Monday, January 26, 2009

Ruining Britain?

Friend Kea is a fine scientist and mathematician, and has earned a great job at Oxford University. At last notice she was still stuck outside the UK due to nonsense with immigration. She has already missed a speaking appointment January 7. The British consulate appears to have kept her passport, which keeps one from quick trips to Sydney or Lord Howe Island. One commenter has suggested there is internecine warfare involving the Borders Agency. Whatever the cause, this is the last straw.

If scientists were vengeful, we would punish the UK like a James Bond villain. From our secret island headquarters, we would launch weapons into Space that would shower ruin on Britain's shores. Better to go somewhere (like Texas) where the economy is doing relatively well and young women are still being employed.

We need not bother. As if in retribution, Britain suffered the subway bombings of July 2005 and the 2007 London-Glasgow bombings. (Here's a good idea: Next time let us in and lock those guys out.) During March 2007 their sailors were captured and humiliated by Iran without firing a shot. (Another hint: Iran has only one gasoline refinery which could be taken out by a single ship.) Even Home Secretary Jacqui Smith admits that London streets are no longer safe to walk. Quite without our help, Britain is facing ruin from within.

Halfway across the pond, Iceland is already bankrupt. The government in Rekjavik tried desperately to hang on, but the people's protests finally brought it crashing down. No doubt Gordon Brown is looking across the water and losing sleep. He knows better than anyone that Britain is next.

Shortly my friends in Labour will realise that Gordon Brown is a liability. Even if he is removed, they face a defeat like 1979, which led to 18 years of Tory rule. On the way Britain's people will face even more trials. At this point we can not be sure if the sun has set on the UK.

One last hint for the UK: Next time don't mess with the skinny girl.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...some clearly are swayed by your incorrect ideas about physics.

8:18 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Whoops, the rest of that post was either unprintable or factually incorrect.

8:19 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol

10:43 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

So did kea make it to Oxford

PS- I'll have you know Aussies & Kiwis are always welcome in the uk

After all most are descended from the uk

And viceversa - migration from the uk to Australia & New Zealand is still a favourite for tradesmen

the US and the promise of higher pay (or standard of living: more house and more car for your buck) is still a lure for higher income earners and professionals

10:47 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Always nice hearing from you Q9. I appreciate that most Britishers are welcoming people. I sympathise with Labour and am deeply concerned about the future.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Why yes, anonymous, good point. Who would have thought that crackpot physics could generate a reaction powerful enough to prevent visas for Commonwealth citizens with job contracts at Oxford University?

5:50 PM  

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