31 Jul 2015

And Then, A Meeting….

Dave Cummerbund's back home after a spell in Vietnam trying to persuade a bunch of Vietnamese business folk to flock to our Northern powerhouse{?} and wave  their dongs** about and has walked right into the Calais crises. A crises that's been known about by us out here for a very long time but seems to have either caught Dave by surprise or he knew all about it all along and chose to ignore it in the hope it would all go away but has now had his bluff called.

He's chaired another one of those emergency Cobra, or as us folk out here now call them, Slow Worm meetings. He came out of the meeting and sternly announced to the cameraman that the situation will most likely last all summer. Dave, it's sad I should need to point this out but, if you do nothing, it's going to last a lot longer than that young lad and I'm not really convinced sending over some larch-lap fencing and a spaniel is going to make a whole hell of a lot of difference. On the up side, the army is being asked to step in – to designate some of their playgrounds in Kent as truck stops. You out there; you shaking your heads as well?

It's so reassuring, is it not, to know that the security of our country is being taken care of by such tough, determined and resolute leadership.

You hear laughing? Very loud laughing? I'm betting it's Vlad the lad who's cast his mind back to the ruffy-tuffy, shouty, blustery thumb-pointy 'Dave-at-the-back' during that Ukraine thingy and is now thinking, "Oh boy, is this guy for real? Now he's at the front he really doesn't look anything like a power player on the world stage. Or any stage. That boy needs to read 'A Novices Guide To Dealing Decisively With A Crisis' and he needs to pay special attention to chapter four, 'Invasion'. No ifs no buts."

**I'll post a nice Vietnamese dong story tomorrow after checking back that I haven't already 'been there'.

Quote;  Rick Yancey.

“In the 4th Wave, you can't trust that people are still people. But you can trust that your gun is still your gun.”

            Jodi Rell.

"At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security."

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