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Russia’s Weapons That Intimidated Me… What Happened?

LIKE absolutely everyone else around the world, I have no idea how things are going for Russia in Ukraine.

We are told that his soldiers are deserting, that his generals are all dead, that his tanks have been reduced to smoldering ruins, and that his largest and most powerful warship now lies at the bottom of the Black Sea.

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I remember watching the Soviet May Day parades on TV when I was little and they were terrifying
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This year we have only 11,000 soldiers, a thousand fewer than last year

I like to think that all of this is true, but for some time now I’ve felt that we only understand one side of the story.

And that in reality it is impossible for a poor country like Ukraine to beat a giant like Russia.

I remember watching the Soviet May Day parades on TV when I was little and they were terrifying.

Hour after hour, tanks and guns and huge soldiers goose-stepped past the stony Russian leadership while wave after wave of fighter planes and bombers screamed by overhead.

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And then, just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more military hardware, a convoy of gigantic low-loaders rumbled under the arch into Red Square, carrying a phalanx of SS-18 and SS-20 nuclear missiles.

That was Russia’s way of saying, “Hold on.”

So one could imagine that this May they would use their usual tricks and show the world that they can wage the war in Ukraine and still have enough equipment and men left over to fill Red Square 16 times.

Instead, however, we only have 11,000 soldiers, a thousand fewer than last year. And that was during the pandemic.


In 2020, closer to the start of Covid, more than 22,000 soldiers took part.

Tank? Well, one of them is from WWII this time – and while there were a few creepy-looking missiles and robotic vehicles, most analysts said the kit was pretty dated.

men going out

Airplane? There was none.

Russia said this was due to bad weather, but the sky is blue so it’s not washing.

So it looks like Russia is indeed running out of men and machines.

Because if they had something in reserve, they would have put it on display.

All we can do is continue to help the Ukrainians in any way we can and hope that the Russians can just parade their equivalent of Captain Mainwaring, an old jeep and, at next year’s May Day parade in Moscow in Moscow two rusty Kalashnikovs that don’t work anymore.

Oh, and I almost forgot. Let’s also hope and pray that they are still able to demonstrate all of their nuclear weapons.


WE were asked this week how on earth the BBC would generate the £3.8billion it needs to exist if the license fee were scrapped.

Easy. Just make programs that people want to see.

The best way to do this is not to have an agenda. No order. No goal.

You inform us. You educate us and you entertain us. That’s it.

That means getting rid of climate editor Justin Rowlatt, who has now twice been caught telling pigs about the weather and its effects.

This is a man whose sister was fined for taking part in the M25 protest last year and whose wife attended the Extinction Rebellion shindig in Oxford Circus.

A man like that belongs on Twitter, not the BBC.


Wags case no patch for Depp and Heard showdown

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Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for £38million over domestic violence charges
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Heard is filing a £76million counterclaim over claims made by Depp’s lawyer
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Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney after she was accused of leaking stories to the press
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Her trial was dubbed “The Scousetrap”.

SOME say the court case between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney will be as thrilling as the duel in the US between Johnny Depp and “My Dog Stepped on a Bee” Amber Heard.

Hmmm. Unless it turns out Ms. Vardy defecated in Coleen’s bed, I seriously doubt it.

F1 racing drove me insane

DID anyone else think the Miami Grand Prix was a sick toady feast?

Americans love car racing and the Drive To Survive series on Netflix has made them especially love F1.

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The post race interviews by a guy named Willy T Ribbs (neither did I) were unbelievably bad. He even called Charles Leclerc “Chuck”

But despite this, all teams and all drivers have adapted to their hosts as if they had been left on sacred ground.

They adopted American accents, wore helmets painted to look like basketballs, and walked around saying “yee hah.”

It was awful.

And then it got even worse. It was a boring track, it was a mostly boring race and the post race interviews by a guy named Willy T Ribbs (neither me) were damn bad. He even called Charles Leclerc “Chuck”.

The only interesting thing we learned from the whole weekend is that Lewis Hamilton has some metal in his old guy. And that no matter what the new body piercing regulations may say, he couldn’t remove it.

my mind is confused

He should have asked the organizers why racers are allowed to race with earrings.

SAM NOT TOP DOG

FOR a while I’ve been listening in awe to Sam Ryder singing on TikTok.

He may be a vegetarian and bearded, but he seems like a nice boy and his voice has the power to break down walls.

That’s why I wish he hadn’t entered this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

He would always be beaten by Ukrainian immigration.

Even if they had used two dogs barking at each other.

I WOULD LOVE to berate Sir Starmer at this point about his beer and curry get-together during lockdown.

But while I’m not a fan of the Lego-haired Labor leader, I honestly don’t see that he got very much wrong.

If we want to find fault, let’s focus on the fact that he wants to be our leader even though he doesn’t know what a woman is.

TIME TO GIVE HIM A REST

A Nepalese named Kami Rita Sherpa has just climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time.

And I really can’t figure out why.

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A Nepalese named Kami Rita Sherpa has just climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time

Once you climb Everest, I imagine you come down with a great sense of accomplishment and a deep-rooted desire to do something different next time.

Like seeing how many baked beans you can eat in under a minute with a cocktail stick.

However, Rita decided that he would rise again. What did he expect? To find that the peak was a different shape? Or that there’s a McDonald’s branch up there?

Even when he broke the world record for most ascents of Everest in 2018, he did it again. And then again. And then again. And then again. And he’s still only 52.

When his wife was asked what she thought of Rita’s performance, I was surprised she didn’t reply, “Who?”

PLATE ON PEDALS

I WAS TRAVELLING along a country road this week when my attention was drawn to an oncoming cyclist.

He was wearing the full Lycra onesie and five hardened bananas on his head, and like all cyclists, his red face was contorted with anger.

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He was wearing the full Lycra onesie and five hardened bananas on his head, and like all cyclists, his red face was contorted with anger

“Slow down,” he shouted. “Slow that shit down.” And then, as he zoomed past my open window, “You f***ing c***.” I’ve never seen anyone so angry.

He even tried to hit my car as he flew by.

Luckily everything was caught by a cameraman in the back seat, so we checked the footage afterwards to see how fast I was going. And the answer? 25km/h. On a 60 km/h street

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Luckily everything was caught by a cameraman in the back seat, so we checked the footage afterwards to see how fast I was going.

And the answer? 25km/h. On a 60 km/h street.

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