Mucky Murdochs


Rupert Murdoch, at the newly-founded “Thatcher is god” annual dinner,  claimed to be a “parvenu”, maintaining that “when the upstart is too successful, somehow the old interests surface, and restrictions on growth are […] imposed.”

The Murdochs cannot wait to get their mucky hands on yet more money. They actively try and undermine the BBC, even though News Corp is the Goliath. If Rupert Murdoch were a great man he would emulate Warren Buffet and Bill gates: By giving his money away in his lifetime to those suffering the most.


“Heaven is an American salary, a Chinese cook, an English house, and a Japanese wife. Hell is defined as having a Chinese salary, an English cook, a Japanese house, and an American wife.”

James H. Kabbler III.

Optimistic Twaddle …


The morning service on BBC’s Radio 4 on Sunday (October 10) was brought from  Belhaven Parish Church, Dunbar. As the minister was apparently called the Rev Laurence Twaddle, I set out yet again to write to the BBC to ask them why they this twaddle is on on a Sunday morning. No, not the Reverend but the twaddle that is religion generally.

With the analogue signal being switched off soon, leaving only digital transmission, surely the BBC can organise to spoon-feed this ragbag of hypothetical balderdash on a separate channel? It already does this with a similar genre, its broadcast of the dealings of Parliament. Maybe they could merge the two into one channel? How about calling it ‘BBC Fool’s Paradise’? That would leave the rest of us to the paradise of listening to John Humphrys and Eddie Mair in peace.


“An apple is an excellent thing – until you have tried a peach.”

GEORGE DU MAURIER (1834-1896)