Just heard that Abu "The Hook" Hamza has been sent down for 7 years. Too right and all. I was sat in my cab one day last week with my son in Baker Street when the Muslim's were starting their protests about the Danish cartoons. Nothing wrong with a protest. But I read all the placards saying things like "Your 9/11 will come" and "Freedom of speech go to hell" and other such rubbish and thought "what the hell is going on here?" Would we be allowed to stroll down Main Street Bagdhad with similar banners? Would we heck. We'd be blown up or shot. Now I don't generally have a view on anything but when this sort of shit happens in my town it can be difficult to ignore and not have an opinion. So I'm glad that the police have started clamping down on it and that they can stop this sort of incitement in future.
Me and the kids have had the flu this week and are slowly recovering. It could have been worse. It could have been Bird Flu. Chirp Chirp!!
I'm still working everyday. Sometimes in two stints. I had yet another row with a beggar yesterday. He was a little Rastafarian guy and he collared me as I was on my way in to collect my pre-ordered number 96 with fried rice (Satay Chicken) in Battersea Park Road. This one only wanted a cigarette but I pre-empted him by thinking he wanted money and then we got into a long heated discussion. He was trying to convince me that people with money (me, that's a laugh) should be more giving and that we should be more aware of other peoples cultures. I said to him that in Britain we were all the same and that nobody was left to starve here. I then asked him if he recieved benefits to which he agreed he did and then I said "so why don't you buy yourself some fags then?" He couldn't answer that one.