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...
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"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: foreign aid
Government guarantees aid money despite claims it is funding corruption overseas BBC News, Tuesday 10th March 2015 Peers have approved legislation which would make it a legal requirement for 0.7% of UK’s annual national income to be spent on international … Continue reading
Sending billions abroad, and borrowing to do it, is absolutely wrong Express, Friday 5th December 2014 The Conservatives, aided by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, today pushed through their decision to dedicate 0.7 percent of British GDP to foreign aid. … Continue reading
Intent on honouring a cross-party pledge of spending an arbitrary 0.7 per cent of our national income on international aid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that government funding for the Department for International Development (DfID) will grow by … Continue reading
UK to help Africa go green Telegraph, Tuesday 4 December 2012 Britain yesterday pledged almost £2 billion in “climate aid” to help finance foreign projects including wind turbines in Africa and greener cattle farming in Colombia. Each household will contribute … Continue reading
“Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” John D. Rockefeller, the author of this quote, formed the Standard Oil Company in 1870 and became the first American billionaire. Often referred to as the richest … Continue reading
Way back in 1970, in a General Assembly resolution, the world’s rich nations agreed to commit 0.7% of their gross national income (GNI) to international development aid. Many failed to stick to this promise, but, in 2005, the EU made … Continue reading