Saturday, March 26, 2005

Go Figure

After hundreds of years of Parliamentary law-making, there are now around 8,000 laws on the statute book.
An astonishing 1,000 of those have been passed since Labour came to power in 1997.


A Biblical scholar said on the radio yesterday that Christ was born on 7th April, 30AD.
With Doctor Who returning to TV today, one has to ask if JC and not William Hartnell was the original Doctor, since he was apparently born 30 years after his own death. Or am I missing something?

It's often pointed out that immigrants make a net contribution to the British economy. But buried in Simon Hoggart's sketch in yesterday's Guardian was the evidence of the Governor of the Bank of England that immigration is responsible for our very low inflation rate. Specifically, immigration is responsible for low wage inflation because immigrants take the low paid jobs that British people won't. The Governor can't understand why the Government doesn't just open the so-called floodgates. If they did, we might even achieve the Holy Grail of zero inflation.
So if you 'go for an Indian' this weekend or have to go to Mr Patel's shop for a pint of milk on Easter Sunday, remember to say thank you for keeping our cost of living down.


At 3:51 PM, Blogger portuguesa nova said...

Alternately, you could do as we Americans do and just lump them into the "Axis of Evil", tell them to "learn to speak English good if you want to live here", and be really horrible to them at metal detectors in the airport.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Willie Lupin said...

We already have compulsory English lessons, stop and search them, lock them up without trial, accuse them of swamping our country and taking our jobs....although oddly none of the above usually applies to white immigrants from Europe, Ireland, Australia or North America.


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