Thursday, 5 February 2009

A blog about nothing really

Back in Bristol (where it's snowing), watching Question Time. This is in itself a minor achievement. I drove down to London last week, rather than taking the train as I usually do. Tonight, however, on hearing reports of more snow in the West Country and traffic on the M4 down to one lane, I decided to do the sensible thing and take the train home. So - tube to Paddington, buy a paper, buy a coffee, jump on the train - and just as it pulls out of the station I realise the keys to the Bristol flat are in the car. In the car park. At the House of Commons.

Anyway, on the question of salt supplies... I have a Somali friend who has been trying to interest people in investing in a salt mine up on the northern coast of Somaliland. Maybe his time has come?

5 comments:

bristle said...

So are you the outrider for possible future government recognition of the Republic of Somaliland? ;-)

DaveA said...

Is not Nigel Farage good, I was getting pie eyed with him last week in Brussels. Likes a drink and a smoke, cracking conversationalist. With the saltmine in Somalia you have somewhere at last to send Old Holborn, get yer 'and in yer purse.

See you have not commented on Carol Thatcher, I think she was badly treated.

Kerry said...

I'm the Secretary and founder member of the All-Party Group on Somaliland, which campaigns for recognition. Lots of countries are prepared to be second, no-one is prepared to go first.

I don't think it's worth me blogging on an issue that is all over the media, and being discussed to death. But I don't think she was badly treated and even if she was, I don't particularly care.

beness said...

I don't think it's worth me blogging on an issue that is all over the media, and being discussed to death. But I don't think she was badly treated and even if she was, I don't particularly care.

I wonder why you don't particularly care.Could it be that you have no time for those you disagree with?

I hope anyone who comes to your surgery makes a point of saying they voted for you, else you wont particularly care about their plight.

Kerry said...

I don't care because she's someone of no discernible talent who we'd never have heard of if she hadn't happened to be the daughter of That Woman, and who doesn't seem to have ever used her privileged position for good. And I don't find bigoted toffs with prehistoric prejudices amusing or entertaining.

In the big scheme of things, there are far more important causes to fight for than Carole Thatcher getting the boot because she said something very stupid and, in most people's eyes, pretty offensive.