I have no idea why but I am experiencing great difficulty getting on the internet just now, hence the late hour of this post. Well that and the fact it is too bloody hot to sleep. I went out for a walk about an hour or so ago to try and cool down, all went well until I was accosted by a peasant who I think might have had his picture in 'The Digger' a few weeks back. Fortunately he was too drunk to keep up with my speed walking and I escaped any real harm. Though with hindsight I should maybe have got an autograph.
I was utterly astonished by this story in today's Herald regarding a Mr Hugh O'Donnell getting caught running a brothel. I'm not astonished that someone was running a brothel. I am a woman of the world and suspect that I might have been in a brothel once. I can think of no other explanation for the creepy clientele of this particular so-called 'hotel'. Anyway I'm not sure what sort of tale I'd come up with if I were caught running a brothel, however I think I can say with some certainty that I would not tell the police that I was in fact running a centre for autistic children.
I'm also pretty certain that I wouldn't expect anyone to believe that the lap-dancing poles were an aid for disabled visitors or that the flashing disco lights were there to help the autistic children. And I am absolutely certain that I would not try and convince anyone even the police that the shackles and chains on the wall were just decoration. Is it me or does anyone think trying to convince the police that you run a children's centre in an establishment with shackles and chains on the walls rather than just 'fessing up to running a brothel might make things a good deal worse? Good heavens I fear the lynch mob just for having put the words children and brothel in the same sentence.
That said I don't think Mr O'Donnell is a man overburdened with brains. How else does one explain his advertising the fact that the prostitutes in his establishment were 'bonded labour' (slaves)? I don't know who is worse Mr O'Donnell for keeping slaves or the customers who are attracted to the establishment because the staff are slaves. For God's sake if you want to have sex with a woman that hates you just get married and give it time. There is no need to go fiddling with terrified east Europeans.
That's all from me. Remember to keep your manifestos coming.
***UPDATE- The Bile are back!****