In 1905 Imperial Russia was beset by revolt and revolution, caused and affected by imperialist war with Japan. Can't remember all the details because I'm not an historian. The crowds were satisfied that the Army had not killed many of them, some policies had changed, a free press emerged, constitutional reforms were put in place, various Tsarist ministers came and went and 'democracy' was installed with the Parliamentary Duma.
But their victory was a sham and it required further revolution in 1917 to begin to oust the Tsarist order. What emerged was a kinda Liberal Democracy but, such was the wrath of the Russian people following the denial of their 1905 uprising that this was not enough. Kerensky and the Liberal middle class 'revolutionaries' were swept aside by not just Socialists but by Lenin and Trotsky who represented a tiny extremist faction within those socialists in furtherance of Total Revolution.
Horrible Hattie Harmans Equality Law so heartily embraced by the libcon coalition has had the unforseen consequence of adding up to £1,000 to the car insurance bills for young women. Insurance companies know that young women are 25 times less likely to have a serious car accident than young men (and are less likely to kill someone when they do) because they tend not to drive like crazed maniacs bigging up their testosterone levels as the boys do.
Insurance companies know this because of their actuaries. These are the folks who tot up all the figures and come out with the facts. Harmons law though makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender so charging young women less to insure their cars than young men is now illegal. Cheers Harriet, what a great legacy you left for the sisters. I expect that it is also now illegal to say that women have nicer tits.
Shiny David Cameron is to allow same sex marriages in religious institutions such as Churches, Synagogues and Temples complete with hymns, prayers and chanting. We all know that "be allowed" will soon come to mean "be compelled" as the compensation monkeys get going through the courts but I have a cunning plan. I'm going to convert to Islam, find a likeminded chap and when the local Mosque refuses to marry us, (and instead threatens to throw us from the mountain) SUE THEIR FUCKING ARSES OFF for discrimination!
That will make me rich enough to support the four spouses which Islam permits so I'll find three lady-wives to make it a happy fivesome and, of course, my man- wife will be entitled to three other spouses of his very own in any gender combination that he chooses.
Is this a good plan? suggestions or improvements welcomed.
Adam (Hero) "It's not me asking, this is for your country" Tasha (Slapper) "Oh yeah? What's the country ever done for me?"
Harry (Boss) "Educated you, provided you with opportunities to find employment,offered you financial assistance if you can't. Looked after you when you were sick. Ensured that you were clothed, housed and fed. Protected rather than persecuted and allowed you to choose your own Government. Actually you are one of the luckier citizens of this planet".
Tasha (Slapper) "Actually I get paid a minimum wage, lectured on binge drinking, bombarded with bills and final demands. Won't fix the tube (subway) so I can't get to work on time. Tells lies about what's going on in the world and treats me like shit unless lt thinks it can get something out of me"