MAY 1st 2018


On this day

May Day - originally a Roman festival which began on 28th April and lasted several days to mark the commencement of summer.
In England, middle and lower classes would gather flowers - ‘go a maying’ - and the prettiest village maid was crowned Queen of the May, celebrated with dancing around the maypole.
May day means something different today - It takes two to tango; will another one go GOSH

1328; The Wars of Scottish Independence ended.
England recognised the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
In this era of devolution, will there be A scotland gate GOSH

1517; In 'Evil May Day' riots in London, London apprentices attacked foreign residents.
Cardinal Wolsey suppressed the rioters, of whom 60 were hanged - an extremely hostile environment. Don't mention the catholic church and history - not even for the love of God GOSH

1707; almost four centuries later; The Act of Union joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
It is not just the weather that is different in Scotland...
In a few generations, long after the oil has run out, will global warming change everything.
After a bit sex and violence will these isles become one again GOSH

1916;The end of the Easter Rising in Ireland, following a week of bitter fighting in Dublin after Irish Nationalists rose against British rule on Easter Monday, 24th April.
More than 400 lost their lives.
The 'troubles' have never completely stopped - will they kick off big time over The EU.
Give me a greedy gun GOSH

2014;It was revealed that OCR (optical character recognition) scanners would confuse arms and anus in old text, leading to some unusual romantic translations...
The banks and IT more than seem to have their share of money eating problems...
It has a lot less to do with technology and much more to to with the GIG economy and greed.GOSH


GREECE
Is it strange that news of Greece is always on the back burner.
Strange bedfellows indeed; the disinterested pleb; the MSM and the greedy GOSH