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The university students of Britain should stand up against the University And College Union.

Lecturers have gone on strike over cuts to their pensions. Sally Hunt, the General Secretary of the University And College Union said, ”If you will not give us what we need, which is a reasonable pension, we will not do what we reasonably would normally do which is teach and help all the students of this county. Until we get this sorted out, I’m afraid that students are going to have to anticipate serious disruption”.

I don’t get it, their beef is with Universities UK, not the students, why are the students being punished?

Sally’s threat sounds sinister to me. It sounds like parents having a fight with one parent saying if they don’t get their own way, they’ll take it out on the kids.

All of the people who I’ve met who work as teachers or used to be teachers say they LOVE teaching but they HATE all of the box ticking, reports and paperwork they have to do for their higher-ups. Why don’t they just refuse to do all of that stuff, instead of taking it out on the students?

The bizarre thing is some students are supporting the striking lecturers and have even joined them on the picket lines. Why are you supporting them? They’re not supporting you!

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Julie and I moved to Britain from Australia in February 1997, so I could present the Breakfast Show on 2CRFM in Dorset. Since then, we’ve lived in every region of England, because I’ve presented radio programs in the North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East and South Coast. You’ve got to go where the work is, so we’ve moved around a lot and we’ve always rented.

Now, we’re very close to buying somewhere. We’ve looked at a nice place that’s being built in a new development of apartments. If all goes well, we could be in by May.

So after 21 years here, it looks like we might be staying.

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UKIP

What’s going on with UKIP?

Here’s my favorite tweet this week, it’s from Nick Walker, “I’m about halfway through a bottle of Fairy washing up liquid that has outstayed three UKIP leaders”.

The UK Independence party has had seven leaders since 2011.

UKIP exist because it’s Eurosceptic , they campaigned for Brexit, meaning their MEPs will lose their cushy jobs. UKIP have 19 Members of the European Parliament. Each one is paid £6,4537 a month. Why did UKIP campaign to leave the EU if it means they’ll have no MEPs? They don’t have ANY MPs in Westminster.

UKIP’s leadership choices have been bizarre lately. Paul Nuttall’s past was called into question, Henry Bolton dated a lady who’s sent a racist message and the current leader of the party (on an interim basis), Gerard Batten, is a bloke who has described Islam as a “Death Cult”.

Some people think UKIP is morally bankrupt but it’s also facing actual bankruptcy, after being told it must pay towards a £660,000 legal bill for a libel case it brought and lost.

Could it be that UKIP is a party of self-harm? Let’s just hope the Brexit they so desperately wanted doesn’t do that to Britain.

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Radio WeekI should be in Africa right now.

In May I got an email from a bloke called “James” asking me how much I would charge to speak at “Radio Week” in Uganda. Apparently it’s a three day conference for people working at radio stations in East Africa. It’s taking place right now at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

I almost deleted the email at first because it did have the look and tone of the famous email from the Nigerian Prince, who wants to give all of his money away. I did some research and found out that a British radio consultant I’ve met a few times spoke at the same event last year, so I emailed him and asked him how much I should charge. He said he’d done it for free. That should have been a red flag. I made up a fee that would cover what it would cost me to take a week off work and emailed James back.

James replied with an email that said they were happy with the fee and, “We will wire it to you a month before the conference. We will take care of your flights (I will personally pick you up from the airport), accommodation, plus airport transfers. You can go ahead and confirm the dates”.

So I booked this week off from the Breakfast show at BOBfm and my Sunday morning show at BBC Radio Merseyside.

James said they wanted me to talk about how to get people to call in to radio stations. I presented a talk on that at Next Radio at the Royal Institution in London a couple of years ago.

That talk was only eight and a half minutes long, James said they wanted me to do 45 minutes in Uganda, so I prepared a speech and illustrated it with audio examples. For the past few weeks I’ve been rehearsing it at home every day in front our two cats.

About six weeks ago I had vaccinations for typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and influenza. That cost me over £300, then I had to spend another £50 on malaria tablets and insect repellent. I forget what it cost me for a visa but a couple of days after applying for one online, I got an email saying my application had been deferred because they needed to see a copy of a letter inviting me to the conference to speak. That’s when things got interesting.

