Sunday, October 31, 2004

Halloween

Why do so many people wish others a "Happy Halloween"? What's the big deal? Outside my houses right now, even though I am several miles from the nearest town, it looks and sounds like Fallujah under attack by some murderous band of American marauders intent on destruction and mayhem. Fireworks are exploding everywhere, the sky is lit up with flares, bonfires burn brightly and there is a general air of disorder. Never mind the disturbance to householders, animals and the general community, not to mention the extra pressure put on the emergency services. I hate this night.

Lord Kinnock de "Deux-Face"?

Accolade of “hypocrite of the week” must surely go to Neil Kinnock for accepting a seat in the British House of Lords. David’s Frosts sycophantic interview on BBC TV this morning with the former Labour party leader and their mutually self-congratulatory valediction to “Lord Kinnock” from “Sir David” was truly stomach-churning.