Thursday, September 22, 2022

Far king hail

We interrupt this blog again with more breaking news. 

Seven years after besting Queen Victoria's record reign and in her own seventieth year on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II died, aged 96. 

History or providence arranged for Boris to have only just left the post of Prime Minister, leaving him to attend the service with all the other ex-PMs and Liz Truss having a key role as current leader. The incumbent US President Biden and wife Jill made a more conventional, not to say acceptable, guest than his predecessor and it was gratifying to see Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern, Anthony Albanese and the like paying their respects, though there are already rumblings about Jamaica leaving the Commonwealth.

Prince Charles, whom I've admired since buying a book about his styling as a 'clown prince', is now King Charles III

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Down the bottom



Thursday, August 25, 2022

That whole side

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Over the line

 South Australia

Friday, July 01, 2022

Reverse parallel

Queensland
 

Monday, June 13, 2022

There's a space

Victoria park

 

Monday, June 06, 2022

Albanese time

Interrupting broadcasting to announce that (thank all that's wholly) Anthony Albanese is the new Prime Minister, having defeated the hapless horror, Scott Morrison. Deputy Prime Minister is Richard Marles, whom I know little of but am certain will be better than the drunken philanderer, Barnaby Joyce, who, despite comfortably winning his seat (as did the Member for Cook), has been deposed as leader of his party a second time. The new National party leader is David Littleproud

Liberal party ranks diminished; the other contender, Josh Frydenberg, having lost his seat, the new and wholly unappealing opposition leader is Peter Dutton

The Leader of the Government in the Senate is Penny Wong, who is already calming the Pacific not more than a fortnight into the job as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

In other heartening news, my home state was greatly responsible for turning the tide and in the former conservative stronghold of Queensland a record four Greens were elected to the lower house.

United Australia Party, the latest vanity project with morals to match of Clive Palmer, was unable to spam us into submission and Pauline Hanson lost her seat in the Senate.

[*edit: it looked like she had lost her seat. Not so, as we are now finding with her aggressive stance on indigenous issues.] original post 6/6/2022 this edit 29/7/2022