I emailed James and asked him to reply with an invitation letter attached. A week later I emailed again and he replied saying he’d send it the next day. I heard nothing for another week so I called him and left a message. A couple of days later I rang again and left another message. A week later, I got hold of James on the phone and he assured me I was still booked and he would send the letter asap. I heard nothing for a week so I emailed again asking if the flights from Heathrow to Entebbe had been booked. Another week of unanswered emails and voicemails later I eventually got hold of James on the phone and he assured me I was still booked but a different “James’ was now handling things and I had to email him. I emailed “New James” and heard nothing. By now it was less than a month before the conference and there was no sign of any money being wired to me.

I noticed on the Radio Week website that an American consultant I’d met at a conference in Chicago a couple of years ago was booked to speak, so contacted him through Linkedin. He said he had just got an email from “New James” (who he’d never dealt with before) saying he’d been cancelled because they couldn’t afford him. He’d already booked and paid for his flights. After cancellation fees, vaccinations and his visa he lost over $1000.

I contacted another American speaker who was shown on the website. He’d been told they couldn’t afford him either and asked him if he could do his talk via Skype. This morning he said he hasn’t heard anything from them and I noticed he’s disappeared from the website now so that’s the end of his involvement in Radio Week too.

A couple of days ago I tweeted, “Two days to go till @radioweekug in Africa. I haven’t heard from the organisers for weeks, don’t have a visa or plane tickets. Looks like I took a week off work for nothing. They still have my picture on the website though”.

Bizarrely, not only did @radioweekug “like” that tweet, they re-tweeted it!

Then I got a Twitter message from a bloke from another African country who was booked to speak. He said, “Am in Uganda stay at a horrible hotel”. I messaged him back, told him I wasn’t going to be there and how one speaker lost over $1000 and got this, “Oh my word explains why we are staying in a shity hotel was made to pay 40 dollars”.

Then I got a Twitter message from a radio consultant in Australia. He said he got messed about by Radio Week last year and so did another American radio consultant and neither of them ended up going.

So I it turns out that I was right to be sceptical when I got that first email. It looks like the Nigerian Prince may have a couple of mates in Uganda and they’re both named James.

If you are reading this in a country where you have typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and malaria and you’d like me to speak for 45 minutes about how to get people to call into radio stations, let me know. I don’t want to waste these vaccinations, would love to flaunt my immunity, offset the £350 I’m out and get a better response than I’m getting from these cats!

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PU

Ever wonder why the world is out of whack right now?

Donald Trump is the President, North and South Korea are competing TOGETHER in the Winter Olympics and there’s a sports car in space!

It’s all because we’re living in a parallel universe. The proof is a thing called “The Mandela Effect”. That’s the name that’s been given to those weird things that we’re certain we remember in a certain way and it turns out they never actually happened that way.

The name of the theory comes from people who feel certain they can remember Nelson Mandela dying while he was still in prison. Mandela’s actual death was on Dec. 5, 2013. Some people claim to remember seeing clips of his funeral on TV in the 80s.

Now I don’t remember a Mandela funeral before 2013 but there is some other freaky stuff going on that I do remember differently to the way the evidence shows it actually was.

Remember the TV show from the late 90s, early 2000s about a sex columnist, and her three friends exploring Manhattan’s dating scene? What was the name of that show? “Sex In The City”, Right? – Wrong! The show was called “Sex AND The City”.Sex And The City

How about that film, “Interview With A Vampire”? Well that’s not what it’s called. The title is actually, “Interview With THE Vampire.
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How about the Queen in Snow White, what did she say when she was standing in front of the magic mirror? If you think it was, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” you’ve been transported here from another dimension. In this universe, she said “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

What does Darth Vader say when he tells Luke Skywalker that he’s his dad. It’s “Luke, I am your father” isn’t it? That’s not what Darth Vader said. He actually said, “NO, I am your father.”

Captain Kirk NEVER said “Beam me up Scotty” and Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again Sam”, Hannibal Lecter never said “Hello, Clarice” and Forrest Gump never said “Life is like a box of chocolates.” He actually said, “Life WAS like a box of chocolates.”

