The Plastic Hippo

September 3, 2015

Schengen

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Via scoopnest.com

Via scoopnest.com

We now know that his name is David and that he is 48 years old and that he comes from Oxfordshire. David likes to talk a lot about “British” values such as democracy, tolerance, freedom, respect and equality as if these are uniquely “British” possessions. Sadly, David and his government are systematically dismantling the very values he wishes the rest of us to adhere to. Faced with the direst humanitarian crisis that Europe has endured in 70 years, David shrugs his shoulders, turns his back, shuts his eyes, sticks his fingers in his ears and shouts “la la la la, can`t hear you.” (more…)

August 29, 2015

Dystopia

Filed under: History,Politics,Rights — theplastichippo @ 3:30 am
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voxpoliticalonline.com

voxpoliticalonline.com

There are marginally fewer books and films depicting the future breakdown of civilisation than there are infinite possibilities in a multiverse that can only be explained using string theory via the voice box of Stephen Hawking. It was Thomas More who coined the word “Utopia” way back in 1516 and was subsequently separated from his head by an unhappy Henry VIII. A mere 350 years later, no less than John Stuart Mill came up with the antonym “Dystopia” to describe a very bad government. (more…)

August 12, 2015

Rich

Filed under: Media,Politics,Rights,Society — theplastichippo @ 1:00 am
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Four across - Caped Crusader in a Kaftan - ends with d something h

Four across – Caped Crusader in a Kaftan – ends with d something h

It`s a bit rich for a government that allows George Osborne to dole out billions of pounds of public money to his wealthy friends to then accuse a charity of financial irregularities. Kids Company, you may recall, once provided care and support to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people abandoned by a callous government that regards yet another Lamborghini for an investment banker as more of a priority than social care for the victims of abuse. (more…)

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 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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