The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Houses of Parliament

Thursday, 10th December 2015

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  • MP1: UKIP

Wednesday, 5th August 2015


Monday, 18th May 2015

Unpatriotic tax-dodging telecoms company uses Union Jack* in advert. #Vodaphoney

* The Flag Institute: ‘It is often stated that the Union Flag should only be described as the Union Jack when flown in the bows of a warship, but this is a relatively recent idea. From early in its life the Admiralty itself frequently referred to the flag as the Union Jack, whatever its use, and in 1902 an Admiralty Circular announced that Their Lordships had decided that either name could be used officially. Such use was given Parliamentary approval in 1908 when it was stated that “the Union Jack should be regarded as the National Flag”.’


Why footnote, O Donald, when the words are for your eyes only? But someone watches over us when we write. Mother. Teacher. Amis. God.

Saturday, 16th May 2015

Farage’s Churchillian analysis of UKIP’s general election performance and first past the post:

Never in the field of human conflict was so much voting done by so many for so few.

Friday, 10th April 2015

Hung parliament, n.

Pronunciation: /hʌŋ pɑːləm(ə)nt/
Etymology: < hung adj. + parliament n.

One in which no party has an overall majority, so that the party that forms the government is dependant on the support of one or more of the smaller parties. (This can lead to a frustrated public wishing instead for a hanged parliament, in which all MPs have been put to death by suspension by the neck.)

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