My loyal subjects,
In the week in which one delivered one’s speech to the Lords and members of the House of Commons (or the Rogue’s Gallery, as Phillip once quipped) it gives one great pleasure to have also been invited to address the many readers of Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You. Readers of this fine newsletter are often spoken of as some of the most highly regarded citizens throughout my Commonwealth. Knight and Damehoods to you all!
I wish you all a most pleasant week.
HRH Queen Elizabeth II
(as told to @davemcglashan, who may now be in the Tower. Does this count as treason?)
Good news: After the brouhaha last week that at least one person on Twitter referred to as ‘sweargate’, I’ve just about held onto my job and Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You is back.
Bad news: You’re going to wish it wasn’t. I have got literally nothing interesting to say. Nada. I’ve spent all week looking at website code and deary me is it dull. I’ve had the verve sapped from me. The most exciting thing that happened to me this week is that my coffee was served to me by a chap called Walter this morning and I don’t think that I’ve ever met a Walter before.
I’d better stop now. This is desperate stuff.
On with the news…
There’s no easy way to say this. This week’s Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You contains a swear word. I’m sorry. It’s not language that someone as polite as me would normally use, but it’s the name of an event that’s taking place so it’s made it in.
I’m only warning you because last time this happened people complained and management told me that I wouldn’t be allowed to write this anymore if it happened again. I think the word ‘unprofessional’ was used, and if you know me you’ll know that’s only half true. So delete this now if you’re likely to be offended, otherwise let’s crack on the news…
Well then. Who saw that coming? Certainly not me, who had put together a simply sensational Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You which entirely relied on a hung parliament. Seriously, it was incredible, I’d make a picture in Photoshop and everything. But now that’s all ruined. I guess I always have a career working for YouGov if it’s needed, with my visionary prediction skills.
I’m afraid you’ll have to make do with quite a straightforward addition then. But that’s probably the least of your worries this morning.
Here’s this week’s news:
There are not enough pubs with a jukebox any more. Nothing to do with social enterprise I know but they’ve recently done up a pub close to me and removed the jukebox and that was pretty much the only reason to go there. Yes, there are apps that you can use instead but it’s not the same. Anyway, this week’s edition has a painstakingly picked song to go with each news story. Timely as it’s a bank holiday weekend and a lot of you will be heading to the pub, the jukebox’s spiritual home.
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