Youngest person in UK convicted of terrorism offence can go free


BBC News – Youngest person in UK convicted of terrorism offence can go free – Parole Board https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55707342

This just beggars belief, and confirms that the law is an ass.

It won’t be the parole board that will reap the results if his alleged rehabilitation is a sham.

I just hope this doesn’t come back to bite us.

If Only He Had A Brain Cell


So this man said he had travelled 100 miles, whilst under lockdown, ‘for a McDonald’s’

BBC News – Covid-19: Man said he had travelled 100 miles ‘for a McDonald’s’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-55695408

He travelled over 100 miles to a town that does not have a McDonald’s !!!

Not only that, police discovered there was no valid insurance in place. This meant his vehicle was not legally on the road.

As a result his car was confiscated.

The man was fined £200 for his “flagrant breach” of lockdown regulations, making an unnecessary journey away from his home area.

In addition to the loss of his vehicle, presumably he also incurred the cost of getting back home.

Had this guy had at least a single brain cell he would not have brought himself to the attention of the police.

He deserves the full weight of the law.

A Rare Bird


Pre-pandemic the skies over Hampshire were fairly busy, with flights descending into Heathrow, or heading further north, interspersed with those heading to a myriad of international destinations.

Latterly, as we all know, the number of flights worldwide are very much reduced. So much so that the sound of a flight, mid evening, triggered my curiosity.

Courtesy of flightradar24

So, flying overhead was this flight.

Originating in Spain from Madrid and heading into London Heathrow, with just 10 more minutes flying time.

I’m guessing that the, near silent, Hampshire airspace will become quieter still, as fewer people are prepared to travel when the UKs new rules are activated on Monday.

And About Time Too


BBC News – Covid: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55681861

About time, this action is long overdue.

Our borders have been about as effective as a sieve. With checks being applied too late, and without a fully functional track and trace process, we have allowed visitors to the UK free rein.

It’s no wonder that we find ourselves in this state.

If I had 5 minutes with Donald this is what I would say… #Resign — Margaret and Helen


Dear Donald, I’d call you Mr. President, but you never bothered to act like one. With no respect where none is due, I must insist that you sit down and shut the hell up. We are done with you. I know you find it hard to believe that you lost the election. It must amaze […]

If I had 5 minutes with Donald this is what I would say… #Resign — Margaret and Helen

Too good …. I just had to share.

“If There Is A Need”


From the BBC ….

Vaccinations minister Nadhim Zahawi says they could open 24 hours a day, if there is need

What planet is Zahawi on ?

If there is a need ? Where does the bloody “if” come from ?

Of course there is a need. Has he not seen the news. The numbers of sick and dying increasing. The NHS bordering on collapse.

Surely the default should have been a steady increase of vaccinations to match the availability. Then steadily increasing to 24/7 provision until this pandemic is quashed.

The more people vaccinated will surely help alleviate the NHS overload.

I don’t understand our governments “softly softly” approach to everything to do with this pandemic. Slow to the harsher tiers, slow to full lock down, slow to hard border controls. And why so slow to enforcement ?

We should be giving vaccinations 24/7 now !!!

What An Embarrassment


http://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-is-most-incompetent-president-in-us-history-says-joe-biden-12182710

What an embarrassment Donald Trump is for the American people.

Trump loses an election, but is claiming fraudulent counts. Despite losing several legal challenges to those counts, he still refuses to accept that he lost. In the death throws of his presidency he has resorted to browbeating elected state level officials and also election staff, trying to persuade them to, fraudulently, amend legal vote counts in his favour. In other words, the wishes of the people, as declared through their votes, mean nothing to him.

Doesn’t this show how little he cares for the US people ?

Furthermore Trump then continually stirs up his supporters with these false claims and additionally inciting them to march on the Capitol, where the final steps in the process of ratifying Biden as the winner of the presidential election are underway. And march they do, subsequently breaking into the building and creating carnage and mayhem. Apart from the damage to the building, five people died and many more were injured.

Further evidence of lack of respect for the due process of democracy.

Trump has to accept responsibility for the actions of the rioters, his “heroes”, his clockwork soldiers.

As the tide of public opinion turned against the rioters, and Trumps part in this disgraceful event, even his own supporters are distancing themselves from him. Even his own VP Mike Pence refused to obey him and supported the ratification of Biden !!

And as usual, seeing the way public opinion is swinging against him, Trump has turned about face and attacked those same folks he encouraged, just a few hours earlier. Those same folks that have been added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Added for rioting, carrying unlicensed weapons and damaging public properties and buildings in the Capitol. The FBI are also hunting for whoever placed two explosive devices, pipe bombs, at two locations around the Capitol.

“He is the ‘most incompetent president’ in US history” So says Joe Biden.

I couldn’t agree more. What I can’t understand is the reluctance to invoke the 25th Amendment. Or why Trump hasn’t been impeached. There must be overwhelming evidence to support either action.

I understand that time, until the Biden inauguration, is short. But there is still time for a Trump tantrum. Still time for some last Trump actions to cause further embarrassment for the USA.

And, does he still have the launch codes ?