FRI 8th FEB 2019

1587; After 19 years imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded for treason at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire. She had been implicated in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1601; Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex, rebelled against Queen Elizabeth I.
The revolt was quickly crushed.
Essex was found guilty of treason and was beheaded on Tower Green on 25th February 1601, becoming the last person to be beheaded in the Tower of London.
Wanna be in my godly gang GOSH

1855; The 'Devil's Footprints' mysteriously appeared in southern Devon when trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow.
. Houses, rivers, haystacks and other obstacles were allegedly travelled straight over, and the footprints appeared on the tops of snow-covered roofs and high walls, as well as leading up to and exiting various drain pipes with a diameter as small as 4 inches.
And! you (we) thought that aliens in crop fields were innovatingly good GOSH

1886; A peaceful demonstration by unemployed people started in Trafalgar Square and turned into a riot with looting in Oxford Street and Pall Mall.
Many peaceful demos end in death and destruction - the ways of the world or, there's nowt as queer as folk!
Wanna be in my greedy grabbing gang! GOSH

1972; The Albert Hall management cancelled a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention concert because of the ‘obscene lyrics’ of one of their songs.
Fans demonstrated outside the hall.
The age gap or haves against have-nots!
Different minds have different explanations - obviously a complex mix.
Wanna be in anyones gang GOSH

How much and what angle the pundits take over with the withdrawal of the French ambassador (by the establishment) to Italy after the right wing of the Italian establishment met with the Gilet Jaune of France, will bring a new course to the dogs dinner of brexit.

SAT 9th FEB 2019

1540; The first recorded horse racing meeting in Britain; held at the Roodeye Field, Chester.
Chester Racecourse is, according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England and it is also thought to be the smallest racecourse of significance in England at 1 mile 1 furlong long.
Roodeye, means land of the cross - not to be confused with the crooked spire at Chesterfield
Racing is the sport of Kings - and now a queen rules the roost; is racing in the deep water of the doldrums.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1846; The birth, in Stafford, of Whitaker Wright, an exceptionally wealthy, but corrupt, English mining company owner.
In; 1904 he was convicted of fraud and given a seven year prison sentence.
He committed suicide immediately afterwards by swallowing cyanide in a court anteroom.
Society has more than one main fault - undoubtably one of the main ones is, society always goes for the easy target.
It is now still easier for a 'baddie' to leave this less than godly earth; than it is for a 'goodie'.
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH

1942; World War Two: Soap rationing began in Britain.
Did all levels of income - don't mention the 'royals' - become dirty overnight.
Is it not the ultimate in irony that the nation state that tried it on twice militarily; is now, the disputed lead economy in this supposedly peaceful planet.
Now what's German for, 'never mind the quality; feel the width'
Wanna be in my fairer Gang GOSH

Germany is the main holder of Greek debt.
Unpaid war reparation was more than once raised in the negotiations to repay the loan(s) which enabled Greece to become an EU member.
Germany was persuaded politically to save the EU and agreed to the extended loan repayment deal - not financially.
As part of the deal; Greece now has to privatise its national assets.
To say that the EU is centre right controlled; is a certain understatement.

SUN 10th FEB 2019

1306; In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murdered John Comyn, his leading political rival, sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence.
What; the bloke who watched a spider, a Baddie! prepared to kill for power!
In the relatively benign era of today; the triggering of article 50 to leave the EU will hasten devolution.
Wanna have a bit of my job lot, no josh jimmy No GOSH

1355; The St. Scholastica's Day Riots began in Oxford when University students clashed with townspeople in a three-day street battle, following a dispute about beer in The Swindlestock Tavern.
64 students were killed and 30 locals.
The dispute was settled in favour of the university with a special charter.
Annually thereafter, on 10th February, the town mayor and councillors had to march bareheaded through the streets and pay to the university a fine of one penny for every scholar killed.
The penance ended in 1825 when the mayor refused to take part.
Oxford Uni was/is backed by the establishment and the Kings gang.
One of the early recorded incidents between the haves and have nots - which ever way you look at it.
Wanna be in my non burning the books gang GOSH

