WHISPERING SMITH: Will the government postpone every vote they might lose?

Chris Adam Smith
Chris Adam Smith

AFTER way too much ice cream the other night, late night/early morning that is, I ordered a hedge trimmer from Amazon.

Not sure what prompted such an action as I do not actually own a hedge, however I do have some ivy creeping all over one wall so I guess it might have been that.

Next morning – yes I opted for next day delivery such is the influence of ice cream on an empty head – I opened the box, got a bit excited, plugged it in, charged the trimmer and within minutes had done exactly what the instruction book strictly forbade and cut through the cable.

Giant bang and blue flash, trimmer in the roses and me halfway to Rustington followed closely by the cat.

I laugh at it now in the absence of ice cream, but in the heat of that moment I had a flash of enlightenment comparable to the bang of that moment.

And I wondered, is it possible that the universe, the big bang and everything, was nothing more than some distant deity trimming his cosmostic hedge and accidently cutting the cable and creating the big flash bang wallop that gave us the universe, a universe I sometimes doubt we really deserve.

Just a thought...

THE government’s proposed free vote to amend the hunting bill, in order to once again allow packs of hounds to pursue and kill foxes, has been postponed.

The reason given being that the SNP would vote against it and it would likely be lost.

This does raise a couple of issues, one being that they walk in fear of the SNP but not of the electorate, the majority of whom were against the amendment.

Secondly, are they going to postpone any vote that they might actually lose?

From a personal perspective I will now never know how our MP Nick Gibb would have voted after listening to the voice of his constituents.

Certainly the social media also carried a lot of weight – something to remember next time they try, and there surely will be a next time…

SORRY to hear that the Silk Road restaurant is to close at the end of July after 15 years of trading. We had our final quiz there last week, and it was great fun as usual.

Happy to see that the Gravy Boat Restaurant has opened on Pier Road, one door closes and another opens, the circle of life I suppose. Love Littlehampton.

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