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Never let it be said Aunt Agatha is not a lateral thinker…

After reading her advice to a pseudonymous reader who is clearly a MENSA member, I can only marvel at the sagacity of the suggestions.

8 comments to Never let it be said Aunt Agatha is not a lateral thinker…

  • Paul Marks

    Some people are stupid but decent, some people are nasty but clever – D. Abbott is both stupid and nasty (very nasty). And the Labour Party would make her Home Secretary – in charge of much of the “police power” of the British state.

    It says a lot about this country (and the present government) that the Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Diane Abbott (utterly evil people) are within striking distance of power.

  • jsallison

    To be fair, Mensa membership just requires you meet a certain threshold on some racist, homophobic, misogynistic, patriarchal, possibly even meat-loving I.Q. test. It says nothing about your ability to actually do something useful with it. I qualify but as Saint Groucho of Marx once had it, ‘I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member’.

  • Chip

    British demography is changing. Labour would be nothing without their appeal to ethnic minorities.


    It comes down to immigration policy. Migrants from places like India are successful and tend to vote Con. Migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Africa are generally poorer than average, and vote Lab by 3-1 ratios.

    So immigration policy is awful in two fundamental ways: 1) it allows mass migration of people who are net costs to the Treasury, (not to mention the social division), and 2) it’s shifting government and policies sharply to the left.

  • Steve Borodin

    I liked the link but the answer really did surprise me. I thought it was written by Ed Balls.

  • CaptDMO

    Oh sure, I COULD have been Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, but I just couldn’t quite reach
    that IQ threshold on the arbor.
    Doesn’t matter really, because those MENSA “credentials” are sour anyway!!!!!!
    Now, where’s that forensic …lifestyle in the manner to which I believe I SHOULD be accustomed to?

  • Mr Ecks

    Perry DeHaviland:O/T but important: If you are out there could you look at these links and if you find them correct you might want to give this some publicity.

    Because if they ARE correct–and I can’t see any reason why not–you won’t have a blog much longer.




  • Yes I agree Mr Ecks. Sadly I am on the road today & might not be able to get anything up.

  • Eric Tavenner

    Maybe I’m just mean, but my advice would be ‘improve the gene pool, eliminate yourself from it’.