The Northern Rock again - shares fell further as "fear stalked the market". Business editor Robert Peston told us more on the ongoing saga and we heard of another lender, Paragon, their shares fell 39%. Talk was of future worries, a potential house price crash, again we heard of wholesale money markets and America.
Meredith Kercher, the British girl who was killed in Italy - another man arrested.
Ian Smith the ex prime minister of Rhodesia has died. We saw some old black and white images of him as we heard that he "defied the Windsor change" in terms of transferring power back to the colonies. We heard of the Wilson crisis , Mugabe, violence and oppression.
Coming up - parenting classes.
First though, fishing, we saw trawler men dumping the majority of their catch back into the sea, due to quotas and limits imposed by Europe.
The Conservative Party have spoken of a "supply side revolution" in terms of education and independent schools. I believe the jist is that groups of like minded individuals will be able to set up their own schools although few details were given.
As promised, parenting classes - soon to be available to "anyone who needs them". We heard of anti social behaviour before viewing a typical class in action. Bullet points, flip charts and women who like the sound of their own faux posh voices were in abundance at this social education event. We then saw a lady, Jenny Bristow, she told how she feared the government were becoming a bit intrusive in our lives and to close we saw a young black girl, with previously unruly children, that had been magically cured by the use of a Supernanny type naughty step - the preferred and socially acceptable method of controlling ones children nowadays, it appears. It is like a period of solitary confinement for a child if they misbehave - sit on the naughty step for a stretch, usually one minute per age of the child's life. Is this not a form of mental torture ? Video link provided -
Our Queen again and the diamond wedding celebrations. She is off to Malta for a bit, we were indulged with images of this event and heard of Prince Phillip's nautical Royal Navy connections.
Last up, a situation compared to the film Local Hero, one of my favorites by the way. In this senario, multi million billionaire Donald Trump wishes to buy a huge stretch of wilderness and turn it into an up market housing estate with a golf course and hotel. His plans are being scuppered somewhat by a Mr Michael Forbes, who is refusing to sell his smallholding of twenty odd acres and has in fact painted the slogan - no golf course - on one of his outbuildings. Mr Trump has resorted to personal insults, accusing Mr Forbes of having rusted tractors and old oil drums on his farm which to my mind are a prerequisite for anyone involved in this manner of business. The report is here, worth watching -
and the nefarious Mr. Trump
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