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You couldn’t make it up……..

From the Daily Wail

“Markets around Europe surged late this afternoon as Greece’s prime minister suddenly abandoned plans for a bailout referendum.

Investors were also cheered by the European Central Bank’s decision to cut interest rates in an attempt to encourage spending.

But Greek premier George Papandreou has been left fighting for his political life after his dramatic U-turn on the euro referendum he announced on Monday.

He has been widely expected to resign today, but instead announced he would try to form a coalition government ahead of a vote of confidence in parliament tomorrow.

However, hopes of unity soon faded when the opposition leader called on the prime minister to quit and accused him of lying.”

Tune in next week when George emerges from the shower and realises it is all a dream…………


Our friends in the south…..










The  Glasgow Rangers’ manager flies to  Kabul  to watch a young Afghani play football, is suitably impressed and arranges for him to come over.

Two weeks later Rangers are 4-0 down to Celtic with only 20 minutes left, the manager gives the young Afghani striker the nod and on he goes.

The lad is a sensation, scores 5 goals in 20 minutes and wins the game for Rangers.         The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media
love the new star.

When the player comes off the pitch he phones his mum to tell her about his first day in Scottish football.

‘Hello mum, guess what?’ he says ‘I played for 20 minutes today, we were 4-0 down but I scored 5 and we won.
Everybody loves me, the fans, the media, they all love me.’

‘Wonderful,’ says his mum, ‘Let me tell you about my day.
Your father got shot in the street, your sister and I were ambushed and assaulted, your brother has joined a gang of looters and all while you tell me that you were having a great time.’

The young lad is very upset. ‘What can I say mum, but I’m really sorry.’

‘Sorry?!!!   Sorry?!!!’   says his mum,
‘It’s your bloody fault we came to Glasgow in the first place!’


Thank you to my friend Stockport Steve for this one.

The decline of empires

Things get interesting from about 1955 onwards:


English diet could save lives in rest of UK

According to this report from the BBC.

Personally I’m all for it. Many of my contemporaries will remember the staple diet of one of our boyhood heroes:

Bailout – New Shock!

The store is at the top of the creek and doesn't accept euros