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The Anglo-Zanzibar war was the shortest war in history lasting only 40 minutes but leaving 500 killed or wounded and 3 ships sunken. (Source)
So, not sure most of the spectators were really safe behind that piddly small barrier, and I wonder if insurance would have paid up if the truck leveled the building.
Exchange Democrat for Labour politician and the joke will become clear.
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The Telegraph provides us with some evidence that a House of Lords would be quite useful…at the very least for the entertainment prospects having one delivers.
Some people, such as the Prime Minister, think that Lord Sewel should quit the House of Lords after apparently being caught in a sex and drugs sting. What they do not realise is that John Buttifant Sewel was simply upholding the finest traditions of the Upper House.
Indeed his exploits look positively tame compared to some. If you really want to see a rogue in ermine, check out this list – gathered from our extensive obituaries archive – of seven deadly miscreant peers.
Snorting cocaine off of a hooker’s tits is hardly resigning material…hells teeth there is a prominent Auckland business man and knight of the realm whose son in law does that. He should be the first candidate in a NZ House of Lords.
One of the Telegraph’s naughty peers is Lord Kagan:
Kagan’s domestic arrangements were also far from straightforward; he claimed to have had 40 mistresses by the age of 60. “My wife is not interested in fidelity,” he explained. “But no-one has ever taken her place in my life. Marriage is for keeps.”
Labour in the UK thought they were on to a winner with Ed Miliband.
They managed to convince themselves that the pommy public would vote for a dopey looking leader who never made any ground in the preferred PM stakes.
The lead up to the election was all about how the public would ignore the poor preferred prime minister polls and vote Labour.
Then on election day the population failed to get this memo and gave Ed the arse. Read more »
All new constables in the Metropolitan police must be able to speak a second language apart from English from today.
The astonishing requirement emerged in an advert for fresh recruits posted online by the country’s biggest force.
From today, anyone wanting to join the Met must be able to speak English and one of the following 14 languages: