Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Monday 12 November 2012


It appears, in some circles at least, to be a truth universally acknowledged that

a) a senior executive is entitled to a massive golden handshake, however short or incompetent his tenure of the post (Pavlov's Cat)

b) it is right and proper to spend public money hammering square pegs into round holes (Orphans of Liberty)


c) mothers of under-5s should be encouraged to go out to work (The Anger of a Quiet Man)

Does anyone ever actually stop to ask why?


  1. Apparently, next year we will have to allow unrestricted entry to Bulgarians and Romanians. As the Poles hate the Romanians and vice versa and every one either hates or is hated by the Bulgarians this could all get very interesting. Can't wait for the Transylvanians with large teeth to arrive.

  2. Good thought, Demetrius! Perhaps it would be as well to keep an eye on the coast around Whitby...

    My pleasure, Cat - you put it far better than I ever could.


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