MON 1st JULY 2019
1690; The Battle of the Boyne was fought on the east coast of Ireland, between the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William.
The battle, won by William, ultimately helped ensure the continuation of Protestant supremacy in Ireland.
Curiously, Battle of the Boyne Day is celebrated on 12th July.
The mismatch occurred under the Gregorian calendar and 11 days were effectively lost, causing people at the time to clamour 'Give us back our 11 days!'
If I only had time...
The clock is ticking...
one of the reasons for the present division is the wish of a proportion of plebs to turn back time.
'They' say you should never go back.
'So here's to the future; the fun has just begun'
Wanna be in a warmed up less divisive gang GOSH
1916; World War I: Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and a further 57,500 were injured on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
It was the greatest number of British casualties in a single day's fighting in modern history.
British casualties on day one were greater than the total combined British casualties in the Crimean, Boer, and Korean wars.
A nation in grief called it 'The Great War'
In the second world war; the nation state of Russia - before the soviet empire - suffered 20 times as many casualties as the rest of the combined combatants of both sides.
All wars are preceded by some form of economic war...
This planet is in a constant flux of nation state warfare.
let's hope that global warming will temper the ambition of those who wish death and destruction on the rest of the planet.
Wanna be in a less belligerent more gregarious gang GOSH
1960; Ghana became a Republic and Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be its Head of state.
Soon betty two will cease to exist.
Her family on benefits will be wishing, 'If I only had time...'
Wanna be in a let/make the family go gang GOSH
Greece is a republic with a relatively much greater standing army than the UK - we 'more advanced' nations rely on technology; not humans.
The conditions attached to the loan repayments will affect the number of humans in employment.
Austerity rules and divides at the moment OK.
TUES 2nd JULY 2019
1644; English Civil War: The Battle of Marston Moor at Long Marston, North Yorkshire .
Marston Moor was the first victory of the war for the Parliamentary forces, with Cromwell's Roundhead Army defeating the Royalist Cavaliers, commanded by Prince Rupert.
After their defeat, the Royalists effectively abandoned the North of England.
The loss of the North was to prove a fatal handicap the following year, when they tried unsuccessfully to link up with the Scottish Royalists under Montrose.
The control of regional differences is still important today - hence the half-hearted fiasco of the 'Northern Powerhouse' and HS11(Two)
Wanna be in a provincial gang GOSH
1698; Devon born Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.
He described it as a 'A new invention for raiseing of water and occasioning motion to all sorts of mill work by the impellent force of fire, which will be of great use and advantage for draining mines, serving townes with water, and for the working of all sorts of mills where they have not the benefit of water nor constant windes'( belts not burps)
1819; The first Factory Act was passed in Britain.
This banned the employment of children younger than 9 from working in textile factories, whilst those under 16 were allowed to work for 'only' 12 hours a day!
In the times of today there has been more change than enough as wealth moves Eastwards and developed western economies come under more a more pressure.
Digitalisation of the planet would not have happened without micro-miniturisation...
Wanna be in a slow down you are going too fast (ludite) gang GOSH
1928 The Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act, widened suffrage by giving women electoral equality with men.
It gave the vote to all women over 21 years old, regardless of property ownership.
The generation that resorted to violence (more than approaching death and destruction at times) in the battle of the sexes is all gone now.
1985; The ordination of women as deacons was approved by the General Synod
Why do I as man genuinely think that the weaker sex is mostly now just stepping into the gaps left by man...
Wanna be in a 'more'( one mans rebel is another womans treble ) equal gang GOSH
2013; HM Revenue and Customs was urged to show "more urgency" in how it dealt with VAT fraud and tax losses arising out of online trading, after a National Audit Office report found that £32bn of tax was uncollected in 2010, including an estimated £9.6bn in VAT.
Before coming into power (Coalition government with the right of the Lib Dems) 'dodgy' dave cameron often used the words 'broken Britain'
Now, after how many years of austerity imposed politically by the nasty party, Britain really is broken and breaking up...
Ironically the nasty party is now vainly attempting to be the nice party in an even more vain attempt to hang on to power.
Wanna be in an honest time for change gang GOSH
Greece as a member nation state of the EU will have a much less chance of breaking up in the near future than the UK - if the UK comes out.
THURS 4th JULY 2019
It's a two day holiday - off to one of the best places on the planet...
Ambleside; in the middle of the Lake disrict...
Can't count the no. of times been there...
Take it a bit easy this time...
The cliched wish you were here.
SUN 7th JULY 2019
1575; The Raid of the Redeswire took place On This Day at Redesdale in Northumberland.
It was the last major battle between England and Scotland in which humans were subjected directly to death and destruction
In the latest (economic) battle; the true facts (Which are always subject to individual opinion) are yet to come out.
Wanna be in a divided provincial gang GOSH.
1927; Christopher Stone became the first 'disc jockey' on British radio when he presented his 'Record Round-up' from Savoy Hill.
And you thought it was; 'Tony Blackburn'!
Anything and everything has been done before - usually by somebody and their dog...
Wanna be in a gang GOSH
1981; The Church of England decided that divorcees would be allowed to re-marry in a church ceremony.
Divorce breeds its own democracy - a sickness according to some (those still married)
Was this a clasic case of following the flow and complete lack of leadership in the developed world by the CofE.
Wanna be in a 'the times they are a changing' gang GOSH
2014; A precious hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins were discovered in a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, where it had lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years.
Humans - the vast majority male - have for ever searched for intentionally and acc/incidentally hidden treasure
Experts said that it was the first time that coins from the two separate civilisations had been found buried together.
Almost everyone can be a pundit on anything...
Wanna be in a 'theres nowt as queer - in the best possible taste - as folk gang GOSH
The written media has wrtten off the left leaning Greek coalition government.
According to the (a) poll the right wing is way ahead in the election to come.
I believe only one poll in the UK predicted the election of trump and a conservative UK government.
Never in the field of forecasting have so many getting it wrong so much led to the proponents of the leave campaign openly mocking experts.
I call the whole kit and caboodle; 'pre-news news' due to the proliferation of the media in an economy under pressure.
MON 8th JULY 2019
1836; The birth of Joseph Chamberlain, 'self-made' -I'll get by with a little help from my friends and family - businessman, influential British politician, statesman and the father of former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
He resigned from Gladstone's Third Government in 1886 in opposition to Irish Home Rule and as Secretary of State for the Colonies he presided over the Second Boer War.
Despite never becoming Prime Minister, he is regarded as one of the most important British politicians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mr chamberlain was originally a whig; then became a Tory.
Somewhat similar to the Wedgewood Ben family of today...
If; you don't think that the arrogance of affluence is alive and well today; you; need some more facts for your fudging.
Wanna be in a humble gang GOSH
1884; The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) was founded in London.
The NSPCC, other organisations and the min/living wage prove that we - all races in this era of immigration - are not as nice as we like to think we are.
Wanna be in 'we are all on this planet together' gang GOSH
1988; A London double-decker bus parked in Battersea, was put on sale for £40,000.
It had been converted into a luxury home to overcome rising property prices in London.
Just a parking space in the - sale (short term lease) or rent - in the congestion zone of London; can cost more than the cliched arm and a leg today.
Horse manure was becoming a 'problem' on the streets of London long before the advent of the motor car.
