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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

'We're turning into Greece' says sore loser

In response to an FT article by Phillip Stephens on 30th June 2016, entitled ‘Britain is starting to imitate Greece’

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/45b51582-3de3-11e6-9f2c-36b487ebd80a.html#ixzz4D2RuIGD9

“Britain’s politics are going the way of Greece. The economic risks of Brexit were well rehearsed. The political perils were neglected. The out decision defies the majority in parliament. Its legacy is a rudderless Conservative government, a Labour opposition fallen to civil war and a political class at sea about what to do next. This is a nation surrendering its claim to be one of the world’s most stable democracies” – Philip Stephens

Stop Press: 'Britain is starting to imitate Greece' 

Meanwhile Rory Bremner is starting to imitate FT journalists in readiness for his next series. When asked how the rehearsals are coming on he replied:

“The script was easy because the content is entirely predictable but I’m having trouble with the whiney tone of voice”

In other news Chicken Licken and Turkey Lurkey are still suffering from ADS (Acorn Delusion Syndrome), whilst Foxy Loxy is undecided on which bird to have for lunch.

Finally the weather: Economists have found a way of predicting last week’s weather – it was going to rain.

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Reader ‘R’ replied:

Your comments of course are beyond parody. 

MarkGB:

It’s disappointing you should say that, but it’s merely a temporary setback. The people who are not recommending this comment are clearly racists, and after I’ve ‘guilted’ them into believing that the economic woes we’re having are entirely due to them, and nothing whatsoever to do with the people who’ve been running the economy, I shall demand a new parody and insist they laugh next time.

And in other news – Saturday 2nd July 2016

Why so quiet?