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.

APRIL 9th 2018

On this day

1483; The young Edward V acceded to the throne on the death of Edward IV.
The boy was murdered in the Tower 75 days later, on 25th June.
Who hasn't heard of the princes in the tower!
History has fingered the uncle 'Richard 111' - referred to by many as dick the turd.
In the era of death and destruction as opposed to the present era of fake news and spin; how many of the establishment were complicit by saying nowt.
Wanna be in my greedy git gang GOSH

Despite the 'freedom of info act' the actions of the establishment are still fiercely protected by an obfuscating cloak of secrecy.
Despite alluding to be totally democratic; whistleblowers of the truth are hounded and imprisoned; often, using the very strict laws intended to ensure the democracy of a nation state.
Wanna be in my cant and hypocrisy free gang.GOSH

Such is the invasive and predominating nature of capitalism and present pursuit of power over democracy/establishment.
The rules are being ripped up as you read.
The king/president/leader is dead...
Long live the king/president/leader...
You will be in the establishment of any nation state gang GOSH

2005; The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles were married, in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor.
Just after the death of Diana, it was, charlie boy will never be king; and camilla will definitely never become Queen...
As long as this nation state - don't mention Brexit - is a capitalist (you can't sat that) supported constitutional monarchy; charlie is in with a chance.
We need plebs - pre election promiseering - in my/our greedy git gang GOSH

Phil the Greeks 'royal' relations are hopefully back in Greece.
As long as Greece is a member of the EU, - centre right or not - they have no chance...

APRIL 10th 2018

On this day

1606; The Charter of the Virginia Company of London was established by James I, with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
Then as now; very, very little happens naturally in the pursuit of power and wealth.
The fortunes of man/woman is almost always given a push by some greedy git.GOSH

If you don't think that this planet is going through a prolonged period of accepting collateral as the man/god given consequence of the 'hanging on to power and wealth'...
You need another gangway in your gush Gateway GOSH.

There goes another feeble, alliterative, attempt to euphanise, 'greedy gits are full of it'.
But; 'you' are not a greedy git GOSH.

1820; The first British settlers landed at Algoa Bay, South Africa.
The penner of this plant is genuinely gobsmacked that China - in the planet pursuit of power - came online before the continent of Africa.
It must have been the enduring domination of the white man...
You aint seen nothing yet...Don't mention the lack of trickle down and mass class mobility.
Are you a greedy get GOSH!

1970; Paul McCartney announced that he was to leave The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
The beatles only lasted ten years - yet made such a fortune; so seldom seen.
The split between John Lenon and Paul McCartney is as publically debated as the 'Death of Diana'.
The wealth of the Beatles and royalty is deliberately obfuscated; especially to the plebs.
Musicians and other entertainers are going through a sustained period of anger inceasing hostility to austerity.
In the pursuit of power and wealth; members of the entertainment industry were/and still regarded as neutrals by the plebs...
Don't mention the new industries of sport and education...
Time for change - here we go! GOSH

1998; The Northern Ireland peace talks ended with a historic agreement called the Good Friday Agreement.
Many of the 3,000+ deaths in the tiny socio-economic area of the 'troubles' were innocent collateral.
Peace - only relative in this infamous close to home example - is brought about by the doves when the hawks have had enough of the killing.
Will Brexit turn out to be a restart of the kalashnikov/gattling gun in the gore GOSH!

The official poulation of Greece - despite the economic problems - is up; so they say.
So is the tide level of - dangerously to the coast line - some islands; cos of climate change.
Western - and eastern - nation states under economic pressure will put two fingers up to climate control agreements.
Interesting - to say the least - times ahead.

APRIL 11th 2018

On this day

1689; William II (Prince of Orange and champion of Protestants) and Mary II were crowned joint monarchs by the Bishop of London. The Archbishop of Canterbury refused to officiate.
Willy Sanscroft was a CofE man, totally against the Declaration of Indulgence (1687) which gave every man and women in the kingdom the right to choose his/her religion.
A battle royal between the catholic king and the protestant church - james 1V had gone over the GREEDY GIT heads of the members of parliament was a contributing reason/excuse.
Willy had an early bath due to illness - many people whose back pockets bulge are prone to illness today...
My religious gang is better than your gang GOSH

