Catching-up with the papers in an airport lounge a very long way from home, I see that while I've been away, we have been given a 'Dual Premiership' otherwise known as the 'annointing of Gordon' and that the ID card bill, with a little help from the same character, has made it through Parliament, taking with it, a few more of the privileges which started with Magna Carta and which have steadily disappeared under the combined efforts of Messrs Straw, Blunkett and Clarke.
Another thing I caught up with today is that the TV licensing authority is now going after the owners of video phones too. 'Sorry son, you need a TV license to watch that football clip on Vodafone. No license, then your'e nicked, that's a thousand pound fine please or a month in the pokey.' Meanwhile, the dear old BBC, to whom all this loot goes, has just been castigated by MPs for spending eighty million on furniture with staff chairs coming in at 360.00 each in a new refit. 'An appaling waste of license fee payers money.'
It's amazing how much there is to miss about Britain when your'e away.From afar it does rather seem at times that we've left the lunatics in charge of the asylum.
I'll write a little more on the aircraft.