POLITICAL GRUMBLE…

A bit of ranting now so I can leave the subject forever. After all I haven’t a clue what I’m talking about…

I saw a Twitter message once that said ‘What’s a Miliband?’ I don’t know why I thought that was funny, but I did.

And on the subject of strange people who have appeared from nowhere, why have we had Nick Clegg foisted on us? Ok, he’s Cameron’s type and they look quite a tidy couple – the sort the Americans would vote for in droves, waving their banners and sporting white Stetsons. But why is he there? As far as I remember, Cameron brought him in to make up the numbers and, ignoring the telephone box-full of smarmed down grinning Liberals that voted for him, no one else seems to want to know. And there he is, banging on as if he really is deputy prime minister, and even beginning to disagree with the leader who put him there in the first place.

But what do I know?

Train CartoonAnd while I’m thumping on the table in reactionary disgust, what about this bloody train? I live in a part of England, a beautiful part, which could do without a painful looking scar down its backbone. So yes, I’m a NIMBY. But my theory is that if you want to get to Birmingham ten minutes earlier, get up ten minutes earlier. Or don’t go at all – stay at home and draw instead.

And apparently they have put aside what will be about £100 billion to spend on it, presumably to show the French that we can play trains too – admittedly a quarter of a century after they did. But we don’t seem to have money for anything else, leaving poor people to trudge around marathon routes for good causes such as finding a cure for cancer, which should have been aggressively dealt with years ago. The government will tell you the funds come out of a different pot, a bit like me deciding to buy a new iPad instead of paying the mortgage. With any luck they’ll see sense and abandon the whole stupid idea. But I doubt it…

Hey, ranting about politics is fun! I’ll probably do it again after all…

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