Tick-tock

It is a good thing for kids to learn, to experiment, to show their school friends what they have achieved; it is almost a ritual to bring your experiments to school and show that you have done this, all by yourself.

But, given the mood within schools and colleges today, and allowing for the fact that your name is Ahmed Mohamed, you are Muslim, and your skin is Brown: might it not have been wiser to bring along a big label stating, ‘My Dad has confirmed that this is an Electronic Clock’!

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UPDATE

Seems as though our Ahmed has been telling porkies, in quite a dangerous way!

A true European Hero

Hungary’s Prime Minister stated the razor-wire fence erected on Hungary’s southern border with Serbia was essential to defending the Schengen zone’s external borders. He denied that the emergency was a refugee crisis, but one of mass migration.

“Those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims,” he said. “This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.

“Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe,” Orbán wrote in Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Europe’s response is madness. We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation.

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“Irresponsibility is the mark of every European politician who holds out the promise of a better life to immigrants and encourages them to leave everything behind and risk their lives in setting out for Europe. If Europe does not return to the path of common sense, it will find itself laid low in a battle for its fate.”

“Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian? There is no alternative, and we have no option but to defend our borders.”

Well, its like Opera, but with a lot more blood

China and Great Britain have agreed further cultural exchanges, according to reports.

The UK government stated:- Groundbreaking digital arts will push creative boundaries, whilst the launch of a major online arts portal will see audiences actively engaging through a variety of integrated platforms. Oh Joy!

The United Kingdom will be sending:-

  • A full costumed production, from the Globe Theatre, of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.
  • The British Museum’s ‘History of the World in One Hundred Objects’.
  • A full exhibition of Prince Charles’ typical day, inclusive of the toothbrush with toothpaste already lodged on to brush bristles, a rack of suits, shirts and ties, together with assorted pairs of highly-polished shoes, socks; and a cup of tea with the tea-bag still in place. The inclusion of a tray of organic vegetables was discussed, but it was decided not to imply that the UK either had food to spare, or that there had ever been food shortages within China.

In return, the Chinese will be sending  a few of their most treasured and revered antiquities:-

  • A sixteen metre square segment of the Tiananmen Square cobblestones, complete with the bloodstains of some of the five thousand students who were crushed underneath the tank tracks, or shot down by the heavy machine guns of the Mongolian Shock Army, who were specially selected by the Chinese Praesidium as the only ones who were capable of massacring the stupid and idealistic young people who had the simple flawed hope that they could hold civilised discussions with a bunch of geriatric mad men who went by the collective name of the Politburo Standing Committee.
  • A new portfolio of photographs showing, in high-definition detail, the welcoming smiles of the Tibetans as they greet the latest emissaries from their fraternal Chinese conquerors compatriots.
  • The Chinese version of Shakespeare’s Richard the Third, complete and in accord with the Bard, as well as the Politburo’s definition of the term ‘My kingdom for a horse’.