Saturday, March 19, 2005

Sex and drugs and rock and roll

Stunningly original headline I know...bet you have never seen it before etc....

David Blunkett has been in the press again recently....there are few people I have never met who I feel an intense dislike to in politics but he is one of them.

He was an utterly useless Home secretary who has presided over the shambolic collapse of the immigration system thus helping fuel the far right.......working in crime reduction up till a year ago I watched more and more paper work more and more funding streams (why not just one big one with one set of paper work?) more and more stupid short term headline chasing intiatives...

His personal life is an offense to the world. He used to blather on about parental responsibility and personal morality......his repeated interventions are doing nothing to help the children he may or may not have some biological relationship with (so what? they have a family...butt out Blunkett if you want kids have them with someone who is single or married to you ......)

On the drugs front I learn from the local press that the legalise cannabis party will have a candidate in Vale of Clwyd. Not sure the rest of us should be to worried as I guess the people who really care about this issue will be to stoned to vote........still if it provokes an intelligent debate it can do some good.....

Also in our local press I spotted a photo of Mike Peters amongst parents and local dignatories at the opening of a childrens play area. The Alarm front man is one of our local celebreties and he has a good reputation for helping out with community activities. The Alarm are still going strong...check out www.thealarm.com their annual event (the gathering) brings hundreds of people from Britain Europe and the Usa to Llandudno boosting the local economy at a quiet time of year....sound bloke Mr Peters.

Have happy memories of two great Alarm gigs in leicester in the 1989-1991 period.....hot sweaty nights at de montfort hall, de montfort uny student union and then late night drinks in the Attic drinking den......