Our straight talking Lancashire lass takes a sideways look at the daily news.
This cold snap is snow joke (sorry)
Wikileaks strikes again! The controversial website famous for publishing classified information has released over 250,000 secret US cables to five newspapers, including The Guardian.
Okay, so the secret info confirms what most people already knew – most countries, especially those in the Middle East, are worried about Iran getting their mits on nuclear weapons (as well they should be), and that China has been hacking the bejesus out of the US government and Western allies.
But for us, the real juice lies in the personal gossip on how the US feels about the world leaders (and, oddly, Prince Andrew). Former PM Gordon Brown was branded ‘unstable’, David Cameron has been heavily criticised for being ‘weak’, and Prince Andrew has been slammed for ‘inappropriate behaviour’.
Italian PM and self-styled lady’s man Silvio Berlusconi is described as a ‘feckless, vain and weak leader […] whose frequent late nights and penchant for partying hard means he does not get sufficient rest,’ whereas Iranian PM Mahmoud Amhadinejadis like ‘Hitler’. Which he probably is. Let the fireworks begin!
Ah well, you can’t beat a good bitch, and perhaps this is what we’ll miss most about Wagner and Katie Waissal, the contestants we loved to hate. They were booted out of last night’s X-Factor in a double eviction.
Katie Waissel was annoying, but it became distinctly uncomfortable watching her morph from a talented yet irritating contestant to someone who was visibly crushed week on week.
Wagner, on the other hand, lost his novelty value early on. And whilst we admired his rolling ‘R’s and dyed moustache, he had to go. So this leaves pub/club singer Mary, lovely Rebecca (we want her to win!!!), Cowell’s babies One Direction, posh bratt Matt Cardle and moody Cher Lloyd to scrap it out in the finals.
And scrap they will. Rumour has it that things remain frosty behind the scenes at X-Factor HQ. They just can’t seem to get along! This can’t be helped by the Arctic conditions sweeping the UK. Temperatures reached as low as -18°C in parts of Wales, and the UK can expect more biting winds, snow storms and icy conditions. So wrap up and drive carefully!