APRIL 24th 2018

On this day

1889;The birth of Sir Richard Stafford Cripps - a rich communist leaning son of a conservative mp
Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer politician from 1947 to 1950.
Cripps was responsible for laying the foundations of Britain’s post-war economic prosperity, and was, according to the historian Eric Shaw, 'the real architect of the rapidly improving economic picture and growing affluence from 1952 onwards.
In those days western nation states were more developed - don't mention empires and military might; or the domination of material resouces of far flung lands - and had no or little trouble in gaining economic advantage.
In a mixed economy the rich didn't have 'the trickle down effect' in the armoury of pacification of the plebs. The economic morphing of the gangs had begun GOSH

In the days of today, the rest of the planet has caught up economically - don't mention trading blocks and brexit - international capitalism in the form of creating and manipulating mmmoney has had an extended run in control; with the OK of nation states and the establishments within.
A period in history that has seen the haves and have-nots of all nation states states being formed into divisive gangs GOSH

1900; The first issue of the newspaper the Daily Express.
It was founded by Arthur Pearson - a liberal by nature; his first job was a journalist on the 'Tit Bits'; won in a competition.
Over time the daily Express has had mixed times and owners...
The present owners can be decribed as much more than neoliberal - say no more re horny housewives.
Trinity mirror - now owned by city shareholders - has/hasn't just bought out the daily expess and star.
The daily mirror was bought in 1984 by labour politician; Cap'n Bob Maxwell - known as the bouncing Check; he was an inveterate suer of any one who came across his path...
He once went to his editorial staff and said, 'I want a million pound bingo; but, I don't want anybody to win it'.
There's a market in socialism...
Let me take you by the gland GOSH

Greece is still in the EU...
The nation state economic leaders of the EU are rightly reckoned to be 'The Germans'
The Germans tried to be world leaders twice by guns - are they now doing it by 'butter'
The Greek meaning of the word 'graft' regarding the germans - the germans own most of the Greek Debt - is very different to that of the germans; politically.

APRIL 25th 2018

On this day

1284;The birth, at Caernarfon Castle of King Edward II, who became the first heir-apparent to bear the title Prince of Wales.
King from 1307, he ruled during a period of pestilence, famine and defeats at the hands of the Scots,( Robert the Bruce ) and was eventually murdered.
Teddy two met his demise in captivity - the exact facts an obfuscation of mystery.
Don't mention sexuality, marriage for money and whatever...
This was deep in an era of regional death and destruction in pursuit of power.
History deliberately blurs the undeniable help of money and god NO DAMN GOSH

In this present era of digitalistion; do we humans interact any differently.
Are we any different now the church has a lot less power and wealth.
We are just the same except there's less Damn GOD GOSH

1859; British and French engineers broke ground for the creation of the Suez Canal.
The excavation took some 10 years and altogether more than 1.5 million people from various countries were employed.
Does one think the conditions and pay of the plebs were any different to that of those constructed the middle east (Qatar) footie facilities .
Oppression is a necessity when the pursuit of power and resultant wealth is the goal GOSH

1953; Two Cambridge University scientists published their answer to how living things reproduced. In an article published in Nature magazine, James D Watson and Francis Crick described the structure of a chemical called deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.
Their achievement was recognized in 1962 when they received the Nobel Prize for Physiology.
American prosecutors and police refused to accept - and some still do - the evidence of DNA.
They are by no means luddites - they are simply trained to bring villains to book...
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH

We live in complicated interesting times again...
The Greek loans will play a more important role than anyone thinks; in the future of mankind as we know it; Jimmy.