Despite the utterances stating other-wise; the rich are even more, making tough decisions on behalf of the poor
in this era of individual endeavour.
Wanna be in a much, much less inequality Gang GOSH
2005; The G8 summit in Gleneagles ended with a deal to boost aid for developing countries by almost £28 billion.
The 'charity begins at home' people, think that the amount of aid should be drastically reduced.
Overseas aid made by the UK today mostly makes a profit.
Expect overseas aid to increase when (if) we leave the EU.
Wanna be in a stand alone gang GOSH
Greece has voted in the centre right tory party - which was responsible for the dodgy loans embroiled in the admission to the EU - in a snap, low turnout election.
The new leader has said it is a mandate for real change; yet has promised to look after all Greeks.
You can't do both - a reason why politicians are way down in the league of respect.
Is this division a consequence of western economies under pressure from those of the East!
TUES 9th JULY 2019
1811; Explorer David Thompson posted a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, America), claiming the land for Britain.
Thompson was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor and map-maker, who, over his career mapped more than 3.9 million square kilometres of North America and for this has been described as the 'greatest land geographer who ever lived.'
Davie boyo; was an apprentice ( his westminster shool for the poor paid £5 ) the to the Hudson Bay Company and defected to the rival North West Company as a fur trader and then secretary as such.
Everbody should have a hobby - his was to land grab for the private establishment of the UK.
Don't mention PFI...
Wanna be in a charitable private gang GOSH
1900; Queen Victoria gave the Royal Assent to the Australian Federation Bill which set up of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901.
When betty 11 dies; Oz will see a great push towards a Republic.
Due to global warming and 'other' - distance - reasons, Oz will trade more with China and less and less with the UK.
Wanna be in a future without a special relationship gang GOSH
1947; Princess Elizabeth (the Queen) and Philip Mountbatten (phil the greek) announced their engagement.
1973; Prince Charles enjoyed the Bahamas' last day as a British colony.
He had hosted a formal reception at Government House, Nassau, the previous night for dignitaries from 52 countries overseeing the end of over 300 years of British sovereignty.
If; the man who would be king ever becomes king - it will be a very short reign indeed.
Wanna be in a much less cost republic gang GOSH
1991; The closure of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International due to fraud lost about 20 local councils up to £30m - an establishment of banking conservative estimate - in investments.
Investment law is constantly changing - shares may go down as well as up.
No so long ago local authorities did not invest by law - in the present wave of 'money for nowt' and imposed austerity, council investment law is merely advisory...
Wanna be in a magic money tree gang GOSH
1999; Scotland celebrated one of its most significant political events for centuries; the formal opening of the new Scottish Parliament by the Queen.
There was public uproar over the cost and delays.
The final cost was £414 million (10 times over budget) and it was three years late.
The price of democracy is increasing as the trade decreases in an economy under pressure.
At the cost of plebs...
Wanna be in a there's no new gang GOSH
The Greek nation state has just voted in a return to the political party that caused the disastrous decline in wealth by arranging the dubious loans that got them into trouble.
They have democratically voted for a load more inequality producing austerity!
'When will we ever learn'...
WED 10th JULY 2019
138 AD (after jmmy jesus); The death of the Roman Emperor Hadrian who ordered the building of a wall across northern England to keep out the 'barbarian Scottish tribes'.
By this Era the garrisons of the wall were manned by forces less than 10% Italian and were professional plebs from the outer region nation states of the roman empire.
If; one wasn't around at the time it is easy to say. 'and then they were gone'.
Wanna go back to being in a rule by force gang GOSH
1947; The Government announced that Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) would get extra clothing coupons for her wedding dress.
Well; what can one say!
Perhaps, 'there's one law for the rich and one for the poor', insufficently characterises the complexity.
Bety 11 is now one of the richest women in the world...
The royal gang is a dysfunctional family on super state benefit.
Wanna be in an economy under pressure time for change gang GOSH
1972; William Whitelaw, the consevative Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, broke the news that he had been involved in secret talks with the provisional IRA in London, as he announced that the two week ceasefire in Northern Ireland had come to an end.
It was a third way sort of socialism that was in power and brokered the peace (95% ceasefire) agreement of 1998 - 16 year later.
The present proponents in the battle of the conservative party leadership are prepared to put the back stop on the back burner - stating as an after thought, non-existent technology will sort out the border.
Wanna be in a lets return to death and destruction; as long as it doesn't involve me gang GOSH
1985; The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was blown up in Auckland harbour, New Zealand.
A generation later is global warming being relegated to second position in the race for money.
'Take me to the limit, one more time'...
Are you in a prepared to take the chance Gang GOSH
The Greek nation state has just chosen to more or less ignore global warming in a low turnout election.
The present division is more international and complicated than we as individuals think.
THURS 11th JULY 2019
1656; Ann Austin and Mary Fisher became the first Quakers to arrive in America and were promptly arrested. Five weeks later they were deported, back to England.
If; they had been male Quakers, they woudn't have seen the light of day...
Humanity still hangs around in religious gangs.
The less developed the gang ; the more religious - you can't say that; can you!
Wanna be in a non religious gang GOSH
1859; Big Ben, in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, tolled for the first time.
In September it cracked under the hammer, a mere two months after it officially went into service.
According to the foundry's manager, a hammer more than twice the maximum weight specified had been used and Big Ben was taken out of commission for three years.
If the left don't get you then the right hand will...
Wealth is wasted on both sides of the political divide
Oh! I forgot to mention the original bell manufacturer was replaced by a one from london.
Concoct your conspiracy or cock up theories for that one.
The vast majority of conspiracy is cock up - that is not to say that there is no conspiracy in any cock up.
Wanna be in a less conspirational gang GOSH
1991; Labour MP Terry Fields was sentenced to 60 days in prison for refusing to pay his poll tax.
Terry Liverpool MP (now dead) who was expulsed from the labour party for being a member of militant tendancy.
Not to be confused with the centre right career politician; Frank Field who recently resigned the labour whip after voting with the greedy gits over brexit.
Wonder if Frank will now change his mind...
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
2013; Greenpeace protesters climbed to the summit of London's Shard, the tallest building in western Europe at 1,016 ft and then unfurled a blue flag with 'Save the Arctic' written on it.
Wanna believe in a global warming gang GOSH
Wonder if the newly elected greedy git government will subtly change the influence of global warming on the Greek nation state!
FRI 12th JULY 2019
1290; Jews were expelled from England by order of King Edward I.
Here we go again...
If; you don't think that the Jewish Community is over represented by design in the establishment;
You need a bit less racism in your; anti-semitism/zionism.
Nobody or organisation stays top dog for ever.
What has America got in common with Israel?
The oppressed have become the oppressors
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
1932; Yorkshire cricketer Hedley Verity took 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county championship match against Nottinghamshire at Headingley, Leeds.
1947; The birth of Gareth Edwards, former Welsh rugby union footballer and described by the BBC as 'arguably the greatest player ever to don a Welsh jersey'.
Here we go again...
At the time of the Greek Olympics the athletes were professional.
In my lifetime the majority of sport has gone from amateur to professional.
The fact that breakaway organisations (usually the more lucrative sports) exist - don't mention corruption - prove that individuals are playing the earn a living game.
Sponsership plays so much as to what an individual earns in era of individual endeavour
1984; Robert Maxwell bought the Mirror Group newspapers.
