Stuff that happened
Last week while we were up in Ballater there were a few significant stories and anniversaries.
First of all, Tony Blair got all cross when Nick Clegg suggested (a) that he (Blair) might want the Chilcot report into the Iraq war to be delayed and (b) that "“This was one of the most momentous, in my view one of the most catastrophic decisions in British foreign policy - I would say the most catastrophic decision - since Suez." In typical Blair fashion, our disgraced ex-PM did his best to change the subject to "the consequences of inaction over Syria". Or to put it another way, Blair wants Britain to go to war with Syria (actually, being Blair and utterly in Netanyahu's pocket, I suspect he wants up to support Assad) so that his crazed Iraq ego-trip can be toppled from its top slot as the greatest foreign policy disaster since Suez. Maybe we should invade Iran as well, Tony? Y'know, to remove the threat of all THEIR imaginary WMDs. Honestly, every time the man opens his mouth a torrent of shit pours out.
India's eunuchs and transvestites were officially recognised as a third gender. Now all we need is for gay sex to be legalised again.
The 17th April was the anniversary of the death of Rosalind Franklin, who would probably have shared Crick and Watson's Nobel Prize for determining the structure of DNA had she not died at the tragically young age of 37.
The same day was also the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister's four-minute mile.
Edinburgh put on a new passion play, in Princes Street Gardens, with Judas betraying Jesus via mobile phone, and a last supper including shepherd's pie (well, duh!)
Oxford, on the other hand, didn't.