46,700 = Total number of police cut by Theresa May since she became home secretary
£3,300,000,000 = The amount we got last year for arms exports to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia 2016 (Wikileaks) Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted… told they faced “another 7/7” and the loss of “British lives on British Streets” if they pressed on with their enquiries
Wahhabism (as part of the Salafi movement) = The ideological concept of destruction and terrorism (suicide bombings, indiscriminate attacks) which is the root of current home-grown terrorism. From Saudi Arabia. We have now sponsored it for another decade.
My boss is of Jewish origin, his parents emigrating from Germany and Poland. He lost relatives in Auschwitz. He is a phenomenally loyal NHS Doctor. Earlier in the year he said that the language being used by media and politicians is eerily resembling 1920-30s Germany and the rise of the Nazi party. I wasn’t paying too much attention, but I valued his statement as he is a remarkable observationalist .
He was right, this style of rhetoric and the undercurrent behind the statements echoes Das Reich and Das Shwarze Korps. I’ve never employed Godwin’s law before – but we are veering on the abyss which leads to National Socialism.
“Karl, you do realise that giants don’t actually exist?”
A collection of the earliest clips (2001-2002) from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s XFM radio show.
They swiftly discover that they’ve got something special in the form of their new “producer” Karl Pilkington.
Listen as a number of discoveries are made for the first time which become a staple of later interactions between them: from Karl’s unique head shape to his surreal childhood experiences and bizarre theories.