Martin Clunes on Have I Got News For You (BBC TV)
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day or shall I whop it up thee right away?
… Ah yes I’ve done the classics.
The Home Office has removed a link from its website after being alerted by the BBC that it linked to what appeared to be a Japanese pornography site.
Someone please tell Jacqui Smith to get rid of the porn!
The big talk at major american Banks in London this week has been all about the Millennium, and just how much is likely to be on offer for working it. The word from the States is what one would expect from a fair and decent employer, who appreciates the enormous sacrifice that people are being asked to make, and the immense responsibility that systems support on this momentous occasion represents: in short, you’ll do whatever we ask for your standard hourly rate, or face immediate termination. Seems that someone has cottoned onto the contracting market being tighter than a gnat’s chuff these days, and is playing hard-ball. Couple that with IR35, and you may see a new BBC wildlife series next year: “Walking with Contractors” – amazing special effects recreate a lost age, when the mighty contractors ruled the employment market, their enormous pay-cheques dwarfing the tiny, shrew-like permies, who were forced to crouch in their burrows by day. With the aid of the latest, computer-generated graphics, every aspect of these incredible creatures and their bizarre life-styles can be seen for the first time … etc … etc …