Cap'n bob the bouncing cheque was supposed to be a socialist who disappeared in more than mysterious circumstances .
There is a market for socialism.
Theres too many 'bobs' around today...
Wanna be in a non-bob gang GOSH
2012; The public launch of the Canal & River Trust (formed on 2nd July 2012).
The new charity took over from British Waterways and was given responsibility for canals and rivers in England and Wales.
It was the largest ever single transfer of state assets to the voluntary sector.
Trusts are just one way of getting organisations off the government books.
Many NHS hopitals are charitable trusts - some hospitals are still pure NHS
For every person in the voluntary sector, there is someone who gets paid...
Even pseudo socialists are in favour of large remunerations for Executives in the Charitable sector.
Wanna be less chartitable in an era when everyone is after your money gang GOSH
The new loan repayment deal means the creditors - Led by the German banks and markets - will have to wait longer for repayment - there will be no or very little change to the ordinary citizen.
In reality; anyone moves and the pleb gets it...
SAT 13th JULY 2019
1713; A treaty signed between Great Britain and Spain at Utrecht ceded Gibraltar to Britain in perpetuity.
Leave the EU and see Gib go...
Wanna be in a 'the times they are changing' gang GOSH
837; Queen Victoria became the first sovereign to move into Buckingham Palace.
There is a statue of Vic in Nicholas Square at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Time to get rid of the 'royals'
If you want to see the present real division in society; replace a a statue of Vic with M Thatcher throughout the country...
Wanna be in a 'times have changed' gang GOSH
1911; The night of the 1911 census.
A suffragette hid in a broom cupboard in the House of Commons so that she could record The House of Commons as her address, ‘thus making my claim to the same right as men’.
It is now more than a century later; in an era of inequality - two forward and one back... and all that jazz - the weaker sex has still not acheived equality...
Wanna be in a some things never change gang GOSH
1983; The House of Commons voted 361-245 against the restoration of the death penalty.
The bill to restore capital punishment - death for those convicted of terrorism - was championed by the first female PM in the house of commons
Capital punishment was got rid of in 1969 by the house of commons - against the opinion of the majority of the public (electorate).
Wanna be in a constitutional monarchy gang GOSH
2016 Theresa May, the former Home Secretary, became Prime Minister after David Cameron resigned (24th June) following a referendum that voted in favour of leaving the European Union.
Unprecedented in whose lifetime! Begorrah blimey...
Wanna be in a definitely time for change gang GOSH
Will the third loan repayment deal be changed by the new greedy git government.
The actual money figures will change very little'
Whatch those applied conditions - austerity for the plebs and privatisation for the rich! - change drastically - when will they ever learn...
SUN 14th JULY 2019
1791; The Priestley Riots (also known as the Birmingham Riots of 1791) took place from 14th to 17th July.
The rioters' main targets were English Dissenters, i.e. those Christians who had separated from the Church of England, most notably the controversial clergyman and chemist Joseph Priestley, who is credited with the discovery of oxygen.
The dissolution of the (catholic) monastries around 1531 was ordered by henry V111 after the pope refused to 'bless' the first divorce.
He was already using the sale of catholic assetts to fund his wars.
This division over the pretense of religion is alive and relatively well today...
Wanna be in an agnostic atheist humanitarian gang GOSH
1858; The birth, in Moss Side Manchester, of Emmeline Pankhurst, the English suffragette who led the fight for women's suffrage in Britain, often by violent means.
Death and destruction was invloved much more than one thinks in what was to become the battle of the sexes.
In the era of genderbendering; most people from either sex are non-combatants
Wanna be in a neutral not neutered gang GOSH
1903; It became known that the coalition conservative led government would reject proposals to introduce driving tests, vehicle inspections and penalties for drunken drivers.
In the era of victorian values; very few plebs indeed, drove or owned a motor vehicle.
A time of no law for the rich and very much less for the poor.
Wanna really be in a selective turn back time gang GOSH
2014; The Church of England General Synod approved women bishops.
The announcement was followed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, leading the General Synod in a rendition of 'We are Marching in the Light of God'.
The Rt. Rev. Libby Lane became the first female Church of England bishop, when she was consecrated Bishop of Stockport( Lancashire ) in a ceremony at York Minster (Yorkshire).
Was the CofE playing catchup in the race to keep ahead.
Woman are more gullible to the concept of afterlife.
Wanna be in a 'when you're gone, you're gone gang GOSH
Greece has a population of one sixth of the UK - yet the same ratio of men to women
Can we blame women for fostering capitalism!
Age rather than sex (gender) has influenced voting in the western world recently
MON 15th JULY 2019
1381; John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, was hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II.
The revolt later came to be seen as a significent event of the beginning of the end of serfdom in medieval England.
John Ball - a man of the cloth - and other 'leaders' lost their heads three days later. when dick 11 and the rest of the greedy gits had time to organise.
Wanna be in well paid pleb gang GOSH
1685; Charles II's illegitimate son (the Duke of Monmouth) was executed for rebelling against James II.
Alledgedly his head was then put back on his shoulders so that his portrait could be painted.
Chas 11 had a number of illegitimate offspringand no legitimate heirs.
In the battle for the power of love of wealth - who would be a bastard portrait painter.
Wanna be in a legit going for gold gang GOSH
1857; 200 British men, women and children were chopped up by local butchers and thrown down a well at Cawnpore, as the Indian Mutiny continued.
In the era when the the east india company had a military presence there were tit for tat atrocities committed by both sides.
When the Briish Raj finally left, India never suffered another large scale famine.
India gained independence in 1947; and, is now the largest democracy on the planet.
Wanna be in the times have changed gang GOSH
1996; Prince Charles and Princess Diana were granted a decree nisi.
Princess Diana could no longer be addressed as Her Royal Highness but was to be known as Diana, Princess of Wales.
A decision made by the establishment of a constitutional monarchy under the fear of public opinion.
Wanna be in a republic gang GOSH
Phil the greeks gang - having recently returned to the Republic of Greece - will be encouraged by the election of the greedy gits.
Inequality will see them off...
TUES 16th JULY 2019
1557; The death, aged 41, of Anne of Cleves, Queen of England for 6 month and the 4th wife of Henry VIII.
Anne was half Henrys age, the daughter of protestant germans and was ugly - according to Henry.
This was no marriage arranged in a divided gods heaven - it was a hitch from hell; according to the king.
Arranged marriages at all levels of income and race are still around today.
Wanna be in an arranged gang of two GOSH
1723; The birth of Sir Joshua Reynolds, an influential English painter, specialising in portraits.
He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy.
King George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.
Just as video killed the radio star; the camera seen off the portrait painter.
It won't be long now when cctv evidence is inadmissible in a court of law - due to the hacking war.
Justice must be seen to be done...
Wanna be in a lets get it all together Gang GOSH
1996; Diana, Princess of Wales, announced that she was severing links with more than 100 charities.
1997; Then she was gone - many of the plebs in her funeral procession were volunteer charity workers.
There's nowt as funny as folk...
Despite the the tragic alleged misdemeanours and mistruths on both sides; the majority of public opinion reckons that Chalie boy merely married Diana to provide heirs to the throne.
