CLIMATE CHANGE

Get used to the consequences as lip-service conferences and diverse combatting efforts are simply toying with the issue at government level. Boris has succeeded with his undertaking to get the next global climate conference in Glasgow later this year. 30,000 delegates are scheduled to hit the city although God only knows where they’ll all stay. It’s the tourist off-season so most will probably take the 45 minute commuter train trip from Edinburgh.

GOD MOVING IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS (Again)

“At least 10 killed and over a hundred injured,” so the report goes about an Ethiopian Christian Festival disaster. Apparently during prayers, God, master of the universe and all that occurs, allowed a stand to collapse. The question is why?

PATRICK SMELLIE EXPOSED

So, Patrick Smellie denies he’s a line-dancing enthusiast, notwithstanding his current office as President of the Horowhenua Line-Dancing Association. What can we conclude from this? Is he embarrassed? Well, as a life-long intuitive Epicurean I make no judgement on Patrick’s tastes, in line with my philosophy of each to their own.

JOURNALIST INCOMPETENCE

Finance writer Brian Gaynor has written a farewell final NZ Herald column, this although he doesn’t say so, because he’s teamed up with Patrick Smellie who I gather shares Gaynor’s twin passions for line-dancing and collecting the Bradford Exchange’s products. They’ve launched a business website aiming to put the final death-knell to the now fast fading National Business Review.