APRIL 26th 2018

On this day

1895; The start of the trial of playwright Oscar Wide who was charged with homosexuality.
After unsuccessfully suing the father of one of his gay underground men friends; he was arrested, found guilty and given the max two years hard labour - most in Reading prison.
Alan Turing of enigma fame accepted chemical castration instead of prison in the 50's.
He was found dead a couple of year later age 42 - a coroner ruled suicide by ingesting cynanide.
In 2016; the UK officially pardoned by law all those previously convicted of homosexuality.
No more official gaol... NO Josh GOSH

1975;Labour Party members voted by almost 2-1 to leave the EEC, underlining the deep divisions over the issue of Europe.
However; onthe 6th June in the same year British voters backed the UK's continued membership by a large majority in the country's first nationwide referendum.
Since then the Centre right - an euphanism for not so much tory as against the pleb - has aided and abetted the creation of an european wide underclass...
While as a pleb, my heart is with the leavers; but, the shifting change in world economic power dictates that my head is with the remainers.
Change should be come from within... Lets go; but, not go GOSH

2000; The - first democratic reign of the third way blairite - government announced a £10m aid package for firms hit by the sale of car giant Rover as a report detailed the wider effects of redundancies.
In 1986 Rover plc became the Rover Group - who knows despite having to register who owns what now.
The Uk has no - not a single one - volume car manfacturer now - the whole game is owned by other Nation states.
Get your 'what' in gear GOSH

Since Before big bang and deregulation; the city has earned money from acquisitions and mergers.
Since deregulation the city has been the main driver of acquisition and merger.
Does one think they have been after the lovely lolly... Golly GOSH

Many of those that lost gainful employment in manufacturing voted for brexit.
Many of those that control and work in the city, also voted to leave; to extend the period of the gravy train.
The period of transition will bring about hard lines for some group of the population.
Watch the gap GOSH

The privatisation of Greek power stations - a conditional requirement of the loan(s) repayment deal - has been passed as a law; despite pleb resistance.
You aint seen nothing yet...

APRIL 27th 2018

On this day

1667;The blind, almost destitute, John Milton sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £5 (£770)and another £5 if each edition of 1,000 - 1,500 sold succesfully - he got his £10 eighteen month later.
Johny was the disinherited proud proddy son of a devout catholic composer.
Where's me money gone GOSH
John milton (2/3 wives and 4 offspring) returned to the republic if England to be on the peaceful protestant side of Oliver Cromwell and son...
After the 1660 restoration, he was persecuted and prosecuted by the catholic supporters of hedonist Charlie 11
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1828; The opening of the London Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London.
Lady visitors were politely requested to refrain from poking the beasts through the bars of the cages.
A bit of a poke without a grope GOSH

1840; The foundation stone for the new Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace) was laid by the wife of the architect Sir Charles Barry.
Built on the site of the deystroyed by fire palace of the former kings of England - took 30 year to finish and cost £2 million.
Quid not guineas GOSH

In this era of austerity; I understand the joint now is in need urgent attention, inside and out.
Don't mention the ongoing constant attention to the interior.
The members have voted - I'm told - for refubishment at a cost of £6 billion (BILLION) and counting...
The estimated cost of a new purpose built building would be £2 and a half (no metric since brexit) billion plus+
One (the establishment) must hang on to as much traditional history as possible.
After all; we are still a constitutional Monarchy pretending to be a democracy.
Wanna be in my gong giving gang GOSH

They; humourously say that the last honest man to enter parliament was Guy Fawkes.
Surely; the name should be updated to Jeremy Corbyn.
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH

Wonder if contemporary Greek democracy is subjected to as much 'lobbying' as ours.
Is there a developed nation state without the tag 'bankocracy' knocking about yet!

APRIL 28th 2018

On this day

1442; Edward IV, King of England and son of Richard, Duke of York, was born.
He was the first king of the House of York.
Teddy 1v was the elder brother of Dick the Turd.
A period of exteme sex and violence (Less mamary and more mercenary) in UK History.
Don't mention families and parts of families in the pursuit of power, Ulster and France.
Wanna die or get rich in my gang GOSH

