Yesterday was Cunt of the Day's fourth anniversary and it seems as good a time as any to take a much needed break.
It is not that there is any shortage of cunts out there – if this blog has proved anything, it is that this world of ours has more than its share of hateful, murdering, corrupt, intolerant, human rights oppressing cunts.
It is worth remembering, however, that the good people in this world far outnumber the cunts. Let us hope this is forever the case.
Meanwhile, it is time for this monkey to swing off through the trees to do something else for a while.
Now over to Jarvis:
The UK government is today's Cunt of the Day.
Great success for the British government yesterday with a high court upholding its decision "to create a marine park in the Indian Ocean". This is a good thing, right? Everyone loves a marine park, don't they? Wrong!
The marine park in this case surrounds the Chagos archipelago which is the home of US airbase Diego Garcia. The people of the Chagos Islands were forcefully expelled from their homeland between 1965 and 1973 in a back room deal between British and American politicians. Since their expulsion the Chagossians have battled to be return to their homeland, battled against "one of the most shameful episodes in modern British colonial history".
We should not be surprised that Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Mitting ruled with the government. Every British government since the 1960s, no matter which party it has been led by, has worked with dedication to block every move made by the Chagossians in their fight to return home.
It is a proud day for Britain. It's secret deal made with the Americans to get them an airbase in the Indian Ocean 50 years ago is still something the UK government is prepared to violate human rights over. Somehow this seems more relevant than ever now we know the US government has been spying on just about fucking everyone.
The occasional Cunt of the Day award over what has happened to the people of the Chagos Islands is absolutely fuck all. Their homeland has been stolen, their lives have been ruined and global politics is to blame. Fuck their human rights. Why should anyone give a shit about them as long as the British and American governments get what they want?
Sponsored by people who were horrified to read about 52-year-old Steven Frogg who has been jailed for 16 years in the UK for breaking "a four-year-old boy's skull in three places in a "frenzied" attack". What the fuck?