Steve Woods

Elderly, generic carbon-based humanoid life form.

Dorries goes to war – again and again and…

In the beginning was World War One (1914-18), then World War 2 (1939-45). There have been various conflicts since 1945, but none has qualified being counted as a World War (note capitalisation) and their number has remained stuck firmly on two. Until today. Step forward one Nadine Vanessa Dorries, inexplicably elevated way beyond her subterranean …

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BS5 bees

Bees are found on every continent except Antarctica; and they’re crucial to life on this planet since they pollinate nearly 75% of the world’s plants, which in turn produce 90% of the food consumed by humanity. Without the aid of bees plant pollination would not occur so easily, plants would die and humans and many …

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The tea sock

British politicians and their fellow travellers have over the decades had some difficulty with the Irish names for that country’s political offices. Many years ago, Hansard, the official record of transcript of Parliamentary debates in Britain, once famously mis-recorded the office of Taoiseach or prime minister as the ‘tea shop‘. However, the Irish prime minister’s …

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Unemployable

Party-time alleged prime minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson survived a vote of confidence on Monday and is clinging to office despite 40% of his party colleagues voting against him, a higher proportion than previous no-confidence votes against former Tory premiers Margaret Thatcher (of sainted memory. Ed.) and Theresa May. Since then Johnson and his …

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More Bristol borkage

Yesterday’s trip into Bristol’s Quarter of Mammon (aka the city’s central shopping district consisting of the dire post-war Broadmead centre, Galleries and Carboot Cabot Circus. Ed.) yielded another example of borked technology to add to the collection begun last week on my visit to the City Museum & Art Gallery (posts passim). Corporate graffiti, better …

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