FRI 8th MAR 2019

1765; Britain's House of Lords passed the Stamp Act to tax the American colonies.
How long do you want to be in my Gang GOSH

1775; An anonymous writer, thought by some to be the Norfolk born author Thomas Paine, published 'African Slavery in America', the first article in the American colonies calling for the equality of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
Now; was it the USofA war loans, or the compensation paid by the UK government to slave owners that we (as a nation state) finished paying off, only about 3 year ago.
Wanna be in my developed (slavery still exists unofficially) gang GOSH

1937; The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell's book depicting life during 'The Depression' in the north of England, was published.
Wigan pier was simply a place for loading coal onto canal boats on the Leeds - Liverpool canal.
Wigan pier is now a well/over signposted 'not very attractive tourist attraction.
Why is our green and pleasant land going round in circles all the time!
Wanna be in my contemporary greedy gang GOSH

1963; The first Ford Anglia was produced at Halewood, LIverpool.
The UK car industry (98/9% owned by other nation states) will take a bigger hit from the brexit decision than brexiteers think.
Wanna be in ( lets hope the pleb leavers have more resolve than we think ) my gang GOSH.

1908; The House of Commons turned down the women's suffrage bill, thus denying the right for women to vote.
2014; The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (known as Clare's Law) came into effect across England and Wales.
The scheme allowed people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence and was named after 36 year-old Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009.
If women had not been given the vote - after sustained civil defiance and violence - the 'clares law' would not have been given the time of day.
Men are from mars; women are from venus.
Wanna be in a transgender gang GOSH

Wonder if/how the Loans have affected the ' battle of the sexes' in Greece!

SAT 9th MAR 2019

1566; David Rizzio, Italian courtier and private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, was murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
Mary's husband, Lord Darnley, is said to have been jealous of their friendship, because of rumours that he had made Mary pregnant, and he joined in a conspiracy of Protestant nobles to murder him.
The murder led to the downfall of Darnley who was himself murdered, apparently by strangulation, less than a year later.
Note - The Palace of Holyroodhouse (does the establishment think bugger balmoral) in Edinburgh is the Queen's official residence in Scotland.
Sex, violence and religion - as time goes; material artifacts change due to innovation; has human nature! Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1763; The birth of William Cobbett, English political journalist who championed the working class and became its first leader.
Heard of Will Cobbett; did not - by the earth warming me - know that he was a champion of the 'working class.
Never ever forget that unless you really look - the victor writes the history...
Wanna vote for my gang GOSH

1881; The birth, in Winsford, Somerset of Ernest Bevin, one of the founding leaders of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), which soon became Britain's largest trade union.
He was Minister of Labour during the Second World War and created ‘Bevin Boys’; young men chosen by ballot to work down the mines as part of their war service.
Times; sorry, the times have changed sporadically since the inception of Trade Unions.
Have you heard of Ernie Bevin - some will deny his existence on this - still the only one we have got - planet.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1946;33 fans were killed and hundreds injured when a barrier collapsed at the Bolton Wanderers' football ground.
The dead and injured were taken from the stand, with those who had perished lain along the touchline and covered in coats.
Incredibly, a little under half an hour after leaving the pitch, the game was restarted, with a new sawdust lined touchline separating the players from the bodies.
It was the deadliest football stadium-related disaster in British history until the Ibrox Park disaster in 1971.
All tragic loss of life is very soon forgotten - unless you are a loved one.
Did you know that the privatised railways are not stopped now - the body is merely - if lucky - covered up and the 'self' topped is merely ran over.
We are going through an extended period of 'money rules; not life OK'; even for an economy under pressure.
Wanna be blithely in my GANG GOSH.

1950; Timothy Evans was hanged for the murder of his wife.
Three years later John Christie admitted killing her; and, several other women.
Justice must seen to be done.
The american establishment lawyers and police still refuse to accept the DNA evidence that exonerates those on death row.
For the simple reason - and no other - that; they are trained fo find people guilty.
Wanna be in my well versed gang GOSH

1973; Northern Ireland voted in favour (90:1) of staying in the United Kingdom.
1994;IRA terrorists (one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter) launched a mortar attack on Heathrow Airport.
All the missiles failed to explode.
1995;The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Northern Ireland, their first visit since the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires of 1994.
Anther official ceasefire came about in 1998 - the Good Friday Agreement has more or less lasted.
Do we know where we are going to!
Historic borders; EH ! Wanna be in my gang GOSH.

