Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Looking Back - House Of Commons Security Breach

On this day in 2004, protesters breached security in the House of Commons and hurled condoms full of purple powder at the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as he addressed the chamber.
The PM was speaking at the despatch box during his weekly question and answer session soon after midday when father of two Ron Davies threw two missiles from the front of the public gallery normally reserved for VIPs.
A second man, Guy Harrison, shouted and held up a poster, before police rushed in and arrested the men.
As one missile hit the PM's back and another landed at his feet, Mr Blair turned around and looked bemused.
Only the previous month a £600,000 security screen was installed in front of the public gallery to prevent such an incident. But the front three rows -normally reserved for ambassadors and guests of MPs and peers - were not protected.
Campaign group 'Fathers 4 Justice' said they had orchestrated the incident to demand equal rights for divorced fathers trying to gain access to their children.
Ron Davies and Guy Harrison were both convicted of disorderly behaviour and fined £500 and £600 respectively.

Kitchen Tips

If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dish washing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

Go and ask that very cute neighbour if he can open it for you.


An item your grandparents bought, your parents got rid of , and you're buying again.

A rapidly receding hairline

Someone who is early when you are late, and late when you are early.

What a bullfighter tries to do.

Petrol Prices

Wildlife Pictures No.12

Shopping Done! From our Wildlife Pictures series.
(Click image to enlarge)

Skydiver Survives 6,000ft Plunge

Skydiver James Boole from Tamworth, Staffordshire has survived a jump of 6,000ft, despite opening his parachute too late. Mr Boole was filming another skydiver who was meant to signal when to release his chute, but made a miscalculation. See the incident on a video clip by clicking the link below:


The Problem With Budget Airlines

01 They don't sell tickets, they sell chances.
02 All the insurance machines in the terminals are sold out.
03 Before the flight, the passengers get together and elect a pilot.
04 You cannot board the plane unless you have the exact change.
05 Before you take off the stewardess tells you to fasten your Velcro.
06 The Captain asks all the passengers to chip in a little for gas.
07 When they pull the steps away the plane starts rocking.
08 The Captain yells at the ground crew to get the cows off the runway.
09 You ask the Captain how often their planes crash and he replies, "Just once."
10 No movie. Don't need one. Your life keeps flashing before your eyes.
11 You see a man with a gun. He's demanding to be let off the plane.
12 All the planes have both a bathroom and a chapel.