The king/Queen is dead; long live the King/Queen
Wanna be in a republic gang GOSH
2000; Footballer George Best's doctor begged every barman in Britain to refuse to serve alcohol to the footballing legend to help him beat his addiction.
Best was controversially granted an NHS liver transplant in 2002 and died in 2005, aged 59, due to complications from a drug used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs.
Really; the word in the stand was georgie is back on the juice
Wanna be; - without knowing the true facts - in the court of human opinion gang GOSH
2001; The Labour Government was defeated in the House of Commons for the first time since it came to power in 1997.
100 labour MPs voted against the Bliar government over the sacking from a committee of two independent minded MP's
The lid on the two party system re division was lifted on labour as well as the conservatives.
The establishment hoped the whole thing would just go away
The present cant and hypocrisy producing duplicity has resulted in some very strange bedfellows indeed
Wanna be in a 'do you know where you are going to gang GOSH
The newly elected centre right and leaning male PM wants more women in parliament.
Remember when the Blair babes voted almost to a man for a retrospective illegal war.
Greece is heading into division - that might end up worse than ours
WED 17th JULY 2019
1453; In the last battle of the Hundred Years' War ( the Battle of Castillon) the French, under Jean Bureau, defeated the English, under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who was killed in the battle.
Just; another battle in the love/hate war with our nearest neighbour.
The numbers of each nationality... are roughly the same; yet many more brits retire to France than vice versa.
Wanna be in a more laid back costing less gang GOSH.
1717; King George I sailed down the River Thames for a concert, in a barge with 50 musicians.
It was the premiere of Frideric Handel's Water Music which George I was said to have enjoyed so much that he made the exhausted musicians play the three suites three times over the course of the outing.
Remember betty two getting wet on the Thames royal barge!
Wana be in my barge gang GOSH
1917; World War 1: The British Royal Family, in a proclamation issued by George V, adopted the name of the House of Windsor in place of their German family name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha due to the anti-German sentiment at the time.
Most plebs while hacking out a living in the era of inequality are unaware of the resurgence of international european royalty.
If they were more aware that they are still keeping their heads below the parapet! would they be less indifferent to the figureheads of inequality!
Wanna be in a republic gang GOSH
1987; Former Guinness director Thomas Ward was ordered to repay £5.2m to the brewing giants after being found guilty of illegal practices during the takeover of drinks company Distillers Group the previous year.
Don't mention the others involved...
In my humble experience - no matter what level - those that pursue wealth are more prone to skullduggery and lying.
Wanna be in a less greedy gang GOSH
2001; Michael Portillo was dropped from the Tory leadership contest after coming third in a final ballot of MPs.
Was this cos he was a gay second generation immigrant or the arrogance of effluence factor!
A bit of both; I can confidently say...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH
2014; Retired Det. Sgt. Jack Tasker, a former detective with Lancashire Police said that three investigations into Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations were stopped, claiming that senior officers ordered him to hand over notes and warned he would be "in serious trouble" if he continued the investigation.
Smith was MP for Rochdale from October 1972 – April 1992.
After his death in 2010 numerous allegations of child sexual abuse emerged (including many made during his lifetime), leading the police to believe that Smith was a serial sex offender.
In this period of historic retribution society; in a world of one law for the rich and one for the poor...
Let him who is purely without guilt cast the first stone...
Still takes two forward and one back...
Wanna be in an up-to-date gang GOSH
In my limited experience; less developed nation states follow the course of developed nation states.
Is Greece not learning from the UK mistakes!
THURS 18th JULY 2019
1848; William Gilbert Grace, cricketing legend, was born.
Grace was important in the development of the sport and was universally known as W.G.
He played first-class cricket for a record-equalling 44 seasons, from 1865 to 1908, during which he captained England, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, the Gentlemen, MCC and the United South of England Eleven.
Cricket - despite the inns and outs of sports over recent time (a lot of miners used to play cricket) - has always come second to football.
Top cricketers can make a very lucrative living world wide - Indian batsmen in the IPL being the best paid.
However; top footballers can 'earn' in a week what a cricketer earns in a year.
It's been a long time since the UK was top dog in the remuneration race of individual/team endeavour/Wanna be Wanna be in a it's all relative - lets hang on to what we got gang GOSH
1872; Britain introduced the concept of voting by secret ballot.
Secrecy to prevent corruption - not openess.
Today; the/all establishment(s) uses secrecy to protect its own arse - not democracy.
I know; lets call them semi-secret...
Wanna be in a more truthful gang GOSH
1892; The death of Thomas Cook, founder of the travel agency that became the Thomas Cook Group in 2007.
This long time - once solely British - business has seen many changes since the, 'shall we gather at the mountain' stage.
Through a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions - short term capitalism - this group; owned by the 'germans' who went to the german government for aid and was knocked back by the overiding EU is now dominated by Chinese interests.
Does the hybrid economy of China just have to sit back and wait as capitalism slogs it out between the EU and America!
Wanna be in a time for change as wealth moves away from the west gang GOSH
Has Greece just signalled the indecisiveness of division by electing a go with the flow centre right government!
FRI 19th JULY 2019
1553; Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I as Queen of England after having the title for just nine days.
It really has all been done before - ask Boris
Career politians from both sides of the ever fluid divide know that living life as a post PM can be very lucrative indeed
Wanna be in a lets stop all that jazz gang GOSH
1545; The Mary Rose, the pride of Henry VIII's battle fleet, sank in the Solent with the loss of 700 lives.
Living the good life is known as hedonsism...
If you haven't honestly heard of the 'Mary Rose', you really should start stopping in more.
Wanna be in the era of enlightenment, in a believe in experts 'nuts tothe novelty culture' gang GOSH
1918; The end of World War I approached as the German army began retreating across the Marne River in France.
1919; Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen, unhappy with unemployment and other grievances, rioted and burn down Luton Town Hall.
During the riot people broke into Farmers Music Shop and dragged pianos into the streets for dancing and singing, including, ironically 'Keep the home fires burning'.
The mayor at the time, Henry Impey - local, establishment figurehead; elected on the strength of one blank paper - was smuggled out of Luton never to openly return.
Any anti-establishment action must involve death and destruction, it's the rule of law; if you are the establishment.
Wanna be in which gang GOSH
2001; Former Tory MP, Jeffrey Archer, was convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice and sentenced to four years in prison.
He actually served only two; in sort of prisons...
This lifelong prolific purveyor of porkies was a darling of the con job shires - he was a deputy chair of the con party at one time before his public outing.
Wanna really be in a here we go again gang GOSH
Turkey is increasing oil and gas exploration off the Island of Cypress - who knows to what extent western multi-nationals are involved; in this time of global warming!
Cypress - with its vast Greek culture - comes under the auspices of the EU; Turkish membership of the EU has just been refused.
What happens next!
'For you know it don't come easy'.
SAT 20th JULY 2019
1304; The fall of Stirling Castle in the Wars of Scottish Independence.
King Edward I of England took the stronghold using the 'War Wolf', a type of catapult that used the energy of a raised counterweight to throw a projectile.
Ten years later Stirling Castle was recaptured by the Scots, an event that was the immediate cause of the Battle of Bannockburn in which Edward Longshanks's son, Edward II, came with an army two or three times the Scottish numbers and lost.
No matter how good you are! there's always some-one better...
