FRI 1st FEB 2019

1327; Fourteen year old Edward III was crowned King of England, but the country was ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
Do we really know who is 'handling' the brexit dogs breakfast!
Politicians have one eye on the pot and t'other up the chimney.
Expect sweeping - new brush and all that - changes; no matter what happens.
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1587; Under pressure from her Council, Queen Elizabeth I of England signed the warrant authorising the execution of Mary Queen of Scots.
As far as a head splitting headache can go.
Wanna be in my money is thicker than blood gang GOSH

1884 The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
James Murray was its most famous editor but he had only reached the letter T after working 44 hours per week for 35 years, so hundreds of people sent in their own contributions.
Some - usually those with a (in)vested interest overly criticise wikipedia.
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1910; The first 80 Labour Exchanges opened in Britain to try and find jobs for the unemployed.
Each political party is selective with the facts (stats).
The recently 'self' employed are again being asked under pressure to work for nowt; by the 'big boys and women'.
Life is like a game of poker - the one with the most money usually wins...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1965; Prescriptions on the NHS became free of charge and remained so until June 1968.
The NHS is now under unprecedented attack by the haves of all levels of income.
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1984; Chancellor, Nigel Lawson, announced that the halfpenny coin would cease to be legal tender.
Its fate was sealed when it became more expensive to make than its face value.
Some changes are necessary; however, have you noticed whatever the interest rate; the bankers always win.
No matter what happens the working man and women and women always pay.
Something to do with it's their game and they move the goalposts.
The working class can kiss my ass; I've got the fore(wo)mans job at last.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The Greek right wing have taken over from the socialists in the EU parliament; according to the EU - don't forget that the EU is centre right controlled.

SAT 2nd FEB 2019

1914; The very first Cub Scout pack was formed in England, the first pack being in Robertsbridge, Sussex, although the Cub Scout movement was not formally founded until 1916.
By the end of that year there were 6,000 Cub Scouts and now there are 137,000 in the UK.
Girls were allowed to become Cub Scouts in 1991.
In the sixties when men ruled the world; scouts were the posh lot - the lesser well known for the working class was an institution called the boys brigade (distinct tones of the military).
Since then and prior to now; relatively well off social pundits have uttered we are all one class now.
Was this a time lapse or spin!
Now we are led to believe there are the haves and have-nots - the latest form of class warfare.
Class is associated with level of income - some people can change their level of income in a day; yet it takes over a generation to be really accepted into a 'higher' class.
There are at least 6-8 classes in the UK; if one looks for them...
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1920; The birth of Hughie Green, who became a 'household name' with his TV shows Double Your Money and Opportunity Knocks.
1940; The birth of Sir David John White OBE, better known by his stage name David Jason.
He is best remembered as the main character Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
He also played detective Jack Frost on the ITV crime drama A Touch of Frost, Granville in the sitcom Open All Hours, and Pop Larkin in the comedy drama The Darling Buds of May.
Del boys (I assume biography as opposed to autobiography) is the not so well known 'Only Fools and Stories'.
We don't need another hero!
In times of war heroes are manufactured and suitably embellished - Joe and Joanna public love a hero!
A jury of good and honest men found Ken Dodd not guilty of tax evasion; despite firm evidence to the contrary.
Don't mention the state of UK footie - ask the fans.
The greedy gits are well aware of human behaviour.
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1943; The half-starved remnants of the German 6th Army gave themselves up after their five months of bloody fighting for Stalingrad ended in defeat.
Forget logistics; if you live in the cold it is easier to fight and play in the cold,
Ask 'southern softies', skiers and footie fellows/fans.
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1972; Angry demonstrators burned the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people in Londonderry on the previous Sunday, known as Bloody Sunday.
Don't mention the 'backstop' farce.
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Greece was renowned as a have and have-not nation state before the loans to join the EU.
The loans to join were arranged (Partly in secret skullduggery) by the haves - the have-nots have been saddled with the loans to repay the loan.
Is the marginal decision to remain in the EU an educated, 'give me hope Joanna'!

