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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

come join me in the park


Blogger hermajestythequeen said...

Nice light on the park benches. Almost an ethereal feel. I can see myself walking along that path in my crown with the light passing through my precious stones and glittering in the transmitted light.

However, you would have to have a camera at f/8 and 1/125th second and most importantly BE THERE!

9:41 pm  
Blogger hermajestythequeen said...

I am just behind the tree with my illegal catapult and rock. I'm just waiting for an unsuspecting cyclist (you know the type - suave helmet, gloves, bottle, safety glasses and lots of Lycra (trade marked). Once he is off his bike I might kick him a bit if he gives me any mouth. I wonder if he might have a GPS thing I could nick. Charles would love a nicked GPS navigator. He could argue with it for hours. He thinks he is having the thrown one day - but for the moment he can have a GPS navigator and this torn piece of Lycra (trade marked).

9:47 pm  
Blogger the clown said...

A comment from hermajestthequeen moved from another section
Just in case there is anyone out there that gives a shit - did you know that an important bill in Parliament might be passed on Thursday. eMail your Conservative or CrossBench LORD right now to avoid a travesty. Really.

Please read the below and act immediately... almost toooo late (but you might be able to provide the vote that counts)

Dear Members,

Remember the Abolition of Parliament Bill? The one back in the spring, which could have been used to end democracy as we know it?

It is still at large, and making its way through Parliament.
Thanks to you, it is much less dangerous than it was. But it is still quite dangerous.

Yesterday the House of Lords voted to make the Bill safer.
And lost. By just 13 votes. At first we growled and shouted in frustration! But then we realised that there's another chance. There'll be a final vote this Thursday.

And you can help.

We'd like you to write to a Member of the House of Lords.
Here's how to do it. It'll only take you a moment, and this time we know it really can make a difference.

1. Go to

2. Click "Random Lord" near the bottom of the page.

3. If you get a Labour peer, then click the back button and press "Random Lord" again. No point writing to Government peers on this one. Labour, Liberal Democrat, Crossbench, Bishops etc. are all fine.

4. Write a letter making the following points in your own

* The Third Reading (that's the last one in the House of
Lords) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill is this coming Thursday, 2nd November.

* Explain to the Lord how important Parliament is to hold the Government's power in balance, and how you would not like to see this Bill passed in a form which would weaken Parliament.

* In the first clause of the Bill, there is a section which says that the purpose of the Bill is to "reduce burdens".
Unfortunately, all it says that the *Minister* must consider whether the change in law he wants to make reduces burdens.
This is better than the original Bill at the start of the year, but it is still not good enough.

* Say that you would like the phrase "he considers" to be removed from the Bill, so that any law changed under it must be considered burden reducing by any reasonable person.
Rather than by a possibly unreasonable Minister.

(you can skip the last two points if it seems too complicated to explain; the next one is the key one)

* Ask the Lord to attend Parliament on Thursday, and vote for any opposition amendments which remove the phrase "he considers", or otherwise make the Bill safer.

* Ask your Lord to vote *against* passing the Third Reading of the Bill if the phrase "he considers" is not removed.

* And thank them!

5. Send the letter. You're done.

More detailed background information about what is going on:
Here is the part of the Bill with the "he considers" section in it:

There were just 13 votes in it yesterday. We really can win this one. Thanks to your help!

Please write to your Lord now.

Francis Irving
Campaigns Director
Save Parliament

11:45 am  
Blogger the clown said...

another comment from hmq moved from another place

As We have always said "nothing is sure except death and taxes" - however, I have substantially avoided both. Now where are my private Yacht and Jet expenses...? I might claim for a new crown this year? Why is it that everyone claims deppreciation on their cars and cameras and I am denied depreciation on my crown? Maybe I will lose it and claim on the insurance. Just a minute - am I insuring my own stuff?! Government advice - hogwash.

11:46 am  

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