Title picture: Cloudscapes, Stornoway, 1 February 2017

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wednesday 17 June

Showery weather today, and in the last half hour or so there were two rainbows. One ended over the lighthouse, so the lady that lives in the Keeper's Cottage should have had a very good evening. The sun is currently out (else no rainbow).

Very bad news for the Western Isles economy, particularly for the Uists (60 miles south of here). The rocket range at South Uist and Benbecula will shed 125 jobs, which is a harsh blow to the community of 5,000. Efforts are underway to minimise the impact, but savings of £50m appear to be the driving force behind the economies.

As I type, the rainbow is back, slowly moving towards the Fabrication Yard. They could do with a crock of gold. They're forever going bust.

Parliament in disrepute

SING A SONG OF PARLIAMENT,
POCKETS FULL OF CASH,
FRAUDULENTLY CLAIMING
AND ADDING TO THEIR STASH;
WITH THEIR PLOY DISCOVERED
THEY SAID THEY'LL GIVE IT BACK.
IF YOU OR I HAD DONE THE SAME
WE'D PROMPTLY GET THE SACK.

SING A SONG OF FREEBIES,
SNOUTS ALL IN THE TROUGH.
GIVING BACK THEIR ILL- GOT GAINS
IS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
SPONGING OFF OUR EARNINGS
WITH A LIKELY TALE,
IF WORKING FOLK HAD DONE
THE SAME
THEY'D SOON END UP IN JAIL.

SING A SONG OF FRAUDSTERS
COUNTING OUT THEIR MONEY.
THEY SMILE AND LOOK QUITE
UNASHAMED,
AS THOUGH THEY THINK ITS FUNNY;
SITTNG IN A SECRET PLACE,
COUNTING OUT THEIR DOSH,
ON PLUGS FOR BATHS AND
CLEANING MOATS,
FOR CRISPS AND ORANGE SQUASH.

SING A SONG OF MP's
WHO TOOK US FOR A RIDE.
IT'S UP TO US ELECTION TIME
THEIR FUTURE TO DECIDE.
IT'S GONE TOO FAR TO BRING BACK TRUST
OF ANYONE IN POWER.
TO MOST OF US THEY'LL ALWAYS BE
A SHIFTY, CROOKED SHOWER.