Wanna be in a 'nobody stays top dog for ever' gang GOSH
1837; London’s first railway station opened, in Euston Grove.
The new Euston station was described as ‘mightier than the pyramids of Egypt’.
The busiest train station in the world was 'Waterloo' at the height of the BE.
This was superceded by the NY grand central as the american empire took over the boiler room.
The busiest station in the world is in Tokyo at this moment in history...
As wealth contiues to move eastwards; China with its huge population will take over the 'mantle'
Wanna be in a top dog gang GOSH
1968; During a BBC radio interview, actress Jane Asher announced that her engagement to Beatle Paul McCartney was off.
He was not the first to find out!
'A fool and his money are soon parted'
What! you can't say that, about one of the adopted 'darlings' of the establishment.
Now is the time for more truthful speaking - play the game...
Wanna be in a much less cant and hypocrisy gang GOSH
1990; An IRA bomb blew a 10-foot hole in the London Stock Exchange.
The stock exchange and kindred scams (banking) are merely organisations that 'cream it off' the top of a developed nation state.
Society - legs akimbo - is always subjected to the next; establishment supported fiasco/scandal.
In the era of individual endeavour - as an agnostic atheist I would welcome a return to the church as opposed to worshipping the shopping mall - how deep must corruption go!
Is the 'making of things' becoming a bit player in the 'Game'
Wanna be in a more honest gang GOSH
2002; Charles Kennedy, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and his fiancee Sarah Gurling, were married in the House of Commons chapel.
He took over as leader from paddy pantsdown ashdown and lasted almost 7 year as leader of the liberals.
He left this world early after resigning the liberal leadership due to a drink problem.
It was a right wing led lberal party that formed a coalition with the greedy gits.
Wanna be in a 'time for change of the establishment' gang GOSH
2003; The BBC confirmed that weapons expert Dr David Kelly, found dead two days earlier, was the source for reports that the government had 'sexed up' an Iraq dossier.
Conspiracy and/or cock-up!
The conspiracy advocates must be laughing at the attempted cover-up.
The main architect of the Iraq dossier - one alistair campbell; drink was the least of his problems - was shunned by the public at his one man show trial in south shields.
Does ali deserve a lucrative living from the public today!
You bet your life; he doesn't...
Wanna be in a he's shagged more than one sheep gang GOSH
Is Greece just as corrupt as the more developed UK!
Being dragged by the short and curlies into the western and eastern world of worshipping the novelty culture of the shopping mall; it will surely be...
SUN 21st JULY 2019
1403; In the Battle of Shrewsbury, King Henry IV defeated rebels led by Henry 'Hotspur' Percy from Northumberland.
It was the first battle in which English archers fought each other on English soil and demonstrated the deadliness of the longbow.
What percentage of archers knew that they were delivering death and destruction upon their fellow man!
A rebel is merely denoted as a rebel after defeat - remember the victor writes the history.
The arms race was humanless long ago...
Wanna be in a the bots are coming gang! GOSH
1909; Six suffragettes, jailed for breaking windows in Whitehall, were released for insubordination, for kicking and biting female wardens and for going on strike.
People regularly underestimate the resolution needed for change.
Most people keep their heads down; despite an empathy - most of the time...
Was change brought about by the few; in the 'old days'!
One (wo)mans rebel is another mans treble.
Wanna be in a 'In more recent times we pertain to prefer democracy over death and destruction' gang GOSH
1994; Tony Bliar, was confirmed as the new leader of the Labour Party following the unexpected death of John Smith.
2000; DOWNing Street insisted they would not intervene after Home Secretary Jack Straw's car was stopped by the police for speeding - 'no conviction'
There but for the Grace of God; Helplessness of Humanity; go I.
Justice must be seen to be done...
Was this the begining of the downgrading of political status.
Wanna be in a 'politicians just don't get it'gang GOSH
2013; Britain's Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France, making it Britain's second successive victory.
Froome's Team Sky colleague Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the prestigious cycle race in 2012.
Just like murdochs media mob; why bring about self inflicted change if one is innocent!
Wanna be in lucrative gang GOSH
2014; Former Liverpool midfielder and England captain Steven Gerrard retired from international football, after a 14-year career representing his country and winning 114 caps.
Football has taken over from 'pop' as the route to riches for the plebs...
Footie fans are so reticent in questioning the 'internationality' of the game.
Wanna be in an 'everbody should have a hobby' gang GOSH
In the near future most Greek plebs won't have time for a hobby - they will be too busy grafting out a living
Just a tinge of pum intended...
MON 22nd JULY 2019
1706; The 'Acts of Union' were agreed by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by the countries' Parliaments, led to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Which more than likely led to the the British Empire
Which in time led to the UK...
Which! if we don't get our act together...
Reading between the ruins; this once great nation state will end up as an also ran in the race of the pursuit of wealth.
Wanna be in a 'time for change' gang GOSH
1844; The Rev. William Archibald Spooner, Anglican clergyman and warden of New College, Oxford, was born.
He was famous for 'Spoonerisms' in which letters are switched to produce such expressions as - 'It is kisstomary to cuss the bride' (.... customary to kiss the bride) 'a well-boiled icicle' ( .... well-oiled bicycle) and ' Come into the arms of the shoving leopard' (.... loving shepherd).
Spoonerism has raised its ugly/beautiful head spontaneuosly/planned over time.
There's nowt as funny as folk in the deperation of the pseudo belligerent battle to earn a living a living.
Wanna be in a less beligerent gang GOSH
1972; Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs.
Give me hope not dope...
Drugs and their many forms are high on the agenda at this moment of time.
'Hope' is the desperation of choice in the leadership battle of the greedy gits
Wanna be in a realistic gang GOSH
1986; MPs voted to abolish corporal punishment in state schools.
What does spare the rod; spare the child, mean to you!
Capital punishment hasn't stopped people killing - it's funny how one can kill for ones country yet not as an individual.
Wanna be in a less belligerent gang GOSH
1991; British prime minister John Major unveiled the government's Citizen's Charter aimed at improving public services.
Here we go again.
The cant and hypocrisy of pre-election promiseering.
The rich making tough decisions on behalf of the poor; to stay in power
You can fool some of the people some of the time; but, you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Wanna be in a 'lets grasp reality' gang GOSH
Have Greek plebs grasped reality!
Or, are they just deperately grasping in the dark by swinging from one devil to the other.
Give me hope Joanna...
TUES 23rd JULY 2019
1901; Tennis player Tim Henman's great-grandmother (Ellen Stawell Brown) became the first woman to serve overarm at the All England Tennis Club.
Tiny Tim but dims' family had a private grass tennis court.
Mr henman made a lucrative living on the tennis circuit despite only once making the semis at wimbledon - at least he was UK/English stock before the days of 'internationality'of everything/anybody and his dog.
Some people really want to be in a 'turn back time' gang GOSH
1913;Michael Foot, Former Labour Party leader (1980-83), was born.
Mr Foot was very subtly - and openly - derided by the right wing owned british press.
In the present days of division; the present leader of socialism has received the same treatment.
Any critism of Jeremy Corbyn has/will spectacularly backfire.
Wanna be in a 'time for change' gang GOSH
1940; The Local Defence Volunteers were renamed the Home Guard by Winston Churchill.
Mr. Churchill - despite liking a drink an all that jazz was voted (not by me) as the greatest UK person that ever lived - lost the 1945 post war election and the greedy gits regained control of the country at the next election.
