The thing about Pinochet is that he’s a kind of retro dictator. When I was growing up he was the man: the dictator’s dictator. A proper big-hat, braided demagogue. Funded and armed by the CIA, overthrowing and murdering a left wing icon (Allende), snuffing out practically the only democratic promise on the whole continent (how… Continue reading Pinochet and The Partridge Family
They’re just queuing up to do porridge. I’m not unsympathetic to their various causes but I do think it’s funny the way someone keeps paying their fines and thus preventing them from actually serving any time. I’m pretty sure it’s not a millionaire benefactor nor even a Government saboteur but just someone who can’t stand… Continue reading What is it with the pensioners?