British Gas today hiked gas bills by 35% and electricity prices by 9% heaping more misery on households. The price hikes come into effect immediately and will add an extra £262.80 a year to the average dual fuel customer’s bill, or 72p a day. This news came after Jake Ulrich, the managing director of Centrica, which owns British Gas, angered aged charities and consumer groups by advising “ maybe it’s a case of two jumpers instead of one.”
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Parliament goes “X-Factor” as Labour urges voters to reject the Tory Status Quo..
But who will the public vote for ….The David Milli-band perhaps ?
Meanwhile in a far, far away land to the North, a cold land, barren and strangely devoid of trophies , Kevin Keegan AKA King Kev (sic) explains why he won’t turn his back on soccer thug and all round low-life, Joey Barton. “I believe I can turn his life around, a bit like Jesus, I can show him the way, people just have to believe in me.”
Just before he was to visit “the real Santa” in la-la land, Keegan (the Christ), went on to explain, “People may see me as naive, well fair enough, it’s a mans game and at the end of the day they are entitled to pays their monies and takes their choice” before he inexplicably ran out of clichés……
Its great to know everybody’s behind you, Gordon (story here.) Is Jack Straw really revolting ?
And then there are the Blairites who dream of the day their knight in shining armour rides in to save poor Gordon. But what is one persons dream, is another’s nightmare ! 😉
Doctors have spoken out against annual testing which is to be introduced by the General Medical Council. They fear this will undermine public confidence in them and it would mean doctors spending less time with patients and practising “defensive medicine”. Story here
Should Thatcher, the wicked old witch have a state funeral? Should it not be something appropriate to sum up the nations feeling towards this evil hag ? Possibly something like this…………
As Frankie Boyle so eloquently put it
“surely it would be cheaper to buy everybody in Scotland a spade in order to dig a hole so deep thus enabling her to be delivered directly to Satan”
At £120,000 plus a week, I’d take that sort of slavery, over my own “freedom” any day.
Ronaldo complains that he is a modern day slave ,(story here ) whilst Frank Lampard claims Chelsea’s offer of £140,000 a week ( yes A WEEK) is an “insult.” (article here. ) So please, please spare a thought for poor Christiano and Frank, we share their pain.
So our troubled PM Gordon Brown likens himself to the dark brooding anti hero in Emily Bronte’s classic tale of obsessive love “Wuthering Heights” …..hmmmm well he has a point I suppose (story here)