“…[COVID-19] tests carried out across the UK, excluding Northern Ireland. – Priti Patel, UK Home Secretary [a Conservative politician].” Link. Another article: ‘Speaking at the daily Downing Street coronavirus briefing, Priti Patel [a Conservative] was asked twice if she would Continue reading three hundred thousand thirty four, nine hundred and seventy four thousand…
I bought some noise-cancelling headphones to be prepared well in advance of working from home, or so I thought. Delivered the weekend before the UK government advised non-essential workers to work from home if at all possible. Luckily I can Continue reading Headphones
Warning: sweary stuff later. I’ve been working from home. Until today I was doing pretty well at it too, motivation high, reasonably productive despite the relative isolation, but I hit a productivity brick wall today. No matter, I’ll have a Continue reading Coronavirus – week 1
“This is something you won’t want to read, but please read it anyway; it’s worth remembering next time you vote here in the UK.” https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2020/03/24/former-tory-adviser-uses-130000-austerity-deaths-to-argue-against-coronavirus-shutdown/amp/ (Link opens in new window.) I said this on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, but it’s Continue reading Evil
January: It was a bright cold day in April January, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Continue reading 3 seasons: 2020
An article in defence of the effects of the evolution of the English Conservative Party’s core principles in the decade after forming the 2010 coalition government. I hope you found something useful in it.
Imagine Fantasy Island without Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize. And the directors, writers, cast, crew… No more: “Our guests are arriving on time, to the second.” Or: “Smiles everyone!” But more of: “I think this is someone else’s fantasy.” And: Continue reading Fantasy Island
My NFL bets failed. No shame in that. Given the abilities of the teams surrounding the 3 QBs I’d have expected 10TDs for the weekend, but no, it simply wasn’t to be. The summary: Garoppolo (1 passing TD on Saturday), Continue reading ratbirds followup
It gives me no pleasure as a Cleveland Browns fan to break the news that the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs in the early hours of this morning (UK time.) /s = a tag used to indicate Continue reading ratbirds
Trying to automatically post from this blog’s RSS feed to Reddit using the IFTTT service. It’s not going well.