FRI 1st MAR 2019

1946; The British Socialist Government took control of the Bank of England, after 252 years.
A socialist government made it independent of government in 1997/98 - it retained the ability to control monetary policy ( how much and what interest rate in the system of our nation state) The monetary policy of this nation state has been 'austerity' since long before pussy was a kitten.
Do you know someone in a wheelchair - unlucky bastards EH!
I rang up the treasury when The jock Gordon Brown of the bliarites made his 5 year spending plans available to the great unwashed public - It was overall less than the previous tory mob.
A surreal conversation followed; at each level they wanted to know where I got the telephone number - they thought I was the press.
In those days libraries - by law - had to hold for the public various coloured government papers of the day.
The treasury telephone no. was printed on the bottom of the pink one - in those days local councils were not allowed to invest their income.
The banking crash of 2007/8 was blamed/claimed to be the fault of the blairite administration.
The seeds were sown by the deregulation of the previous thatcher government - the claimed to be world wide was in fact an American and UK led attempt to regain economic power on the planet.
It was the greed of short terminism that brought about the financial collapse.
It was the rescue plan of 'quantitive easing' (it used to be called printing money) that embedded the present level of inequality.
Call it what you want:
Socialism for the rich!
Tough decisions taken by the rich on behalf of the poor
That's life - enjoy yourself; enjoy yourself.
Wanna be in my gang.GOSH

1947; The International Monetary Fund (don't mention the World Bank) began financial operations.
Its goal was to stabilize exchange rates and to assist the reconstruction of the world’s international payment system. Many much fairer nation states are in favour of these two initially formed with good intentions organisations.
They are now full of rich people making decisions on behalf of the poor.
If; you don't do anything about it; you deserve everything you don't get.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The IMF made indirect loans to the Greek nation state - to join and repay the EU.
The privatisation of Greek national assets is being insisted upon by the the largest debt holder; the nation state lead economy of the EU - them Germans.
Now what's this about world wealth moving to the East!

SAT 2nd MAR 2019

1923 The birth in Newcastle upon Tyne of Basil Hume, Roman Catholic bishop.
He was a monk and priest of the English Benedictine monastery of Ampleforth Abbey and was its abbot for 13 years until his appointment in 1976 as Archbishop of Westminster and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Catholocism is the major - of far too many - religion of the USofA.
Remember reading a book written by an American practising Catholic - he recalls that at his indoctrination college, he and one other out of 35, were the only straight guys on the live-in course.
Religion reflects society - it is time-immemorial, hierarchial and takes all kinds.
Never ever forget that nation state boundary crossing religion offers a higher standard of living than the average.
Wanna be in my agnostic atheist gang GOSH

1930; David Herbert Lawrence - known as D.H. Lawrence - novelist and poet, died from tuberculosis in Vence - France at the age of 44.
Mr Lawrence - of impoverished mining stock - was renowned for pushing the the literary envelope and hounded for being a 'Utopian Socialist'
The 1960 obscenity trial of 'penguin' - everyone once read a penguin paperback - for the second publishing of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', about intercourse between classes and containing naughty words; collapsed when the well off chief prosecutor said, 'would you let your servant read this book'.
Change is inevitable - the times they are a changing.
I once saw many moons ago, the doppelganger of the actor who played the lead role in one of the better known films - Sons and Lovers was the book I believe.
He was in a drunken stupor under the table of a rather posh Austrian beer kellar wearing an expensive German national dress suit.
It could have been him...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The Greek economy though many times smaller than ours; is developed by a nation state very similar to Ours.
In the blink of the last generation on this planet we are all ever so rapidly becoming the same; but different.
The Greeks have narrowly chosen to remain in a large trading bloc.
While my heart is with the poorly paid leavers; my head is with the remainers.
The distance a carbon footprint can take is the marginal reason.
The choice of Europe v America is as old as revolutionary wars/conflicts; it is now economics not religion.
We really are in this all together; when it comes to Global Warming!

