Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A warning from another victim - lock all your doors!

I seem to remember reading a report a few months ago that the recession would lead to an increase in crime levels as more people were forced to thieve to survive. Well, it seems to be true.

Last Thursday morning at about 5.40am a little toe rag tried our front door and found it unlocked - don't ask why but both Mrs Ted and I thought we had locked it - and walked off with our laptop and many precious photos that had been carefully copied to CDs but stupidly stored in the same bag. A few other items of minor value went too but fortunately the thief missed my car keys, wallet (containing my credit/debit cards and various other invaluable items) which I keep (or used to keep, conveniently) in a drawer in the kitchen.

The local police were very quick and efficient in collecting all the details and examining the "crime scene", as well as giving us a pack of information about how to improve our home security. (We have already had new locks fitted, marked everything with our post code and house number and taken to removing our valuables to our bedroom every night.)

The worst aspect of this experience though is, as those of you who have suffered something similar will know, the feeling that you somehow want revenge on the individual that has violated your home. My wife is finding it difficult to sleep - not because she is afraid of it happening again - but because of the loss of our precious photographs. That CD was probably thrown in a skip by the evil little specimen who committed this crime without any thought for his victims.

"Tough on crime: tough on the causes of crime." Yeah!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

On a lighter note....

I hear that Caroline Flint - who was Gordon's bit of Cabinet window dressing - is already on holiday in the south of France. She decided to take the family hound with her but unfortunately it smelt a rat!

This says it all - God help us all!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Oh come all ye faithful!

All those of you that believe in the benefits of the nanny state introduced by this Labour government should read THIS advice provided by the NHS to young people.

What the f**k is going on? I don't know if I'm coming or going.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

"The situation we are in is pretty serious"

John Major is one of my unsung heroes of the political landscape over the last couple of decades. In this interview on the Andrew Marr show he has set out in very clear terms what a disaster this country is facing and what should be done to avoid it.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Now where was I?

Oh yes - I remember now. I decided to take a break from blogging. At the time I could see that the MPs' expenses "scandal" was going to dominate the political agenda for weeks to come and I knew it would become very tedious.

It has worked its way through the body politic's system and most of the resultant waste products have been expelled into the toilet of history. Now we can start to get back to some serious politics.

Despite some rumours to the contrary I am not dead nor have I been sectioned. I am just as committed to making sure that this odious Labour Government is kicked out of office at the next General Election so convincingly that they never get their hands on the levers of power for generations to come!