November 4th, 2014


Who Gives A Stuff What The People Think?

Two years ago (I was there, I participated) the people of Manchester decided by referendum that they didn't want an elected mayor.
Now a gang consisting of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and local council chiefs has declared that they're going to get one anyway.

The contempt for democracy is breathtaking. 

Back From The Hospital

The hospital says my mother's sight has improved since she began the course of injections- which surprises us because it doesn't accord with what we see on a daily basis.

We know, for instance, than she never reads a newspaper story beyond the headline.

But perhaps that has nothing to do with her sight. Perhaps it's because she can no longer hold onto an idea for the length of a paragraph.