Saturday, 24 November 2007

Heathrow expansion

It's finally arrived, the Heathrow Consultation. Basically it's about prolonging the biggest national disgrace in the UK, the loathed London Heathrow airport, and attempting to desperately hang onto the claim to be the "busiest airport in the world".....a bit like Clapham Junction, which claims to be the "busiest train station in Britain", I do wonder why this is something to be proud of...? We've got a wonderfully busy road around here that goes by the name of the M25 but I've yet to see a single sign boasting about the log jam that frequently occurs around it.

I'm not a big fan of Heathrow, and even less so when you consider the shambolic rise to fame it has enjoyed courtesy of successive governments (involving, no doubt, plenty of payoffs, er, expenses, sorry...). Noise and pollution concerns seem to play second fiddle to (apparent) benefits to the economy and national interest.

Heathrow cannot be allowed to expand

So: What can we do?
First, go to and fill in the response form. Be honest, if some of the plans don't impact you then don't pretend they do - but make sure you're clear what the plans mean. I've got some links on the side of my blog for more info.
Second, write to your MP and make it clear what your views are.
Third, tell people about the plans and make sure your neighbours and friends actually know what's in the pipeline.

More to follow......

Monday, 12 November 2007

I'm a celebrity.....?

Right, who the hell are these people:

Gemma Atkinson
Janice Dickinson
Jason 'J' Brown (Joker, Jackass, Jerk, etc....)
Lynne Franks
Rodney Marsh
Anna Ryder Richardson
Cerys Matthews
John Burton Race
Marc Bannerman

Apparently, they're "Celebrities", ie. a breed of shitesters desperately seeking adoration and for whom the very essence of being is to be "Known". There is a saying, those that can do, those that can't become Celebrities. Well this lot can't so I suppose it makes them perfect fodder for yet another reality show (X-Factor and Celebrity Come Dancing are still showing....zzzzzzzz). Right now I wouldn't like to bet who'll win, partly because I don't give a toss and also because it'll be down to the lazy sponging couch potatoes who form the ranks of the Gainfully Unemployed to decide. Sorry, is that a bit harsh? Of course, my mistake, they're all busy making their money by dealing drugs and flogging half price Sky cards down the local (where they also spend their dole money). This country's gone mad for supporting lazy goodfornothings who deserve nothing less than to lose their benefits and be told to get back on their feet and work for a fucking living. At least the Celebrities realise they need to do something, even if it does involve adverts for Iceland (oops, she was c.2004).
Well I'm sure I'll have plenty more to say about it as the series continues (not that I watch it, of course!), perhaps there'll be a surprise appearance (maybe, even, a Celebrity...?) and maybe, oh I hope so, maybe they'll be asked to eat some mucky stuff from the jungle....? Is this what TV has come to?

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Putney webcam, anyone?

I went looking for a webcam in Putney recently, thought there's be a veritable hoard of them. Well, there may be one or two but this one really caught my eye. There's a lot of things to take pictures of in Putney, but take a look and let me know what you think is the dominant theme here....