1824; The birth of Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer.
He devised the Plimsoll Line, to thwart unscrupulous ship owners who regularly overloaded their 'coffin ships'.
His safe loading line painted on the ships acted as a regulation for the weight that ships could safely carry
The rich making tough decisions on behalf of the poor has always been a time immemorial problem.
Them plebs not 'prepared' to die for us...
Wanna be in what used to be a God given gang GOSH

2013; The Department for Transport announced that TV advertisements, which have been shown since the 60s, with characters such as Tufty the squirrel and the Green Cross Code Man would no longer be broadcast because of 're-prioritised' budgets.
In the battle for hearts and minds; another example of austerity being its own enemy.
The nasty party is dead; long live the nasty party...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

In this western developed world of today ; individuality, in whatever form, is on the back foot - have you noticed how everything is becoming the same - Greece has exactly the same problems/conditions as us.
Except; they have marginally decided to remain in a large trading block.
Do you know where you're going to!

MON 11th FEB 2019

1531;Henry VIII was recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1542; Catherine Howard, the fifth queen consort of Henry VIII, was confined in the Tower of London to be executed three days later.
Henry learned that Catherine had had several affairs before their marriage and had Parliament declare it treason for an unchaste woman to marry the king.
Due Dilligence, then as now. was a matter of fact denying opinion...
How did that bloke who was invented to give hope in the next world, to those that have no hope in this become the 'imaginary' leader of so many cults.
If only god had gave us the gift to see ourselves as others see us.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1971; Eighty-seven countries, including the UK, the United States and the USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty.
It outlawed nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
. Yeah; and like nukes, pigs can fly; even better nowadays.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1993; Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales both volunteered to pay income tax and capital gains tax on their private income.
The Queen also took over civil list payments to junior members of the royal family.
It wasn't long after this that betty became the richest woman in the world - don't mention charlie increasing rents to pay for the tax.
If you deny that the 'royals' have an offshore presence; you want to be in their gang.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Greece is a republican democracy; it used to have a royal family.
The present economic climate has ( with the covert blessing of the EU) seen the return of the Greek 'royals' to Greece after living in Denmark and England - don't mention phil the greek.
Before the Russian revolution (1917) the royals had a pan european presence - do not mention inbreeding

TUES 12th FEB 2019

1554; At the tender age of 16, the ‘nine days queen’, Lady Jane Grey and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley were beheaded; he on Tower Hill, she on Tower Green, after being implicated in the Wyatt's rebellion.
The rebellion arose out of concern over Queen Mary I's determination to marry Philip II of Spain, which was an unpopular policy with the English.
The little englander island mentality was alive and well
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1733; Englishman James Oglethorpe founded Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah.
The 12th of February is known as Georgia Day for its historic importance to the state.
Bet the locals weren't happy about the immigrants.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1809; Charles Darwin, English naturalist and author of The Origin of Species, was born, in Shrewsbury.
He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection.
He published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species.
By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public accepted evolution as a fact.
The bible belt of America is a trump stronghold; some are members of the flat earth society/club.
There's nowt as queer as folk...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

It is not just Greece and the rest of the relatively divided developed world that have haves and have-nots.

WED 13th FEB 2019

1692;The massacre of the MacDonalds at Glencoe, for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
The massacre began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen - Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon, although the killing took place all over the glen as the fleeing MacDonalds were pursued.
Thirty eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed and another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.
There are differing versions of this historic fact...
Wanna be in my bloody gang GOSH