Religious rivalry still exists today...
Don't mention religious tribal factions in the pursuit of wealth - especially the bothership of immigrant religions.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1713; France handed over Gibraltar and Newfoundland to Britain in the Treaty of Utrecht.
Wonder what treaty will oversee the handing over of the falklands and Gibraltar; now
that the UK has voted to be out in the cold with even less gold GOSH

1987; The London Agreement was secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
The agreement outlined the framework for an international peace conference hosted by the United Nations, and whose purpose was 'the peaceful solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.'
How many plebs are aware that America paid off the Egyptian national debt to prevent another arab/israeli war...
Well that worked; The British Empire is responsible to varying extents for much of the present world conflict.
This golden gun says your're in my gang GOSH

What has Israel and America got in commom?
The oppresssed became the oppressors

Greece hasn't had an empire since long before every road led to Rome.
Many believe that the western civilisation of today is based on the Greek culture which strongly influenced the romans.
Don't mention the Greek gods GOSH.
Greece today has an occasional ding dong with the Turks over regional influence.
Don't mention Cyprus - us brits (backed by America) still have a military base on Cyprus.
Many nation states still seem to want to hang on to what they got.

APRIL 12th 2018

On this day

1567; The Earl of Bothwell was found not guilty of the murder of Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary Queen of Scots.
Bothwell and Mary then married.
Convenient/expeditous marriage and death in the pursuit of power.
Wonder if it goes on today - it can't can it!
Wanna be in my - complete with floozie and heirs - gang GOSH

1831; Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester caused it to collapse, reportedly owing to a mechanical resonance induced by troops marching over the bridge in step.
Forty of the soldiers were thrown into the river.
As a result of the incident the British Military issued an order that troops should 'break step' when crossing a bridge.
At the opening ceremony of the severn/wye bridge in 1966 we/us/apprentice soldiers had to break step as we approached the first supported box section - what a giggle GOSH

In the pre app/digitalistion era was this early fake news or an enduring myth!
As man/woman pushes the technology envelope; myths come about cos even the experts/pundits don't really know.
Wanna be in, 'I told you so' my Gang GOSH

1941;Bobby Moore, English footballer was born.
He captained West Ham for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup.
He is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats of world football, and was cited by Pelé as the greatest defender that he had ever played against.
Football has always been a way to earn a living, However;
If you don't recognise that professional - and amateur - sport has become an industry!
You need another goal in your grab all greed GOSH

2000;The Queen presented the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) with the George Cross, the highest civilian award for bravery.
One mans/womans terrorist is another mans/womans freedom fighter.
Wanna be in my bias/covert/ hidden agenda gang GOSH

2013; Five members of the same family, including a baby, were killed in a crash on the A18 near Grimsby.
A nationwide survey conducted by the Road Safety Foundation in 2010 deemed the Grimsby section the UK's highest-risk stretch of road for car drivers.
The greater the austerity the cheaper that life becomes.
Are you in a let's hang on gang GOSH

Life for plebs in Greece will enduringly become cheaper and nastier if the bankers get their way...
The greedy gits of brexit were well aware of the intended EU legislation to rein in the control by the bankers.

APRIL 13th 2018

On this day

1570; The birth of Guy Fawkes, the place of birth now named the Guy Fawkes Inn, in York.
He was also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries.
Guy Fawkes belonged to a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot at the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
Mr Fawkes is reckoned to be the last honest person to enter parliament...
Mr Fawkes - he and seven of his gang were hung drawn and quartered - was some kind of guy GOSH

The discovery of the plot to kill the king (jimmy one) in the house of lords was put about to be divine intervention.
The following period brought abought much anti-catholic legislation.
If the plot had suceeded would The UK be Catholic and the 'troubles' never have happened.
Rival Factions in the pursuit of power would more than likely have found other reasons than religion.
Religious differences didn't half stir the soul; and still do...
Vote/pray for me and I'll set you free.
For whatever reason you can be in my Gang GOSH

1829; The British Parliament passed the Catholic Emancipation Act, lifting restrictions imposed on Catholics at the time of Henry VIII. Linked to the Union of Ireland act - say no more...
You will be - well; some of ya - in my Gang GOSH

