Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Little Britain

Telegraph: Britain risks falling out of world's top 10 economies

... But I thought we had all these talented bankers working for the UK? Surely, their elite, super-human, oxfordodian, fox-shooting masterful talents will save the UK?

Posted by cat and canary @ 12:35 PM (1689 views)
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1. crunchy said...

Twaddler. Things will be so different in the near future that global restructuring will render this irrelevant.

'CEBR chief executive Douglas McWilliams said dropping from the top ten won't affect economic growth or the day-to-day lives of most people,'

Double twaddle!

Monday, December 7, 2009 01:09PM Report Comment
 

2. need-a-crash said...

cat and canary I like your satire but let's not bring fox-hunting into this.

Monday, December 7, 2009 02:43PM Report Comment
 

3. brickormortis said...

Did somebody say fox? Let me at 'em uncle scoob, let me at 'em!!!!!! Click Click Boom!!!!!!!!!!! Jolly good shot scrappy!

Monday, December 7, 2009 02:48PM Report Comment
 

4. matt_the_hat said...

At least we have good weather like Greece

Monday, December 7, 2009 02:55PM Report Comment
 

5. matt_the_hat said...

Ho well it was good well it lasted, I remeber the Germans on holiday when they would tip nearly as much as the bill, brid it is then

Monday, December 7, 2009 02:57PM Report Comment
 

6. matt_the_hat said...

I wonder if Spain needs any tomatoe pickets next season?

Monday, December 7, 2009 02:58PM Report Comment
 

7. crunchy said...

Furry Fox.

Monday, December 7, 2009 03:30PM Report Comment
 

8. cat and canary said...

okay need-a-crash! ...i had in mind a recent picture of stephen hester from the telegraph riding horseback, fox hunting when I wrote that... wasn't meant to be any backhanded political insert.

Monday, December 7, 2009 03:36PM Report Comment
 

9. Wdbeast said...

cat and canary - fox-shooting sounds interesting........ PULL!

Monday, December 7, 2009 05:19PM Report Comment
 

10. the number cruncher said...

I hunt myself and have a stalkers licence, and the deer and wild boar I shoot I butcher myself and they end up on the dinner table, so I have nothing against hunting for food. But I do have a problem with the vestiges of violent feudal oppression and social dived which is what fox hunting really represents.

Once upon a time the Baron's and thier lackies would own hunting rights on the land and defend those with hideous summary corporal and sometimes capital punishments. It was meant to keep the surfs in-line and went on up until the inter wars years. In many ways it was a means of control land and assets.

That divide, in access to land and the gifts of mother nature anyway, still exists today and those T0ssers who whish to climb the social ladder such as Bwankers still try to join the local hunts to move up the ladder. While I enjoy company of people who make their living from the land, I loath the pseudo country-set of city boys enjoying a days organised shoot or join the hunt to pretend they are part of the squirarchy.

Monday, December 7, 2009 06:10PM Report Comment
 

11. magnifico said...

Number Cruncher@9
couldn't agree more.
Even though I'm not a hunter I would dearly love to put some lead in them hounds.

Monday, December 7, 2009 08:31PM Report Comment
 

12. the number cruncher said...

magnifico @ 10

Fox hunting has little to do with animal welfare and a lot to do with social division and identity.

I am opposed to animal cruelty in any form and fox hunting is cruel to a small extent, the hounds make a quick kill after a stressful chase. What sickens me is the ritualised way it is performed and the class snobbery that is behind it.

Fox hunting has no appreciable affect on fox numbers and their ecology, so the augment that it performs a service for local chicken owners is pure fantasy.

I wish people would climb off the fence and describe fox hunting for what it really represents. Its about who controls the land, and we will be reminded of that when Dave 'I'm just a normal chap' Cameron wrestles with wether he re-established fox hunting next year.

Monday, December 7, 2009 09:07PM Report Comment
 

13. enuii said...

Top ten economies for who? Bankers and financial spivery by any chance!

Monday, December 7, 2009 11:15PM Report Comment
 

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