Disenfranchised is my word of the week. I feel that nothing I do or say will change anything.
The Budget went over my head. Figures are meaningless to me. What I wanted to hear was news of spending cuts and austerity measures. What I think I got was more borrowing and more spending.
I suppose Iain Dale was disappointed he did not win the Orwell Prize, but to be frank, I was surprised he was included because his blog rather defies the arbitrary whims of a few worthies. Iain Dale's Diary is a blogging institution, in the same way that Guido is, and neither of them need a tin-pot prize.
The Mercedes Gull Wing is being launched as a concept car that may go into production. I mention this because the first one is exactly the same age as me. It was the fastest road car of its time. This follows in a recent trend of re-vamping classics, such as the mini and the beetle. However, I shall wait for the new model Citroen DS to come out. Both Mrs Weasel and I would love one.
There has been some criticism of the Government in their handling of Gurkha veterans. It seems they are going to make it difficult for them to remain here. If the French Foreign Legion can offer automatic citizenship to any soldier who completes three year's service "with honour", why can't we do likewise?
Gordon Brown's You Tube appearance may well be the final nail in his coffin. They say a politician can withstand anything but public ridicule. Watching the smiling, gurning, grinning fool trying to convince us he is sincere was truly pathetic.
One of my most interesting reads this week was a piece by Charles Crawford, the former diplomat, Ambassador to Belgrade and Warsaw among other things, whose piece about what he calls Amazon Space and Non Amazon Space really appealed to me. It takes paradigms of sociopolitical organisation to another level. Not only that, it makes sense.
Best news of the week for me personally was that the clunking noise on the roller-skate ( nasty Peugeot 106) was a 50p noise and not a £50 noise, and my garage, forever patient and honest, did the necessary and waved me away.
Worst news was that one of the young weasels was not making the progress they had hoped.
After next week, many things will change for Weasels.
PS UPDATE: Actually I have just seen the new model Citroen DS. It's terrible! In that case we will treat ourselves to a concourse condition old one when I start paying 50p in the pound income tax.