June 8th, 2009

Hammer

CB Holdings

West Ham has been bought out by a subsidiary of its main creditor, some Icelandic bank. The new owners are CB Holdings where the CB stands for Claret and Blue.

West Ham is possibly the most valuable asset in Iceland with Luis Boa Morte alone being worth half a small volcano just outside Reykjavik. And at all home games next season, the team will enter the pitch to the dulcet tones of Sigur Ros.
Tea-drinker par excellence

Southwark is holding out

Here are the European election results for Southwark. Whilst much of the rest of the country has gone blue, we're still red.

Name of Party or Individual
Candidate
Votes %
The Labour Party> 14958 34%
Conservative Party 7951 18%
The Green Party 7606 17%
United Kingdom Independence Party 3645 8%
Liberal Democrats 2348 5%
British National Party 2174 5%
Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ`s Lordship" 2047 5%
English Democrats Party 564 1%
No2EU: Yes To Democracy 526 1%
Socialist Labour Party 480 1%
Rejected Ballots 388 1%
Pro Democracy: Libertas.eu 255 1%
Steven Cheung 221 1%
Jan Jananayagam 163 0%
Jury Team 140 0%
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 138 0%
Yes 2 Europe 109 0%
Gene Alcantara 57 0%
Sohale Rahman 43 0%
Haroon Saad 42 0%
Turnout 30%