1948; The Science Museum in London announced that it would return the Wright Brothers’ biplane, Kitty Hawk, the first to fly, to the Smithsonian Institution.
It had been sent to England in 1928 by Orville Wright when he found that the Smithsonian had labelled another plane as the first capable of sustained flight.
Will the UK have the sustained resolve to hang onto other artifacts 'acquired; from the rest of the world; as a non EU member!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1975; British mineworkers' leaders agreed to accept the coal board's latest pay offer of up to 35%.
1978; Tomorrow's World presenter Anna Ford was officially announced as ITN's first female newsreader.
1987; London’s property boom resulted in a 5ft 6in x 11ft broom cupboard opposite Harrods being offered for sale at £36,500 - over £600 per square foot.
The times they are a changing - just some of the often too rapid change experienced by one generation!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Greece as a nation state has experienced a hell of a lot of change since it became a member of the European Economic Community in 1981.
The EEC became the EU in 1983 after the Mastricht Treaty - an oft chewed bone of contention by little England brexiteers.

THURS 14th FEB 2019

1400; The death of King Richard II at Pontefract Castle, Yorkshire.
History reckons that the king was either intentionally neglected until he starved to death or that he was cruelly murdered in the dungeons.
Pontefract Castle was once the most important castle in the whole of Yorkshire.
The once huge castle was intentionally destroyed by Parliament and the will of the locals as it had been a long-time a magnet for trouble, death and despair with armies regularly pillaging the castle and generally pillaging the town as well.
Wanna be in my gang gosh

1556;Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, was declared a heretic.
He was tried for treason and heresy after Mary I, a Roman Catholic, came to the throne.
Although he apparently reconciled himself with the Roman Catholic Church, on the day of his execution, on 21st March 1556, he dramatically withdrew earlier statements and was thus a heretic to Roman Catholics and a martyr to others.
Hero or zero - one mans humour is another mans tumour - by gad what a cad!
Just! another ecclesiastical episode in our nation state mostly everlastingly ever so long period of death and destruction.
Is a large trading block the new religion or not!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1946; The Bank of England was nationalised by the Atlee (socialist) government.
That by 'jings' Jock, Mr. Brown came into town and distanced completely the BofE and government.
The present head honcho is an ex top employee of investment - and any other way to make money - bankers Goldman Sachs - once described as a vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity by an agnostic/athiest...
Income tax came about to fund another war...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The EU has 'mentioned' that the reforms (privatisation) aren't happening quickly enough.
The political masters of the EU will have a more diplomatic approach.
Will Greece remain in the EU!

FRI 15th FEB 2019

1901; Winston Churchill entered Parliament for the first time, as MP for Oldham - aged 26-27.
MPs of the period were unpaid and Churchill was 'forced'(born into an aristocratic lifestyle) to take a speaking tour in order to fund his tenure.
He was attracted to the Hughligans - back bench Conservative rebels of the day.
Greedy fat cat; or, opportunistic poundshop profiteer - never ever forget that the victor always writes the history...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1928; The death of the statesman and Prime Minister H. H. Asquith - a liberal politician born into a middle class Yorkie family.
During his time in office (1908 - 1916) Asquith attempted to introduce home rule in Ireland, provoking fierce opposition in Ulster and amongst the Conservative opposition.
Civil war over the issue in Ireland was only averted by the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914.
The politics of the first world war done him in...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1955; The newly elected Tory Government unveiled plans to construct 12 nuclear power stations in the following decade, at a cost of £300 million.
Not counting the hidden cost; nuclear energy is the most expensive form of energy production.
In the present climate of global warming and austerity 'it' still gets a good press.
Never ever forget that nukes are made from nuclear waste...
Wanna be in my living in the past gang GOSH

2015 Investigators uncovered what is thought to be the biggest ever cybercrime, with more than £650 million going missing from banks around the world.
British banks were thought to have lost tens of millions of pounds after a gang of Russian based hackers infiltrated the bank’s internal computer systems using malware, which lurked in the networks for months, gathering information and feeding it back to the gang.
The illegal software was so sophisticated that it allowed the criminals to view video feeds from within supposedly secure offices, as they gathered the data they needed to steal.
Who knows what in the era of digitalised information!
Wanna be in my gang

Greece is a less developed nation state in the world of cybercrime - it is also a believer in god.
Does the good Lord love a Luddite!