Monday, July 27, 2009


The deadly swine flu virus could infect up to 40% of the UK population in the next 6 months if the outbreak becomes a pandemic, world health officials said yesterday. Professor Neil Ferguson, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) task force which decided to raise its alert over the virus to level 4, said 4 in 10 people could be infected if the country is hit by a pandemic. But we masked, panicking, potential pandemic victims (examples above) can relax – an unlikely superhero is on the case and ready to save the planet for the 2nd time in as many months. Thankfully Prime Minister Gordon Brown, speaking yesterday in the Polish capital Warsaw whilst on yet another futile and costly foreign trip, stated that the UK was “well prepared” to deal with a major flu outbreak and pledged that the Government would “take all the urgent action that is necessary” to halt the spread of the pandemic. “Take all the urgent action that is necessary” – if I remember correctly that’s what Brown said about the economy and it’s been disaster ever since - so this swine flu means we ARE in big trouble.


US President Barack Obama was said to be “furious” yesterday after an American government exercise (pictured above) in which a passenger plane was chased by fighter jets over Manhattan sparked panic in New York. The White House was forced to apologise today after the stunt – part of a federal government photo opportunity – was performed over the same part of town where 2 hijacked passenger jets crashed into the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. For New Yorkers still recovering from that tragedy, the sound of a low-flying passenger jet is enough to spark unease and panic. What idiot thought that little “government exercise” up ? I really must congratulate the Americans, because we Brits thought that only our incompetent out-of-touch government officials were stupid enough to organise something as crass and purile as a stunt like that – but we were obviously wrong !