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The Yoof Of Today

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On Friday evening my son, Evan,  said “I’m going to a party tonight Dad but I’ll get on the train and come down to see you tomorrow.  I’ll be there in time for the rugby”.

On Saturday at about 2.00pm (just before kick off) he rang again, (loud music in background) “Uh, I ‘m still at the party Dad but I’m definitely coming down tonight, alright?”

At about 4.00pm he rang again, (loud music in background) “Uh, Dad, I’m still at the party.  Can you look up the train times for me please?”

At about 7.00pm, (loud music in the background) “Uh, I’m still at the party Dad”.  We agreed that he’d be best off to go home and get some sleep.  “I’ll put roast pork in for lunch if you ring in the morning and tell me what time you’re leaving.”

At about 8.30am this morning, (loud music in the background) “Uh, Dad, I’m still at the party”.

At least in my day we had the decency to hide the full extent of our debauchery from our parents.  Not any more!

Written by Peter Reynolds

March 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Fraud, Deceit And Death

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For the second week running a member of the “Question Time” audience, the parent of a serving soldier, has complained that they have had to pay for equipment for their son or daughter to take to Afghanistan.

Our Brave Boys

There can be no greater condemnation of the funding of our troops than this.  In the face of doublespeak and accounting tricks from the government, this is a true insight into reality.

The deception that Gordon Brown is running about defence spending would not pass the most provincial test for petty fraud.  He must be recalled by Chilcot to explain himself.  He must be cross examined, as a hostile witness, as if he had stolen a credit card.

We learn this grubby and sordid truth about our prime minister while our boys bleed to death into the soil of a foreign land.