Monday, February 12, 2007

David Cameron and other news

How's about this for a new slogan?

"You don't have to be on drugs to vote Conservative, but it helps."

When will we get a proper discussion about drugs amongst politicians? There can't be anyone under 40 (Mr Cameron's age) who hasn't either tried pot or seen someone else smoke it, can there? Cannabis-fuelled sessions on the Playstation 2 are a major part of British life, aren't they? Or maybe Mike Skinner was wrong.

Meanwhile in the tropical south (17 degrees today), the Portuguese have said "Yes" to abortion in a referendum. A good thing, I think. The large number of abstentions (58%) means the result is not binding, but the government has promised to push the legislation through anyway. Only Ireland, Poland and Malta will now have super-strict abortion laws (Beeb guide here) in the European Union.

Finally, went to see Scoop, the latest Woody Allen film, with R yesterday. Quite a jolly little picture, and it's always encouraging to see Ian "Lovejoy" McShane getting gainful employment, even as a ghost. Best line went to the director (as usual): "I was born into the Hebrew persuasion, but I converted to narcissism".

I'll try to post in the next few days, but if not I'll deffo do a report about carnaval next week.

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