The Plastic Hippo

August 6, 2015

Thanks a billion

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Via spectator.co.uk

Via spectator.co.uk

To lose one billion quid overnight may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two billion quid looks like carelessness. It would be delusional, however, to dismiss George Osborne as lacking a fortune or of not taking care of things. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer he has, over the last five years, achieved many of the ambitions hatched during his time spent in inconvenient opposition. Far from being an incompetent oaf, the RBS sell-off and before that the Royal Mail sell-off proves that George Osborne knows exactly what he is doing. (more…)

August 4, 2015

Summer 2016

Filed under: Fiction — theplastichippo @ 2:06 am
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Severn Bridge Toll via itv.com

Severn Bridge Toll via itv.com

It is completely outrageous and totally unacceptable that my third holiday of the year should be disrupted by hoards of foreign scroungers attempting to cross our borders. The government must do something to prevent our once proud nation from descending into anarchy at the hands of so-called refugee shirkers intent on destroying our way of life. (more…)

August 2, 2015

Hakuna Matata

Filed under: Media,Politics,Rights,Society,World — theplastichippo @ 2:15 am
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The Lion sleeps tonight

The Lion sleeps tonight

There is no easy way to accurately define cruelty when the main motive for inflicting suffering is either a notion of misplaced necessity or some form of perverse gratification. Indifference to distress, anguish and pain is the province of governments who invariably spout the need to take “difficult decisions” before filing in the expenses claim. Imposing agony, torment and pain for no other reason than for personal pleasure is the warped and inhumane world of the sadist. (more…)

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