MON 1st Jan 2018
On This new years day
1165; Charles II was crowned King of Scotland at Scone, a village in Perth and Kinross.
The stone of scone was symbolically used in Sottish crowning ceremonies.
The Sassenachs held it for a while - it has been officially back in Scotland since 1966.
It is made of red sandstone; not granite GOSH
1772; The London Credit Exchange Company issued the first traveller’s cheques,
accepted in 90 cities and guaranteed against theft.
Unless in the service of a gentleman - plebs didn't get past the local church or local ale house.
Them times are back for some - just stay at worgate without looking Glum GOSH
1812; The Bishop of Durham, Shute Barrington, ordered troops from Durham Castle to break up
a miners' strike in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, at collieries owned by the
Dean & Chapter of Durham Cathedral.
The miners (colliers) took to alternative churches, such as baptist and catholic - mainly methodist in the
coalfields.; much to the annoyance of the land owners...
The establishment Church of England is still one of the largest land owners in the country.
Pray for me and I'll set you free he sermoned with gargantuan glee GOSH
1973; The UK became a fully-fledged member of the European Economic Community.
Without committing to the Euro... the Euro is just as much political as economic
How many times will them bankers pass go without going to jail! NO Josh GOSH
1985; Michael Harrison, the son of former Vodafone chairman Sir Ernest Harrison, made the first
ever mobile phone call in Britain.
He called his father from London's Parliament Square on the newly-launched Vodafone network using an
11lb (5kg) Transportable Vodafone VT1, which boasted around 30 minutes of talk time.
A few days later, a crowd gathered at St Katherine's Dock in London to watch comedian Ernie Wise make
the first public mobile phone call using the same device.
All were far from portable and cost around £2,000 - equivalent to roughly £5,000 today.
Every now and again something (train, car,telly) comes along to keep the capitalist economy going GOSH
Can you guess what will be next - after the novelty of the £1,000 mobile wears off - kicks the back end out of
Get to the back end of the Funny money queue; you're just a out of the loop wannabe greedy git GOSH
Every few days the leave right wing leave press have an economic and political pop at the Greek Loans
and the EU - the vast majority of this planets nation states are existing on funny money debt -
don't mention those countries that rely on banking and services.
Makes one think that they are dedicated chums of Trump and America.
TUES 2nd Jan 2018
On This 2nd of Jan 2018
1727; The birth of British general James Wolfe - scrapped in Canada.
1757;Robert Clive (also known as Clive of India - a mercenary) captured Calcutta.
The Empire came about cos of death and Destruction - not democracy
The greedy gits will have no qualms trying to trade with the old empire nation states.
The ancestors of those persecuted plebs in the nation states will.
Isn't life great GOSH
1969; Australian Rupert Murdoch beat off a rival bid to win control of the News of the World,
his first Fleet Street newspaper.
Murdochs modus operandi is to become the chum of any political party leader.
Wonder if he's chums with Trump!
Him and phony tony got on well.
Wanna be in my gang! GOSH
1974; Museums and Galleries began charging admission for the first time - a labour government.
Cross eyed politics is nothing new - One eye on the pot and tother up the chymney.
Entry to many places of culture is by voluntary donation now.
In the era of greed and inequality; it has been leaked that digital technology might be used to increase
Oh dear! where's my gallery gone GOSH
After brexit is done and dusted! the Greeks will seek the aid of the EU for the return of the Elgin
Marbles - will the British banker try to save em!
WED 3rd Jan 2018
On This day the 3rd Jan 2018
1883; Clement Attlee, Labour politician who served as Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951,
was born today.
He was Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955.
He was also the first person to hold the office
of Deputy Prime Minister under Winston Churchill, in the wartime coalition government.
He then led the Labour Party to a landslide election victory over Churchill's Conservative Party
He was the first Labour Prime Minister to serve a full Parliamentary term, and the first to command
a Labour majority in Parliament. His government undertook the nationalisation of major industries
and public utilities as well as the creation of the National Health Service.
