Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Tuesday 25 August

Heavy showers passing through at all too regular intervals - summer is firmly a thing of the past up here. More rain tomorrow, as the remnant of Hurricane Bill scoots northeast across Scotland.

As I mentioned last night, it would appear that Michael Jackson died of an overdose of sedatives. Although charges of homicide are likely, it would appear that MJ insisted on having more sedatives when the previous lot wasn't working. A very sad tale.

Prime Minister Gordon is finally going to say something about the release of Lockerbie bomber Megrahi 5 days ago. Well done, Gordon, a fine example of being Heathcliffe of Dithering Heights (quote Gerald Scarfe). Everybody can continue blustering, but the deed is now done, the man is free and that's that. In the end, the voters will decide. There is this vague hope that some goodwill will have been created in the Middle East, bearing in mind that Libyan officials are at pains not to comment on the case. They will probably see the hullabaloo in Europe and America, and don't want to jeopardise the improved relations with those parts of the world. Also, the welcome that Megrahi received could be seen as a tribal homecoming party for one of its members - Libya is apparently a society based on tribal loyalties.


  1. You are correct in that what is done is done. It seems to have been quieter the past day or two about it - unless I've just missed it.

  2. Did you even "have' a Summer there? We had ours early, and now I'm afraid we're slipping into Autumn early.