Friday Links: It’s just embarrassing now….

Happy Friday!

I would like to talk more about stuff but it has been a week and I am tired……of everything but most of all about the Brexit fiasco! So this is a short and sweet set of links, most of them not about events or politics….

Right-wing Australian senator blames ‘immigration’ for New Zealand mosque attacks. Wow….I’ve read the full statement and if the people that elected him aren’t ashamed, they should be…

The problem is not so much Theresa May – it’s that Britain is now ungovernable

Nigel Farage is not a friend to the people of Sunderland. This.

Holy fudge: soft foods helped humans form ‘f’ and ‘v’ sounds – study

How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic. First book I bought Oli (the second was The Tiger Who Came to Tea!)

Move over, McDonald’s: French taco poised for global expansion

‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six This is pretty much me and I am surrounded by a family of maths whizzes (my nephews were better at counting than speaking as toddlers), it’s torture!

Now, if I am presented with any kind of arithmetic, I am involuntarily gripped with panic and fear. A veil comes down, and my brain stops working. It is exactly the same sensation I would have at school, trying to understand quadratic equations but just not being given the time and attention needed to do so.

‘No one likes us’ is a millstone for Millwall and those who do care. I went to a lot of football matches when I was little. Both of my parents were great believers in staying until the bitter end (and as they were QPR fans the end was often bitter!) but Grandad took us to Fulham and he was a stay to the end chap as well. So when I tell you that the only time I ever left a match before the referee’s whistle was QPR vs Millwall. Ben has been to Millwall since and I know that the club does a lot of work in the community but it’s sad that the Everton/Millwall match has renewed their bad reputation….

David Squires on … the 50th anniversary of Swindon’s greatest moment in sport

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4 Responses to Friday Links: It’s just embarrassing now….

  1. hmk71 says:

    The trouble with May losing the leadership is the question of who would takeover from her. There are so many men in that party that would be so much worse…

    • nicdempsey says:

      I don’t think that’s necessarily true, at the moment May gives them a cover of moderation. She is not the voice of reason, aside from Brexit, her government is running the NHS and schools into the ground, homelessness is up and she’s the moderate side of the party and better than Corbyn (I have my own issues with his leadership) but if Boris is in charge at least the Tories can’t hide their incompetence and cruelty behind May and her ‘moderation’. I’m so cross about this May and Corbyn between them have all the leadership qualities of a sheep..

      • hmk71 says:

        Yes, that’s true, but I thought that about Trump. He was so clearly so awful he couldn’t actually win the election…
        I agree about Corbyn. He appeared and was going to do great things and…nothing.

        I saw a clip of an interview with an MP the other day who said the root cause is the political system which is generally full of self-servers who have entered parliament straight from their high flying career and have absolutely no involvement with the world the rest of us inhabit. I may have reworded his comments ever so slightly but that was the gist. I think that’s true globally and people believe their governments are so far removed from them they feel forced into extreme voting, or voting for the extremes.

  2. nicdempsey says:

    I don’t disagree, there is a massive disconnect between politicians and the people they claim to represent!

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