I don’t know what in the hell is going on but Anglo-American relations are in tatters (amongst my blogging community at least). I’m trying not to take sides although both camps have tried to buy me off (with jingoistic chanting and full-fat hazelnut lattes). You see, my two talented blogging friends (Englishman Mike Raven and American Tim Clark) are currently at WAR. Read on to see why (jeez, you let these maniacs loose on your blog…).
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and why it’s the most awesome country in all the world!
When Adele kindly offered me the opportunity to guest post on her blog, I’m sure that she was imagining some sort of humorous, light hearted post about why if you strap a piece of buttered toast to the back of a cat and push it off a table the cat-toast will rotate unendingly, never hitting the ground.*
But instead she’s got a post hitting at the heart of every man, woman, and child’s’ eternal soul.
You see, I want to explain just why the UK is so fantastic.
It isn’t just because of chips, football, or strange men who kidnap people in blue police boxes.
It’s because of our political system, the Westminster system, which has been emulated the world over. it’s because of our monarch, who is now the longest serving British monarch ever. And it’s because of the House of Lords, which has almost 800 people in it, compared to the measly US Senate of 100 people.
You might ask why all this is so important right now – well, you see my dear readers, there is a threat of the horizon.
Tim is, on Saturday the 19th of September 2015, going to be putting his case as to why the US political system is better than the UK’s. Obviously he is wrong – but we need to show that he’s wrong.
On the 19th of September go read , comment, share it, because he is an otherwise generally intelligent person, but then go read my blog, , and make up your own minds. We’ll also have videos on our YouTube channels ( and )
If you blog, why not write a blog that day saying what side you support? And if you don’t… well why not just spend all day sharing and promoting my blog instead.
* Do not strap breaded materials, buttered or unbuttered, to felines and push them off tables. Or anything else for that matter.
By Mike Raven