Friday, 4 May 2012

Britain Today

Having long ago abandoned the broadsheets and, about twenty years ago, come to understand that the BBC is institutionally Anglophobic, I take my news wherever it finds me.  I tend to ignore the usually superficial offerings of Yahoo unless they strike me as particularly appropriate to my mood.

This is the picture of 'Britain' painted by Yahoo today:

Grandmother, 94, Beaten At Home As She Slept

A 94-year-old grandmother is seriously ill in hospital with a fractured skull and partially severed finger after being beaten in her own bed as she slept.

We no longer believe anyone can turn in his grave yet we seem still to believe that those we persist in returning to parliament can make gold from lead, while blaming the alchemist when the lead turns to shit before our eyes.