In October, I announced my intention to resign from the European parliament on Dec 31st. I was asked by our Delegation Leader Martin Callanan to postpone that date to Jan 20th to cover some key votes in Strasbourg in January, which I agreed to do. However I have not yet signed the Parliament’s formal deed of resignation.AHA! The Tories have been tipped off that they may be embarrassed by a loon that is not the right kind of loon. What does Roger think?
I made it clear at the time that a key reason for my decision was my disillusionment with a wide range of Conservative policies – a view which has been strongly reinforced by David Cameron’s vocal backing for further fiscal integration in the EU.
I announced my resignation in the confident expectation (shared by just about everyone) that I would be replaced by the Next-in-Line on the 2009 Conservative East Midlands list, Rupert Matthews. Since the introduction of the regional list system of voting, there have been nine mid-term vacancies for UK MEPs, and on every occasion the seat has gone to the next available name on the list.
It has now emerged, however, that the Party has reservations over the succession. After the 2010 General Election, a large number of very good people, including Rupert, were taken off the Westminster candidate list. Because he is not currently on that list, the Party has referred his case to the Candidates’ Committee, which will require him to undergo a Candidate Panel.
I have made it clear that I will not sign the formal resignation papers until the position is clarified and Rupert is confirmed. I was happy to resign in favour of the Next-in-Line in the normal way, but I am not prepared to stand aside for some A-List Cameron protégée from St. John’s Wood.Like a True Conservative™, he will not brook reasonless change and will piss in the party's punchbowl until mollified.
However the Party says it will not call the panel and make the decision until I do resign. So we have a Mexican stand-off.
I think that both I and Rupert (and our respective families) are entitled to some certainty and resolution on the issue. Accordingly I have indicated to the Party Chairman that if the situation is not resolved within a few weeks, I shall withdraw my offer to resign. I am quite prepared, if necessary, to stay in place for the remaining 2½ years of my mandate, until 2014.
Where was I?
Oh yes. The preceding was all super-fascinating of course, but neither here nor there compared to the important news. LOOK!
I believe the enlightened traveller of the bloggy neighbourhood knows what is coming next.
Many in the metaphysical world have talked about the mysterious Planet X showing up in 2012. This supposition was first introduced by Zecharia Sitchin in the 1970′s and has stuck around as a sort of folk lore ever since. Yet many people are now posting photographs and video indicating that we are having “two suns” showing up in the sky, one of which is purported to be Planet X.
The following two photos were both taken here in the Mid-Ohio Valley; one right her in Parkersburg, WV and one near Columbus, OH. I would be interested in hearing everyone’s comments.
What do you think? Two suns? Is it Planet X? What is your explanation?
THAT, my friends, is a fucking orb-perception FAIL. University my arse. Two suns would mean the UK would be sunny and everyone knows it is a drab fucking nightmare plus fights in pubs. Also I look out the window now and I see it is night-time, and if there were two suns it stands to reason that it would be TWICE AS NIGHT-TIME. Where's your second sun NOW, genius? Thundra, get on the intertrons and let these idiots know what the orbs are all about. You too Mr. Collins.
Notice the beams of light shining down from the sun and yet there appears to be a second object in the sky that also looks like it could be a sun off to the right. Hmm. Is it the moon? Seems like an odd time and placement for the moon but if anyone knows for sure I’d like to hear.
You can see the second “sun” off to the left. Now this could simply be a glare of some sort except that it showed up in a second photo taken shortly thereafter. (Below).
Still there! lol. So let me know you’re thoughts. It certainly makes for interesting and thought-provoking conversation whatever you believe. Also, if you have pictures that show something similar we’d like to see it. :) Send it to email@example.com.