Friday, 24 July 2009

State Of The Nation

Off to my company summer 'do' tonight, the general thrust of which is to thank around 50 of our employees for a successful year by allowing them to gorge on fine food and get royally shit-faced at our expense. It's only polite that I join in. Merely for the good of the firm, of course.

In the meantime, this article at Boatang & Demetriou is essential reading.

This is modern Britain in a perfect nutshell. The real transgressors and haters of liberty and fairness are given a blank cheque, while the rest of us are easy meat for the new generation of Orwellian chieftains and rule makers.

Decent, normal, respectable people who care about individualism are derided and chased out of town. They are easy meat. You, and I, are fodder for the jobsworths and the pious - people who love to feel superior and impress power over difference and choice.

It's one of those which makes you happy that you are not alone in despairing at modern Britain, while simultaneously making you weep in exasperation that there doesn't seem to be any political will to return the country to a civilised state.

Enjoy while my liver attends his appointment with Dr Al K Hall.


Unknown said...

Enjoy DP, but do remember that it's against the law to...

BTS said...

Good luck on the alcohol front as I think that I may have drunk it all..

Witterings from Witney said...

Have a good time DP!

BTS: No, you left some! Now its all drunk!

BTS said...

Have you been pinching my booze..?!?

Kevin Boatang said...

You are not alone Dick!

Enjoy the bash. You wouldn't start the night like this so don't end it this way...

Don't smoke.

Don't swear.

As long as you don't enjoy yourself I'm sure you'll have a great time.

banned said...

Hope you had a great time, here's one to help the hangover.
£21,000 for Parliaments Smoking Shelter even though it is a Royal Palace and thus exempt from the smoking ban.

Fair enough, everywhere else has smoking shelters, why shouldn't they and why shouldn't they spend £21,000 on it ? It's only my taxes.