Homo-erotic, or what?


Boxers Joe Calzaghe and Bernard Hopkins. Cute!

UPDATE: The ever-alert blogger Croydonian has just sent me this amusing film on the subject, Wrestling with Manhood. Well worth a look - just get the tissues ready...

Another set of elections, another set of Lib Dem lies


Passing through Hornsey the other day on the top of a number 144 bus, Hunter noticed a poster in Lynne Featherstone's office window. It read something like, 'Brian Paddick: a Policeman, not a Politician'. Having been, admittedly on and off, a paid up Lib Dem member for over a decade and is now their mayoral candidate, Paddick is most definitely a politician.

He is not, though, a Policeman. He retired from the Met over two years ago. Unlike a doctor, he cannot claim to still be copper once he's out.

But when was the truth ever allowed to get in the way of Lib Dem campaigning?

Another apt song for Leavingsoon: Show me the to go home (I'm tired and I want to go to bed)


Show me the way to go home

Show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
And it went right to my head
Where ever I may roam
On land or sea or foam
You will always hear me singing this song
Show me the way to go home

Indicate the way to my abode
I'm fatigued and I want to retire
I had a spot of beverage sixty minutes ago
And it went right to my cerebellum
Where ever I may perambulate
On land, or sea or atmospheric vapor
You can always hear me crooning the melody
Indicate the way to my abode

Apt songs for London's main Mayoral candidates


Courtesy of Queen:

Don't stop me now - Boris.

Killer Queen - Paddick.

Under Pressure - Leavingsoon.

Now there are two


Hunter has not seen any Labour posters up here in Tottenham - until today. One "Vote Labour" post has appeared in a shabby-looking house and the other is in the front of a chaotic-looking Somali shop, which also has a poster up to advertise a book on how to 'get the right marks' for British Citizenship. Looks like Leavingsoon's promise to give illegal immigrants free travel on London transport is paying off in some quarters.

China, China, China - Out! Out! Out! Free Tibet!


Hunter braved the snow and headed into central London yesterday, along with a Tory chum from Hornsey & Wood Green, to register my protest at recent events in Tibet and the human rights situation generally in China.

I appreciate that China won the right to hold the Olympics fair and square, but weren't we all told back then that this would lead to an improvement in Chinese human rights and China evolving to adopt the sort of standards that prevail in western, liberal democratic countries? I can't see much evidence of that having happened! In fact, the reverse seems to be true: if their recent behaviours in Tibet, over Darfur etc. are anything to go by, they just seem to have become even more arrogant and set in their repressive ways.

I sympathise with the argument of the athletes: if every British business is bending over backwards to trade with China (and we're all now wearing socks 'Made in China'), then why should sport be the only area to make a sacrifice? I'm not arguing for non-participation in the Olympics, but it was a step too far to allow a triumphalist parade through the streets of London. (I understand that this particular Olympic tradition was actually the brainchild of one A. Hitler, devised to promote his Nazi regime at the time of the 1936 Berlin Olympics).

What made matters even worse, and what clinched it for me to head into central London for this protest, was the sight of British sporting heroes being 'guarded' by a bunch of Chinese State security goons! If the torch parade had to proceed, couldn't the torch-bearer have been flanked by British sportsclub members or British bobbies? To allow the frontline security for this event on London's streets to be handed over to these sinister-looking 'heavies' supplied by a repressive foreign power was a grotesque decision! Were they flown in specially for the occasion? I wonder what their last 'assignment' was? Beating people up on the streets of Lhasa in Tibet perhaps?

Who allowed this to happen? Was it the ever-useless Commissioner Blair? Or our low-rent 'Home Secretary' Jaqui Smith? They should both be fired immediately for having brought this country and British policing into disrepute.

The icing on the cake, when I got home, was to see that Gordon's Gang were just too gormless to have seen this PR disaster unfolding all day, and actually allowed these Chinese security 'guards' to enter Downing Street, push people around in front of the TV cameras and organise the photo shoot! How weak! How pathetic! Gordon isn't even master of his own doorstep, let alone the country! That's one video clip I hope gets repeated endlessly......

What Gordon really meant...


Our Supreme Leader has told Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, who is attempting to steal the latest presidential election, that "The Eyes of the world are watching you".

Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's President for 28 years, can at least claim that some people have voted for him to occupy his current position. Gordon Brown, in contrast, was not elected Supreme Leader by a single British voter.

Given that Labour is looking to rig, sorry 'modernise', the UK voting system, Hunter suspects Gordon actually meant, "The demon eyes of the Nu-Labour machine is watching Zanu-PF..."