Friday, 28 November 2008

Bah Humbug! - Radio 5 Live needs YOU!!!

Radio 5 Live's Stephen Nolan show needs YOU over Christmas.

"BBC Radio 5 Live's Stephen Nolan programme is looking for people who plan to boycott Christmas i.e. escaping the festive season altogether by doing something completely different. Please email me at:"

If you have a face for radio, or fancy sounding off in person this festive season then please contact Maria or us and we'll pass it on.

My heart bleeds

Embarrassment at not being able to buy lunch, No Christmas Bonus, Scrapping the Dollar, 'Writing off' last year, Woolworths - 'it's their own fault' .... these were just some of the things I overheard being discussed by a couple of bankers who'd obviously begun to feel the squeeze on the tube last night.

Their once shiny shoes and perma-smiles seemed absent but the arrogance remained, these were clearly two high-fliers who were hanging on in there by a thread while their minions had been cast aside as casulaties in this all out credit-war.

Not once did I hear an expression of sympathy for those poor souls who've found themselves jobless in the run up to Christmas and how they might cope. It was simply all about 'them'.

In a banking culture where greed is clearly good and its all about me, is it any wonder they are in such a mess?

Thursday, 27 November 2008

What were you thinking?

Oh my God!, have you seen this? Porsch-e (because thats how it's supposed to be pronounced) what were you thinking?, or drinking? for that matter. 

I didn't know Porsch-e's (because thats how it's supposed to be pronounced) best engineers were gleaned from the backstreet cut'n'shut garages of the East End of London.  This is the bastard love child of a 599, a 911 and a Cayenne with a hint of Chrysler Crossfire round the back - and that's not a good thing.

Must try harder! See me please! April Fool?. Porsch-e (because thats how it's supposed to be pronounced) I can't see this flying off the forecourts in times like these. Let's hope British is better, bring on the Aston Rapide ...

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Darling's Christmas Carol

"We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
Duty's up on fags and beer!"

Monday, 24 November 2008

Dead Giveaway ...

Cut VAT, raise Duty - Some giveaway Darling ...

Sunday, 23 November 2008

The many faces of Louis Walsh

Now much as I'm no fan of Dannii Minogue, preferring her sister in almost every way, to see her in tears last night on live TV wasn't pleasant viewing.

She crossed swords with Louis Walsh over her song choice for Rachel, who ultimately and quite rightly got booted off the show last night, after claiming she had 'stolen JLS' song'. The galant Mr Cowell leaped to her defence but the tears were already flowing and she was unable to announce her own act. Tweedy, in full Roman slave girl regalia, looked smugly on interested only, I'm sure, in securing her position as the Alpha-Bitch next year.

This wasn't live TV, this was bear baiting.

Grow up Louis, be a man and apologise on next weeks show.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

The Last Dance

So John Sargeant Waltz's out of Strictly Come Dancing tonight by his own 'choice'. Let's see how the pillar of British broadcasting deals with that little situation. By rights Arlene & co should offer a public apology for the humiliation that poor man must be feeling.

I'm sure it will be glossed over, a few niceties exchanged and then on Brucie will surge with the competition on a ratings gathering mission to Christmas.

Tonight I will be watching the X-Factor .... because Simon Cowell is much less of a bully.

Being Followed!

It's lovely to log on and find you have a follower, someone perhaps who's likeminded and cares about trying to make Britain a great place to live, work and play again.

Cheers Rocksnowhite - nice blog by the way which I can thoroughly recommend to anyone reading this, you'll find it here:

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Contributors Wanted for Documentary

AngryBritain has been contacted by a documentary company who need you!. Please see below and contact them directly if you are interested in taking part:


Have you been victim to people playing music out loud on their mobile phones on public transport?

Have you asked them to turn it down or off? Have you been met with a violent response?

Are you one of the kids who play’s music out loud on public transport?

If this is you then please e-mail details to

Cut it out!

So the big news today is that the base rate is likely to be cut to 1% by the new year. Great for those of us tentatively waiting to buy a house (those who have managed to a. get a mortgage offer and b. amass an enormous deposit), but not so great for those of us at the other end of the chain, like me, who are currently trying to sell a house.

The problem for us here at is the part that the media play in all of this. All the time there is uncertainty in the air thats being reported on, how can anything possibly move on? Sensationalism like 'BASE RATE TO BE CUT TO 1%' does little other than to continue to stall an already dead market.
What the majority of people need to realise is that it doesn't matter how much you lop off your house price, in the belief that this will be enough to raise that sale, it's going to make little difference when if there are no buyers, because they cant get mortgages, because the greedy banks won't lend to each other, then there is no bottom rung of the ladder ipso-facto there are no buyers and it still won't sell.
Say I lop another £100,000 off the price of my house (a nice 2 bed rural bungalow) and put it on the market at £150,000, if people can't raise that level of mortgage it's not going to sell. Simple. Reducing prices and rates now in the hope that this is going to kickstart the market is only going to lead to huge problems later on when those devalued properties and almost unheard of low interest rates rocket again in 2-3 years time and the whole cycle starts again.
I can see this, my pal who is just about managing to keep his estate agency afloat can see this so why can't the British Media see this too.
Its time to report on balance guys and see beyond the sensationalist headlines. What we need right now is stability, not uncertainty in uncertain times.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Pieces of Eight

So there's piracy on the high seas, the Pirates of the Carribean are indeed alive, well and living in Somalia. Having read the news this week I did wonder how pirates had managed to board a supertanker, three times the size of an American Aircraft Carrier, and then I saw a picture in the press of a small speedboat full of pirates packing Rocket Launchers, and began to understand ...
What's to be done about this? perhaps Her Maj's Navy should take a leaf out of the Indian Navy's book who decided to play a real life game of Battleships by blowing a few out of the water today.
Captain Pugwash had better look out, India it seems is almost as Angry as Britain.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

BBC Radio Appearance

We were asked to appear on BBC Radio Northamptonshire's Bob Walmsley show at 1.30pm today discussing the battle of the sexes behind the wheel.

Many thanks to Bob and his team, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The website has undergone a major overhaul tonight and in addition to this blog you can now follow us on Twitter.

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