SUN 3rd FEB 2019

1014; The death of Sweyn Forkbeard, son of Harald Bluetooth and Viking King of Denmark, Norway and England.
He was proclaimed King of England on Christmas Day 1013, making him England's shortest-reigning king, with a reign of just 40 days.
Many more than one person has tried to rule the world.
It's life but not as we know it, Jim.
Forget all the theories; most of science fiction comes true...
'If I only had time'
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1928 The birth, in Liverpool of the singer Frankie Vaughan.
He had than 80 recordings in his lifetime and was known as 'Mr. Moonlight' after one of his early hits.
The entertainment industry is no different to any other industry - within it there are good un's and bad un's.
As this generation comes on line; have you noticed how entertainment relies on the participation of the plebs.
Deregulation has brung about the almost worship of the talentless celebrity.
The more they earn/accumulate; the more others help them spin.
Self entertainment and the music halls will come back long before alien life is discovered; or any planet other than earth is colonised
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1949; In Britain, 23 year old Margaret Roberts (Thatcher) was adopted as Tory candidate in Deptford, but she later failed to win the seat at the General Election.
If at first you don't succeed; try try,again.
For some the love of money and the spin it gets makes the world go around.
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1960; Prime Minister Harold Macmillan made his 'wind of change' speech to the South African parliament in Capetown.
He talked of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
Accepting reality! Times change!
Did dodgy dave accept reality when allowing the nation splitting referendum - even those in favour were surprised at the result.
Many of the plebs were unaware of any referendum - the result to leave was carried by those who had lost their standard of living; they were far from happy with their lot.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH.

2012; The Energy Secretary Chris Huhne resigned after being charged over allegations that he handed penalty points for a speeding offence to his then wife, economist Vicky Pryce.
2012; England football captain John Terry was stripped of the captaincy for the second time amid growing concern over his pending race abuse trial.
Two examples of society operating at what percentage of truth!
'Judge ye not - lest ye be judged thyself; or something like that...

Greece has marginally remained in the EU - is it a fairer nation state than us!
It certainly has a warmer climate than us.

MON 4th FEB 2019

211; The death in York, (formerly know as Eboracum), of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus whilst preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians.
He left the empire in the control of his two quarrelling sons.
The leader of the Back water part of the Empire is dead.
Long live his offspring!
Wanna be in my gang Gosh

1911; Rolls-Royce commissioned their famous figurehead ‘The Spirit of Ecstasy’ by Charles Sykes.
He used Lord Montague’s mistress, Eleanor Thornton, as his model.
60 years later to the day, Rolls-Royce was declared bankrupt due to a disastrous contract to supply aero engines to Lockheed.
The British government came to its rescue.
One of the reasons, why haves voted to leave the EU - self determination.
Will the pendulum swing or; we have done all that!
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1975; Edward Heath withdrew from the Conservative party leadership after losing the first-round vote to Margaret Thatcher.
Was this the opening round of the tory split (EU v America) which led dodgy dave to having a referendum.
Never mind a referendum - what about the right to have one in a 'democracy'!
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2012; The death, aged 110, of Florence Green, the last surviving veteran of the First World War from any country.
Is war like inflation - as soon as the next generation forgets...
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2014; A new international study showed that British workers have the shortest retirements in any major EU country, despite significant improvements in life expectancy.
Us little and large Englanders are living longer; aren't we!
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2015; An online fund, launched by Katie Cutler after the mugging of a Tyneside pensioner, was halted with donations totally £330,000.
Her 'Help Alan Barnes' online donation page was launched after the frail and visually disabled 67-year-old had been attacked outside his Gateshead home.
Richard Gatiss (25) was later arrested and given a four-year prison sentence for assault.
The establishment said (reckon) dick was a devil on drugs
The human world - as we know it - is divided into hawks and doves
Shall we hang em!
Both; or, which one GOSH
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The human 'race' is at a sort of crossroads over Climate change.
Greece will go along with any EU decision...
Will we as a nation state now side with the flat earth believing American establishment!

Tues 5th FEB 2019

1782; The Spanish defeated British forces and captured the island of Minorca.
Bet you a paella to a pastie that the Spanish regain Gibaltrar; now that we are soon to leave the right of centre controlled EU>
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1852; The embankment of the Bilberry reservoir in West Yorkshire collapsed, releasing 86 million gallons of water down the River Holme and into Holmfirth.
It caused 81 deaths and is recorded as the 23rd most serious, worldwide, in terms of loss of life from floods and landslides.
No one expected the twin towers to collapse - never mind Brazil; if you think that GB is immune to such man made disasters; keep on drinking something a lot stronger than water.

