FRI 16th FEB 2018

On this day

1659;The first British cheque (£10) was written by Nicholas Vanacker and is now in the archives of the National Westminster Bank, now been sold in auction I reckon
It could have been for ten quid or 200 pounds sterling - it is thought the date is right...
The Vanackers ( good old English surname - ukippers note ) were english aristocrats - they have long ago changed their name.
This was the era when rich land owners borrowed money to keep in the game - nothing changes eh.
They are said to work so hard them greedy gits GOSH

If you don't think that greedy people don't know they are greedy...
You need another draught (pun intended) up your diarrhoea deliverer, lots of Josh GOSH

1957; The politician Leslie Hore-Belisha, minister of Transport who introduced the driving test, the Highway Code and the Belisha beacon used at zebra crossings.
The car was coming to the plebs.
Would you let your daughter marry a second hand car salesman!
Why not it's the undisputed era of spin and grin GOSH

1965; Dr. Richard Beeching outlined transport needs for the following 25 years. The report followed his 1st controversial review of the state of the railways, published in 1963 in which he said the system was uneconomic and under-used, and recommended that a quarter of the railway system should be shut down.
The last mainline official running of a steam engine occurred in 1968.
Where in the name of progress have all the steam trains gone...GOSH

Heard the one about the female of the species who came up with an efficient computerised road transport system.
She is supposed to have made a small fortune.
The Uk railways had been using a similar one for years..
Watch us greedy gits Go GOSH.

Greed of individual endeavour has all degrees and levels of 'necessity'
Inequality produce the haves and have-nots.
Are you a gourmet or gourmand! GOSH

Poverty and wealth are discernibly recognised amongst various nation states.
Greece is one of the poorest - if not the poorest - members of the EU.
Have brexiteers voted for equality as displayed by Jacob Rees Mogg and chums!
OK! the EU is controlled by conservatives; at the moment.
What's that phrase about waste water and tents again...