Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Northern Joke

Some of my readers may have already seen the following on Facebook, but as it made me chuckle I thought I would repeat it.

A young Arab boy asks his Father: What is that strange hat you are wearing?
Father: It protects our heads from the intense heat of the sun.
Son: And what is that long flowing robe you are wearing?
Father: My son, it is very simple. This is a ‘djbellah’, In the desert it is very hot and the sand is always blowing. The djbellah protects my entire body.
Son: But what are those shoes you have on your feet?
Father: These are ‘babouches’. While the desert sands are very beautiful, they are extremely hot  and they keep my feet from burning.
Son: So tell me then,
Father: Yes my Son?
Son: Why are you living in Bradford and still wearing all this f***ing shite? read more.....

Are all our MPs ‘Burkes’?

The question is asked in view of a statement attributed to Edmund Burke, namely:
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. Another quote attributed to Edmund Burke is: By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

In answer to the first statement attributed to Edmund Burke perhaps they are not ‘Burkes’ in that they have not,  where Brexit is concerned, applied their ‘industry’ to the greatest advantage where our country is concerned; and their judgement cannot be considered as such because they haven’t a clue about the subject matter with which they are dealing. read more.....