Now picture the man on the Monopoly board. The bloke with the top hat holding a bag of money. He’s called Rich Uncle Pennybags. He has a monocle, doesn’t he? – Well, he doesn’t, never has.

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If you still don’t think you’re living in a parallel universe, let me ask you this; What is the very last line of the Queen song, “We Are The Champions”? The line that starts with, “No time for losers…” If you think the song’s final line is “No time for losers, ’cause we are the champions…of the world!” Guess what? There is no, “of the world!” The song just ends with, “we are the champions”

If you are sure that you’ve heard it otherwise in the past then you fell through a wormhole into a parallel universe and now when you look back in time you’ll find that this universe’s history is slightly different to how it was in the universe you remember. In the universe you came from, Sex was IN the city, there was an interview with A vampire, Darth called his son by his name, life IS like a box of chocolates and Queen where the champions of the world right till the end of the song.

That might all sound far fetched but it’s more likely than Donald Trump being President, North and South Korea competing together in the Winter Olympics and a private company blasting a red sports car in space!

 

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India

The Indians and Arabs are going to Mars.

India has teamed up with The United Arab Emirates. In two years time they’re going to send a probe to the red planet. Their ultimate goal is colonisation.

The UAE and India might sound like a strange partnership but it makes sense. If you want to conquer space, you need two things. The first is money, to quote the movie ‘The Right Stuff’, “no bucks, no Buck Rogers”. The next thing you need is expertise. Well the UAE have plenty of money and India has loads of expertise. The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched hundreds of satellites and put them in orbit around earth, the moon and Mars.

The thing that doesn’t make sense is that to get all of that expertise, India needed money to do it. Maybe India should have been spending that money to tackle poverty. According to the World Bank, the world has 872.3 million people below the new poverty line, of which 179.6 million people live in India. In other words, India with 17.5% of total world’s population, has a 20.6% share of world’s poorest people.

Britain and loads of other countries have been sending billions in aid to India for a long time. Meanwhile India has been developing a space program which is now helping The United Arab Emirates, while poor Indians are starving.

The politicians in India and around the world who allowed this to all to happen should be sent on the first one-way trip to Mars.

 

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London Calling

08Feb18

Tony Hendra

In the latest episode of my show for America, Tony Hendra the English writer and actor, talks about how he went from wanting to be a monk to becoming a satirist, working with Graham Chapman from Monty Python, moving to America in the 60s, opening for Lenny Bruce, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and Sean Lennon’s reaction to his John Lennon parody.

As well as that, Jane checks in from North Yorkshire to talk about cars, the school principal that has banned kids from having boyfriends and girlfriends, cheap weddings, fake news from the Pope, the solution to Britain’s housing crisis, an amazing coincidence, life imitates art in Pisa, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is rubbish, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have a lot in common, Mexican food, a Scottish breakup story, Siri doesn’t work, generation useless and I Didn’t Start The Fire.

Listen to London Calling, Episode 58, here;
http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-with-graham-mack-episode-58-tony-hendra/

 

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Starman

There’s a sports car on the way to Mars!

It’s the most exciting thing to happen in space since we sent people to the moon. I watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy last night and it was mind blowing.

When the two booster rockets landed simultaneously it looked like a scene from Thunderbirds. When the fairing detached at the top of the main rocket and revealed that the payload was a Tesla Roadster with a dummy in a space suit at the wheel, well what can you say?

Thank you Elon Musk, this is what space flight should be all about, entertainment! Since they stopped playing golf and driving a car on the moon, NASA has been boring.

It’s not just me that’s excited by all of this, the SpaceX launch was the number one trending news story at Skynews.com this morning. Unfortunately Sky news must be run by a bunch of boring stiffs because SpaceX wasn’t their lead story. They went with, “The Prime Minister is facing calls to reject a Brussels bid to potentially limit Britain’s market access after 2019”. That story didn’t make their own top ten trending stories! Sky News are massively out of touch with what real people are interested in.

The Sky story was also inaccurate, on their website this morning, they said, “David Bowie’s Space Oddity playing on lift off”. It wasn’t, it was David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” (The BBC news website got that wrong as well).

