The Plastic Hippo

October 5, 2015

So much to answer for

Nice but dim

Nice but dim

You might think that having experienced the Peterloo massacre, the Christmas blitz of 1940; various visitations from the Provisional IRA and having to endure the presence of the Gallagher brothers and Morrissey, Manchester and its people have probably suffered enough. Sadly, the cradle of the Suffragette movement and the host in 1868 of the first Trades Union Congress now once again “welcomes” the Conservative Party Conference presumably through gritted teeth. (more…)

August 27, 2015


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It is sickening to realise that we have evolved into a species that finds it acceptable to exploit violent death for profit. Newspaper proprietors and television news executives are happy to display the final moment of a taken life to boost circulation and viewing figures and in so doing, make money. Rather than expressing disgust, we buy the papers and watch the broadcasts. It seems that we are sitting in a global coliseum being entertained by wild animals tearing slaves apart proving that Darwin might need to fine-tune his theory of evolution. (more…)

August 12, 2015


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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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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

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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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