Things can only get better?

Never again?

The good old days?The good old days?
They say a week is a long time in politics. The Damian McBride affair now looks as if it will last the whole week and still be in the news over this weekend. However, if it was to fall no doubt this would be a great relief to Nulabour. But then standing this story down would allow other scandals to have a turn in the limelight.

The death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 pushed its way forward into the light. And it did so in the manner of the police involved. At first we were told one thing, then another, it's now clear the police were determined to stall this for a long as possible. The confusion at the start of the Tomlinson case thus has eerie similarities to the de Menezes fiasco. No doubt the police think that the outcome will be the same, a bit of a ticking off, then carry on as before. They could be disappointed this time.

Next up was the detail of the scandal behind the arrest of Damian Green. It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry. This raid was led by Bob Quick, a model it would seem, of ineptitude. His recent departure due to another grand folly does not sort this out, in fact it makes it worse. Why was this man over promoted?

Are we getting bored here? There's too much of the police, don't worry. To take our minds off things we have ballot rigging! All the old jokes of Nulabour becoming ZANUlabour were wheeled our for another day in the sun. So what do we know? Well we know, when it comes to ballot rigging, that Nulabour has previous form here, Birmingham 2004 to be precise. See HERE.

When Gordon Brown gave us his 'apology' for the actions of Damian McBride I thought he mumbled ”it won't happen again”. Well in 2004 in Birmingham there was a vote rigging scandal that went to court and was described by Judge Mawrey as something that: “would disgrace a banana republic”. Now there is Erith and Thamesmead and suspicion about Glenrothes. The latter was publicised at the time but just slipped off the radar of the Mainstream Media. This is why we need blogging. And this is why, just like in China, Nulabour would love to close it down.
Wheelie of choice? Wheelie of choice?
Just to recap on the G20. This was to showcase Gordon Brown and the way we do things here in the UK. The idea was that the Leaders of the world would say: “Gordon Brown is a wonderful man” and “I'll follow him to the ends of the earth”. Then the wavering UK voters, having seen one balls up after another, sees the error of their ways; concluding that if 19 world leaders think Brown's the best stuff then the least they can do is vote for him. This was to be the basis of the 'Brown bounce'. Poor Ian Tomlinson went down and never got up again.

As things in the UK go from bad to worse we may wonder what could happen next. Some say a mix of government and police could provoke a period of civil disorder with a view of declaring a 'State of Emergency'. No! That would be crazy! A bit like local authorities using powers pinched from the Prevention of Terrorism Act to spy on you to see what you put in your wheelie bin. No that's silly, they'd never do that.