got piles from sitting on damp cushions, and all because she won’t wear her incontinence pads. He should bloody well make her” Dick prodded his finger in the vague direction of the Prime Minister who was hiding behind awesome bulk of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. “You’re in no position to point the finger Richard Fircle. Your Father never would wear his hearing aide, one could rupture one’s larynx trying to pass the time of day with him” “Yes, but he didn’t piss through his ear ‘oles” “That’s enough children” The Chancellor’s laconic interventions were always listened to with attentive respect, if only because the man held the strings to the purse which held what little money there was in the public kitty. He manually propelled the Prime Minister into prominence, caring not a fig for Leo’s distress at his mother’s behaviour and the reaction it caused amongst his colleagues. “Yes. Yes. We must get on with the business of the day” There were time when Leo so perfectly fitted the apparition of an old maid, that there were amongst his colleagues, those who wondered if all the man possessed between his legs was wishful thinking. “Sit down everyone. Lets get things moving” This was the Chancellor again, he was on a roll and determined to keep charge of the proceedings until the prime Minister regained his composure and grabbed back control. “How can I sit down on this” Clytemnestra kicked the dampened chair. I am not sitting in, in…” “Piss.” Dick could be so helpful when he chose; he loved helping Clytemnestra, from one hole to another. “I’m not sitting on this filthy chair, and that’s an end to it” “We won’t let you get your end in it Clyt, will we lads? Clyt with a wet end. Perish the thought. He smiled at his perennial adversary, an expression which held no affinity to compassion, it was malevolence stuck in molasses “ “At this rate we’ll be here until the next General election” The Chancellor had a beautiful turn of phrase, that his colleagues were on the whole too thick to appreciate the nuances of his speech was a cause of great sadness in his life. Abruptly he left the room; there were those who wondered if this presaged another resignation tantrum for which the man was famous. Outside the Cabinet room the Chancellor looked around him, the only item of seating furniture he could see was a baby’s high chair belonging to the Prime minister’s youngest. He grabbed the chair and returned with it to the cabinet room. “Here” He plonked the chair down in Clytemnestra’s accustomed place. “That’s all I can find. You’ll just have to make do with it” “I am not sitting in that. What do you think I am?” Silly woman. Some people never learn. “A pain in the arse” When warranted, Dick could be dramatically terse; he and the Chancellor picked up a struggling, squawking Clytemnestra and jammed her into the high chair, a sight made even more incongruous by the string of balloons tied to it’s back. “Now let’s get down to business, God knows we’ve wasted enough time for one day. For once there is a serious question before us. “Thank you Chancellor. Most helpful as usual” Meaning, butt out you scheming git, I’m the boss. “Forget today’s agenda something very important has come up which we have to decide on” “You mean agree with Brussels don’t you” This was the Foreign Secretary, he loved to indulge in a bit of pedantry every now and then, it made him feel himself to be the intellectual he certainly was not. No Ernie, I do not. As of now Brussels knows nothing about this. Absolutely sweet FA” The Foreign Secretary went white, the poor man had never had to take a decision for himself during the whole of his time in government, none of them around the table had. Ruling Britain consisted of doing what the lords of the world, seated in the European Union palaces decreed, it was so simple there was no need to even pretend to have brains, just as well that, as most of the British Government did not have any to start with. “Then if Brussels does not know about this what are we going to do?” Ernie, the poor benighted sap was on the doorstep of a catatonic seizure, propelled there by unadulterated terror. “Listen dear boy. That’s all that is required for the moment “ “They’ve discovered oil in Wales” This was the Chancellor, despairing of anyone getting to the point before nightfall and unable to resist stealing the prime Ministers star turn. “I was supposed to say that” Leo was starting to turn petulant, he always did when someone took his toys away from him. “It was my announcement not yours. You’re always doing this. I want to tell them. Godstall darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, gave his dear leader a pitying look. “Couldn’t help myself Leo, it just slipped out. So sorry” When it came to insincerity there was no-one to touch the Chancellor, the man was in a class all of his own, which in New labour terms really was an achievement.. Clytemnestra banged the tray attached to her high chair; she did not like it if attention strayed from her for too long a time. “There is no oil in Wales, and that is a geological fact of life” “Until a few days ago I would have concurred. No arguments. But things have now changed, completely. The results have come in from a survey and there is no doubt that Wales is floating on oil, probably the largest deposits to be found in the world” “God bless the bloody Taffs. God Bless the lying thieving bastards” Dick was jumping up and down in his seat with excitement, clapping his hands and frothing at the mouth. “You all know what this means don’t you” Leo gazed at his colleagues, experience had prompted him not to expect a reaction in any of it’s myriad forms. The Chancellor beamed, he knew what was around the corner, which was why Leo gave him a monumental kick on the shins. “Christ allbloodymighty” “So sorry Godstall. My foot slipped. It means my dears that soon we shall have money again. Oodles and oodles of the vulgar stuff. “We can have our official cars replaced with new” “At last I can have my official residence refurbished” “Fact finding trips. We can have some of those again. Lots of them. I want one to Barbados” Chaos descended on the company rather as the holy ghost had come down to bless the Apostles, there was a crude, undignified stampede to exit the room, punches were thrown, antecedents besmirched, they may have been thick, but no-one could accuse them of not being avaricious, they scented moolah and nothing was going to stand in the way of their spreading the glad tidings to their nearest and dearest. “Wait. I haven’t finished. Come back you greedy sods, you don’t go until I say you can. And you don’t tell anyone about this. You all know what will happen if the Iraqis find out about the oil. Now, we’ve got the abolition of MacSaddam’s to go over. The public have to be stopped from eating all those unhealthy burgers” As was usual on all important issues, not a blind bit of notice was paid to the dear leader, the ministers left him to the delights of yet another tantrum, nobody wanted to waste time on Government business when there were spending sprees to dreamed of and planned. Unfortunately for Clytemnestra she, poor dab was forgotten in the rush, ignored and abandoned, there she remained, jammed in her high chair until found by the cleaners the following morning, bedraggled, foul tempered and unmistakably damp. To the ultimate degradation of her middle class dignity the woman had wet herself.

