Fri 15th DEC 2017

On This Day 15th of DEC

 Force Feeding A suffragette  Voted For War
1913; Suffragettes caused a dynamite explosion at Holloway Prison where Emmeline Pankhurst and Lady Constance Lytton were detained.
Mrs Pankhurst was an imprisoned hunger striking militant in the cause for female emancipation - a friend of Keir Hardie; she couldn't join a socialist organisation - men only in them days
She became a conservative candidate against bolshevism and died before women over 21 recieved the vote in 1928.
Go girl GO GOSH

1958; The last steam locomotive was made at Crewe.
Engine number 92250 was the 7,331st locomotive built since the works opened.
The last steam engine to run commercially on BR lines Was in 1968.
There has been a lot of hot air under the bridge since then...
Already a small fortune has been spent on HS2 - especially the gaffers.
In this wonderful world of two forward and one back; HS2 is one hell of a misaligned national gift.GOSH

1974; New speed limits were introduced.
Speed limits on motorways would remain at 70mph , but on dual carriageways they would become 60mph and on all other roads 50mph as the government tried to curb fuel use.
Today; the freedom of driving on Uk roads is a joke, he/she glared with a wry grin.
Time to return to nationalised rail...
Let the train take the strain - not the shareholders the gain GOSH

1982; There were scenes of jubilation as the gates isolating the people of Gibraltar from Spain were opened for the first time in 13 years.
There were tight restrictions, which included a ban on any British or foreign tourists crossing.
Don't mention Ireland and borders...
When the going gets rough - the tough wil be told to go GOSH

2014; Jonathan Paul Burrows, a London hedge fund manager who regularly avoided buying a train ticket on his commute to the City, was banned for life from working in any regulated financial industries.
In total, Mr Burrows was believed to have dodged £42,550 in fares.
He was the MD of Blackrock UK; who have just signed a bitcoin agreement with the Bank of England.
He was only bannedfrom having a senior role in the finance industry by the FCA.
He could now be working for our greedy government. NO GOSH

2015; Forty three year old astronaut Major Tim Peake became the first Briton to serve a mission on the International Space Station.
He took off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 11:03am GMT, alongside Nasa astronaut Tim Kopra and Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko.
Space research is so costly; it is now shared between major nation states.
And you think that Brexit is complicated... Here we go GOSH

The greeks contribute to the EU and international space Research.