I’m at the back end of a three-day cold, and have developed an irritating tickle in my throat which causes me to cough with irksome regularity.
It occurs to me that the Irritating Tickle would make an excellent stage-name for a clown magician.
BBC (30-Sep-2019): …Prince Harry’s tribute comes after he claimed protecting nature was “fundamental to our survival”.
Guardian (31-Oct-2007): Prince Harry quizzed by police about shooting of rare birds
Somebody up there Whom I don’t believe in took His best shot with a lightning bolt yesterday.
He was wide of the mark by a good 20 metres, but managed to take out a nearby telegraph pole. The ensuing electrical surge fried our landline, hub, data bridge, and expensive laser printer. Somewhat miraculously, our even more expensive iMac computer and stupidly expensive hi-fi system, which are also connected to our local area network, survived the ordeal unscathed.
I wish I could say the same for my underpants.
I thought it was the EU that was supposed to be ‘undemocratic’…
BBC: Supreme Court: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Mr Johnson suspended—or prorogued—Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but the court said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit on 31 October.
Supreme Court president Lady Hale said "the effect on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme."
If that oaf ‘Boris’ Johnson a shred of honour (which clearly he doesn’t), he’d be stepping down to spend more time with whichever poor woman he’s shacked up with this week.