22ND MARCH 2012 – HOPE DYING. #11


22nd March 2012 – HOPE DYING
The queen has rededicated herself to the service of the nation. Tough break Charles.
“I’ll serve this great country for years….”
Unlucky Charles-just like Tony did to Gordon. Stuffed. You should have paid for the curry.
The Evening Standard – the guardian of Great Britain’s sacred city writes objectively about the 2012 Mayoral contest. Or so it seems – the headline, the flow of the content but like much of modern politicking the airbrush is hard at work Hollywood stars take note.
Boris (last one out switch off the lights) as the next Leader of the Conservatives and possibly Prime Minister. Almost makes me want to see David/Nick stay on. I imagine Obama, Putin would look and say the clowns are here. A new sideshow. But the article cleverly compares Boris’s rising start to “gaff prone “George Osborne. While Boris is gaff free. What short memories journalists and the public create for themselves. In the early days Boris dropped a few – I mean to lose one Deputy Mayor is a shame, to lose two unfortunate but three… He is a laugh, a character, doesn’t take himself seriously (or you for that matter) people say. Now we elect our leaders with which way is Essex or Made in Chelsea analytical depth.
He treats everyone the same – doesn’t see colour. I mean he is an ordinary bloke. Earning 250k a year writing for a newspaper. “Knocking one off” in his spare time and being paid for it he says. Doesn’t affect his role as Mayor, especially as he does very little – I mean the London boroughs function without permission of the Mayor. They have staff and Leaders – they empty the bins and provide your local services – not a former member of the Bullingdon Club. Of course if I went to a restaurant, got drunk and smashed it up you would expect me to write a cheque to pay for the damage and go.
We need more gay teachers. I don’t want to be known as black, gay or whatever. Please call me Keith, know me as a positive human being. When you talk about gay, black etc. role models don’t forget everyone does not choose to follow that picture. Maybe they can model humanity and being the person first. And in that being someone who is achieving despite, against, because of the odds.

Keith Stewart – from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. A qualified TEFL teacher, Murder She Wrote and Colombo aficionado. A Spanish music and Motown fan.
MARCH 2012 – BLOG #11
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