Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Car park king and (another) disgraced politician

The king news astonishes me less that the fact that there is a Richard theThird Society, which itself confesses that "The Richard III Society may, at first glance, appear to be an extraordinary phenomenon."

Yep. You said it. But hey! If it gives you pleasure, please do go on enjoying  yourselves, and the full calendar of "events" scheduled for this summer. And don't worry, dear readers. Anyone can join.

Now to the other big news (it's not been a good week for burying bad news). Chris Huhne, as in disgrace of. While not exactly feeling sorry for him, I do think a prison sentence would be a bit steep. After all, many of the expenses-fiddling MPs got off far more lightly, and I think their crimes - stealing from tax-payers like us - were a lot worse.

But never mind, Chris. When you get out, you'll be paid a hefty advance for your memoirs (yes. Of course I'm jealous. I was a writer before you), and then you'll appear on I'm a Celebrity, and from then on your rise will be meteoric, I promise.

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20 comments:

  1. Chris Huhne lied and has been caught out.....perhaps prison isn't right but then being crooked is being crooked and needs to be punished, especially when perpetrated by people in power.

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    1. I quite agree. I just think the expenses cheats were at least as bad!

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  2. Mustn't comment, because it's still sub judice, but I can't resist quoting: "Teach not thy lip such scorn [...] lady ..."

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    1. You can comment as much as you like, Tim. You're a member of the voting public (at least, I assume you are!).

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  3. Favourite ever 'sale' notice - seen at an outdoor supplies store in Liverpool: 'Now is the winter of our discount tents!'

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  4. Love that notice, broken biro.

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  5. I rather like the fact that organisations such as the Richard the Third Society exists. People have such varied interests and enthusiasms don't we?

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    1. I like the quaint Britihness of it. My brother's father in law will be thrilled. He's written books about

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    2. it! (my iPad won't let me alter comments any more!)

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    3. Neither will mine Frances. I'm glad to know that I'm not alone.

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  6. I hadn't seen this news but having now read a rather esoteric article by Matthew Norman in today's Independent I'm not a lot wiser about the sentence. Certainly his crime is, to me anyway, far less serious than willfully defrauding the taxpayer over expenses which is a gross breach of trust. Mind you which politician doesn't perpetrate that crime on an almost daily basis?

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    1. They all seem to be up to something dishonest most of the time. Utterly depressing.

      Are you nice and warm in NZ? I can't remember a longer, drearier winter than the one we're "enjoying" at the moment!

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    2. Actually Frances I worked with politicians for most of my professional life and am therefore pretty cynical and enured to these things however I saw very little financial corruption in local government.

      The answer to out New Zealand weather you will find in A Rather Extraordinary Day written a few days ago.

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    3. I do dislike it when I make a spelling, sorry a checking, mistake on your blog of all blogs. I should, of course, have typed 'our' and not 'out'.

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    5. Just realised I don't think I'm a follower of your NZ blog. Must rectify!

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  7. I detest the way prison is used at times - surely C.H. could pay his debt to society/punishment in a more fitting way. Love the idea of the Richard III society!

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    1. Yes. He could start by picking up rubbish in parks, or scrubbing graffiti off walls. After all, he's presumably used to a busy life!

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