SUN 3rd MAR 2019

1857; The Second Opium War: Britain and France declared war on China, using the killing of a missionary as the pretext.
We as a nation state have slapped more heads than any other on this planet.
If you think that - not forgetting slavery and fair trade; don't mention the minumin wage - the nation states on this planet won't be queueing up to take one for the team; you need another history lesson in your horrorscope.
'So here's to the future; the fun has just begun'
Wanna be in my used to be a hawk gang GOSH

1894; Bill Gladstone resigned as Prime Minister, aged 84, because his sight and hearing were failing, but he continued to sit as an MP until the General Election.
Gladstone ( a liberal in opposition to the tories) was born in Liverpool to Scottish parents.
. He first entered the House of Commons in 1832 and was both the oldest person to serve as Prime Minister and the only Prime Minister to have served four terms.
The group that sang, 'hope I die before I get old' are older than me and nearly all the originals still going strong...
The culture of 'Our Bill' reflect his life and income as a PM and MP - by no means as a pleb...
Were the liberals an earlier form of the bliarites!

1943; World War II: 173 people were killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station, in London.
Fact; or, Fake News!
Work this one out; More people in America have left this earth too early at the hands of the indigenous population than all the opposing foreigners.
Wanna be in my self righteous gang GOSH

1974; A Turkish airliner en route to London crashed near Paris, killing all 345 people on board.
Among the victims were 200 passengers, many of them British, who had been transferred from British Airways flights cancelled because of a strike by engineers at London airport.
In the game; people who are exposed to imminent death are usually called souls, by those aware but not able to help
Bet most of the loved ones were not to become union members.
Death is part of life; no matter how rich you are, the come on of buy one get one free; does not apply.
Wanna be in my batch of right bitches gang GOSH

Are the early death stats of Greece on the rise cos of being a member of the EU.
'Let's think about living; let's think about life'.

MON 4th MAR 2019

1681; King Charles II granted a Royal Charter to William Penn, entitling him to establish a colony in North America called Pennsylvania.
Charlie 11 pretended to be catholic; Willie Penn was a quaker.
Was this the beginning of English 'whatnot', give em an inch and they take a mile!
Wanna be in my cliched 'and the rest is history Gang GOSH

1912; Suffragettes, demanding votes for women, smashed every window they passed in Knightsbridge as a protest at government inaction.
'anybody moves and the nigger gets it'
Is change initiated by violence!
Wanna be in my trans gender gang GOSH

1967; The first gas from the North Sea was piped ashore near Durham.
Nearly all recent international conflict has been the necessity or oil to the developed nation states of this planet - don't mention the historic hand of the well waned British Empire
The vast majority of the north sea oil field is belongs to Scotland; according to international law.
Independence is nearer than you think cos of brexit...
Wanna be in whose gung ho gang GOSH

1974; Following the election, Edward Heath failed to persuade the Liberals to join a coalition and resigned.
Harold Wilson would become Prime Minister for a third time, but with a narrow majority.
Wanna be in my its all been done before gang GOSH

2015; The UK government announced that it was selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium, for £757.1m.
It is now owned by a firm called get link which is based in Paris - or is it!
. Failing grayling the present minister of transport has just given how much of taxpayers money to whoever owns it now.
Wanna be in my helping to pay for 'austerity rules OK' gang GOSH

The selling off of Greek national assets is being slowed down by the legality of not knowing who owns what.
There is still time to save them - hold on; it is easier to bring about change by pissing on the inside of the tent.
Are we less greedy Brits too late!

TUES 5th MAR 2019

1461; Wars of the Roses: Lancastrian King Henry VI was deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then became King Edward IV.
'For what is a rose; it smells as sweet as any other name.
Scrapping over power; it wouldn't happen today; would it!
Wanna be in my greedy gang GOSH

1857; James Townsend Saward, alias ‘Jim the Penman’, the most notorious forger of his age, was convicted of forging cheques.
Saward was a respected solicitor with chambers in the Temple.
He and his accomplices were sentenced to transportation to Australia.
Try sending a baddie now!
Most OZ trade deals will be with China; it is one hell of a lot closer.
How big is your carbon footprint!

1900; The British Government was offered peace proposals to end the Boer War, but rejected them.
Our ancestors slapped heads for two centuries.
Be prepared to get your bonce bounced in the near future.
Oh some of you/us are getting it already - what's that about brexit!

