My friend Jean and I are fans of the outrageously outspoken Alpesh Patel who pops up now and again on the BBC World Report to comment on the daily newspaper headlines. Here's one of his past appearances. Brilliant and soooooo un-PC. He is on my fantasy list alongside Brian Adams, Professor Brian Cox, Al Pachino, etc. All, I suspect, bad boys. Why am I so deeply attracted to bad boys? No please don't answer that one!
No doubt this morning's "performance" will be on U-Tube soon. Look out for it it, he makes classic statements - like predicting that the CEO of Quantas pressed the nuclear button when he grounded all Quantas 'planes worldwide and will be lucky if he is working as a manager at a MacDonald's outlet next year.
Another news item that caught my eye is that as from today the new boss of the European Bank is to be the ex-Governor of the Bank of Italy, Mario Draghi, also known as Super Mario! Now correct me if I'm wrong. Isn't Italy in deep financial doodah right now? I ask myself, is this man the right person for the job?
Bear in mind that last week he was sacked by Silvio Berlusconi and this week he is appointed head of the European Bank! That was a quick turnaround. Am I missing something here? Is this the real world?
And another weird one. A left wing lobby group is proposing a "plan B" recovery. Is this the same group of losers that proposed Gordon sell our gold and raid our pensions? If it is don't listen to them David, their a bunch of nutters.
But on the upside, I had a great few days in Scotland where my sister-in-law went on her annual pilgimage to the Brig-o-Doon to throw money into the waters for the fairies. Thank God there's still normal life out there somewhere.
Am I back? Well, sort of... - The holidays are over (for us, anyway), the Potski family are back in Moscow, and Boys #1 and #2 are back in school which, after 9 weeks with them 24/7 is ...
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