APRIL 8th 2018

On this day

1093; The new Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire was dedicated.
The Grade 1 listed cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with the longest nave and overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe.
The big boy/girl was started in 1079 - a norman style construction built before the restoration.
Anything you can build, I can build bigger...
I can get closer to god than you
This was one of the eras where the pursuit of wealth was very close chum to religion.
Isn't/wasn't God great GOSH

1886; Billy Ewart Gladstone - a liberal (limited power to the plebs) in power against tory conservatism - introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the House of Commons. The Bill, like his Irish Land Act of 1870, was very much the work of Gladstone, who excluded both the Irish MPs and his own ministers from participation in the drafting.
When is a referendum a referendum! As opposed to the sovereignty of the elected members of parliament.
There are many protagonists with hidden agenda - in the era of today; the pursuit of wealth and power through politics.
Induced Apathy rules okay - who cares wins...
Here some of us go GOSH

2014; The start of the first state visit by an Irish head of state (President Michael D Higgins).
A state banquet at Windsor Castle was also attended by former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.
Times change; get over it greedy git

Greece; still a member state of the centre right EU is trying to start a new left of centre party.
The UK; recently voted to leave the EU; is trying to start a new 'centre' party.
In the battle for the hearts and minds - don't mention it's the economy stupid - man moves in a multitude of mysterious ways; indeed.