Here you will find opinion and things that matter to
Monks and others of similar persuasion.
17 December 2017 Daily Question
Why would we update an old Christmas Card?
Food banks became the big issue under Prime Minister Cameron when I first made this Christmas card in 2013, but Britain now has more rough sleepers than ever. All but eliminated under Labour.
In-work poverty has introduced the notion of nurses relying on Food banks, in the world's sixth largest economy, and yes, rising child poverty.
This Tory government must be so proud.
Accordingly I have updated the Christmas card.
16 December 2017 Daily Question
The Daily Mail was livid when it was disclosed that the Queen's private estate, secretly invests vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.
Will the Queen mention this in her Christmas Day address
to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth?
10 December 2017 Daily Question
How Dare Toby Young Tell Lies
on BBC Sunday Politics?
05 December 2017 Daily Question
What are the chances of that being coincidental?
25 November 2017
Recent Pictures of Leigh upon Sea and thereabouts by Monkfry.
Pictures are added and subtracted from this collection
from time to time.
21 November 2017 Daily Question
How do you find a wart on a housefly?
16 November 2017 Daily Question
How Did Ralf Little dismantle Jeremy Hunt's NHS obfuscation
on Marr last week?
And why did Marr not say what Ralf Little said?
7 November 2017 Daily Question
A surreal conversation with a lady salesperson,
selling indeterminate goods.
6 November 2017 Daily Question
4 November 2017 Daily Question
Name another Tory MOD Minster
forced to resign and why?
This was written in 2011
If you were sat upon the MOD Duty Officer's toilet...
and Kathy Burke complaining?
#MOD #Hippo #LiamFox
1 November 2017 Daily Question
Is May Next?
Yes, he can.
29 October 2017 Daily Question
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Marr today
that the he deserved credit for replacing some,
but not all, of the NHS Nurses he cut from the Health Service.
Where the tories claim progress there is in fact a NHS funding cut.
In real terms, in life and death terms, the Tories have failed.
The government borrows at 0.25% interest.
Why are they so reluctant to save lives?
26 October 2017 Daily Question
Is The NHS Still Bleeding?
Tory DNA, there is no cure for such a malady.
#BBCQT #ToryDNA #OurNHS
22 October 2017 Daily Question
Why does Laura Kuensberg always
accomodate and flatter
the Tory view?
15 October 2017 Daily Question
Who Owns What?
1% own 99%
8 October 2017
Captured by Monkfry,
Pictures of People are added and subtracted from
this Flickr collection from time to time.
Screen capture from BBC Website
06 October 2017 Daily Question
As an inpartial BBC journalist when was
Laura Kuensberg entitled to have a VIEW?
05 October 2017 Daily Question
If Jeremy Corbyn is the authentic voice of British politics then who might epitomise the fake voice?
If Theresa May has to frequently describe herself as compassionate because the evidence of her actions are to the contrary, and if she is to do so by aping a West Wing script, then look no further than the
"dead woman walking".
It is no wonder that Theresa May choked on
25 September 2017 Daily Question
Merkel and May are miles apart politically and geographically, but how did the Monks confront the Germans on neutral territory?
Notes from Majorca (Mallorca)
16 September 2017 Daily Question
Why does The Daily Telegraph not allow
comments on their articles?
14 September 2017 Daily Question
Had Ronnie King had his way....
12 September 2017 Daily Question
Red or White Wine?
"I have paid up my National Insurance in full,"
#Hippo #NHS #A&E
11 September 2017
This music I recorded during the 9/11 tragedy.
#shoestringonline #postcard #muso
9 September 2017 Daily Question
Richard Rogers told Jon Snow on Channel Four News,
"It's only the poor towers that go up in flames,
not the rich towers"
Was he correct?
#sameoldtories #GrenfellTower #Hippo
6 September 2017 Daily Question
Will the Grenfell Inquiry look into
Government Policy on Social Housing?
#sameoldtories #GrenfellTower #Hippo
says Judge Sir Martin Moore Beck
"I agree," says Theresa May
30 August 2017 Daily Question
How does the City of Westminster fleece Motorists?
Please turn right here and let me charge you £130
26 August 2017 Daily Question
Is Tennis more brutal than Boxing?
Top 5 in last year's ATP Finals were:
All injured and out of this US Open.
22 August 2017 Daily Question
Did the Tories tell the Truth about
disadvantaged uni students.
15 August 2017 Daily Question
When will The #muso page come back to life?
but still under construction.....
12 August 2017 Daily Question
Why would you collect Sea Shells by the Sea Shore?
10 August 2017 Daily Question
What is Tory DNA?
6 August 2017 Daily Question
What was happening
Two Years Ago?
Corbyn and The Processed Peas
1 August 2017 Daily Question
Tory Election pledge to cap energy prices.
British Gas increase energy cost by 12.5% today.
31 July 2017 Daily Question
Could it be that Trump and May are on the rocks
with appalling ratings, and now reduced to
"Send in the Clowns"?
Scaramucci and Hammond, the musical featuring
one dead, and one dyeing?
28 July 2017 Daily Question
Should Philip Hammond apologise for besmirching
Jermy Corbyn's charactor with lies on BBC Radio Four?
26 July 2017 Daily Question
Should Theresa May apologise for besmirching
Diane Abbott's character with lies during the
25 July 2017 Daily Question
23 July 2017
A collage of News from this weeks papers.
22 July 2017 Daily Question
Should BBC women be paid more,
or should BBC men be paid less?
19 July 2017 Daily Question
What is the Meaning of Life?
15 July 2017 Daily Question
What is Murder?
fire safety on back burner
taking a vacation.
12 July 2017 Daily Question
Who made the changes to UK employment law that created Zero Hours Contracts and made other exploitative employment practices commonplace?
09 July 2017 Daily Question
If you accuse Laura Kuenssberg of political bias,
does that make you a misogynist?
05 July 2017 Daily Question
The truth about Theresa May's Tories was
revealed in the #GE2017 campaign.
However, Tories are back to guffawing during #PMQS.
What should the Speaker do about this?
04 July 2017 Daily Question
Never mind Brexit. The main stream media are already
putting Grenfell on the back burner.
Should there be a Government Minister for Grenfell?
02 July 2017 Daily Question
Who was it that said there is an impulse
to write faster the older you get?
30 June 2017 Daily Question
Is the Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nick Paget-Brown a convenient patsy for the current Government?
29 June 2017 Daily Question
NHS Nurses go to Food Banks. So why did the Tories vote against giving our NHS Nurses a pay rise yesterday?
28 June 2017 Daily Question
Is the 30Year Hillsborough debacle the model for the Glenfell Tower Enquiry?
27 June 2017 Daily Question
Why are veterinary bills for Cat Flap Charlie never covered by the Insurance Policy we have paid for 14 years?
Why is there no NHS for pets?
26 June 2017 Daily Question
I don't recall this flawed Government being given a mandate in the #GE2017 Election to spend £1.5B (at least), to buy DUP votes in support of the survival of the Conseravative Party. Did I miss something?
25 June 2017 Daily Question
Why are poor people obliged to live in buildings made of kindling and plastic? Is it because the UK Building Regulations (drafted by the UK Government), are ambiguous?
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3 June 2017
30 May 2017
The Peacemaker and the Opportunist May
in pursuit of a blank cheque mandate