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Rob Little’s Blog – musings of an English / British Tour Guide where I not only vent about things that “get my goat” but, also, publish lovely photos and eccentric stories about “this Sceptered Isle”!

Saturday, 14th October 2017

Someone mentioned this on the radio yesterday and I couldn’t believe it. Someone has a warped sense of humour I think?

Rob Little
Whatever next…..
Lets Tour England !

On yer bike Monsieur Barnier…..!
Thursday, 12th October 2017

So the Monsieur, Barnier, wants to see the colour of our money before he screws us in a trade deal…..

Does he take us for fools?

Rob Little
Cancel your hotel bookings…..
Let’s Tour England !

General John Kelly confirms he is NOT so very frustrated that he is thinking of leaving his job…..

John Kelly: ‘I’m not quitting today … I don’t think I’m being fired today

…..well that’s a relief – seems a good guy!

You heard it here !

Rob Little
Needs to do some more tours so not to meddle in other people’s politics – thank goodness it is “other people’s”…..
Let’s Tour England where life is perfect !

Bloody Charming – Obama officials ‘mocked Britain in secret and treated “special relationship” as a joke’
Wednesday, 11th October 2017

The so-called “special relationship” between the US and UK was regarded as a joke by Obama administration officials, a former government aide has said.

Jeremy Shapiro, who served as an adviser in the US state department under Barack Obama, said the relationship was “unrequited”.

He told the Cheltenham Literature Festival that while US officials publicly stressed the importance of the “special relationship”, in private they mocked the idea, making jokes about the Falklands.

Mr Shapiro said he would insert references to the Malvinas – the Argentine name for the Falkland islands – into press conferences.

The Falkland Islands remain a disputed territory years after war broke out between Argentina and Britain in 1982. The violence resulted in the deaths of 655 Argentine and 255 British servicemen and this loss of life is still painful to both British and Argentines – not something we would joke about.

Mr Shapiro, who served as a senior adviser to the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs between 2009 and 2013, told an audience the US-UK bond:

Was never really something that was very important to the United States“.

He added:

From my perspective it was very important for us to mention the special relationship in every press conference that we had when the UK were here, but really we laughed about it behind the scenes. Typically, I would try and slip in a reference to the Malvinas or something to spoil it.”

He added:

It was a close relationship, a good relationship and a productive relationship but it was no different to the kind of relationship we would have with other countries.”

Rob Little
Well…..well…..OK then ☹️
Let’s Tour England !

Melania can’t let go either…..!
Tuesday, 10th October 2017

First lady Melania Trump’s office fired back at President Trump’s ex-wife Ivana on Monday after Ivana jokingly referred to herself as “the real first lady.”

But Melania Trump’s office said:

“There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex – this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise” !!

Can’t they just let go and have a laugh?

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Sunday, 8th October 2017

VP Pence flies Air Force 2 to watch the Indianapolis Colts play San Francisco 49ers.

When several off the 49ers “took the knee” Pence, under instructions from the President, walked out in protest.

Is it ok that he spent hundreds of thousands taking the plane just to make a point?

Some will say “Yes” I’m sure.

But why?

Todays extraordinary stories from America makes life in England look positively “Vanilla”!!

I recon this series will run and run !

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Is Rex Tillerson the next to be drained…..?

Is Rex Tillerson the next to be drained……? Well he appears not to have actually denied calling his boss a “moron”…..rather, saying he was “misreported”.

On Fox News Sunday today, Gillian Turner former National Security Council staffer said:

I believe Secretary Tillerson’s future hinges on whether he called President Trump “a moron”. If he did, its is a fireable offence for any Secretary of State…..it is not something any Secretary of State can survive……”

So there you have it – there’s more swamp left to be drained yet!

How much longer can this TV series run?

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

My wife is working a late shift tomorrow night…..should she have a gun to protect herself?

From whom? Why would she need one?

But I watched to Chris Cox from the NRA being interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday who gave an example that:

A woman working the late shift should have a right to own a gun to protect herself……”

But why…..and protect herself from whom? Why would a woman need a gun in America but not in England? How come we don’t have a second amendment here in Engand?

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Very pi**ed off…..took the video then left behind! Some kind of snub?

So there I was at the Red Bull, Malmesbury…..the last meet of the year, filming the guys as they leave but after the last one left I jumped on me bike put on the helmet and gloves and headed off in the usual direction…..faster and faster…..but no wiff of blue smoke??

I decided I must have gone the wrong way so headed down to Westonbirt to try to predict their route….saw two women on horses who said they had gone up the road behind them…..I raced off…..road junction…..3 choices and I picked the wrong one Grrrrrr !

So I was home early fackoffee !!

Rob Little
Lets Tour England !

If Joe Public can see how to play these EU withdrawal talks…..why can’t our government?

We British have tried to be decent, friendly and cooperative but we have been met by sourness, threats and obduracy.

We are not about to leave this “club” without paying our dues and we would still like to be friends with it’s members. And when Prime Minister May suggested a period of 2 years of adjustment after BREXIT Monsieur Barnier seemed to accept that but now Madame Merkel and Herr Macron 🙂 have put the mockers on that idea.

What on earth is stopping us from saying “We’ll pay you so ‘X’ in March 2019 and we won’t charge any tariffs on traded goods unless YOU do” !

Then we walk away. If Barnier and his team want to talk sensibly to us about anything else…..they can cross “La Manche” to see us !

This is exactly what Yanis Varoufakis said. If he can see it…..and we, the hoi polloi, can too (continuing the Greek theme!); then why should we tolerate being abused by these people with their threats to see the UK on its knees and eviscerated as an example to other member countries who might think they want to leave the EU. We cannot let their savage plans succeed.

Rob Little
Would show them the finger…..
Lets Tour England !

PS – Incidentally the King of Spain’s intervention in the Catalonia matter is disgraceful. He is the puppet of the Spanish government, afraid to lose his throne. And the reaction of EU leaders in refusing to condemn last Sunday’s police brutality.