kingmobuk: (Misc. Power To The People!)
( Jun. 9th, 2009 11:55 am)
I had occasion to go to the BNP website today (for work, before you ask). While wading among the usual "blah-blah we're not racists we just hate people who aren't white" crap, I found this fabulous paradox on the information pages about Nick Griffin. (Who is, I may remind you all, now one of my MEPs, despite the fact that in my specific geographical area they failed to make inroads).

"Initially educated at two Suffolk private schools, St Felix School (in Southwold) and Woodbridge School, Nick studied history and then law at Downing College, Cambridge and boxed while at Cambridge and was awarded a full blue for representing the University against Oxford three years running, losing the first year on points and winning in the next two with first round stoppages."

and

"Since being elected to lead the BNP in 1999, he has turned it into the modern, mainstream and moderate party that is today reshaping British politics in favour of ordinary people instead of out-of-touch political elitists."

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! Isn't it reassuring to know he's just an ordinary, working-class man and has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in common with the "ruling elite" of the Torys or New Labour

... oh wait.

I think there's a few people on my Friends Lists who could do with thinking about the nice things for a while. So here's a meme that was invented by my friend [livejournal.com profile] burge, back in the day - before it spread all over the Intrawebs. You can write as much as you like or just list them.

"List five little things which make you happy/satisfied/give you pleasure. Don't go for the obvious ones like second-hand bookshops, warm baths, icecream, wanking, seeing a band live or whatever. Odd little things, which give you a little frisson and make things better, even if just for a moment."

1. The first bite of a Toffee Crisp
2. Getting a comment on one of my stories even if I wrote it AAAGES ago and had forgotten about it myself.
3. The ring tone on my cellphone - it's the "CORNERED" theme from Phoenix Wright and it makes me laugh whenever it goes off.
4. The scent of spring wildlflowers growing the verges by the roads as it drifts in through open windows on the drive to and from work.
5. The (rare) occurrence at work of intelligent debate without butthurt .
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