Seen on the revolving adverts on the escalators at Baker Street tube station urging people to vote in the Euro Elections:
“Choose your future, or somebody else will”
Well, I voted remain, but the British people chose a different future and I accept that. Unfortunately, others don’t, and having already chosen our future we now see over half the MPs trying to choose something else for us!
MP Rachel Maclean is trying to get the Government to have Amazon remove books that are pro-anorexia from sale. There is a petition at Change.org which has 11,000 signatures already, but we need at least two more zeros on that so sign up! It’s good that someone is trying to do something about it but maybe it should be included in ‘Mad’ due to it even happening!
Picked up on this one a bit late but Hayley Carruthers crawled over the finishing line of the London Marathon on all fours, but in 2 hours 33 minutes and 59 seconds! Within hours she was back at work as a research radiographer. She trains at 5am and 5pm, having worked a 9-hour shift in between - star lady!
Now I remember the London smogs of the 1950s – real ‘pea soupers’! They were responsible for the first clean air act and to changes to what we could burn on our open fires by the late fifties. But I hear that 50 London “blackspots” which includes the outer London area as well as the City, Covent Garden and Oxford Street, will break EU limits this year. Jeremy Corbyn wants an emergency environment and climate change meeting… maybe Vince Cable’s comments on Jeremy Corbyn, which can be found at www.thelondongrilclub.co.uk, on the politics of convenience apply! But it is time to take this more seriously. It won’t be as quick or as easy as the fix in the fifties, but we need to start now!
I have more to say on coffee under madness, but apparently middle-class coffee drinking cocaine users are more concerned about the origin of their coffee than their “Charlie”! It’s not just the quality they are oblivious too, as according to David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, they are also unaware of the role of organised crime in the supply chain and the use of violence to sustain their illegal business. Wake up and as so many say, smell the coffee!
In Indonesia, 272 people have died and a further 1,878 have fallen sick while at work from stress-related overworking. What were they doing? Working overnight counting ballot papers in the election! But how many staff were on hand during the election? Six million! No idea how many votes were counted, but there are 900 million electors in India eligible to vote in the current General Election, but I haven’t heard of any deaths yet.
Now, when I was kid a cup of tea or a cup of coffee was just that, now you get a menu and it costs more! But there’s a new coffee shop at King’s Cross charging £15 a cup! The owners say they use hard-to-get coffee beans and it’s very good, for me it would have to be better than very good!