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Yo Blair!

blairJust saw a re-run of Tony Blair on the Simpsons. He recorded his lines for the show at the height of our involvement in the Iraq war.  At the time it struck me as rather unfortunate timing, especially considering the disasterous nature of the war.

The news today that Tony Blair will have earned £15m since he left office is a considerable acheivement. The only problem is that in thise same period he has been the UN Envoy to the Middle East. While he has no doubt mixed with the world richest and most influential people in a ccumulating this huge sum of money,  he has not once been to Gaza.

Lets hope this sizeable pile of cash is a consellation to the tragedy in Gaza, which has taken place on his watch.


Ugli Tree Rating: Perhaps you can work a little harder and earn a little less.


January 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm 2 comments

Spend Thrift

gbrown2009 is going to be dominated by the world-wide recession and the credit crunch. We all agree that this has been caused by bankers lending money they didn’t have to consumers living beyond their means.

So what is Gordon Browns  solution to this predicament? He wants banks to lend more and consumers to spend more.  Seems a bit odd to me.

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Ugliee tree rating: Why can’t we go out and make something instead.

January 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment


eurovision-2004-juontajat.jpgThe recent Eurovision song contest tells us many things about our European neighbours – fashion sense, music, political alliances and geographically based voting patterns.

However the main thing it tells us is that the UK is an island and nobody likes us.

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Ugli Tree Rating:  Puppet on a string.

May 14, 2007 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

President Bush

The war on terror, global warming, nuclear proliferation, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea.

What a great job!

Watch the video and make up your own mind.


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Continue Reading October 10, 2006 at 10:13 am 2 comments

New Conservative Logo

Conservative LogoThe new Conservative Party logo has finally been announced – a tree. And at £40,000 quite an expensive tree. One assumes its an oak tree or a horse chestnut no doubt promoting both the Conservative’s English roots and their new green credentials. We’re guessing its not a Dutch Elm or indeed an Ugli Tree.

In truth its not bad. The fact that Norman Tebbit thinks it looks like brocolli and another elderly tory thinks their grand daughter could have done it with her crayons for £1 is a good sign.

Scottish Conservative LogoThe style is a little clipart of the late 90s but I think it sends the right sort of message. It’s also versatile as the Scottish Conservative party have their own variation which is a little darker and leaning less to the right.
No doubt someone at Labour HQ will be preparing posters of dogs going to the loo or men with axes.

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September 19, 2006 at 9:55 am Leave a comment


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Hit all the branches on the way down - Ugli.

A big fall - pretty ugli.

Quite alot of damage from this height.

A short drop - a few bruises on the way down.

Doesn’t fall to far - so not bad.

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