Sunday, June 12, 2005


I'm back, well, almost. I'm out of agony 24/7, at any rate and I now only hurt for part of the day. Back injuries are painful. Still, could have been worse.

You'd have been forgiven for not knowing that Britain's pensioners made the tremendous effort of travelling a great distance to barrack the UK Goverment about the 2 million of their number who are living in poverty over here. Particularly if you watch only the BBC news, which didn't seem to find the event particularly newsworthy. I'm sure this has nothing to do with the contribution made to the peniless-state some now find themselves in, by the BBC's TV license.

Hairy Bastard

That one-man crusade against male-grooming products, Bob Geldoff, better not turn up anywhere near my house for this useless G8 protest. And that goes double for the shower that will be heading here at his say-so. Not that they need to bother anyone other than their own 'buy-to-let' tenents as the majority of them have second homes here, in Edinburgh, anyway.

I see we have now adopted the US policy of being free to demonstrate, as long as we are out of sight and ear-shot of the people we demonstrate against. It's laughable really, but since you need to prove that you have 5 million pounds ($10m) to demonstrate outside Gleneagles Hotel, I suppose the last laugh is on all of us.