The far right is on the rise in Greece.
The word on the street - to those that are looking - is that two other member nation states of the EU have seen a right wing resurgence.
The over-riding common factor - they have economies under more pressure than ours.

SUN 10th MAR 2019

1629; Charles I dissolved the Parliament, beginning an eleven year period known as the Personal Rule.
He had been harshly criticized by Parliament and realized that, as long as he could avoid war, he could rule without them.
It caused discontent among those who provided the ruling classes, although the effects were more popular with the common people.
Some people who make tough decisions on behalf of plebs, who have not got the inbuilt advantage of the rich, say that these are, 'new times'.
They are not; its all been done before...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1801; Britain's first National Census.
A census has taken place every ten years since 1801, with the exception of the 1941 census, cancelled because of World War II.
In this extended period of austerity - the era of information - do you know who knows what about you.
The only difference now is plebs have to rely more on the state.
Some innocents actually don't care.
Be careful out there.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1886; Cruft's Dog Show was held in London for the first time.
Previously it had been held in Newcastle.
The organizer was Charles Cruft, general manager of a dog biscuit firm.
Never mind the North South Divide; if you are doing alright there isn't one...
Having an edge/angle - they call it hidden agenda nowadays - has been around since humans.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1919; The British Government (coalition) decided in favour of building a tunnel linking England to France.
The idea of an undersea link to the mainland of Europe was thought of a century earlier.
The chunnel was completed in 1994 - only a year late.
The channel tunnel has been a topic of conversation just lately - ask the privateers of privatisation.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

2003; MP Clare Short threatened to resign from the Cabinet if Tony Blair led the country to war against Iraq - you try costing the war - without approval from the UN ..... and she did, on 12th May.
Lumped into the gang of 1997 blair babes; she was elected in 1983 - an Irish catholic not in the friends of Israel mob.
She was the only female politician to resign over T. Bliars decisions - not many at all did.
She became an independent MP and resigned her seat in 2010 - a Labour, Oxford educated female muslim was safely elected in her seat...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Are we all the same now!
This period of unbridled capitalism has certainly hastened it.
If you don't think that the well off are all the same now; do you need another secret identity!

Mon 11th MAR 2019

1682; The Chelsea Hospital, a retirement home and nursing home for British soldiers who were unfit for further duty due to injury or old age, was founded by Charles II.
Wonder if those that fought for this country are as divided as the rest of this nation.
Probably not - don't look a gift horse in the mouth; let's hang on to what we got!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1708; Queen Anne withheld Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch has vetoed legislation.
The Bill's long title was 'An Act for settling the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.'
Give the Jocks a seperate army - what; are you mad/daft!
Let's hang on to what we got! Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1845;A Maori uprising against the British began in New Zealand .
The end of the Indian Mutiny that had lasted for 10 months.
The Indian sepoys had mutinied after believing that their rifles and cartridges had been lubricated in animal fat.
Now; the British Empire has long gone too many people still believe, 'the king is dead; long live the king - usually those that still eke out a living from it; don't mention the establishment and royals.
Let's not hang on to what we ain't got.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1864; The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England destroyed 800 houses and killed 270 people in Sheffield when the Low Bradfield Reservoir bursts its banks while it was being filled for the first time.
The claims for damages formed one of the largest insurance claims of the Victorian period.
The phrase, 'we are not as as good as we like to think we are' applies to all nation states on this planet.
The rise and fall of nation states used to be a generational 'thing' - what is different now, is, there are nearly four generations alive at the same time on this planet.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1932; The birth of Nigel Lawson, former editor of the Spectator turned politician.
He was Margaret Thatcher’s Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1983-1989.
Nige - no longer a cat; don't mention fat - is a leaver that lives in France.
Rumours that he is about to return to Britain should be taken with a large dose of salt on your roast bif.
Let us hope that the plebs who voted leave are the silent majority with the resolve to see this period in history through.
Or, will those that are at it come through as in follow...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Greece is still a member of the EU - as a divided nation.
Will they bring about change from within; or, will the UK vote to leave bring about change as some catch 22ers ironically believe!

