A much milder day, and the familiar rain is back in all its splashy splendour. Today, also, I found what is possibly the only disadvantage of never watching TV. Apparently there has been a season of Dr. Who and I didn't even know about it until today - which was the day of the final episode. It's the only thing worth watching. Fortunately they are all still on iPlayer so I've had a marathon session and watched them all. It actually makes it a lot easier to follow the story.
The last one of the series had that familiar Dr. Who theme where time is all messed up and it's all the Doctor's fault. The world is full of weirdness and when the programme is finished you can't help thinking 'Phew, good thing it's just a story'.
Then you look at the news and realise that no matter how bizarre any work of fiction gets, real life is always madder.
The EU-loving Little Nicky Clegg is telling us that he will stop the EU's plan to tax all financial institutions until they leave the UK. Well, no, that's not what he said. He said this:
NICK CLEGG has warned that the Government will strongly oppose EU demands for Britain to pay billions in banking taxes.
Strongly oppose. Which means, in Coagulation-speak, "No, no, no, oh all right then". So that's a done deal. The days of London as a financial centre are all but over.
We are also about to pay out benefits to everyone in Europe. All they'll have to do is visit the UK, claim the benefits, then they can move to another country and keep claiming UK benefits. That's if (when) the EU get the UK government to roll over so they can rub its tummy. Not long now.
There are only two possible explanations for the lunacy now pouring from the EU. Either they are confident that the Cleggeron Coagulation are such pushovers that they will accept any old crap, or they are trying to force us to leave.
I hope it's the latter. But I suspect it's the former.
UPDATE: Oooh, look. They're going to talk about whether they'll allow us a referendum or not. The Mail headline is a little premature: all that's happening is a debate in Parliament and the outcome is not binding on the government.
Still, it's a start.
Further update: It's off. Less than a day later, David Cameron, our lord and master, has declared that he will not give us a referendum no matter what we want. The Parliamentary debate will be a futile showpiece just to appease the masses. It will serve no purpose other than to let 650 wasters claim another day's expenses.
101 comments on that article at the moment and I couldn't find a single one agreeing with him. Not one. So much for 'cast-iron Dave'. Why no referendum, Dave, if you believe the majority want to stay in? You'd win, surely?
The Tory party lost a hell of a lot of voters today. Let's just hope they all vote UKIP in future.