The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Tag Archives: Boris Johnson
As Christmas 2020 approached, France shut its UK border amid fears of a new coronavirus variant, causing mayhem for supply chains across Europe. Nearly 4000 vehicles were held at a temporary lorry park at Manston Airport, while around 800 were … Continue reading
How much credibility can a government retain when it makes so many U-turns, careering from one crisis to another, lurching from one populist headline to the next, equipped with nothing but the flimsiest of straplines and slogans for brakes?
The Times, 8th November 2017 Boris Johnson has conceded he “could have been clearer” in remarks he made about a British woman jailed in Iran that threaten to extend her imprisonment. The foreign secretary today clarified his comments, but stopped … Continue reading
Royal Yacht Britannia to be recommissioned as symbol of global Britain Daily Mail, Friday 16th September 2016 Royal Yacht Britannia could be used to conduct UK trade deals post Brexit and plans are already being discussed to recommission the vessel … Continue reading
EU makes net migration target ‘impossible’ BBC News, Thursday 12th May 2016 Figures show 1.2m more EU migrants have got National Insurance numbers in the past five years than have shown up in immigration statistics. Boris Johnson has attacked the … Continue reading
The EU’s tentacles reach into every aspect of our lives Telegraph, Monday 22nd February 2016 Boris Johnson – “We are seeing a slow and invisible process of legal colonisation, as the EU infiltrates just about every area of public policy. … Continue reading
Boris Johnson reaches new heights of popularity Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 9 October 2012 Boris Johnson’s reception this week at Birmingham New Street Station was near-ecstatic – hundreds of activists cheering, “Bo-ris! Bo-ris!” as he got off the train. It’s hard … Continue reading
Gold, gold, gold. In the space of 45 magical minutes during one athletics session last Saturday, Team GB claimed the top of the Olympic podium on no less than three occasions. Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah were faster, … Continue reading