So Tony Blair has a heart condition and needs to have some surgery to correct it. This procedure is called a 'catheter ablation' and involves the application of electric shocks to correct an irregular heartbeat. I have to admit that this led me to picture a scene with Blair on an NHS hospital bed grinning nervously as a white-coated person approaches:
TB: "Do we have to do this again?"
Dr: "We have to be sure, Prime Minister"
TB: "That really does look an awful lot like a cattle prod..."
You can kick the health service as often as you like - one day they will have the chance to kick back. Of course, I expect Blair is having this little procedure done privately.
I'm not a fan of the UKIP, but it is funny to see the Tories get a shoeing in the Hartlepool byelection just before their conference.
Song going around my head this morning? "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure.... courtesy of an advert for 6Music. It's a good tune. Usually earworms like this are something terrible that you get caught humming in a meeting and everyone has a good chuckle (my own personal nadir was catching myself actually *singing* 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson)
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