rashbre central: June 2022

Friday 24 June 2022


The slippery pig runs squealing to the next event. He has been topped up recently with extra wedges of politics brought along by the Lizard of Oz, Sir Lynton Crosby, who mysteriously became Knighted under Davy Cameron.

Crosby specialises in divisive wedge politics and tests his ideas in Australia before bringing them along to be used in Britain. Along with his buddy, the combative election strategist David Canzini, we can predict new carnage as part of attempts to restore Johnson's ignominious reputation.

One supposes that Mr Johnson is paying them well to help slide toward another election in a couple of years. I suppose the advice to both of these tacticians should be take the money and run. 

But I guess they both already know that (kerching).

It is getting difficult to find scapegoats now because most of the fatter members of the sty are rooting for cover, or inventing preposterous schemes to distract everyone.

Sunday 19 June 2022


I have a diary entry to remind me to read the meter for the feed in tariff. We've those solar panels and I managed to squeak into the scheme before it was cancelled. I successfully filed the multiple page application and acquired the various certificates and other paperwork which I thought had been designed as a bureaucratic roadblock.

They also changed the meter reading inout system a while ago, and the new system with its dashboard doesn't appear to provide a record of the last reading nor of how much I've generated. 

I'm not surprised. The smart meter they provided me to read gas and electric doesn't work either. An £18 billion rip-off scheme to provide useless technology. 

The FiT scheme used to tell me how much I'd generated for the house (ie free electricity) and how much I'd 'over generated' which I could sell back to the electricity company (the Feed In part).

Now it doesn't appear to do either.

Friday 17 June 2022

e-cars on my doorstep

The new e-Car hub is about two minutes walk from us. They have a couple of cars on the charging station there (currently a VW ID3 and a Fiat e500) and its all been made very simple to access. There's also a bike docking point, with electric bikes. I gather the system has around 30 cars at the moment, plus around 150 bikes. I'll give it a test run over the coming days.

Thursday 16 June 2022

no ethics blues

Well there goes the remaining foothold on Ethics. As Lord Geidt leaves the building, the second Ethics man to go, Johnson proves he never really gave up the controls, preferring to use selective ethics as another weapon his arsenal.

I'm reminded of another Johnson, who gave his soul to the Devil in Clarksdale, on Highways 61 and 49.

Monday 13 June 2022

Testing testing 1-2-3

Oh, Well. Two red lines. I was surprised at how quickly the 'T' line came up red.

Tuesday 7 June 2022


Scraping the burnt bits off the breakfast toast, I was reminded this morning of the crumbs of spineless followers bereft of moral compass. 

 But we all know he is toast.

Sunday 5 June 2022


The old man's pub had its share of legacy swirly carpets. 

It was only just after nine in the morning and there were already two geezers co-located at separate tables, but within shouting distance of the bar. One had a half pint of lager and the other one a pint of beer. It looked as if these could have been their regular spots.

On the windows were displayed beer prices like so many types of car fuel. I can't remember when I last saw sub-£3 beer anywhere, but maybe I don't visit many of the pubs being picked off for knock-down prices by that Pro-Brexit guy. I recollect that he did a deal in 2021 with the Belgian AB InBev for them to supply all beer to his pubs for the next 20 years. 

But this was on the last leg of the 'round Britain tour' we'd undertaken.