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: George Osborne
Sugar tax will raise money for primary school sports (but only if it doesn’t work) Wired, Wednesday 16th March 2016 A sugar tax will be levied on makers of sugary soft drinks, chancellor George Osborne has announced. The money raised … Continue reading
MoD forced to make “efficiency savings” Telegraph, Friday 6th November 2015 Armed Forces personnel are to be denied automatic pay rises as George Osborne looks to make ‘efficiency savings’. Senior military figures are angry at the way in which the … Continue reading
House of Lords getting ‘too big for its unelected boots’? The Guardian, Monday 26th October 2015 David Cameron is planning to set limits on the power of the House of Lords after George Osborne suffered a major blow to his … Continue reading
Telegraph, Wednesday 14th October 2015 The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, tried to explain why he’d made a sudden U-turn on his economic policy – a mere fortnight after he promised Labour party conference that he would join George Osborne in … Continue reading
Osborne angry about BBC’s Orwellian jibe The Times, Friday 5th December 2014 George Osborne rounded on a BBC journalist yesterday for suggesting that he was taking Britain back to 1930s deprivation depicted by George Orwell. In a tetchy interview with … Continue reading
One of the alarming aspects of last week’s demand that Britain must pay an additional £1.7 billion into EU funds was that no one apparently saw it coming. If a recalculation of gross national income has uncovered an underpayment by … Continue reading
The chancellor failed to mention the word ‘manufacturing’ once during his Autumn Statement last Thursday. The main thrust of his speech was that the economy is on course for sustained growth. But he warned that the green shoots need careful … Continue reading
The proposed high-speed rail project (HS2), to run initially from London to Birmingham (and later, further on to Leeds and Manchester), has built up a head of steam and is gaining almost unstoppable momentum. Yesterday, MPs backed the legislation by … 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