By sending a sports car to Mars, Elon Musk has worked out that if you’re in the business of firing rockets into space, you’re not in the science business, you’re in showbusiness. You’ve got to give the people what they want and we want to be entertained.

SpaceX knows how to put on a show. Sky News, you need to learn how to do that too. I don’t know how to break it to you boring news stiffs at Sky but you’re in show business as well!

The SpaceX story is the most read story on your own website, the Brexit story didn’t even make the top ten, how could you lead with Brexit when A SPORTS CAR HAS BEEN LAUNCHED INTO SPACE AND IS ON ITS WAY TO MARS!!!!!!!!

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Mack Nuggets

05Feb18

Here’s what I’ve ben up to on BOBfm lately, including:

The talking whale.
Stories of coincidence.
Siri doesn’t work.
Skiving.
How to fix Britain’s trains.
Who has the biggest red button?
A school trip story.
Lana Del Rey is a thief and so is Radiohead.
Is Theresa May the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had?
Stuff left behind
Free speech under attack in Britain.
Dumb things parents say.
Cheese rolling ends in Stilton.
Crazy thing seen on the road.
An amazing coincidence.
Siri still doesn’t work.
Generation useless.
I Didn’t Start The Fire.

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I got to talk to the satirist, actor and writer Tony Hendra about his amazing life and work which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He talks about how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase, working on This Is Spinal Tap and how he started out wanting to be a monk.

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Holy Fake News

27Jan18

 

The Pope made my laugh out loud this week.

He’s claimed that ‘fake news’ dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. He went on to denounces the spread of disinformation and has called for reporters to oppose “falsehoods” and “sensational headlines”.

Really? Does the Pope want reporters to oppose falsehoods and sensational headlines about a talking snake, a virgin birth and a resurrection?

Maybe next time the Pope talks to reporters, they should give him a hard time. After all, the organisation the Pope represents is built on ‘fake news’!

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London Calling

25Jan18

London Calling

In the latest episode of my show for America:

School trip stories.
Radiohead have got a cheek suing Lana Del Rey.
The ultimate protest song.
There’s no such thing as free speech in Britain.
The parole board in Britain is a joke.
Nigel Farage says strange things.
Stuff left behind; Unused kitchen equipment.
Dumb things parents say.
Jim McCabe in Philadelphia talks about how bad weather forecasters are.

Listen to Episode 57 of London Calling here;
http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-with-graham-mack-episode-57/

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Dictatorship

Why are so many head teachers running their schools like they’re in charge of every aspect of a child’s life? Schools are educational institutions but we keep hearing about kids being sent home for ridiculous non-education related things like having the wrong haircut.

This week a School headteacher has banned pupils from having boyfriends and girlfriends. He’s even threatening to give them poor university references. These are kids who are aged 16 and 17.

Toby Belfield is the principal of Ruthin School in Wales. He emailed pupils warning them anyone in a relationship would “definitely get a worse reference”.

According to the Daily Post, he sent out an email that read: “I strongly disapprove of any boyfriend/girlfriend relationships – and it will always affect any university reference I write (meaning – any student in a relationship will definitely get a worse reference from me)”. He also wrote, “Relationships can start at university – and not at Ruthin School. I will be talking to staff and, as in previous years, I will put together a list of any student with a boyfriend or girlfriend. These students – if in L6 or F5 can expect to find new schools in September. School is not the place for romantic relationships – ever”.

It looks like it hasn’t changed that much since I was a school. They’re still prejudiced against cool kids and stack all of the rules in favour of the spods.

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London Calling

23Jan18

London Calling

In the latest episode of my show for America;

Who will be the Guest of the Year? Hear from the finalists; Peter Frampton, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, Dominic Monaghan from ‘Lost’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers.

As well as that; Skiving, the real reason Rupert Murdoch sold 21st Century Fox to Disney, name calling over Brexit, how local radio in Britain has made a huge mistake, stuff people have left behind and the expensive taxi ride.