1954; Britain opened its first atomic power station, at Harwell.
Every nation state that uses Nukes as a 'deterrent' has nuclear power stations.
Every nation state that plods on without em will see off the nation state that has them.
The hidden cost makes them indispensable financially - don't worry, the next or one after that, will pay up for em.
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1967; A ban by the Musicians' Union, 'in the cause of decency', stopped The Rolling Stones' latest record Let's Spend the Night Together, from being performed on television.
The 'group' that recorded 'hope I die before I get old' is still going strong - expect another 'Frank Sinatra' style come back at a venue near you...
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1996; Two British supermarket chains (Safeway and Sainsbury) became the first to stock genetically modified food when they sold GM tomato puree.
Do you know where you are going to...
Capitalism is the undisputed champion of GM food and all its international 'funny' innovations.
At the beginning of the era of information and digitalisation; 'GIGO' was the in'word' of those in the industry.
Garbage In Garbage Out...
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It was a sort of socialist PM of Greece that done the loan repayment deal with the EU - at the cost of privatisation.
The main holder of the debt was the Germans - the non payment of war reparations was brought up in the negotiations...
The nation state of Greece marginally chose to repay the loans and remain in the EU...

WED 6th FEB 2019

1685; Charles II, King of Great Britain and Ireland( lost the jocks), died - aged 54 of liver disease - after several days of revelry with his concubines and his favourite mistresses.
Charles acknowledged at least 12 illegitimate children by various mistresses, but as illegitimate children were excluded from the succession, he was succeeded by his brother James.
On his deathbed Charles asked his brother to look after his mistresses and told his courtiers: 'I am sorry, gentlemen, for being such a time a-dying.'

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1840; The Treaty of Waitangi was signed, giving Britain sovereignty over New Zealand.
Just as Australia doesn't talk about deadly spiders and other dangers; New Zealand doesn't let it be known that is a middle class country that the young find boring.
Many of the Oz's over here are from New Zealand...
The name of the two islands is the English version of the original dutch...
Great place to visit - terrible to live there.
WAanna be in a Maori gang GOSH

1995 The National Trust for Scotland banned foxhunting on any of its land.
In February 2002 the Scottish Parliament voted by eighty three to thirty six to pass legislation to nationally ban hunting with hounds.
The Act came into effect on 1st August 2002.
In September 2004 reports that of the ten Scottish hunts, nine survived the ban, using the permitted exemption allowing them to use packs of hounds to flush foxes to guns.
The arrogance of affluence is a large factor in the open resistance to change.
Scotland is unique in the fact that most of the land is owned by foreigners - mostly companies in secrecy; many of them English.
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2017; Queen Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to reach her Sapphire Jubilee.
The Royal Mint marked the 65th anniversary of her accession with a range of specially designed Sapphire Jubilee commemorative coins, with the Royal Mail issuing a Sapphire Blue £5 stamp.
Never mind the oil - how much of Scotland does the royal family and supporters own!
They - who - say that the tartan kilt was originally English...
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Land ownership in the nation state of Greece is one of the most disputed - if not the most - on the planet.
This will legally defer the privatisation program that was marginally agreed to with the loan repayment deal.

THURS 7th FEB 2019

1812; Charles Dickens, English journalist and novelist was born.
He is considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.
He created characters such as Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby and David Copperfield and amongst his other works were The Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, Bleak House and many, many more.
Was Charlie Dickens a true socialist or just pandering to the market of the times!
He certainly pandered to the conditions set out by his well off sponsors - he was no rebel.
A hero to the working(non) class!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1837; The birth of Sir James Murray, Scottish lexicographer.
He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1879 until his death in 1915
Jimmy boy was the eldest precious child of a lower middle class family that moved to London to find fame and fortune.
He became an academic leader of like minded men...
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1886; While building a cottage for a prospector in the Transvaal, South Africa, an Englishman, George Walker, found a clear streak of gold.
It became the richest gold reef in the world.
Very few indeed make it rich as prospectors in a precious metal rush - those that supply the picks and shovels become rich.
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1873; The birth, in County Down, of Thomas Andrews.
Andrews was the naval architect in charge of the plans for the ocean liner RMS Titanic.
He was travelling on board the Titanic during its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg on 14th April 1912 and was one of the 1,517 people who perished in the disaster.
Titanic's engineers, who battled below decks to try and keep Titanic afloat are commemorated on this monument in Southampton - the cap'n went down with his ship
An era when advanced nation states were well into class distinction.
Women and children first was the golden rule; however, apart from many of the crew - most of whom had signed at the last minute - the rich were the by far greatest number of survivors...
The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable and carried life boats for less than a third of those aboard.
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1964; The Beatles pop group arrived in New York at the start of their first tour of the United States.
It was John Lennon that said in 1966, 'we're more popular than jesus now' went down relatively unnoticed in the UK; but created a cacophony of kaleidoscopic commotion in the USofA.
Johny boy was more than a bit of a rebel.
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1992; The European Union was formed.
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The nation state of Greece was just a tourist destination to the advanced world before it joined the EU.
Is it now just another tourist destination!