Friday, June 10, 2005


We're in. Was there any doubt that UEFA would cave in and let us play with the big boys? Okay, we have to enter in the 1st Qualifying Round but that shouldn't be a problem. The best thing I think as a general rule is that (according to the BBC) from now on the Champions will automatically be in the tournament no matter where they finished in their domestic league.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

It makes me soooo angry!

Bush 'to pledge Africa aid cash'

Yes, it does actually. Sounds like a good deal doesn't it? Look at the amount: $674m, a pittance compared to the amount he spent bombing the shit out of Iraq. But not only that; it's simply more aid on which more interest can be added therefore condemning Africa to more debt.

All credit to Tony Blair for trying but he should have pressed harder as the U.S. really does owe Britain one. Which brings me to another matter, this morning I caught HARDtalk on BBC1 (I'll try and post the video when it's online). This edition was with the undersecretary of state at the U.S. State department. Honestly! The unmitigated arrogance of the man, claiming that Iraq was a better place now and then trying to pin the blame for Africa's problems on Africa. Jesus Christ!

He said something about only giving aid to 'democratic' governments. Fucking American liberal democracy.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Oh yeah, and I'm going to Tunisia in September.

The Death of Apathy

All right. This is it. I swear that from today on I will update this blog if not every day, then a hell of a lot more than I have been. Although maybe not on Saturday as I plan to go to a Make Poverty History rally in Belfast. And maybe not tomorrow, because I have an exam and I may be knackered by the time I get back.

It always happens, I go away for a few weeks a shitload of stuff happens. First of all Liverpool win the Champions League. (and here) I read an amusing piece on Teletext that Milan Baros dropped the trophy on the floor of a hotel and dented it.

Secondly, we now know who Deep Throat was. A bit of background: A break-in occured at the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in 1972. The president at the time, Richard Nixon became implicated in the affair when a shady figure whom the Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein named Deep Throat (now known to be Mark Felt) leaked them information on the break-in. The result of this information was that Nixon was impeached and he resigned.

The biggest political news of the last two weeks is that France and Holland have both voted against the EU constitution. The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso has urged other countries to press on with their referendums but I would tend to agree with Neil Kinnock who says there is no point as the constitution is now dead.