Even the extraordinary offer via email received this morning from Mrs Halifat Mohammed offering me an inheritance of 18.2 million pounds has failed to lift my spirits.
This week had been truly depressing, pies and pasties going up twenty percent, cretins from the government inspiring panic at filling stations, cretins from the Labour Party getting statesman like in condemnation of Conservative idiot ministers, then spending Friday wondering why George Galloway has run rings round them in Bradford.
The thing is most politicians are in politics for self promotion,if you ask me, you've only got to think why fewer and fewer bother to vote in elections and the sad reason is we no longer believe that politicians give a toss, something you can probably trace back to those days when the lackeys in Mrs T's government worried that their message wasn't getting through, when the real problem was that the public understood to well the malign agenda of the rich getting richer.
Local politics, this week Kent conservatives have worried much about grammar schools, deciding to extend the number of places offered by encouraging an annexe school, you will of course note that Kent Conservatives are not to vexed about the continuing problems of education in Ramsgate, as once again the Marlowe Academy continues that tradition of failure, which I'd say is the result in part of selective education. The idea of selecting children at eleven to succeed, seems more suited to the eugenics, favoured by fascists in nineteen thirties. In Kent children are simply written off early on with a high proportion of children coming from deprived backgrounds, do don't expect Kent tories meet any time soon to worry about kids in Ramsgate.
Marriage features prominently, with Thanet just at the moment as our local diversity experts bring this up for debate at thanet council, not sure myself quite why it's necessary for gay couples to get married, as I understand it civil partnership offers the same legal protection, so whereas the problem? Also in our diverse culture I understand that some communities go in for bigomous marriages and nobody says anything, so if it's that important why not fake up a ceremony and just call yourself married and who would give a damn.
Finally I listened to the BBC giving the news that 75% of Thanet residents had voted against night flights at Manston, or even that a majority of residents were against night flights, of course were the BBC to have honestly reported the matter they might have just told us that a minority of local cranks stirred up a sh*t storm. Even local labour were in favour of night flights until the just before the last local elections, but hey that's politics for you.
Just before I leave you, a propaganda sheet comes through the letter box, on the back a picture of council leader Clive Hart with deputy leader Alan Poole they're smiling why? God help us.
PS Still life is not all bad this week, series 5 of Mad Men started this week, what a joy a drama series without murders, or medical emergencies just people getting along as best they can.