Tul Bahadur Pun, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was refused entrance to the UK by British officials in Nepal as it was claimed he “doesn’t have strong enough ties with the UK” for him to be allowed to settle there. On June 1, 2007 this decision was overturned by the British Asylum & Immigration Minister, Liam Byrne, due to the “exceptional” nature of the case.

Yet Learco Chindamo is allowed to stay in Britain for the rest of his life.

He is the Italian-born murderer who knifed headmaster Philip Lawrence to death outside his London school in 1995.

However, we can’t deport him, an immigration tribunal has ruled, because this would breach his human right to a ‘family life’.

Recently, Gordon Brown’s government has ruled that Gurkha soldiers who have loyally served this country for the last 150 years do not have the right to stay.

Luckily, the House of Commons did not agree with him and in a symbolic vote defeated the government and demanded that all Gurkhas be allowed to settle here if they wish.

Gordon Brown shame on you, it’s not often that politics gets me angry but you and your government are morally bankrupt.

How dare you go to visit troops in Afghanistan say what a great job they are doing and then treat them like this.

“You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing.
Depart, I say, and let us have done with you.
In the name of God, go!”

Sir Clement Freud

Sir Clemeny Freud

"Sir Clement Freud, who has died aged 84, was perhaps best known for his deadpan performances on Just A Minute, BBC Radio 4’s comedy panel programme.

Here is one of his best known jokes…

"The Inland Revenue decide to audit Cyril, summon him to their office for an appointment with their most thorough auditor, who is not surprised when Cyril arrives with his solicitor. The auditor says: ‘Sir, you cannot deny that you have an extravagant lifestyle, no full-time employment, and pay no taxes on the grounds of your contention that you win money gambling. I have to tell you that Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise finds that explanation difficult to believe.’

"’I am a great gambler and can prove it,’ says Cyril. ‘Would you like a demonstration?’

"The auditor considers this for a moment and agrees. Cyril says: ‘I bet you a thousand pounds I can bite my own eye.’ The auditor thinks for a while, finally says: ‘It’s a bet.’

"Cyril removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor looks sick.

"’I’ll bet you two thousand pounds that I can bite my other eye,’ says Cyril. The auditor can tell Cyril isn’t blind, so he accepts the bet. Cyril removes his false teeth and bites the good eye.

"The stunned auditor now realises he has bet and lost £3,000, with Cyril’s solicitor as a witness; he gets very nervous. ‘Double or nothing?’ Cyril says. ‘I’ll bet you six thousand pounds that I can stand on the righthand side of your desk and piss into the bin on the far side without getting one drop anywhere between.’

"The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now but examines the proposal carefully. Cyril is not a tall man, the desk is eight foot wide; he decides there is simply no way Cyril could do that, so he agrees again.

"Cyril stands at the side of the desk, unzips his trousers, strains for all he is worth but cannot make the stream reach the bin on the far side, and finishes up having urinated pretty well all over the auditor’s desk. The auditor leaps with joy, realising that he has just turned a major loss into a sizeable win, then notices that Cyril’s solicitor is moaning, with his head in his hands. ‘Are you okay?’ asks the auditor.

"’Not really,’ says the solicitor. ‘This morning, when Cyril told me he had been summoned to this audit, he bet me £20,000 that he could come in here, piss all over your desk and you would be happy about it . . . and I took the bet.’"

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From this site you can play Mornington crescent, naturally, but be aware that the Pauli-Braithwaite Northern-line exclusion principle may be in play…

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Uncle Nolli’s patented Astro-Feng-Shui-Tarot presents:

Sagittarius: 23 November-21 December:
Confusion tomorrow when the tray in your CD player suddenly begins to leak
apple juice. Luckily it’s still under guarantee. And the apple juice will
keep for three days if refrigerated.

Lucky shampoo: Wash & Go 2-in-1.

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St Michael Patron of Particle Physics

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Postage stamps from the Republic of China (1911 – 1949)

Top row: President Yuan Shikai who declared himself emperor in 1915 and then died mysteriously.

Bottom row Sun Yat-sen the ‘Father of Modern China’ who was a principled nationalist who said that his “three Principles of the People” was inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysberg Address.
Also Chiang Kai-shek who infamously lost China and fled into exile in Taiwan in 1949.

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