Monday, June 14, 2004

Disastrous European Result

I don't mean the elections. Followed by the traditional post-defeat violence.

Maybe I'm particularly jaundiced this morning, having watched the game in an NHS casualty department festooned with Domestic Violence posters ('It is the physical, emotional, sexual or mental abuse of one person by another within an intimate relationship such as marriage. Domestic violence is, in almost every incident, carried out by men against women') and where the old Sunday Times magazines in the waiting area all carry a small sticker :

This magazine has been donated for the use of patients and visitors by John Wilmott Compensation Claims - Your Local Specialist Injury Claims Company.

Lawyers - why chase an ambulance when you can advertise in Casualty ?

My considered views on the Euro election results, written on May 31, are here. Tories squeezed from right, BNP squeezed from left. Whatever happened to the anti-war vote, so prominent in the council elections ? Even the Indie will have a job to spin these results as being about Iraq.

UPDATE - it wasn't a totally disastrous weekend, though the less said about Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland's rugby results the better. England's cricketers came back well to beat New Zealand, and I discovered the music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

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