26 December 2017  Daily Question

Do all taxi drivers like Paul Weller?


#Taxi #muso


24 December 2017  Daily Question

What Religion shall I be?

The Jewish Christmas Tree " ?



24 December 2017  Daily Question

What is the future of

The Urban Fox " ?



20 December 2017  Daily Question

Two Families

Already Helped  " ?

No means test required.




18 December 2017  Daily Question

What is the price of experience?

An unfunny teacher of any age, pretending to be

funny is neither humorous, nor educational.

 #academies  #OrmistonTrust


17 December 2017  Daily Question

Why would we update an old Christmas Card?

#Politics #PoliticsandConflict #Sameoldtories

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.


More Chistmas Pics


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?

#Politics #PoliticsandConflict

10 December 2017  Daily Question

How Dare Toby Young Tell Lies

on BBC  Sunday Politics?

#BBCbias #TheLieDetector #bbcdp

Toby Young's Lies

05 December 2017  Daily Question

What has Jeremy Hunt got to hide?

Jeremy Hunt's Candour Deficit

#OurNHS #BBCbias


What are the chances of that being coincidental?

Pictures of Leigh on Sea

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.

#Photography #Leigh on Sea

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?

#TheLieDetector #Hippo


7 November 2017  Daily Question

Why is Mrs Monk


A surreal conversation with a lady salesperson,

selling indeterminate goods.

#Unmadefilms #telesales

6 November 2017  Daily Question

When to tell a joke

and when not to tell a joke.








4 November 2017  Daily Question

Name another Tory MOD Minster

forced to resign and why?

Tinker Tailor Liam Fox

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


Fallon Resigns

Is May Next?

#Kneegate #Fallon

Yes, he can.

29 October 2017  Daily Question

What Now?

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?


  #ToryDNA #OurNHS #BBCbias

26 October 2017  Daily Question

Is The NHS Still Bleeding?
Tory DNA, there is no cure for such a malady.


Ask Stefanovik

22 October 2017  Daily Question

Why does Laura Kuensberg always

accomodate and flatter

the Tory view?



Whatever, Giveover

and Move on.


15 October 2017  Daily Question

Who Owns What?

1% own 99%







06 October 2017  Daily Metaphor


Water Cooler

is Sick


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?


Fake May
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

those plagiarised words.

#Hippo #sameoldtories

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?


#Majorca #Brexit

#travels  #AUTOBio


Pride and Prejudice

in Majorca


Notes from Majorca (Mallorca)

16 September 2017  Daily Question

Why does The Daily Telegraph not allow

comments on their articles?

The Tory


The Socialist

#GenderPolitics #BBCbias

14 September 2017  Daily Question

Had Ronnie King had his way....

 #GrenfellTower #Hippo

Ronnie King's

Leaked Letter

12 September 2017  Daily Question

Red or White Wine?
"I have paid up my National Insurance in full,"

she explained
#Hippo #NHS #A&E



11 September 2017


9:11 Postcard

from Oblivion

This music I recorded during the 9/11 tragedy.

 #shoestringonline #postcard  #muso


 #GrenfellTower #Hippo

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?

Yes and No


#sameoldtories #GrenfellTower #Hippo

Jon Snow Interviews Richard Rogers

6 September 2017  Daily Question

Will the Grenfell Inquiry look into

Government Policy on Social Housing?

#sameoldtories #GrenfellTower #Hippo


No Way

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

Cash Cow

#dirtyrottenrascals #sameoldtories

26 August 2017  Daily Question

Is Tennis more brutal than Boxing?

Top 5 in last year's ATP Finals were:

1. Murray

2. Djokovic

3. Wawrinka

4. Raonic

5. Nishikori

All injured and out of this US Open.

23 August 2017  Daily Question

Has Grayson Perry run out of new ideas?



#Art #LBGT

22 August 2017  Daily Question

Did the Tories tell the Truth about

disadvantaged uni students.


They Lied

#studentloans #TheLieDetector

16 August 2017  Daily Question

Where are the Politicians?





14 August 2017  Daily Question

What is


Pulp Fiction

Southend Council.

How very Fahrenheit 451?
#pulpfiction #sameoldtories

12 August 2017  Daily Question

Why would you collect Sea Shells by the Sea Shore?

10 August 2017  Daily Question

What is  Tory DNA?

The Truth about Lying

7 August 2017  Daily Question

Does the BBCNews tell the Truth when

they Accomodate Liars?

To accommodate a liar is to tell a lie.

#studentloans #BBCbias #Corbyn

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.

What  Gives?

#GE17  #Hippo

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?
 #Hippo    #TheLieDetector


Yes, but Won't

26 July 2017  Daily Question

Should Theresa May apologise for besmirching

Diane Abbott's  character with lies during the

Election Campaign?


The Lie Detector

25 July 2017  Daily Question

Should Andrew Marr apologise for allowing Toby Young to demand with faux outrage an apology from Jeremy Corbyn?
#studentloans #Hippo #BBCbias #marr



The Tories a' Guffawing

Speaker Bercow should tame these rude Tories.

Austerity a' Guffawing,  Guffaw, Guffaw, Guffaw.


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?

#BBCBias #EmploymentLaw #GenderPolitics


We Shall See

19 July 2017  Daily Question

What is the Meaning of Life?

 #Sameoldtories  #Python

15 July 2017  Daily Question

What is Murder?

fire safety on back burner

taking a vacation.

#GrenfellTower #DailyPolitics

Take Your Pick

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?

#GrenfellTower #Backburner


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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