Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The great Greenbelt Giveaway

So how do we get our free church leader? Will they deliver, or do we have to collect them? And if they've been kept in a tent for ages, will they have gone off?

I'm sure the answers are somewhere on the greenbelt site. I hope the weather is good, this August...

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Rip-off Britain: it's worse if you're foreign

Call it a stealth tax, call it taking advantage of those with no choice... call it what you like - it doesn't look very fair.

Look at these figures for New Labour's proposed visa charges for 2009/10, compared to what it costs to process the application:

(Click on the graph for a larger version)

Figures from Written Ministerial Statement announcing proposed fees for Financial Year 09/10

Saturday, April 04, 2009

A true lady never sees the middle of the road as "a convenient spot to park the car".

That's one of the set of rules for true ladies, from the police in a Siberian city, according to Russia Today. Accidents caused by women drivers have been increasing, and this pink book of rules is an attempt to address the problem.

Not everyone is impressed. "They seem to have written it for idiots, not responsible drivers," says Maria, a local female driver. At least it seems to have started some debate.

One more rule from the book: "A true lady uses rear-view mirrors to check the road, not her appearance."