Oct 11th 2018

1216; King John lost his crown and jewels whilst crossing 'The Wash', on the north-west margin of East Anglia.
People still lose things today - never forget that insurance is a gang out to make a living; they are not, and never have been your flexible friend.
In an economy under pressure they are mostly even more of a different gang GOSH

1649; After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops, under the command of Oliver Cromwell, stormed the town of Wexford, Ireland, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
Wexford is deep south Ireland - still in the EU.
A big - less than indiscriminate that it used to be - bird tells me that the magic money tree deal with NI. is now under threat from the DUP; over the the brexit leave negotiations.
In this prolonged period of political polarisation; I have no trouble in understanding why politicians of any creed, are off the team.
Now there is a clear choice of which way to go; if you don't vote - for whatever reason - don't whinge.
Democracy now gives you a clear choice; which gang GOSH!

1937; Bobby Charlton, English footballer, was born.
He played almost all of his club football (from 1956–1973) at Manchester United.
When Bob started his career; football was a regional tribal sport - albeit slightly better than ordinary working class remuneration (better paid).
Now; football is an international - really well into the lolly - Industry; to the detriment of the UK working class aspirant.
His less well known Ashington brother( Also a member of the 1966 world cup wining team) was the successful coach of Southern Ireland.
He was given free guiness for life; twice...
No gratuitous giggling GOSH

The conditions of refugees - economic or not - paid by the EU to be held in Greece; is now reaching the point of rioting.
The complications of borderless movement of labour is now a real problem for the EU - so called - centre right controlled establishment.