Wanna be in a 'we don't need another hero' gang GOSH
1957; There were violent scenes around Britain as the strike by busmen entered its fourth day.
You won't get me Im part of the union...
The working class can kiss my arse; Ive got the foremans job at last.
No wonder the sound bite took over from the far end of flatulence that came out of the mouths of politicians
The argument today is not what is in the sound bite; but, who controls the sound bite...
Wanna be in a little knowledge is a dangerous thing indeed Gang GOSH
1984; A government report into cancer levels near the controversial nuclear plant at Sellafield in Cumbria confirmed suspicions of higher than-normal levels of leukaemia in the area, but said it could not definitely link this to the nuclear plant itself.
Remember when the establishment said,'diesel is good for you'
Were they just following the money - as establishments do!
Do politicians deserve the present derision due to division.
I'm far from afraid to say that, 'most of em do'.
Wanna be in a socialist gang GOSH
1997; Tony Blair's Government announced that students would have to pay tuition fees and that maintenance grants would be abolished.
The right wing led lib dems did their selves much damage by doing an about turn on their pre-election promiseering.
The lib dems are once again following the flow; by electing a young female leader...
The only thing I have in common with a lib dem is; I sometimes wear sandals...
Wanna be in a truly common gang GOSH
2009; The number of new swine flu infections in England doubled, with an estimated 100,000 new cases of swine flu recorded in one week.
As (wo)mankind takes two forward and one back in the pursuit of profit; the cost of combatting nature is ever present.
Wanna be in a more natural gang GOSH
Will Greek plebs return to a slower more natural pace of life after the loans fiasco!
WED 24th JULY 2019
1411; The Battle of Harlaw, took place On This Day, just north of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.
It was one of a series of battles fought during the Middle Ages between the barons of northeast Scotland against those from the west coast and was one of the bloodiest battles in Scottish history.
We all know of the North/South split but the sweaty socks who actually exist north of the border still describe it as the east/west split.
If it wasn't for this split the union with Scotland would be long gone now...
Wanna be in a 'you can go your own way' gang GOSH
1567; Mary Queen of Scots, imprisoned at Lochlevan Castle, was forced to abdicate her throne to her 1 year old son, James VI of Scotland - (James I of England).
Most plebs - I count myself as a pleb - of today are not interested in the past pursuit of wealth - the present division is the result of inequality.
'So here's to the future; the fun has just begun'
Wanna be in a more equal gang GOSH
1883;Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English channel (1875) drowned whilst attempting to swim the rapids at Niagara Falls.
Matty was a pro in them days.
Well into the age of individual endeavor; do people underestimate the amount of resolve needed between passion and professionalism!
Or, are people more desperate in an economy under pressure!
Just like 'cock-up or conspiracy' in the big scheme of things 'it' changes over time.
Wanna be in a more down to earth - no pun intended - gang GOSH
1908; Fifty six runners began the London Marathon from Windsor Castle as part of the London Olympic Games.
Today running is considered a mass participation sport - many are encouraged as fun runners; who usually end up walking...
Many are the result of pro's enlisting passion - don't mention dehydration and water.
The last thing on a - professional/amateur - distance runners mind is promotion of the royal family
Wanna be in a less 'pro' gang GOSH
1987; Former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, Jeffrey Archer, was awarded record libel damages at the High Court.
The Daily Star newspaper was ordered to pay the MP £500,000 damages, along with up to £700,000 costs, for a front-page story in November 1986 alleging that Mr. Archer had paid (brown envelope etc) to have sex with a prostitute.
In July 2001, Archer was found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice at the 1987 trial and was sentenced to four years in prison - he served two years; mostly on easy street.
Never ever forget that justice must be seen to be done
Alas; the higher up the food chain the less one is guilty of owt.
Wanna be in a reality gang GOSH
2019; Boris Johnson took over as Prime Minister from Theresa May.
He beat Jeremy Hunt in the leadership contest and was elected by 92,153 Conservative members, representing just 0.14% of the population of the United Kingdom.
Johnson pledged that if he was elected as Tory leader, the UK would leave the European Union "deal or no-deal" by 31st October 2019.
Sir Alan Duncan quit as Foreign Office minister on Monday 22nd in protest and the Chancellor Philip Hammond and Justice Secretary David Gauke gave notice they would resign rather than serve Mr. Johnson.
The desperation of the greedy gits hanging on to power knows no bounds
Wanna be in a socialist gang GOSH
The newly elected right wing establishment have already arrested left wing anarchists.
Is this the new 'green shoots' of inequality!
THURS 25th JULY 2019
1554; Queen Mary I married Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral.
1603; James VI of Scotland was crowned as King James I of England, bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union with political union occurring in 1707.
Two events in the historic pursuit of wealth
If; you, don't think it goes on today; you need some more balls in your brawn box
Wanna be in my more informed gang GOSH
1865; The death of Dr. James (Jane) Barry, the first woman doctor (because she masqueraded as a man).
The games some people play to get on...
Now we have 'gender benders'.
Some people disagree...
Wanna be in my 'who are you to disagree' gang GOSH
1962; In London, the Buckingham Palace Art Gallery officially opened to the public.
The public can now visit some of Buck palace for 2 month of the year since 1993.
The 'royal palace' and many other residences are said to be owned by the crown estate and run on behalf of one of the most dysfunctional families ever to live on/in this nation state.
Many other nation states have similar set-ups without the 'royals'.
Wanna be in a 'let my people go' gang GOSH
2009; The last British survivor of the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, died, aged 111.
He was honoured at a service at Wells Cathedral, in Somerset and was later buried in a private service at Monkton Coombe church near Bath.
There is a memorial to him at Cathedral Green, close to Wells Cathedral.
In 2007 he became the UK's oldest author when he collaborated with Richard van Emden to write The Last Fighting Tommy, a detailed account of his life.
Everyone is after your money in an economy under pressure.
If; there is a return to death and destruction - watch the good lord and his gang jump on the bandwagon - would the youth of both sexes today, be up to it!
The plebs of harrys' generation didn't see war coming...
Wanna be in a 'life and death goes on' gang GOSH
2013; The retirement, aged 77, of James Alexander Gordon, voice of the classified football results for 40 years.
He pioneered the much-mimicked technique of raising his tone for the winning side's score, and dropping it in sympathy for the losers.
He never officially read the scoreline with which he was indelibly associated - 'East Fife 4. Forfar 5.' but in October 2011 fans across the country raised their hopes during a clash which finished, disappointingly, East Fife 4 Forfar 3.
On Sunday, 22nd July 2018 that result finally happened for the first time in the fixture's history when the Scottish League Cup Group B tie between the sides went to penalties after a 1-1 draw.
The final score after the penalty shootout was East Fife 4 Forfar 5!
Everbody should have a hobby - the vast majority of people have some form of hobby; until their dying day.
Wanna be in a no matter what income keep busy gang GOSH
Some Greek plebs will become hobbyless very soon.
FRI 26th JULY 2019
1469; Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Edgecote Moor (northeast of Banbury - Oxfordshire) took place.
It pitted the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV and was considered to be an important turning point in the course of the war.
Dickie boy was originally red but was killed before his time was up, as a white.
