National Poetry Day……Water Matters….. Suella/Cruella…..

by Bernie Bell - 08:57 on 05 October 2022

National Poetry Day……Water Matters….. Suella/Cruella…..

Tomorrow is National Poetry Day - and by ‘National’ - I mean Scotland! ……https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/national-poetry-day-2022/

The theme is The Environment, so I thought I’d post Mike’s poem about The Reason For Green…..



Water Matters…..

I’m going to quote at some length from Ian Marchant’s book  ‘A Hero For High Times’.  I don’t think he’ll mind.  

Basically, this bit is about water and how the public should have some say in how their water supply is managed – not just by big corporations which want to make money.  Look at what’s happened to England’s water supply… https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/62575308

Here’s what happens in Wales - a semi-detached nation which has some control over its own resources.  Over to you Ian…

“I  realise that not everyone is fortunate enough to live in Wales, but I’m also sharing a link to Dwr Cymru, aka Welsh Water.  This is worth looking at because Welsh Water is not part of a huge multinational, but is owned by a not-for-profit company controlled by the Welsh Government.  It is, in short, a nationalised industry in all but name.  It is morally wrong, isn’t it, to profit from water?  You may not be able to get your water from Dwr Cmru, but have a look at how they are structured, and wonder why something like this doesn’t operate anywhere else in the UK. https://corporate.dwrcymru.com/en/about-us

Something to think about.



I watched/listened to Suella Braverman at the Tory Party Conference.....


.....and remembered a song by Leon Rosselson called H-A-N-G-O, which takes the piss out of that kind of mindset.

I can’t find lyrics for the song, and can only remember some of them…………….

"I am a Tory lady, sir,

Of gentle disposition

I go to church on Sunday, sir

And feel it is my mission

To educate the masses

In the art of gracious living

By teaching them to follow

The example we are giving.

I donate to worthy charities

And treat my servants kindly

I never use a vulgar word

I always speak refinedly


For there is no excuse

For those who use abuse

The mob, sir

Who rob, sir

The hooligans and Teddy boys

The flick knives at the ready boys

The ones who never do a decent job, sir.


If only they’d be civilized

And throw away their razors

Take off their leather jackets

And put on their cricket blazers

For they could be respectable

And still have lot of fun, sir

And they can join the army

If they want to play with guns, sir."


And – look at her - just flamin’ LOOK  at her!  Chills the blood. ‘Cruella, Cruella Deville’……..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXTQWVqBDWY

PS...  Yay!  Mike found this....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RWe1Hkt0FA

Songs - express - give freedom to expression....



Here’s something about water, that I made earlier…..






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