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From the Message Boards

Private Eye carries a column where the focus is on the well informed individuals squad of eejits who inhabit message boards on t’internet.

I went to the Independent to get the latest on the food scandal and found that things have taken a turn for the worse…..


If you click here you can see the article, followed by several folk losing the heid in a spat about whose country is poorer/richer/better/worse than another’s.

Great Stuff Guys! – Bogbrush.


The Truth About Libya

Great article by Johann Hari in last Friday’s Independent, which I’ve just read.

Hari outlines in graphic detail why the excuse put forward by Messrs Sarkozy, Cameron and Obama is a lie. The excuse of protecting human rights, were it true, would mean that NATO planes would be concerned with many more places than Libya. Hari cites Pakistan* and Congo for starters.

Perhaps his best line, whilst puzzling over why Egypt Tunisia and Bahrain’s regimes were given tacit as well as practical support, was to question how the three leaders seem to have suddenly become the military wing of Amnesty International.

*Whilst Libya underwent its heaviest night of bombing since the campaign began, The Pakistani government were busy making plans to divert money from education to the military. Hopefully this will not include the figure not unadjacent to £700 million given to them by that nice Mr Cameron.

Johann Hari’s full article is here

Is the Euro Dead? (Or does it just smell funny?)

Of all the shotgun weddings and arranged marriages which have taken place in the EU, the joining together in a single currency was one of the most bold. The question is that with the various crises besetting economies in the Euro zone, will the idealism which heralded its introduction be enough to sustain the currency?

Increasingly those in the know don’t think so. And if the Euro perishes on the rock of reality, what then for the EU itself?

In today’s Independent Sean O’grady takes a tentative glimpse into the future

Great Headlines of Our Time

There was some chat this morning on Radio Scotland about it being ten years to the day since the  “Super Caley go ballistic Celtic are atrocious” headline in the Sun following the Parkhead club’s exit from the Scottish Cup at the hands of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

However some of the funniest headlines are almost unwitting. What about this one from this morning’s Independent?

Chinchilla to become Costa Rica’s first female president

BNP Warning.

Thanks to a regular reader who emailed me to say he thought I’d been a bit lenient in my posting below about Nick Griffin.

He sent this link which is to an Independent article headed “10 things you should know about the BNP”.

I didn’t think I was lenient at all about Griffin but in case that’s how it came over then please read the Indy article.