The Plastic Hippo

February 9, 2016

Serial re-offenders

Usual suspects via some image agency or other

Usual suspects via some image agency or other

By promising significant improvements to an antiquated penal system, David Cameron has guaranteed a lasting legacy that will reverse the causes of criminality and the horrific downward spiral of recidivist degeneracy. Now elevated into the pantheon of enlightened reformers, Cameron`s “biggest shake-up of prisons since the Victorian era” places him along side worthy emancipationists including former Home Secretary Michael Howard, the inspiration behind the Howard League for Penal Reform, and Elizabeth Fry, the inventor of Fry`s Turkish Delight. From now on, the only porridge served will be Quaker Oats. (more…)

January 6, 2016

Shuffle off

Mortal coil

Mortal coil

In what passes for news in these strange times, it is becoming obvious that Jeremy Corbyn is a malicious, manipulating megalomaniac and a naive incompetent fool. If the UK media is to be believed, and who could not accept the gospel according to Grub Street, Corbyn is uniquely able to be in possession of evil cunning and crass stupidity simultaneously. Even given the strict caveat that every mention of his name must be accompanied by the statement “I do not agree with everything he says”, the reality is that Corbyn is turning out to be something of a genius. (more…)

December 29, 2015

Born again

Via AFP Getty

Via AFP Getty

For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From this time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 New King James Bible

According to some public pronouncements from the good and the great, it seems that we need to re-evaluate the way we in the United Kingdom commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Her Britannic Majesty spoke of (more…)

November 29, 2015

Student Grant

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Shapps image via BBC

Shapps image via BBC

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the resignation of Grant Shapps is the startling fact that Grant Shapps still occupied an office of government from which he was able to resign. It seems that this fraudster, liar and two-bit conman has been drawing a salary as international development minister since the May election yet had strangely disappeared from broadcast studios and photo opportunities. Formerly the poster boy of a caring, compassionate Conservative Party, central office have done all in their power to keep him far away from public exposure as possible with, it has emerged, very good reason. (more…)

October 30, 2015

Trouble and strife me old China

Asteroid

He has only been gone a week but a grateful United Kingdom is already missing the wisdom, kindness, easy charm, wit and boyish good looks of the supreme leader and President of the People`s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. Since he`s been gone, it has been an uncomfortable week for Chancellor Osborne and the splendid deal he struck with China now seems to be a forgotten memory. (more…)

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