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I’m oddly happy with the state of the news just now what with Mandelson coming out and scuppering the irrelevance that is the Labour leadership fiasco and that tragic Moat bloke finally doing our idiot police a favour and putting himself out of their heavily-armed misery, and the awesome Booker planting another hobnailed boot in the sweaty groin of climate change fanaticism.

The great Gove’s rearguard after his crew’s cockups and his brave resurrection of political accountability seems to be working reasonably well too. Excellent.

In other words, there’s nothing much around that’s annoying enough to talk about, so I think this a downtime moment – a time for some nice music, perhaps.

How about this: “Dream Away” by my hero, George Harrison?

I suppose we’re all “Time Bandits” really, one way or another. We all dream of reliving our past so we can correct it in whatever way from a position of knowledgable strength. That’s the ammunition known as hindsight. Sadly, of course, it’s an impotent trick of memory.

Be content you own the human gift that is regret. It keeps us little people honest – and (oddly) free 🙂

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I do like the idea (it smells like a free ride), of joining the vast ranks of the British incapable, but, sadly and unfortunately, at least to me, I know that standing on your own two feet is far, far better than getting by with a little help from your Labour-loving friends, be those friends genuinely childhood acquaintances or not.

More likely, in those circumstances, your only mate is the State. In which case you’ve allowed yourself to become almost literally nothing but a slave (the State really does not care about you where genuine friends might). Never mind.

Relying on the “little help” smacks of taking things for granted and an absence of some awareness of Duty. And that, according to my pretty ordinary, educated lower middle class upbringing, would never do.

Never mind, here’s the tuneless Ringo classic in question:

Make your own bloody mind up. I’m honestly past caring.

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Bucket List

I’d love to try walking route one down some busy city street like this just to see what would happen. Without the film crew, the cameras, the choreography and the overdub, I just have that sneaking suspicion it would all quickly end in (my) tears.

But it’s still on my Bucket List, just after taking part in the Paris-Dakar rally, sailing round the world on my own in a hovercraft and learning how to pilot a helicopter.

Half-decent song, that. Owed a lot to the Stones, I hear.

Be that as it may, I wonder, what’s on your Bucket List? Not sure I’ll tick off any of mine in time, but from now on, I’m definitely going to try!

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Strange Days

We must avoid conflict in the name of stability (rather than unity). Right?


PS: I guess if we’re doing a bit of 90s East London mellow vibe peace rap, we might as well have this one too:

I agree, but the new routine is starting to look just as bad as the old one. Go figure.

And have a nice weekend.

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Many things have been said. Many things have yet to be said, but will be said.

But only Guido captures the summary with a beautiful number from another fallen King:

Farewell, Gordon. Peace be with you.

The end.

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This must be the tenth time I’ve posted this vid over the past year or so. Go figure.

This (Labour government) has been around a very long time, and their time is very nearly through.

But ours isn’t. Our time is just starting.

You might not want a new Conservative government, but you, we and everyone else in Britain desperately needs one.

I feel it my duty to try to pass that on.

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Please, please promise these people you will get out and vote. Then, perhaps, they’ll never make a video like this one again! You can thank Iain Dale for it.

Honestly though? I think it’s awful, silly and excruciatingly camp, but has a very sound message about supporting your democracy – and looked like a lot of fun to make, too.
Wonderfully British.

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