Saturday, May 06, 2006

Time for Change

Tony Blair has long sought a legacy to leave behind once his term in office is over.
But for many the only legacy he is leaving behind is one of increased extremism

He has destroyed our standing within the international community: we are seen as fair game by all manner of foreign nationals who attempt to promote their ‘cause’ through violence and threats against British interests and people, or by those seeking asylum and therefore permanent access to this country.

I know you cannot lay blame for all terrorist activity at the door of Mr. Blair, but it was he who promised us a safer country prior to the attacks on London in July 2005. He was also in office during the recent debacle over the asylum seekers that seek refuge, commit an offence, are released and then commit again.

It is these overbearing things that people remember and in extreme cases turn to the other extremes such as the BNP when seeking an alternative answer within politics.

He had a chance to lead Europe but chose to jump into bed with Bush.

Tony you messed it up when you could have been great you have become less than mediocre. And I for one will not be thanking you for your leadership of the Labour party.

The one position of office you overlooked during your scrambled reshuffle to cover the bad results in the local elections was your own as PM.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I have recently taken to watching a program on British TV called Grumpy Old Men. Today one of my teenage daughters suggested that I should apply to be on the program as I berated something or other. I am just one millions of men who, when they reach a certain age, begin to moan about all the little things in life that would have ordinarily just passed on by. All these little pet hates that begin to surface are always present and only become an issue when you realise how significant and life changing some of these things can be. Take for example the wages of overrated professional footballers who are paid astronomical amounts of money to entertain the masses. But do they really need to receive these extraordinary volumes of money and why do we, the masses, still contribute to their ever spiralling excesses?
Long gone are the days when the working class, or middle class, could expect a job for life, which intensifies my annoyance when one of the justifications for increasing the wages of professional footballers was the limited career the game provided. It would appear to be far easier to become a football TV pundit upon retirement than it is to find an outlet to be able to comment upon life as a factory worker. There was once little to distinguish the worker from the man with the ball at his feet yet now due to the extortionate wages and spin offs they receive we financially worlds apart.

To add insult to injury it now transpires that some BBC Radio hosts [DJs] are paid the equivalent of anything up to £1000 for an hours airtime, which isn’t bad for
someone with no real talent at all.