His government also presided over the decolonisation of a large part of the British Empire when
India, Pakistan, Burma, Ceylon and Jordan were granted independence.
Let's hang on to what we aint any longer Got GOSH
1940;Unity Mitford, a member of the aristocratic Mitford clan, returned to England after an
unsuccessful suicide attempt in Munich.
She had been greatly attracted to Fascism and idolized Hitler.
When Britain declared war she was so distraught that she shot herself in the head with a
pearl-handled pistol, given to her for protection by Hitler himself.
She eventually died in Oban, in 1948, of meningitis caused by the cerebral swelling around the bullet.
Wanna be in the right gang GOSH.
1946; William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) was hanged for treason, in London.
The Irishman had broadcast propaganda from Nazi Germany during the Second World War to both Britain
and the United States.
The broadcasts started on 18th September 1939 and continued until 30th April 1945,
when Hamburg was overrun by the British Army.
Mustn't have had a propaganda GOSH
1977; Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announced that he was leaving Westminster politics to become
Britain's first President of the European Commission.
One of the gang of four that defected to - and founders of - the Social Democratic Party which formed a
survival alliance with the Liberals
Roy was observed to be 'tired and emotional' at times - he lost his Glasgow Hillhead seat to a gadgee
called Georg Galloway Gosh
2015 A large car carrier ship (Hoegh Osaka - Norwegian) became stranded on Bramble Bank in the Solent
between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
The ship was carrying 1,200 Jaguar sports cars, Land Rover 4x4s, 65 BMW Minis, 105 JCB diggers
and a single Rolls-Royce Wraith – worth an estimated £260,000 – all destined for the Middle East.
There's only JCB - a partnership with a Japanese multi-national that is still vaguely Britsh.
The vessel was eventually righted and towed to Southampton on 22nd January.
Other nation states have held on to their companies and decent jobs.
Where's me life style gone
The Greek plebs will be worse off if the Bankers get anywhere near to achieving their wicked way
THURS 4th Jan 2018
On This day the 4th Jan 2018
1642; King Charles I ordered armed soldiers to enter Parliament.
The English Civil War started shortly afterwards.
Charlie 1 believed in divine right - most people thought he was more than a bit over the top.
He lost his head in 1649 - the king is dead; long live the commonwealth.
11 years later Charlie 11 was back in control of the greedy git gang GOSH
1932; Gandhi - yes Mahatma the man with a plan - was arrested and his National Congress of India
declared illegal by the British administration.
The warrant for Gandhi's arrest merely said that he was being arrested 'for good and sufficient reasons.'
Ghandi - from a poor family - was a London trained lawyer...
There's one law for the rich and another for the greedy gits GOSH
2017 The last ABC cinema - Bournemouth - closed its doors.
The last picture,'Back to the Future', was chosen by its audience.
Now; cinemas are about as rare on the streets as bobbies.
Will we see ice cream droids and robocops...
You aint seen nothing yet - you're not a greedy get GOSH
The Greek loans bailouts were made to pay off the debt; not to help the Greek economy recover.
Such are the complications of intertwined international banking that; anything could happen.
Does money manipulate markets!
The Greeks have a better than good hand now...
FRI 5th Jan 2018
On This day the 5th Jan 2018
1531;Pope Clemens VII forbade English King Henry VIII to re-marry. The event led to the creation of
the Church of England.
The pursuit of power with/in religious gangs.GOSH
1900; Irish leader John Redmond called for a revolt against British rule.
He attained the twin dominant objectives of his political life i.e. party unity and (in September 1914)
achieving Irish Home Rule under an Act which granted an interim form of self-government to Ireland.
Unfortunately for Redmond, implementation of the Act was suspended by the intervention of World War I,
and it was ultimately made untenable after the Conscription Crisis of 1918.
Gangs and guns... GOSH
2001; A report funded by The Department of Health found that the convicted serial killer,
former GP Harold Shipman, may have killed in excess of 300 of his patients.
Thats one hell of an inside job hobby - seemed like such a nice boy...
