The Plastic Hippo

April 1, 2014

Battleship Pitlochry

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Dateline: March 31 2015

As last ditch negotiations again end in deadlock, the crisis facing newly independent Scotland looks likely to spread into global conflict as Russia, Syria and North Korea mobilise their armed forces to defend Scotland from English aggression.

The euphoria and hope brought about by the successful yes campaign in the referendum back in September 2014 rapidly gave way to civil unrest as a minority of English speaking Scots became disenchanted with the new government`s policy of cutting links with the nation`s former masters in Westminster. Street protests grew violent when a proposal to adopt the pound sterling as the official currency was rejected and the Holyrood government set out legislation to enable Scotland to join Scandinavia. (more…)

March 23, 2014

Mistaken identity

Filed under: Fiction,Politics,Sport — theplastichippo @ 3:00 am
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Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

After a six nil drubbing at the expensive heads, hands and feet of rivals Chelsea, Arsenal boss Theresa May might wish to forget her 1,000th game as the Gunners gaffer. March 22nd, however, did allow her the opportunity to wish Abu Qatada a happy St Patrick`s Day. She may feel that North London`s finest were robbed in the 16th minute when only two goals down, a clear cut penalty awarded to Chelsea and the wrong bloke sent off. It could be that the referee thinks that all those Arsenal players look the same or it was possibly easier to fit the name Gibbs into his little book rather than Oxlade-Chamberlain. She may be disappointed but she will surely agree that Chelsea`s second goal scored by Hugh Dennis off the Now Show was a cracker. (more…)

January 8, 2014

The barber of Savile Row

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Hair brushed into history

Hair brushed into history

A gentleman`s hair salon in Mayfair:
Late Friday afternoon.

“Good afternoon sir. Please take this chair. The usual?”

“Yes, the usual, thank you.”

“Short selling, back handers and side shows it is then sir. Going anywhere special this evening sir?”

“No not really. Just to the Mansion House for an eight course banquet to thank some foreign chaps for buying some armaments.”


“Have you been anywhere nice for your holidays sir?”

“No, I went to South Africa because some old bloke died. That used to be a great place but now you just can`t get any decent servants.”

“Going anywhere nice in the summer sir?”

“As a matter of fact we are. We are taking a chateau in a lovely little place called Passchendaele in Belgium. We are going to commemorate the English victory at Agincourt. I understand that the poppy fields are simply gorgeous.” (more…)

December 9, 2013

The book of Gideon

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And Almighty God didst looketh down upon Gideon and was displeased and in His merciful anger didst send a mighty storm to smiteth Gideon, destroyer, feller of trees, brother of Cameron, brother of Clegg and son of Thatcher.

For Gideon had displeased the Lord with perfidy and the telling of porkie pies and the worship of false prophesies. But God`s great flood did not cleanse the sins of Gideon and did not cast the multitude unto the waters. The tribes of Poplar and Rotherhithe did give supplication at the Holy Sepulchre of the Thames Tidal Flood Barrier. (more…)

December 5, 2013

Hansard December 2013

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Transcript of the Financial Autumn Statement by the Right Honourable George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer; (more…)

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