Two and a half years is a long time in politics

Hola. Hope you are well.

On last week’s blog I mentioned how one of the comedians took half the audience with him, leaving 3 Prong Attack (my double act) to play in front of 3 paying audience members. In the days afterwards, ‘Her With One Permanent Job’ spotted him, as he works in the same building as her. This made me think me and Prong 2 should do our 5 min set at his work and the good thing about this is that most of the people he was with, at the gig, were his colleagues, so it would be poetic justice.

On Thursday, I had a rare lie in, as school started late for me. It was quite exciting, as the phrase goes, ‘in the kingdom of the 7 day working week, the lie in is king’ or something like that. I’m not sure I made best use of my lie in, as all I did in the morning was some washing up, some mopping and attempted to listen to Chris Moyles’s penultimate show on iPlayer. For those interested, I didn’t quite get to listen to the whole show before I had to leave for work, despite fast forwarding through songs and the news.

On Saturday evening I watched the film Remains of the Day (not necessarily my choice). It was 2 hours of suppressed love but because the love was so suppressed nothing actually happened. This is a film that is highly thought of, it was nominated for 8 Oscars, yet it did nothing for me. Feel free to let me know of classic films that have done nothing for you, or feel free to tell me why I’m wrong about Remains of the Day. (You can contact me via the comments button)

And Finally… a little bit of politics and Nick Clegg in particular. I couldn’t help thinking this week, what is Nick Clegg for? I imagine at quiet times, probably in the middle of the night, even Nick Clegg wonders what he’s for. Two and a half years ago he was seen as a bright new politician, admittedly this was based on the fact that during the televised leadership debates he was able to look into the camera and he was able to remember people’s names. In the world of politics this is a big deal. Now he’s just this anonymous figure, no use to anyone. I’m sure even Lib Dems see him as a liability. If you find anyone willing to admit they are a Lib Dem, ask them.

Last week Nick Clegg appeared on the internet apologising for not being able to prevent a rise in tuition fees, despite this being the policy they ran their election campaign on. I’m not sure why was he bringing attention to something that happened two and half years ago? Either apologise at the time or don’t mention at all, especially if that thing doesn’t show you in a good light.

Anyway in honour of Nick Clegg, when was the last time you’ve had to apologise?

Til next week, stay safe!

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