So sad to see Dennis Skinner the beast of Bolsover has lost his seat in the commons. But at 87 and not in good health at the moment, it is time for a well earned rest for Dennis. I suspect before Dennis became an MP he had a proper job, something you cannot say about the vast majority of MPs nowadays . A lot of them out of university with some made up degree not knowing there arse from their elbow. One of my favorites from Dennis was when he said about the opposition 50 % of them were criminals. The speaker told Dennis he could not say that. So Dennis came back with 50% of them weren't criminals. There wont be another like Dennis sadly. So hope he has a long and happy retirement.
There is probably a lot on here who don't remember the golden days of comedy on the BBC. From the 70s was, It Aint Half Hot Mum was always a must watch show . Sadly one of the leading characters RSM Williams ( Windsor Davies 88 ) has passed away. He even had a hit record with Rochdale's own Don Estelle. Thanks for the laughs Windsor RIP.
Walking through Rochdale exchange this morning past H Samuel, the shutters were down and a notice saying this store has closed down. There has been a H Samuel in Rochdale for as long as I can remember. Still every thing will be ok once our multi million £ white elephant has been built. Boots and I think River Island will be leaving the exchange, leaving a couple of big empty spaces.
I am not a big fan of boxing, I might watch the odd fight. The last one I watched was someone called Tyson Fury. Who made a bit of a dick of himself before his last fight. It appears he has been enjoying some Columbian marching powder. Seems he has pulled out of his latest fight with the bloke he beat last time. Some one said he had mental health issues. Really.
Nicole White, from Smithy Bridge, helped GB ladies win the gold medal in the hockey final. With GB 3-2 down Nicola popped up to force the ball over the line, and take the game into a penalty shoot out. Which GB won 2-0. And create a bit of history. Well done to Nicola and the girls, and another gold medal for GB.
When David Cameron's leaflet arrives in the next 2 or 3 days ( Yes, it's already printed .... by a German printing company) .. . If you send it back to this address, the Conservative party gets billed for the postage.
Just a thought
Attn Joanne George Freepost RSBB-XRZT-ZTXE The Conservative Party Foundation 30 Mill Bank London SW1P 4DP
Or this address
Free Post RTHS-TLXL-XKXK
Conservative Party 4 Matthew Parker ST London SW1 9 NHQ
I see Cheikhou Kouyates red card has ben rescinded for his sending off against Crystal Palace. To me it looked a straight red card. But there again what do I know. It was far worse than Ian Henderson's wrap around the legs tackle, It is the second red card this season he has had rescinded , and West Hams third . The Hammers must have a bloody good lawyer.