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...
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