THURS 7th DEC 2017
On This Day 7th of DEC
521; The birth of Saint Columba, the Irish Christian who made his missionary trip to Scotland in 563.
Columba is credited as bringing a revival of Christianity to Western Europe after the fall of
the Roman Empire.
He died on the Scottish island of Iona and was buried in 597 AD by his monks in the abbey he had
Ever been to Lindisfarne!
The brewery/distillery is/was a substantial sized seperate building - as was the servants bit.
Must have been a bit of the cult to the local pagans...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH.
1940; The birth, in Liverpool, of the comedian Stan Boardman who broke into television via
Opportunity Knocks and The Comedians.
Did you see the size of the queues at the recent X factor auditions?
Are you a desperado in an economy under pressure?
Joe and Jackie Blogs having a GO GOSH
1955; Clement Atlee resigned as leader of the opposition Labour Party, following months of speculation.
Hours later he was made an Earl by the Queen; the first Labour leader to accept a hereditary peerage.
Mr Attlee led his party for 20 years and had a seat in the House of Commons for 33 years.
In 1942 he became deputy prime minister in the war cabinet under Sir Winston Churchill. During
his six years as prime minister from 1945 to 1951 he oversaw sweeping changes to the welfare state,
with the introduction of the National Health Service and the nationalisation of many key industries -
the Bank of England, civil aviation, coal, telecommunications, transport, electricity, iron and steel.
Where have all the national assetts gone GOSH
1979; Cabinet minister Lord 'fatty' Soames was named transitional governor of Rhodesia to oversee
its progress into legal independence.
In 1964, the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia Ian Smith had rejected British conditions
Rhodesia became a British colony in 1923, and was dogged by violence and international alienation
during its struggle for independence.
The Empire has gone.
Wanna be in which gang GOSH!
1979; Production of MG Midget sports cars came to an end.
73,899 of the last version were produced and the last 500 cars were painted black.
This two generation period of the manipulation and manoeuvering of money has long seen its day.
Far too many people in this nation state are creaming it off the top.
Time for this country - whatever the border - to get back to the honest endeavour of making things.
Making anything except guns GOSH
2001; The Taliban regime gave up its stronghold in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
The fall of Kandahar came after the Afghan capital Kabul had been retaken in November.
An ebullient Tony Blair, Prime MInister at the time, said - 'That regime is effectively now disintegrated.
The terror camps can be shut down, and I think that is a fantastic thing.'
The cost of 'protecting' national interests is now a bigger dogs dinner than brexit.
There'll be blue skies over the white cliffs of dover when peace envoys and pigs stop flying
over Gaza GOSH
Before Brexit it used to be Grexit...
To reach any kind of agreement some body is going to have to eat a substantial amount of a dogs breakfast.