Come back, Oliver, all is forgiven

Except for the bit about chopping off the monarch’s head (Leave good Queen Bess alone, after all, the armed forces swear allegiance to her and she is a very nice lady), we could do with another Oliver Cromwell to deal with the self-serving nonentities that occupy the present British parliament.

Here is what he said when dissolving the 1653 Parliament :-

“It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place,

which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.

Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

Any volunteers? Nigel, mayhap?

 

Conspiracy theories??

I am not normally one to subscribe to conspiracy theories, but, given the idiocy of half the UK population in the General Election I just wonder……..

  • If the polls at the time that Maggie Maybe called the election were rigged to show a much more commanding lead for the Tories than actually existed to persuade her to call the election, given that a lot of poll companies seem to be  Labour inspired and I never really believed them anyway?
  • How much electoral fraud was involved in some of the Labour victories. They have rather a record for such things?
  • Whether Maggie Maybe wanted to lose to screw up Brexit negotiations?
  • Whether her chief advisers were either Labour plants, received large backhanders or were just total wazzocks? I suspect the latter, but you never know.

Probably we shall never know, but we can only hope that she is dumped very soon for a proper Conservative leader and that they can do a deal with the DUP to ensure Brexit continues on course. We also have to hope that when the next inevitable early election comes, the Constituency Boundary Changes have been made, so that Labour do not get a 10% head-start in the polls.

The only good things to come out of this election were Nick Clegg, Alex Salmond and SNP Westminster leader Angus Roberson all getting the chop and the reining in of the SNP. Everything else was a disaster, although not as bad as if Jeremy Corbyn had won. That would have been apocalyptic.

What, me worry?  (Alfred E Neuman c1964)

What a shame

Phil the Bubble is retiring

War hero, constant companion and consort to Good Queen Bess, founder of his great eponymous awards scheme and all round good bloke, the Duke of Edinburgh is finally retiring from public life at the grand old age of 96 (he is retiring after his birthday).

If anyone deserves a good retirement it is he, but there is only one downside. I will miss all of his off the cuff remarks and jokes that so upset the snowflakes of this world. I hope some other public figure picks up his baton!!  🙂

Sorry, Ms Fishy

I commiserate with our Scottish friends on the Chariot about the Calcutta Cup result, Scotland were not that bad but England were awesome. While, I have every sympathy with most Scots I can only say, ” How do you like that you ‘orrible ‘arridan of a Wee Poisonous Scottish Witch? Have you seen the price of oil recently? Please forget any thought of a second referendum”.

Mrs FEEG, who is half Scottish, is bigging up her English half today!  🙂

Phony Tony is at it again

Tony Blair is bleating on about how Brexiteers did not know what they were voting for in the referendum and should reconsider their vote. Apart from the fact that most Brexiteers knew exactly what they were voting for, in spite of Project Fear and all the other dark propaganda, it is too late now.

What a horrible man he is and no wonder he made sure the death penalty was no longer available for treason. Does he not realise that he has become one the most hated people in the UK and that anything he supports is likely to lose support amongst normal human beings?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38996179

Pet peeves

I know how much greengrocers apostrophe’s  wind some people up, but I, too, have a pet peeve.

Whenever a pet, wild or farm animal is referred to in a magazine article, newspaper item or TV programme, the animal is referred to as “it”. This in spite of the pet having a name like “Fred” or “Bella”. I know it is quite possible that said pet might have been “done”, but surely they could be afforded the dignity of being addressed by their original gender.

Even more ridiculous is when a rampaging, escaped bull is described as “it” despite the very obvious evidence that the bull is a “he”!

It does annoy me. Anyone else got a similar pet peeve?

I am back

I do not suppose too many of you have been missing my words of wisdom after the last few days of disaster but I have not been adding much to the Chariot as I have been a bit busy. First I had a birthday, a rather special one that involves you having to renew your driving licence in the UK. The celebration also involved many relatives and friends from around the country and from further afield, such as the US of A. Having recovered from all the celebrations, Mrs FEEG and I went on a long city break to Belfast.

Continue reading “I am back”

Supernatural omens??

Over the weekend, two events indicated that the natural order of things had gone awry. Do these indicate a supernatural phenomenon, or is there a more rational explanation?

Firstly, the Welsh beat the English at Twickenham in the Rugby World Cup. Most unnatural. Secondly, at about three o’clock in the morning, the moon appeared in the sky to have turned dark red and was exceedingly dim.

The first is explained by the fact that the Welsh played the game and the ref better than the English.

The second was explained by the phenomenon known as Corbynisation!!!