'You can go your own way' - there are others in history and contemporary times; that have changed their minds a no. of times in the race for the pursuit of power.
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
1745; The first recorded women's cricket match was played near Guildford, Surrey, between teams from Hambledon and Bramley
It was a woman who sang, 'it's raining men' ...
The battle of the sexes has been going on since before man and women lived in caves.
I'm a man who will be long gone if/when women win the war!
Do you really want to be in a 'you can go your own way' gang GOSH
1858; Lionel Rothschild took his seat in the House of Commons to become Britain's first Jewish member of Parliament.
Everyone has a degree of inbuilt racism in them.
The present trend is for 'developed nations' to overcome this inbuilt racism.
One thing is certain; the oppressed eventually become the oppressors; as individuals and amalgamated nation states.
Wanna be in you can't go your own way now gang GOSH
1943; Mick Jagger, British rock singer with the Rolling Stones, was born.
The group that gained riches - some call(ed) it infamity - by recording, 'hope I die before I get old - talking bout my generation' is old now.
Wanna be in what kind if gang GOSH
1958; In Britain, debutantes were presented at the Royal Court for the last time.
As the british empire contiued to wane; the 'upper classes' started to keep their heads down.
The russian oligarchs took over the deb scene in this once great nation state.
Now the russians have seen their day...
Do you really want to be in a 'turn back time' gang GOSH
1990; It was announced that the Fraud Squad would investigate the National Union of Mineworkers' accounts over Soviet miners' untraced donations.
Just part of the game of the rich establishment making tough decision on behalf of the poor
Due to rapid changes; the poor must rely on the state now.
Yuo can't be in a have it both ways though some still try gang GOSH
2013; The former BBC broadcaster and 'man' of some people Stuart Hall's 15-month sentence for a series of indecent assaults was doubled by the Court of Appeal, increasing the term to 30 months.
In June 2013, Hall, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, had admitted 14 counts against girls aged from nine to 17 between 1967 and 1985.
Hall is presently on 'release under licence'- his OBE was anulled by the queen
Historic retribution is a 'thing' of the more advanced/developed nation states...
'Justice must be seen to be done'
Wanna be in a not guilty your honour gang GOSH
The 'new' greek greedy git government has already passed legislation to help stalled 'investment'
It's the same the whole world over
It's the poor that gets the blame
It's the rich that gets the pleasure
Ain't it all a ....ing shame
SAT 27th JULY 2019
1214; The Battle of Bouvines, which the English lost, in a field next to what is now the airport of Lille.
"Bouvines is the most important battle in English history that no-one has ever heard of," said John France, medieval history professor.
"Without Bouvines there is no Magna Carta, and all the British and American law that stems from that.
The armies are small, but everything depends on the struggle.
It's one of the climactic moments of European history."
Wanna be in which gang GOSH
1663; The English Parliament passed the Second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies had to be sent in English ships from English ports.br>
An act like that could not have been passed without the death and destruction of 'rule Britania; Britannia rules the waves...
Let's hang on to what we got...
The present division in UK society is very similar to the desperation of the waning american Empire electing 'trump'.
You can't turn back time + the distance - global warming an all that jazz - is why I believe change should come from within the EU
Wanna be in a forward looking gang GOSH
1914; British troops invaded the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and began to disarm Irish rebels.
There's a lot of complicated history leading up to the present 'backstop'.
A 'no deal' won't solve the backstop problem...
Wanna be in a remain and change gang GOSH
1988; British pole vault record holder Jeff Gutteridge - geoffrey who - was banned for life by the British Amateur Athletic Board for taking steroids.
His life ban was later reduced.
Taking enhancements in the pursuit of wealth has been going on since pussy was a kitten
All facets of life have cheaters.
Wanna be in a cheaters gang GOSH
2012; The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
The official mascot for the Olympic Games was named Wenlock, as it was in the market town of Much Wenlock, Shropshire that doctor William Penny Brookes founded the modern Olympian Games in 1850.
Much Wenlock actually exists - it is not an extracting the urine name
The last time that the Games were held in Britain was 1948.
The original olympic games were held a very long time ago in Greece.
The vast majority of the competitors were professional - some of them would have been cheaters...
SUN 28th JULY 2019
1540; Thomas Cromwell, Chancellor to Henry VIII and his chief minister, was executed.
He was beheaded on Tower Hill for promoting the king's failed arranged marriage to ugly Anne of Cleves.
Henry also married Catherine Howard - his 5th wife - on the same day.
'A camel is a horse designed by a committee'
Over time the individual has come to have less and less power in developed nations.
As developed societies take the usual two forward and one back we are going through an extended period of wealth means power to the few.
An individual is only as strong as the gang behind him/her
Wanna be in a more democratic gang GOSH
1935; The birth of Simon Dee, pirate radio disc jockey for Radio Caroline and later television interviewer and BBC radio disc jockey.
He hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time in the late 1960s. He was sacked by London Weekend Television in 1970 and his career never recovered - he became a bus driver
He died with bone cancer aged circa 74 in August 2009.
A classic case of rags to riches and back to rags - an east end boy made bad.
Mr Dee - over opulent - fell out big time with the hierarchial establishment of the BBC over money!
Long before the present cant and hypoctritical wage structure of the BBC...
Wanna be in a 'how much gang GOSH
1948; The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foiled a bullion robbery in what became known as the 'Battle of London Airport' an operation that brought them to national prominence.
The name Flying Squad was coined in 1920 by a Daily Mail journalist called Crook!
Law and order is never far from the top of 'mooted' agenda
Perhaps cos the strong arm of the law is part of the establishment.
Policemen are only human.
The present division in society will be fostered by the fact that 'new' policemen will require degrees.
Education has become an industry...
Wanna be in a more natural gang GOSH
1988; The MP for Yeovil, Paddy (pantsdown) Ashdown, was elected the first leader of the new Social and Liberal Democrat Party.
They - who - say, 'we get the politicians we deserve'
At this moment in time career politians of any persusion are off the team.
Wanna be in an unelected middle of the road gang GOSH.
Greece was ruled by a coalition government that came out of the loans fiasco.
The greedy gits that arranged the loans are back democraticaly with an overstated vengance
Give me hope Joanna.........
MON 29th JULY 2019
1565; Mary, Queen of Scots married her cousin Lord Darnley (Henry Stuart) in the Old Abbey Chapel at Holyrood, Edinburgh, thus alienating Scottish protestants and England because Darnley was a Catholic heir to the throne.
As a hetrosexual atheist (agnostic), 'I believe in miracles where you from you sexy thing'
Never ever forget that even at the best of times; the population of Scotland has been way less than a tenth of that of England.
Population is very similar to currencies; it's not just the individual strength but the number of units aswell.
As a socialist (rich communist!); I'm far from happy at the (lets call it) centre right controlled EU - however, change should come from within...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH
1848; The Tipperary Revolt took place in the village of Ballingarry, County Tipperary, in protest at British rule.
After being chased by a force of Young Irelanders and their supporters, an Irish Constabulary unit raided a house and took those inside as hostages.
A gunfight lasting for several hours followed, but the rebels fled after a large group of police reinforcements arrived.
Death is part of life - don't you feel sorry for those that believe in freezing - passion over professionalism; freedom and self determination; always plays a mostly unwritten part of all walks of life.