Wonder if there are many other inside jobs GOOD GOD GOSH
Greece has a coalition government due to the last election results.
The socialist majority in the coalition are planing to hold elections in 2018.
Bet you a Greek loan to a rail fare rise that the greedy gits skullduggery to influence the result will
make the tory/SDP deal seem like a thirty bob thing.
SAT 6th Jan 2018
On This day the 6th Jan 2018
1066; The the last Anglo-Saxon King of England was crowned today; succeeding Edward the Confessor.
He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led
by William the Conqueror.
Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle; the other two being
Richard I and Richard III.
The localised internationality of ownership for centuries to come was being initiated by the
greedy gits GOSH
1540; King Henry VIII married ‘the Flanders Mare’, Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife.
Matrimony and money pertains to all classes of society.
The King found her so different from her picture that he swore they had brought him a Flanders mare.
She was Queen of England from 6th January 1540 to 9th July 1540.
The marriage was never consummated, and, following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given
a generous settlement by the King and was referred to thereafter as the King's Beloved Sister.
She lived to see the coronation of Henry's daughter, (Mary I) and outlasted all of Henry's wives.
Henry V111 made Charlie boy seem like a giggling greenhorn. GOSH
1916; The British Government introduced conscription, to replace the many tens of thousands killed
in the trenches in France.
I don't want to join the army...
The present government is introducing more and more extreme austerity to balance the books.
The bodies are being benignly bundled out to burn...
Nothing to see here; move on if you are a greedy git GOSH
2013; The High Street camera retailer founded in Leicester in 1935 by Frank Jessop, went into
On 11th January it was announced that Jessops was to shut all of its stores at the end of the
day's trading, resulting in the loss of 1,370 jobs.
Video killed the radio star...
Change is inevitable - it's the rate of change...
Those well lobbied politicians that lead from the back; are in need of a damn good dose of democratic
The online auctions - who is buying what - of assets is due to go ahead in 2018.
Online to bypass the physical opposition of those being dispossessed.
Elections planned to coincide.
There is still time for a good dose of democracy in the inequality producing digital era.
SUN 7th Jan 2018
On This day the 7th Jan 2018
1558; English forces were forced from the French port of Calais, led by the Duke of Guise.
Calais had surrendered to an invading English army in 1346 and its recapture by the French
saw the last continental possession of England forfeited.
After brexit; ( Gib - massive majority to remain) if Spain doesn't get back Gibraltar; I'll show what
I shouldn't be able to shove my elbow up in a family shop window of your choice.
Don't mention Jersey - no josh GOSH
1618; Francis Bacon became Lord Chancellor of England. Later that year he was accused of taking a bribe,
and fined £40,000, a roll over lottery amount of money for those days.
The love of money makes the world go around.
Are you getting enough of what makes you happy!
Or! too much off what fills a nappy!
Never mind the bacon; what about the gravy GOSH
1927; A telephone service began operating between London and New York.
A three-minute call cost £15.
Nevertheless 31 different people made a call on the first day.
The good times are coming - go on give them a call...
You don't play the gullible game GOSH
2014; Figures from 'Care for the Wild' showed that pilot culls of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire
had cost more than £7m - equivalent to more than £4,000 per badger killed.
The government scheme was to test how effective, humane and safe a cull could be in their attempt
to stop the spread of bovine TB.
Despite the relative rapid advance in technology; mankind is still capable of wasting immense
amounts of money.
HS2 is good for you...
A nation state abandons about a third of its resources at its peril.
Here we go again GOSH
2000; Former Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken was released from jail after serving less than half
of his 18-month sentence.
Johny boy was an establishment well connected gofer for the arabs - go for this; go for that;
Sword of truth and shield of fair play makes Geoffrey Archer seem like a virgin choir boy.
Now a UKIP christian - there's cant and hypocrisy; guilty of nowt; by the metric gallon GOSH
Wonder if the Greek establishment has the same level of condonement of graft and corruption as the rest
of 'advanced' nation states...
Time for change.