2002; Prime Minister Tony Blair was urged by 39 MPs not to back military action in Iraq.
Despite high profile threatening of resignations; only one actually occurred - Robin Cook who was earlier replaced as Foreign Secretary by yes man Jack Walker.
All shades of reason were used to enable the the vote in the commons - the UK unwritten constitution just needed the PM to go to the Queen (who): The axis of evil; dodgy dossiers on the weapons of war and Israel - it was all about oil.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

2014; Birmingham city council announced the sell-off of four of its hugely popular venues, including the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).
Most UK privatised assets are now owned by other nation states - international investment (funded by QE.funny money) rules okay - don't mention blackstone
Austerity is over - yeh; and pigs with lipstick can fly.
Ask Mr. Grayling how privatisation is getting on...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The Greeks need to stop the brain drain,and lower taxes said a gang of international experts.
Remember when they used to tell you your details before; they don't do it now.
Remember when comparison websites were really independent...
Will Greece ever sell off its national Assets; while being made to stand on the EU naughty step!

WED 6th MAR 2019

1893; The opening of the Liverpool Overhead Railway (known locally as the Dockers' Umbrella) which operated for 7 miles along the Liverpool Docks.
. The railway had a number of world firsts - it was the first electric elevated railway, the first to use automatic signalling, electric colour light signals and electric multiple units and was home to one of the first passenger escalators at a railway station.

The developed world also relied upon death and destruction to back up its innovation.
Do you know where you are going to!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1917; The birth of the comedian Frankie Howerd, famous for his risqué double entendres whose career spanned six decades.
He hid his potentially career-destroying homosexuality from both his audience and his mother, as acts between consenting males was illegal in England and Wales until 1967 and illegal in Scotland until 1981.
Mr. Howerd died on 19th April 1992, one day before fellow comedian Benny Hill.
Many (in)famous people are able rise to the top cos of their 'individuality' of social life.
Is anti-semitism being a selective use of over-represented power; or just a phase we are going through.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1957; Ghana became independent, the first British colony to do so.
The winds of change are not seen by those who make 'difficult decisions' never mind a pleb.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1974;British coal workers called off a four-week strike following a 35% pay offer from the new Labour government.
1984; The National Coal Board announced a plan of massive job cuts & pit closures.
On 18th December 2015 miners at Kellingley Colliery worked their final shifts.
It was the end of an era; the closure of the UK's last deep coal mine.
Since then UK has voted for thatcherism, Bliarites and a coalition of right wingers; which has led to the present level of inequality and division...
Be careful what you vote for!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1988;Three IRA terrorists were shot dead by SAS men in Gibraltar.
1996; Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams warned the public that the IRA was prepared for another 25 years of war.
It was mostly doves that brought about the 'Peace Agreement' that ended of 99% of death.
Do we as a nation stated don't care whose to live and whose to die.
Those that make the 'tough' decisions obviously don't - we who are strong; giggle at grief...
Wanna be in my greedy gang GOSH

Greece is due a lot more relative economic Grief soon - not many plebs will be giggling

THURS 7th MAR 2019

1530; When King Henry VIII's divorce request was denied by the Pope, Henry declared himself (not the Pope) as the supreme head of the English church.
Would the world be a better place without religion!
As a devout agnostic atheist on the bottom - no pun intended - of the pile; some of man and womankind would find something to fight over,
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1900; A fire at Buckingham Palace destroyed part of its roof.
I know why the greedy gits support the Royals - the king is dead long live the king.
They freely give benefits to one of the most dysfunctional families in this nation state under pressure - yet fight hairpiece and toe to give benefits to those who really need them.
Wanna be in my/our gang GOSH

1946; Doctors mounted a campaign to oppose the introduction of a National Health Service.
They medical profession was paid off to form the NHS.
All organisations/institutions are made up of all kinds of humans...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1990; The Egyptian Fayed brothers were allowed to keep Harrods despite an official report that branded them liars during their £615m takeover bid of the House of Fraser Stores.
In my less than humble opinion; the higher the reward the more the lies.
Not many are aware of that USofA telly program just after prohibition - the public prosecutor (Elliot Ness) had great difficulty in bringing anyone to account - cos they were all at it.

2014; Birmingham city council began investigating an alleged plot to oust headteachers in the city's schools, replacing them with people who would run their schools on 'strict Islamic principles'.
The plan, dubbed 'Operation Trojan Horse' claimed that up to four schools in the city had already been taken over.
In the ever so convenient era of cock-up and/or conspiracy; no one is guilty of nowt.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

How long will it be for the truth about the Greek loans becomes public knowledge!