Froo t’keyhole

Let’s peer Froo t’letterbox and see who lives here. There’s a flat cap on the mattress and a Barbour jacket. What’s in this jar? Oh, EU expenses. Phew, that is one eye-watering stash. Let’s take a look at the bookshelf: how to lern yerself Scouse, the NHS, what it is and how to fight it and, oh look, how to reinvent yourself as a prole. Moving on, there’s a yellowing Conservative Party membership card and-oh- a Tory memberships secretary chain of honour. Finally, there is a letter from Staffordshire police. Somebody’s been a bit of a scally.
Who is Froo t’Keyhole this week?

Sefton Park library protest

The Council is proposing to hand over Sefton Park library to a private nursery. A small space would be left for volunteers to operate their own library, but no funding or staff from the Council. To stop this, come to our Public Meeting:

 

Wednesday 15 February

 

7 00 pm

 

Old Police Station in Lark Lane

 

Speaker: Alan Gibbons, local writer

You are a lesser man, Mr President

When you shut your doors

On those who flee war,

Mothers and fathers who bear

Their children with love and desperation,

You are a lesser man, Mr President.

 

When you shut your ears

To the children who weep

With the cold and flinch

At the falling of the bombs.

You are a lesser man, Mr President.

 

When you shut your mind

To reason and exclude poor nationals

Who did not attack your country

But admit the wealthy ones who sanctioned it,

You are a lesser man, Mr President.

 

When you shut your heart

to the poor, the huddled mass,

the wretched and the tempest-tossed

the latter day seekers of the lamp,

You are a lesser man, Mr President.

 

Next exchange at PMQs

Prediction of PMQs:
Corbyn: When did you know about the Trident malfunction?
May: I believe in Trident.
Corbyn: Did you know about the Trident malfunction before the Commons debate on Trident?
May: We need an effective nuclear deterrent.
Corbyn: Is it an effective nuclear deterrent if 20% of the tests this century failed?
May: Yes.
Corbyn: Are there any circumstances under which you would reconsider the outlay on this weapons system?
May: No.
Corbyn: Do you believe withholding information from Parliament is wrong.
May: Yes but, no but, b-b-b-b-b-b-but. I believe in Trident.
Corbyn: Is this blind faith?
May: You would betray our country to the Russians and the Chinese and the Trotskies and the Commies and you’ve got a beard and a boss eye and a silly hat and your MPs hate you and you’re too old and you’re a veggie and you’ve got an allotment. Neeuuuurrrrrgh!

Tri didn’t

We need Trident for our security,

They said,

But Trident didn’t work.

When it was meant to go boom

All it did was go click.

 

Trident, Tri didn’t, Tri couldn’t

So really we shouldn’t Trydent.

Why not

Try peace?

 

We need Trident to keep the peace,

They said,

Which makes more sense because

When it was meant to go boom

All it did was go click.

 

Trident, Tri didn’t, Tri couldn’t

So really we shouldn’t Trydent.

Why not

Try peace?

 

We can’t uninvent Trident,

They said,

But Trident just uninvented itself.

When it was meant to go boom

All it did was go click.

 

Trident, Tri didn’t, Tri couldn’t

So really we shouldn’t Trydent.

Why not

Try peace?

 

We would never use Trident anyway,

They said,

Because it ‘s a deterrent, it deters.

Well you can’t use it anyway,

When it was meant to go boom

And all it did

Was go click.

 

Trident, Tri didn’t, Tri couldn’t

So really we shouldn’t Trydent.

Why not

Try peace?

 

See, we had all our marches,

And put all our arguments,

But when it came right down to it

When it was meant to go boom

All it did was go click.

 

Trident, Tri didn’t, Tri couldn’t

So really we shouldn’t Trydent.

Why not

Try peace?