Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 – you bastard!
I just wrote this article in full and was spell checking it when Firefox crashed, teach me not to use the save function as I go along. Anyway;
Talking of feeling like a criminal, as I was yesterday. I thought that I’d one more to the list of things which are perfectly legal but make me feel like a criminal.; voting Labour.
I’ve always been a Labour supporter as long as I’ve been able to vote. At heart I guess I’m a kind of a socialist. When I was a student I dabbled with a spell in the Young Socialists (or was it the Young Communists, I can’t remember now). The height of my radicalisation was going to see friends on stage in musicals at the local leisure centre & sitting all the way through the National Anthem.
I was a Labiour supporter up until about two years ago when I finally said, enough is enough. I won’t go through all the reasons Labour have pissed me off, I’ve written about many of them in these pages over the last 3 years, & I hate giving people the opportunity to say “I told you so”, and be right.
I reckon if you’re a wavering Labourite then Gordy’s recent stunt has to be the one which will tip you over the edge.
Bringing back the scuzz-ball Peter Mandelson. What the fuck is Brown thinking? What can this man do to possibly turn people back to Labour? Here is a man so slimy he makes a toad in a bucket of syrup look like a piece of sandpaper. A man so self-serving & up his own arse that he can’t take a piss unless there’s something in it for him. Not content with having to resign from one government, Blair brings him back & he has to resign again. In an act which really does prove that labour have no concept of punishing people who do bad things, they give him a highly paid & prestigous job in Europe & promise him a knighthood. How Labour got away with the cash for peerages debacle I’ll never know.
So two minutes in his new government role & we find that the sleaze has already been bubbling. What does a European trade minister have in common with a Russian billionnaire? Nothing, unless they are scratching each other’s back. So Mandy has been taking advantage of lots of free & expensive hospitality aboard a squillion-dollar yacht & curiously signs off on some fantastic tax import cuts for an aluminium company owned by said Russian over & above any other similar company, saving that company millions of pounds of import duty.
Of course, Mandy has nothing to hide, that’s why he refuses to answer questions about what took place at these meetings. He’ll continue to refuse to answer despite having ‘nothing to hide’ until someone reveals all in one of the dailies & he’s forced to go for a hat-trick.
I give it about 6 months.