1919;British troops opened fire on 10,000 unarmed civilians at Amritsar in India who had defied the restrictions against public gatherings.
379 people were killed and 1,200 wounded...
Now the sun has set on the British Empire and capitalism has caused Brexit; will it really be that easy to trade with the rest of the world!
Your're not in my gang; where's me gun GOSH

1992; Neil Kinnock resigned as Labour Party leader.
He blamed the Conservative backed press for his party's defeat at the general election.
After this era of buy out and amalgamation; if you don't think - don't mention the sun and the blairite third way - that the main stream media backs the establishment; phony tony questioned the very existence of the 'establishment'; you need another canal for your guatamala NO Gosh

The nation state of Greece is no different to almost any other nation state - developed or not - in this era of internationality; there are haves and have-nots.

APRIL 14th 2018

On this day

1536; Henry VIII dissolved the 'Reformation Parliament' - it only lasted 7year.
It was set up by henry to bring about the change from catholism to the version of the CofE at the time.
Henry didn't have 'hot lips', he wanted an heir - the catholic church; run by men who do not marry; doesn't believe in divorce.
'I got married to the widow next door'
'She's been married seven times before'
'And; everyone was a henry - wouldn't have a willy or a sam'
'I'm a right old man called henery' 'henry the eighth I am, I am...' Henry was aided and abbetted by a bloke - who received a mixed historic review - called, Thomas Cromwell.
Not the one the son of that other puritan, Oliver Cromwell.
Complicated and interesting times in the pursuit of power.
Wanna be in my version of God Gang GOSH

1989; Police in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, revealed that violent prisoners were being put into a bright pink cell which seemed to have a calming effect.
The colour was named Baker-Miller Pink after the surnames of the bosses of some Yank place of correction.
Remember (NO) that famous for a season or two midlands footie manager who had footie players doing ballet.
He was engaged by Sandhurst to give lectures on leadership.
I wish I was making this up - there's nowt as queer as folk.
Which brings us back to the reality of gangs GOSH

If you don't think that there are hawks and doves.
It's time to change the material - or take off the gloves GOSH

If you don't think that the greedy are governed internally by the overiding pursuit of power and wealth to the cost of humanity...
You need a different supplement to your tank of Gas GOSH

Recent military action has complicated things massively for the nation state of France - which is a member of the EU.
France delayed the entry of the UK into the then comon market for many a year.
Greece has another hand to play in the politics of the loan repayments.
America and the UK are desperately trying to hang on to what they got.
The new hawkish leader of France has overplayed his international hand in the face of internal nation state politics. China - the new planet economic power is staying quiet - playing the diplomatic waiting game...

APRIL 15th 2018

On this day

1755; Dr - honorary from dublin and Oxford - Samuel Johnson's dictionary 'A Dictionary of the English Language' was first published, in London.
It contained explanations and meanings for 40,000 different words and had taken him almost 8/9 years to compile, although he had claimed he could finish it in three.
He was paid the sum of 1,500 guineas,by a group of london booksellers/publishers, equivalent to about £230,000 in today's money.
Sammy, a tory (wtf) with the as yet undiagnosed tourettes disease, was considered to be a good egg by many/some.
In this age of austerity/ have -have-nots, 30/40 thousand quid a year is spent on one of many annual holidays.
Are you a well off greedy git GOSH

1793; The Bank of England issued the first £5 notes.
Now; will we soon see bitcoin as an accepted by nation states normal currency!
Were you aware that the Bank of England (yes the one that is supposed to be owned by us) has recently signed a deal with the largest (blackstone/rock) american investment/hedge/fund/any way to make money in the world, outfit to get into bitcoin.
Bitcoin is supposed to be the computer currency that does away with the need of the banking system.
While coming slowly into the mainstream; it is still the currency system of skulldugggery and dodgy go-getters NO GOSH

Ever since 'Big Bang' in 1987, the deregulation of the 'city' by thatcherism; inequality has inexorably increased.
Don't mention; one law for the even richer (bankers and chums) and another for the even poorer.
Is it the UK economy in decline - unless your rich - the reason that UK plebs have voted for inequality. Whatever the overiding reason in these ever increasingly 'interesting' times...
It is time for change...
You aint seen nothing yet - Are you a in debt greedy get GOSH

Wonder what the ratio of haves to have nots will be in Greece if the bankers get their greedy way with the loan repayments - debt.