Even in the most deveoped nation state; there are those that wittingly are ready to take advantage of those that 'can be wrong'.
Wanna be in a 'we are all the same' gang GOSH
1913; The birth of Jo Grimond, British politician and Liberal party leader.
Much soaial and economic change was brought about by the Whigs - the well to do opposition to the greedy gits of the past
Is life for a centre ground organisation any - apart from the odd hiccup - different today.
The only thing I have in common with the centre ground is a pair of sandals...
Wanna be in a 'you can't turn back time' Gang GOSH
1981; The Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer at London's St Paul's Cathedral.
The televised ceremony was watched by over 700 million viewers around the world.
The machiavelian machination of man and the ( some say dupliticous ) complicity of woman.
At this moment in time; the love of money with a(n) (un)healthy dose of PR makes the world go around.
Wanna be in a 'you can't stop the world I want to get off gang GOSH
2010; A luxury car valued at £1.2m was clamped outside Harrods (owned by rich arab oil money) in central London after being illegally parked.
The Koenigsegg CCXR (one of only six ever made) was released for £70 as the parking fine was paid within 14 days.
The give me hope illusion of capitalism; only roughly half of us are now all the same - the rest are relatively worse off than they have ever been.
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
Capitalism has divided Greece.
Will Greece follow the rest of the western world into economic oblivion!
TUES 30th JULY 2019
1718; William Penn, English Quaker leader and founder of the American colony of Pennsylvania died.
The special relationship (banking eh!) is dead; long live the special relationship!
No one stays 'top dog' forever - change is inevitable and comes much quicker now (ta) to technology.
Onwards and upwards - you can't turn back time
There is no reason on earth why the developed world part should enjoy a year upon year increase in wealth.
The climate change of global warming will develop the future rules.
The question is, will the future just be a war of words or death and destruction.
History (modern and ancient) has proved that war is just like inflation - as soon as the next generation forgets...
Wanna be in a 'we can work it out' gang GOSH
1940; Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor and pioneer of the first home computers (Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum) was born.
In 2010 Sinclair stated that he did not use computers himself, and preferred using the telephone to email.
In 1983, Sinclair formed Sinclair Vehicles and released the Sinclair C5, a battery electric vehicle that proved to be a commercial failure.
Mr. Sinclair was one of the first PR generated, boy in the garage next door start-ups...
From day one; investment companies had a seat on the board - Clive baby was the recent form of greedy git.
As each generation adopts and adapts - do you know where you're going to!
Wanna be in a know more gang GOSH
1948; The world's first radar station was opened, to assist shipping at the port of Liverpool.
Radar developed out of the last conflict with germany...
It is now said that Germany is the lead economy in the EU - one of the founding aims of The EU was to prevent another war in Europe.
The times they are really changing.
Wanna be in a time for more socialist economic change gang GOSH
1968; The Beatles closed the Apple Boutique, and gave clothes away for free to passers-by.
Would I be right in thinking that this 'act' was from the influence of the one that wrote and recorded. 'All we are saying is give peace a chance' rather than the 'darling of the establishment' one, who first realised he had become a millionaire.
Apple computers - in less than a modern generation its greatest rival google has changed its ownership name to alphabet; for what reason!
Wanna be in a 'All we are saying is give peace a chance' gang GOSH
Will Greece with its huge standing military forces go to war.
One of lifes greatest ironies is the fact that hawks run down a 'defence force'; and, doves build it up.
WED 31st JULY 2019
1703; English novelist Daniel Defoe was made to stand in the pillory as punishment for offending the government and church with his satire 'The Shortest Way With Dissenters'.
Bystanders pelted him with flowers instead of the customary harmful and noxious objects and drank to his health.
Danny boy was famous for 'robinson caruso' and this middle class man - often bankrupt - was infamous to many of the establishment for his contrary pamphlets on religion and trade.
Mr. Defoe was at times a spy for the tory establishment - was he really one of the first working class heroes!
Wanna be in what kind of gang GOSH
1941; World War II: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring ordered SS General Reinhard Heydrich to 'submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question.'
The demand led to the Holocaust and the genocide of approximately six million European Jews.
The fact that the 'russians' lost a conservative estimate of 20m people in the second world war is so conviently overlooked - no wonder there is distrust on both sides of whatever the prevalent economic argument.
Wanna be in a globally warmed one planet gang GOSH
1959; Cliff Richard had his first British No.1 with 'Living Doll'.
This controversial character who lived with his manager for many a year is now claiming he is 'asexual'
He is now sueing you and me for, at least, defamation of character.
Another working class hero!
Wanna be in a 'we don't need another hero' gang GOSH
1970; Black Tot Day occurred On This Day.
It was the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy that dated back to 1665.
It was poured as usual at 6 bells in the forenoon watch (11am) after the pipe of 'up spirits'.
Some sailors wore black armbands, tots were 'buried at sea' and in one navy training camp there was a mock funeral procession complete with black coffin and accompanying drummers and piper.
In the early sixties when betting shops were illegal; the bookies runner used to flog duty free capstan full strength.
An unfiltered strong cigarette that was dished out free to the matelots.
A fiddle job upon a fiddle job in the era of the 'lumpa' in the building game.
As each generation adopts and adapts it is not only the bankers on the take...
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
Are Greek plebs less corrupt than UK plebs!
There is good and bad in all nation states...
THURS 1st AUG 2019
August 1st is 'Yorkshire Day' - to promote the historic English county. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as a protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974.
The date alludes to the Battle of Minden (1759; In Germany - a decisive battle in the seven year war against France; the prissians were on the side of the Brits ) and it is also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce,(a rich pal of Pitt the younger paid £8,000 to be MP for Kingston upon Hull campaigned with others (mostly quaker) to abolish slavery.
Mr. Wilberforce was elected MP for Yorkshire due at the age of 24
The slave trade was a substantial amount of British income...
Bill (a religious man of the times) died a month before the slave trade was abolished in the British Empire (1833)
Bill Pitt a strong friend of Bill Wiberforce was a great advocate of unionism with Scotland and Ireland.
Will the union with Scotland and Ireland soon be a thing of the past.
Wanna be in an independent gang GOSH
1966: The British Empire officially came to an end as the Colonial Office closed its doors and lowered its flag, giving way to the Commonwealth.
Soon all UK protectorates on this warming up planet will be gone...
One can't turn back time.
Wanna be in a times they are changing rapidly gang GOSH
1984; Commercial peat-cutters discovered the preserved body of a man they called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss in Cheshire.
It is thought that he was deposited some time between 2 BC and 119 AD.
The oldest natural mummified man - Otzi (sorry girls) - was found in a retreating glacier and is on view in Bolzano (Italy)
He is calculated to be 4 thousand years old and carried a stone lighter.
Wanna be in a you really can't make this up gang GOSH
2017; The reopening, after a £19 million restoration, of the Piece Hall in Halifax, one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings.
The Piece Hall opened initially on 1st January 1779 as a cloth hall and was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type.
It had 315 separate rooms arranged around a central courtyard which were used by handloom weavers to sell the woollen cloth 'pieces' they had produced
Don't mention those dark satanic mills
Wanna be in a you can't turn back time - tourism rules OK - Gang GOSH
Watch tourism in Greece increase; with the return of the Elgin marbles
An unseen 'complication' of leaving the EU.
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