Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Calamity Clegg strikes again

Liberal leader Nick Clegg, plotting to remove his colleagues from their jobs

Bumbling liberal leader Nick Clegg is scrambling around trying to reassure senior colleagues that he does not "loathe" them and think they are "useless".  

The liberal leader, who has had difficulty being taken seriously since revealing that he had slept with "no more than" 30 women, was overheard bitching about senior colleagues on a domestic flight.  

The liberal leader was given his "Calamity Clegg" nickname by his rival for the liberal leadership, Chris Hune, who found himself in the firing line.  Clegg reportedly said of his rival that he is not 'emotionally intelligent' enough to stay in his job.  

But the gaff prone liberal leader saved the best for energy spokesman Steve Webb, saying,

Webb must go. He's a problem. I can't stand the man. We need a new spokesman.

We have to move him. We need someone with good ideas. At the moment, they just don't add up.

But we need to keep him in the cabinet. As a backbencher, he'd be a pain in the arse, a voice for the Left. And we can't move him before the spring.

Danny Alexander, the liberal leader's Chief of Staff, presumably a "Smithers" figure, with whom Clegg was gossiping about their colleagues reassured his leader, telling him: 'You have to be firm.' 

Earlier this year the liberal leader, who is in politics to fight for increased taxes and increased state benefits, declared that the state pension was £30.  It is actually over £90.  

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

French Socialists at war

Evil g brings good news from France: the socialist party is in disarray.  

Lille Mayor Martine Aubry, the former Minister who masterminded the legendary 35-hour week, won 42 votes more than her bitter rival, 2007 Presidential candidate Ségolène Royal, in the Socialist Party leadership battle.  

Royal, whose allies claim her rival cheated, won 49.98% of the 134,784 votes cast, and is now demanding another ballot.  

According to Julien Dray, an MP and Royal backer, “The only possible solution is another vote.” Manuel Valls, another MP and one of Ms Royal's top lieutenants, claimed there was fraud, and called for the membership to "rebel."

The Socialist Party has not won a Presidential election since 1988.  

The café where French socialists come to bicker after doing their 35 hours of work

Labour tax bombshell: "buy now pay later" budget

On the basis that there is excellent analysis of the mess Brown and Darling have landed the UK in, and their “solution”, evil g will not post detailed analysis on this blog, other than to say, as he commented here:
It is pathetic. They don’t live in the real world - prices are down 20-30% in shops - what difference will another 2.5% make?

The only people affected will be small shops who have to waste time and money, at the busiest time of the year, changing all their prices.

I suppose an income tax cut would have been more difficult for the leftists to take back.

I wander whether the duty on petrol, tobacco, and alcohol will come back down in 2010…fat chance.
To lighten the mood of the nation, evil g promises better news, with a sophisticated continental flavour…

Sunday, 23 November 2008

How green is Obama’s new limo?

Reports that the new Obama Presidential limo will be based on the GMC 2500, a gas guzzler which does less than 10 miles per gallon, and not the similar, yet hybrid, Ford Mercury Mariner, might be worrying for ecomentalists that backed Senator Obama in the recent Presidential election.

But there has been some evidence of Obama’s green credentials in recent days, with Mr Obama recycling Brent Scowcroft, a foreign policy advisor to the first President Bush.

More evidence of “the same old policies” is provided by the appointment of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, a supporter of the Iraq war, to run the Homeland Security department, and General James Jones, who backed John McCain, as his National Security Adviser. George W Bush's Defence Secretary, Robert Gates is also likely to be retained.

Change has come to America.

Michelle Obama’s new hatchback

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Evil g adds "Digg" button and widget

Evil g has not been blogging for long, and has just made some changes to his blog.

There is now a “Digg” button with each post, a “Digg” widget on the right hand side of the page that links to top political stories, and google ads.

Not being a web developer, Evil g struggled with all this.

Evil g is not as nasty as he sounds, and would be happy to share the benefit of his experience with others setting up blogs.

Evil g learning about “code”

Evil g no longer an anti-capitalist

As may be apparent from the content of this blog, evil g is not and has never been an anti-capitalist.

"Anti-capitalist rantings" was supposed to be an ironic title, but having been blogging for about a week now, it occurred to evil g that it might alienate right-of-centre visitors, before they ever read the content.

The new title and description are more representative of the nature of this blog.

An old friend of evil g, Che Guevara will be turning in his grave at the news that evil g is lost to the cause

Friday, 21 November 2008

Fatties on domestic Canadian flights buy one, get one free

Fatties in Canada have been handed victory by the Canadian Supreme Court in a fight with Canada's two largest airlines.

The court refused to hear an appeal by the airlines, which means obese passengers can be classified as "disabled", and will be entitled to two seats for the price of one from January 2009.

The decision, which highlights the cultural difference between a socialised Canada and an enterprising United States, where taxes are 30% lower and disposable incomes are 29% higher, will be open to abuse and will increase prices for all passengers according to airlines.

The court refused to give reasons for its decision.

Canadians welcome the courts decision