Listen to Episode 56 of London Calling here;
http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-with-graham-mack-episode-56-guest-of-the-year/

 

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Sold

There’s an easy way to fix Britain’s housing crisis but it’ll never happen because nobody really wants to fix it.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has tried to tackle it by abolishing stamp duty on homes under £300,000. That was the centerpiece of his budget in November. Some MPs don’t think this will fix the problem. The Treasury select committee said it will push house prices up by at least the amount the reduction in stamp duty is supposed to save.

I’m sick of all the politics over this. The simple reason why so many people in Britain can’t afford to buy their own home is because houses are too expensive.

The average house costs 7.6 times the average annual salary. That’s according to figures from the Office Of National Statistics. The Median price paid for a home in 1997 was 3.6 times workers’ annual gross full-time earnings. So in real terms house prices have more than doubled in 20 years.

So now we’ve clearly identified the problem. I’ll say it again, the reason why so many people in Britain can’t afford to buy their own home is because houses are too expensive.
There are no safeguards in place to slow down the rapid rate of house price inflation. The average house now costs 7.6 times average annual income and in twenty years time will probably cost 15.2 times, making it even harder for first time buyers.

The only solution is for the government to regulate house prices. Maybe they should link the price you can sell a house for to the rate of inflation or average annual income.
I’m a free market capitalist but we’re talking about housing here, something needs to be done. I’m not suggesting regulation for commercial properties, just homes.

The problem is, if you already own a house, are you going to vote for a government that regulates what your house is worth?

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Weather

The Met Office outdid themselves this week.

They are useless at predicting the weather. That’s a shame because that’s the only thing they have to do. To try and distract us from how bad they are at their only job, a couple of years ago, they announced that they’re going to give names to storms.

The first storm they named was Abigail on 10 November 2015. Since then, they’ve named loads of them. That was until the storm we had this week.

A storm with no name wreaked havoc. Devastating winds and snow showers caused major travel delays. 35,000 homes were left without power. Wind gusts of up to 95 mph brought down trees onto rail lines and roads, forced bridges to close and disrupted flights, trains and ferry services.

The reason THIS storm didn’t get a name? The Met Office hadn’t even predicted it.

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Mouth

Free speech is under attack in Britain again.

Less than a week after I was forced to apologize to the Prime Minister for saying she’s weak, Ben Bradley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Mansfield has been forced to apologize for a blog he wrote in 2012.

Here’s what he wrote, “Sorry but how many children you have is a choice; if you can’t afford them, stop having them! Vasectomies are free.” He went on, “Families who have never worked a day in their lives having four or five kids and the rest of us having one or two means it’s not long before we’re drowning in a vast sea of unemployed wasters that we pay to keep!”

Well what’s wrong with saying that? It makes a lot of sense to me.

We voted for Brexit and that was about immigration, the fear that migrants were putting too much stress on resources like housing, social services and the National Health Service. That’s exactly what these people are doing with out of control breeding.
If Ben Bradley wants to point this out, what’s the problem?

Freedom is all about choice. If you don’t like what I have to say on the radio, you’re free to listen to someone else. It’s the same with Ben Bradley, if you don’t like what he stands for, don’t vote for him.

Ben Bradley was promoted in the reshuffle last week. He was made vice-chairman for youth. Of course the opposition parties have had something to say. Cat Smith, Labour’s shadow minister for youth affairs, said: “These repulsive comments expose the Tories’ disgraceful attitude to unemployed people”. Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said it “beggars belief that someone who has shown such contempt for young people who are out of work has been tasked by the prime minister to improve her party’s appeal with young voters”.

So Ben Bradley is the Conservative Vice-chairman for youth. It looks like Cat Smith and Layla Moran are fighting it out for another important role…
Comandante of the thought police.

