On This Day 5th JULY
1295;Scotland and France formed an alliance, the so-called 'Auld Alliance', against their common enemy - England.
Does one think it was somewhat similar to that of today!
A sort of touch and go GOSH
1817; The first gold coin sovereigns were issued in Britain.
In the 1960/70 the 'gorbals' of Glasgow - a high rise devastatingly poor area - started up a self help scheme.
As soon as they acquired a meeting place/cafe and stated using tokens to barter trade Etc...
The big six banks had them declared illegal and they disbanded...
Hence the phrase, 'As thick as Glasgow glue sniffers snot' - one of mine; think what you will.
Here's some of the Gang GOSH:
Jimmy Boyle (b. 1944), convicted criminal, novelist and sculptor.
Ian Brady, (1938-2017 born in the Gorbals and named Ian Duncan Stewart); notable as the Moors murderer.
Frank Bruno, the boxer, moved to the Gorbals to live with his partner in 2012.
Paddy Crerand (b. 1939), football player and MUTV pundit (Celtic and Manchester United)
Frank McLintock (b. 1939), football player and pundit (Arsenal)
Tommy Docherty (b. 1928), football player and manager (Celtic, Preston North End, and Chelsea)
Carol Ann Duffy (b. 1955), Poet Laureate of the UK.
Ralph Glasser (1916–2002), born here; psychologist and economist, writer of a three-volume autobiography,
beginning with 'Growing up in the Gorbals'
Alex Harvey (1935-1982), musician
Alexander Watson Hutton (1853-1936), a teacher and sportsman; considered the Father of Argentine football,
as he established teams there.
Lorraine Kelly (b. 1959), television presenter, journalist and actress.
Helena Kennedy (b. 1950), Labour member of the House of Lords.
Sir Thomas Lipton (1848–1931), grocery mogul, founder of Lipton's Tea, and perennial contender for the
sailing world's America's Cup.
Benny Lynch (1913–1946), boxer, became the British, European and World Flyweight Champion.
John Maclean (1879–1923), socialist politician; stood for election in the area in the 1918 general election.
Hugh MacColl (1861–1915), footballer, founder and first captain of Spanish Sevilla F.C. in 1890;
this is considered to be Spain's oldest football club solely devoted to association football.
Michael McGurk (1958—2009), born here and moved to Australia, where he became a businessman;
he was murdered outside his Sydney family home.
Gerry McLauchlan (b. 1989), formerly resident of Bishopbriggs, former footballer with Brechin City and Ayr United
John Martyn (b. 1948), musician.
Robert Millar (b. 1958), cyclist, the first and only English-speaking "King of the Mountains"
champion in the Tour de France (1984).
Allan Pinkerton (1819–1884), born and raised in the gorbals; he achieved fame in the United States by establishing
Pinkerton's detective agency.
Phil (b. 1937) and Derek Shulman (b. 1947), born here, these brothers became musicians; performed with
the 1970s British progressive rock band Gentle Giant - who.
A mixed bunch - would you have a 'selective' gargle with this gang GOSH
The Bank of England has just signed a deal to delve into 'digital' dosh with the Blackstone group
One of, if not the biggest private equity gangs on the planet.
Firms/outfits like blackstones are supposed to be publically funded investment companies -
everything from hedge funds to fracking.
If you don't think that these private firms haven't got got first grab at the privately produced 'Quantitave Easing'
You need another. lense in your blacked out greed gogles GOSH
At this moment in history
Who knows how to hedge their bets!
Them leveraged buy-out come in sets
Yes it's them greedy gets - NO Guess GOSH
The president of blackstone has advised that the EU will have to expel Greece and Portugal from the Euro zone for the EU
The backstone group are investing in Greece.
An economic war between the US dollar and the Euro is game on.
Will the one with the most funny or real money win.
Never forget that the US money men were instrumental in arranging the secret loans to pay the loans arranged by the
Greek greedy gits.
The plebs won't get it again - will we!
THURS 6th JULY 2017
On This Day 6th JULY
1189; The date of accession of Richard I (Richard the Lionheart). In English law the phrase 'time immemorial'
means a time before legal history and beyond legal memory.
In 1275, by the first Statute of Westminster, the time of memory was limited to the reign of Richard I,
beginning on 6th July 1189.
If you are not (rich or belligerent) ; everyone needs to be a 'bit' of a lawyer nowadays.
Before this era of litigation and 'my learned friend' we used to mainly trust each other-
One didn't sign a contract...
In this age of inequality if you are in debt; dont be a dummy - there's plenty of online advice.
It's no defence, 'I heard it through the grapevine' GOSH
The appellation, 'Barrack room lawyer' is 'time immemorial' in the forces.
If you knew your rights and stood up to the uniformed establishment at any level...
You had little chance of a gong GOSH
An artist with the name Warhol was audited by the US taxman (IRS) from 1972 until he died.
He made the print, 'vote McGovern' and huffed that Mr. 'nice' nixon.
The only president to be impeached and made 'infamous' the addendum/suffix, 'gate' GOSH
National insurance is not a tax and is subjected to the 6 year limit.
All forms of tax are as complicated as the prevailing culture requires...
In the period of sustained inequality; the more that is earned onshore; the more that goes off-shore.
The more the money manoeuvering; the more the momentum - there(where) it goes GOSH
2014; From 4:30am cash could no longer be used on any of London's 24,500 buses, in a move that Transport
for London (TfL) said would save £24m a year.
A prepaid or concessionary ticket, Oyster card or a contactless payment card would be needed to travel.
We know where you're going GOSH
All manner of 'men after money' are are trying to 'improve' a living from the Greek loan scenario.
Digital dosh will save em... - what a load of tosh; doesn't deserve a gosh.
A greek island is said to be trialing a bitcoin system to improve business and tourism.
A parallel digital currency has less chance of saving them than the head geek of the Greek orthodox church.
FRI 7th JULY 2017
On This Day 7th JULY
1575; The Raid of the Redeswire took place at Redesdale in Northumberland.
It was the last major battle between England and Scotland.
Most of the Battles were 'skirmishes' between cross border local lads in gangs led by greedy gits GOSH
The biguns - in which quite a few died - were to do with fighting the French.
Much about mercenaries and the arms - far from primitive at the time - race
Giz a gun GOSH
In days of old there was much preparation and prolonged jaw jaw before war war - between the few; Alas.
In these times of instant communication nothing has changed - apart from a few porkies.
Keep your forces young and hungry for a quicker kick off.
'Young men 'think' old men are fools
Old men 'know' young men are fools'.
Not another war for gold GOSH
Inequality is leading to real borders; again
Borders around and polarisation within...
Not just The UK, but most of the world.
It couldn't - could it! Kick off again GOSH
While the world plebs are watching the western instigated middle east skirmishes over the oil -
don't mention immigration.
Wouldn't it be 'funny' if the next conflagration was kick started by Greece v Turkey.
Never! never ever! forget, that one of the main founding reasons of the EU was the prevention of another war in
War is similar to inflation - when the next generation forgets...