Thursday, 3 December 2015


Life has its little ups and downs, and while they are a pain in the arse, one has no option other than to endure them, which is what I am doing at the moment with saintly resignation. Recently I suffered a heart attack, which surprised me as the consensus of opinion held that all I had in my chest was a swinging brick but now I have medical evidence this is not true. If there is a plus to this situation it is that I have now officially joined the ranks of the middle classes, you can not be a member of the middle ranks of society unless you have suffered a heart attack, a small price to pay for admittance to the ranks of the posh lot. So, let us start at the beginning. There was no indication that anything was untoward, one moment walking down the passage, the next, laid out on the floor in agony. In the fall I had broken my collar bone. I lay there unable to move for three hours, bemused and in agony, the only thing I could be sure of was that I had not over indulged, after all, ten AM would have been a little early even by my standards. Eventually an ambulance arrived and ferried me over to the Royal London, that’s when the fun started, laugh? I nearly died. The first thing you notice on admission to hospital is the obsession of the staff with one’s intestinal transition, putting it crudely, when did you last have a crap? Of course the question was never posited in so crude a manner, have you opened your bowels? being the preferred avenue of inquirery. I never did work out the correlation between my arse and my heart, but, mine not to wonder why. I lay on a hospital bed wired up to some infernal contraption which played irritating tunes every time I moved, the cables had a life of their own and displayed a determination to truss me up like a pig on it’s way to market. Now it came to pass that I needed a jimmy riddle,which meant a nurse had to unplug me when I needed the bathroom, every time I wanted to pee I had to be unplugged, personal dignity has no place in the national health service. The following day they shipped me over to Bart’s, the receptionist expressed surprise that I was man, which unless I had mislaid something on the journey across the Capital, I certainly was. This did not go very far to boosting my confidence, as if they could not get my sex right what else might they overlook, or worse, discard, would I leave the premises all heart and no balls? The next couple of hours I spent drinking water as this was essential to the procedure to be performed on me. Eventually they wheeled me into the theatre, I lay on the slab surrounded by strangers, more wires, but at least they did not pester me with questions about my bowels. Now as I have said, I had been made to consume copious quantities of liquid, the outcome being inevitable, I indicated my need to go to the bathroom, nothing so civilised came my way, a complete stranger grabs my family inheritance and stuffs it into a container. Now I freely admit that I adore being the centre of attention, but having a strange geezer stuffing my cock into a cardboard tube while a crowed of strangers gazed on, is ramming the issue home to a point beyond parody, at least the audience did not clap which was something to be thankful for. After a five hour wait for an ambulance I was back in the London, arriving at eleven thirty at night only to face another barrage of questions concerning the state of my bowels, had they nothing better with which to occupy their minds? Thursday had dawned and I felt a mite peckish, the medical staff were wonderful, the chef should have been indicted on a charge of crimes against humanity, were you to give a dog the mush that man dished up the mutt would bite you. I decided to make a break for freedom. There are lots of fast food joints on Whitechapel Road and I determined one of them deserved my patronage. I snuck out of the hospital. So, there I was, hobbling down the road dressed only in my jim jams, one arm in working order, resembling nothing so much as Quasimodo auditioning for a slot on Strictly Come Dancing. Disaster. I encountered some friends who insisted on escorting me back from whence I had come, escorting? Try frogmarching. The staff were awaiting me, the bastards had sounded the alarm, why? All I wanted was a cheese toastie and a packet of fags, surely that was no reason to put the rozzers onto me. At least all this took their minds off my bowels momentarily. From this point onwards they were watching me, no chance of doing a runner. Monday morning and the ward sister breezes into my room, here she comes thinks I, the bowel queen of Whitechapel, but this was different. The state of my guts had escaped her mind, I was being discharged, I could go home. Oh joy, oh rapture, I was so happy I nearly shit myself.