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Talkers

Here’s what is written in the latest edition of TALKERS magazine;

British Talk Show Host and TalkersRadio Personality Graham Mack Forced to Apologize for On Air Statement that PM Theresa May “Has No Balls.”  It is always fascinating to compare and contrast American radio with broadcasting in other English-speaking countries when it comes to tolerance, freedom of speech and political controversy.  Well-known English talk show host Graham Mack, host of the popular BOB-FM, Herfordshire (greater London) breakfast show got himself into a sticky situation on Wednesday (1/10) by boldly stating that British Prime Minister Theresa May “has no balls.”  According to a report in the Hertfordshire MercuryThe comment came on yesterday’s (January 10)  breakfast show during a lengthy rant about May’s recent Cabinet reshuffle, in which he also claimed that she was the “weakest Prime Minister” the country had ever seen. Mack went on to berate the reshuffle, saying that not enough women and ethnic minority MPs had been promoted to justify promises made by the Prime Minister in the preceding days. However, the maverick radio host appeared to backtrack on his claims this morning (January 11), telling listeners that he had to “correct” his comments. Mr. Mack said that although his remark about Mrs. May’s lack of balls was “anatomically correct,” he should not have made it.  He also clarified that he could not be sure that May was the weakest Prime Minister the country had ever seen, as Clement Attlee or William the Younger could conceivably be weaker.  In a statement, Mr. Mack said: “We received a serious complaint yesterday about what I’d said on the air.  “Someone in a very senior position told me to make an apology. “I cannot reveal who made the complaint. The seriousness of the complaint did take me by surprise because a regular listener would realise that I take a swipe at all politicians regardless of which political party they represent.”  Mr. Mack concluded his on-air correction by issuing an apology directly to the Prime Minister, saying that as the leader of the nation she must be respected.  To listen to the segment of the program that got Graham Mack in trouble, please click here. Graham Mack also hosts “London Calling” a weekly program on TalkersRadio.  TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison describes Mack as “one of the best radio talk show hosts in the English-speaking world.”

Read more at http://www.Talkers.com .

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Nigel Farage says and does some strange things. He’s Britain’s most high profile Brexiteer but you have to wonder if he even believes in Brexit at all.

On the 23rd June 2016 as the polls closed after the referendum he said, “it looks like Remain will edge it”.

The following day he was interviewed on Good Morning Britain and said the pledge to spend £350 million a week of European Union cash on the NHS after Brexit would never happen.

After Donald Trump was elected, Farage was the first British politician to go to America and suck up to him. Was Nigel looking for a job in America as part of Trump’s team? Had he decided he didn’t want to live in the post-Brexit Britian he’d campaigned for?

TrumpFarage

This week, on “The Wright Stuff” on Channel 5, he’s said we should have a second referendum on EU membership.

Politicians are slimy, self absorbed, narcissists. They’re hell bent on power and control. They’ll do and say anything for attention. Nigel Farage knows how to do that. He used irrational fears about immigration and the EU to get people to think about the idea of leaving. Now it looks like he might not be that keen on the idea. Did he use Brexit to get noticed thinking that we wouldn’t actually vote for it? He knows that most economic forecasts say that Brexit will damage the UK economy.

The timing of Nigel Farage’s talk of a second referendum is interesting. He’s saying this only days after meeting with the EU’s negotiator, Michel Barnier. In fact Nigel claimed his meeting with Michel Barnier prompted his remarks.

I don’t think Nigel Farage actually wanted us to leave the EU. I think he just wanted to get attention by suggesting that we should.  David Cameron made the same mistake, he promised the referendum just to get re-elected. He didn’t think we’d actually vote for something so damaging. That political decision backfired and he was forced to resign.

I say Nigel Farage has always been on the fence about Brexit and now, after finding out from Michel Barnier, what Brexit really means for Britain, Nigel Farage doesn’t want to live with the consequences.

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Creeps

10Jan18

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey.  They say, her song “Get Free”, sounds like their song from 1993, “Creep”.

Here’s Lana Delray…

And here’s Radiohead…

The thing is, ‘Creep’, was actually a rip-off of “The Air That I Breathe”, which was a hit for The Hollies in 1974…

Here’s The Moon Loungers showing how close the two songs are…

Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, who wrote “The Air That I Breathe”, successfully sued Radiohead for copyright infringement. Now the liner notes of Radiohead’s Pablo Honey credit Hammond and Hazlewood as co-writers of “Creep” and Hammond and Hazlewood split royalties with the band.

As Gareth Icke pointed out on Twitter, Radiohead got sued because “Creep” was a rip off of “The Air That I Breathe”. Now Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for ripping off “Creep”.  It’s like suing someone for breaking the window of the house you’re squatting in.

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