1789;The crew of the Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied against the harsh life at sea under Captain Bligh.
They were on the return journey from Tahiti where they had spent six months gathering breadfruit trees.
Bligh and 17 others were cast adrift in a small boat without a chart.
While the mutineers eventually colonized Pitcairn Island, Bligh managed to sail the small craft 3,618 miles to Timor, near Java, arriving there on 14th June.
'Flog that man more', Mr christian.
'He's dead, sir'.
'then flog his - a suitable swear word - kit'

Historical footnote
Not so long ago, the UK hosted the rugby league world cup.
Scotland - yes bonnie Scotland - fielded a team.
The only link was the coach; whose great grandmother had been related to one of the bounty mutineers.
In the building of the Empire; slavery (work for me and I'll set you free) was a lucrative industry...
Nowadays, in international economies under pressure; sport has become an industry.
Nation states are now the poor cousins of clubs.
Wanna be rich or well off for a while in my larger gong giving gang GOSH

1888;The birth of Walter Tull, professional footballer for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town.
He was the first 'Afro-Caribbean/mixed heritage' outfield player in the top division of English football, and the first to be commissioned as an infantry officer in the British Army.
Northampton South MP Brian Binley (a tory of almost normal appearance and demeanour; don't mention freeman or freemason, or small to medium businesses) has campaigned for Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross for his 'gallantry and coolness' while leading his company of 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory during World War 1.
Racism exists; should it rule OK Today! Wanna be in my Golly Gang GOSH

2010;Former Prime MInister, Gordon Brown, said that he was 'mortified' after being caught on microphone describing Rochdale pensioner, Gillian Duffy, as a bigoted woman after she had had challenged him on issues, including immigration.
There's nowt as queer as folk...
Give that man a position of gravitas GOSH

Greece has a much greater 'migration problem' than the UK.
Wonder if their 'economic' migrants look much different to the indigenous population!

APRIL 29th 2018

On this day

1696;There were many attempts on the life of William III, King of England, who attracted opposition, in part because he was a foreigner.
Today, a few moons ago, three would-be assassins, Rookwood, Lowick and Cranbourne, were executed for an attempt that failed.
Others lost their heads; not many went to the gallows GOSH

William 111 was william of orange, and King billy to the jacobite jocks.
Don't mention the battle of the boyne.
A time in history when many a catholic took one in the groin GOSH

William was the dutch protestant who really (really) thought he was the democratic - as one could be in the days of old - reperesentative of the good lord on the ground GOSH

Don't mention the great debt owed by the English catholic king (James11), the complicated - not least by exepeditious marriage; there must have been some sex - pursuit of power wars in Europe; and...
The reallocation of vast swathes of land to the eventual (tribal by religion!) victors and their chums.
Wanna be in my Rich gods Gang GOSH

1938; The birth, in Bolton, Lancashire of Fred Dibnah MBE, English steeplejack; a man - not everybodies cup of tea or real ale - with bottle.
He had a fascination for steam vehicles and mechanical engineering and became a cult television personality.
His former home in Bolton became the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre until its closure in 2018.
Fred speaking on telly; later on...
After the first series the TV people rang up about a second.
On the first day of filming of the second series, I turned up in my battered old land rover.
The young producer from london who used turn up in a battered old car; turned up in a brand new sports car.
This was at the beginning of the path/road/route to inequality.
God bless Greed and the likes of long gone/rebranded Granada GOSH

2011;The marriage of Prince William, 2nd in line to the throne, and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
The day was declared a bank holiday in celebration.
Is there any difference between rich blighters on benefit and poor plebs on benefit.
Don't ask the establishment hierarchial reps of God Gosh.

2013;Sweeping welfare system changes came into effect, with a single, monthly payment replacing benefits including tax credits, housing benefit, jobseeker’s allowance and income support.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith declared 'The something for nothing culture is coming to an end.'
Don't mention PFI's, the royal family, many MP's and last but not least; the bankers...
In this economy under even greater pressure; who are you; to disagree GOSH

Greasing ones palm with silver has always gone on; and is classless...
Time for less graft - as in corruption - and for more 'real work' in the developed world and other parts of the planet.