Tulip from Hampstead? Damn!



I must get out and find a tukang ramput, a barber, to trim my meagre locks this sunny Jakarta morning. But first, a look at last week’s news from the UK.

A pretty smile can sometimes belie an ugly mind-set, but surely only for so long.


  • —————–
  • Today I read that Tulip Saddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead, holds democracy in contempt.
  • There’s a report in the Huffington Post describing how she shares the same inclination as the bloated ‘Conservative’ elitists who want to sabotage the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

Tulip’s ‘considering’ a vote against the expected move by the UK Government to trigger Article 50 – the first step in implementing the British people’s clear decision break away from Brussels rule.

She’s certainly not alone – elsewhere, there’s a report that up to a hundred revolting Tory MPs, led by the loathesome Kenneth Clarke…

kenClarke_2232827b (1)


…are slavering at the prospect of subverting the people’s verdict by various forms of Westminster manoeuvring.

Clarke has always been a cur, but in some ways I feel sorry for the Labour MP, who was elected to represent one of the worst concentrations of trendy left-lib swamp-life in London.

She defends her latest outburst by saying she must reflect the opinions of her constituents and further down the Huff Post page, she reveals that –

My constituency in Hampstead is full of lawyers.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tulip-saddiq-says-she-will-vote-against-triggering-article-50

My thoughts at once strayed to the jolly jest from a character played by the late Robin Williams in one of his brilliant films.


  • RAT-facebook
  • —————————-

Why is the N.I.H. (National Institute of Health) substituting lawyers for rats in laboratory tests?
Three reasons:
1. There are more lawyers than rats.
2. When rats die, many lab technicians feel sorry for them.
3. There are some things a rat will not do.


Nevertheless, nobody is obliged to follow advice given by rats (sorry, lawyers)

But there may be other factors at play. 

Having inspected Tulip’s background, I was interested to learn that her grandfather was the first President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh.


Mujibur Rahman

Mujibur Rahman


He was assassinated after banning all political parties, and cracking down on the press.

Using government forces and a militia of supporters called the Jatiyo Rakkhi Bahini, Mujib oversaw the arrest of opposition activists and strict control of political activities across the country.  https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/s/Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman.htm

Now, forty plus years later, his granddaughter is showing signs of a similar distaste for basic democratic principles.


  • 21NeverMindDemocracy.png
  • ————
  • Is what we’ve been reading really and truly Tulips’ own considered opinion?

Or a symptom of a genetic predisposition against popular sovereignty?