12 April 2010
Death of Polish President
The president of Poland, one Lech Kaczynski, has died when his aircraft crashed during a state visit to Russia. Get ready for the conspiracy theorists who even as I write are hard at work in the bars of Warsaw seeking someone to blame. Actually, the reason why this bloke with a name that hardly anyone can pronounce is dead is that he used a crappy Russian jet as his personal transport. This is quite common in third world countries as the aircraft can usually be kept flying by Boris going along and hitting things with a spanner. Occasionally Boris hits the wrong part and the plane falls out of the sky. It happened with Samora Machel of Mozambique, and now the same thing has happened to the Pole. The world goes on turning because nobody really cares very much about either Mozambique or Poland.