To Achieve On Merit, Should I Vote Tory?

I want to achieve on my own merit. I want to work hard and be the best person that I can be. So should I vote Tory?  After all, a vote for the Tories is a vote for, ‘The Great Meritocracy’.

Hailing from a poorer family but having half a brain, I’ve always felt that the idea of a meritocracy is a good thing. Encouraging people to achieve whatever they can achieve and finding their place in society by their own endeavour. I think it’s healthy to promote values of entrepreneurship and effort. It seems I align with a mainstay of traditional Tory themes here. Continue reading

Hello To The Queen

Dessert has arrived. It’s confusing. An industrial block of ice cream. Some broken biscuits. A few bananas nudged in. Snapped Oreos jammed in the side of the block. Finished with five butterflied satsuma segments, four raisins and chocolate sauce. I’ve seen, ‘Hello To The Queen’ on every traveller’s menu since Fort Kochin. It seems to have some heritage here but a quick Google suggests that no-one knows what it is, where it came from or how to make it. There was no, ‘Up Yours Elizabeth’. I’d have preferred that. I’m reminded of Blighty. I consider the forthcoming election. Continue reading