Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Bunker responds



I have heard from Jonah Brown's people. They are going to get the Treasury people to respond. Splendid. Still no word from the Tax Credit people.



I also wonder: This is from the Downing Street Direct Communications Unit. Obviously short staffed and underfunded compared to the Indirect Communications Unit.

22 comments:

mutleythedog said...

I am suppossed to get tax credits but the department is entirely staffed by chimps. So I don't. Now I like chimps but they are not naturally good at paperwork are they?

idle said...

Good job this came from the Direct Communications Unit....

I wonder how the Indirect Communications Unit works. Do they tell one of the cleaning ladies, or one of the doormen, instruct them to tell someone else, and wait for the rumour mill to get to you?

Scroblene said...

Yup Iders - and Lils, Indirect Commuuuuuunications means the BBC; Direct Commuuuuuuuunications means the civil serpents that infest Downing St.

Your letter cost eighty-eight ponds Lils; you should be ashamed/proud of yourself!

I'd write you a letter for nothing...;0)

In fact, I'd deliver it myself too...;0)

Scroblene said...

Of course, 'ponds' translated is 'POUNDS'; which Nodrog Brahhn is destined to diminish...

My spelling's crap after all that Sauvignon...

idle said...

Scrobs bin at the winebox again.

Re the delivery offer, lil - advise caution with the postman tomorrow morning.

You might have to get pig to sink his teeth into some Kentish ankle.

Lilith said...

I should be getting them too Mutley, but I dont dare apply. They will only make me pay them back.

I think that's right Idle, a nod to the cleaning lady and it's all over the Mirror/Labourgraph.

That is ridiculoush Scrobsh. I wouldn't charge £80 for a letter like that either!

Fear not Idle, Pig is primed.

Scroblene said...

Pig is primed...

Oh Yusssh!

Catapults have a distinct disadvantage no doubt; when he hits the wild strawberries, he does it proper...;0)

BTW Idle, the ankle is getting much mended now (thank you), thanks to a trip to the dentist who was slightly over-zealous with the drill...

Scroblene said...

I actually can't believe I've just read this - Friday an' all that you see...

Bunker - Wikipedia.. (and I actually know someone by that name...)


"When a house is purpose-built with a bunker, the normal location is a reinforced below-grade bathroom with large cabinets. One common design approach uses fiber-reinforced plastic shells. Compressive protection may be provided by inexpensive earth arching. The overburden is designed to shield from radiation. To prevent the shelter from floating to the surface in high groundwater, some designs have a skirt held-down with the overburden."

'Cabinets' - 'skirts', 'overburden' - you couldn't make it up...

'Earth-arching' seems quite - er - interesting though...might just check Google a bit deeper...;0)

Lilith said...

I am not at all sure it would be a good thing to have one's bunker held down by an overburden skirt, Scrobs.

Pig wants to climb on your head because he loves you.

electro-kevin said...

Mutley - No they sure aren't good at paperwork but that's not the point. The more you shuffle the more you snuggle ... into promotions, empires and a big fat pension pot.

I did a terrible thing last weekend, Lilith.

Bumped into my MP in the pub the other day - or should I say, he bumped into me ! Spilled my pint. He did say 'sorry' but I wasn't in a charitable mood. I said,

"Not as sorry as I'll be working bank holiday to pay your fucking pension."

E-K is nice but has a bite.

Scroblene said...

And I love Pig, Lils!

He missed every single living plant at the Turrets, and still didn't break sweat...

As for face climbing, I'm a bit of an admirer of Edmund Hilary there...did he allow dogs on the North 'Bastard'?

(Just consider - 'OK Chaps, off for the biggun; and no shirking; we need film for all those kids in the Rye Collegiate School to see on Newsreel, so bloody well do the business and get up there and wave the bloody flag in yer dark glasses...)

What a man! Still admire him!

Mu Tai Dong said...

Maybe a peloop help uou ??

Philipa said...

Best luck with this, Lils.

I was serene when I came back off hols, filled with contentment. I've ignored the tide of argument and beurocracy we all have to immerse ourselves in just to keep afloat and defend our little corners. I would soo like to live in a yurt. Or a desert island like the island of Nim (with gerard butler, who'd adore me, obviously). OK anyway to escape these head melting f---ers.

EK - nice one ;-)

Lilith said...

Fantastic E-K! How could you pass up an opportunity like that to get your message across to those listening politicos....so glad you were inspired and articulate in that moment.

Lilith said...

Pig would have loved Sir Edmund too Scrobs. All that jaw to conquer! A proper bloke.

Lilith said...

mu tai? A peloop?

Lilith said...

Hang onto that serenity Pips! I am switching the net off at 9 every evening to stop myself getting rage induced insomnia.

Philipa said...

Oh I had that last night, Lil (see my latest for details). Woke up with chest pains for the 4th day in a row. Best see the Doc (best change my lifestyle more like; give up bacon sarnies, chocolate and vino)

Blue Eyes said...

EK - he was probably flattered that someone recognised him!

L - you should be pleased that the nice Mr Brown looks after your money because you certainly can't be trusted to look after it yourself! Nothing personal just you aren't as wonderful as Mr Brown - nobody is! Meanwhile back on planet reality........

Surely Labour are cruising for a 97-style bruising?

Blue Eyes said...

I am switching the net off at 9 every evening to stop myself getting rage induced insomnia.

I need to start doing this. What a shame that Valium isn't freely available.

Lilith said...

Pip, say NO to chest pains. Blimey. Yes, they can get you there with that shit.

Lilith said...

Blu, of course I am grateful to Mr Brown. Exciting that the Treasury seem to think he's gone mad too...

I know you were joking but on the off chance, steer well clear of Valium if you are offered it...you live in the right part of the world to buy it by the jar full. Spirit numbing shit.