TUES 12th MAR 2019

1664; New Jersey became a British colony as King Charles II of England granted New Jersey to his brother James, Duke of York.
Is the equivalent today; the gift of a foootball club instead of a train set.
One can't buy a football club after winning a national lottery roll over.
Wanna be in my gang

1689; The start of the Williamite War in Ireland; a conflict between Catholic King James II and Protestant King William of Orange over who would be King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
The War was to have a lasting effect on Ireland, confirming British and Protestant rule over the country for over a century.
The iconic Williamite victories of the Siege of Derry and the Battle of the Boyne are still celebrated by the Unionist community in Northern Ireland today.
Will brexit hasten the unification of Ireland - it certainly won't harm Scottish independence.

1930; Mahatma Gandhi began his 300-mile march to the sea in protest against the British tax law securing a monopoly for salt. Joined by thousands of protesters, Gandhi and his followers eventually reached the Arabian Sea, where they made their own salt by evaporating sea water.
The march, which resulted in the arrest of Gandhi and 60,000 others, earned new international respect and support for the leader and his movement.
The Empire is dead; long live the Empire...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1941; Islanders on the Hebrides hid thousands of bottles of shipwrecked whisky from government officials.
The episode was celebrated in the film 'Whisky Galore.'
Whatever happens with brexit; the remains (no puns or division intended) of the UK will go through a prolonged period of smuggling goods instead of money - the means of exchanging wealth

2013;The people of the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory. Of 1,517 votes cast in the two-day referendum - on a turnout of more than 90% - 1,513 were in favour, while just three votes were against.
Listen; do you want to know an open secret!
If; you don't think that sovereignty of the Falklands was all about mineral rights in the Antartic; you need some more beef from them nation states down from Bolivia

2015 Two of Blackpool’s historic piers (Blackpool Central and Blackpool South), together with Llandudno pier the longest pier in Wales at almost 2,300 feet long, were put up for sale by Cuerden Leisure.
Guide prices were £4.8M, £3.3M and £4.5M respectively.
Now in private hands for years; the piers unlike the tower are not listed - time for change...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The people with money (many chinese and russian greedy gits) are buying up Greek property due to Golden visas.
The UK under the auspices of the tories and austerity operates a Golden Visa Scheme/scam.
Many 'locals' of developed nation states now have to rent - just one of the many reasons for brexit and division

WED 13th MAR 2019

1764; The birth, in Falloden,( Howick) Northumberland, of Charles Earl Grey, British Prime Minister.
He is linked with Earl Grey tea, after a blended tea was supplied to him as a gift and the sample was copied. He is commemorated by Grey's Monument - a 135 ft high column in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Charlie was an extremely well off boyo; born into a life of Northumberland type Riley.
He was elected into the then parliament at the tender age of 22 and became a whig - despite his reforms he was known as a right winger in later life.
Was the country aware until too late and the rich making tough decisions on behalf of the poor in them days gone by!
You bet your serfish scintillating scythe it was...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1927; The lance ceased to be an official weapon in the British Army.
Even those rotten retards in the empire had access to 'guns' by then.
Since before humans started eating meat there has been an arms race - at the moment we are in an info race; there is no reason on this delicate planet why we developed nations cannot revert to war.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1935; Voluntary driving tests were introduced in Britain and became compulsory in June of the same year. Phil the Greek was driving on public roads at the age of 98.
Time does not pass quicker when we get older; us forms of life get slower...
The privilege of hierarchal rank and power - some call it too much money...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1970; Conservatives celebrated a record majority in the Bridgwater by-election.
It was the first time 18-year-olds had been allowed to vote since the age of majority was reduced from 21 to 18 in January.
The present and past incumbent of the seat of Bridgewater is and was a tory.
The present is an Edinburgh born related to 'royalty' to the right of insanity, property developer.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH NO GOSH

1972; Britain and China resumed full diplomatic relations after a break of 22 years.
Don't mention Russia - Oh go on then but don't mention Chelsea FC.
It was not me - or most plebs - that welcomed Russian money into our Nation State.
It was those that love money over all else that made the trade deals with the State of China.
Russia and China are a global warming world away compared to the mainland of Europe.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH.

The main money buying up Greek properties to rent is from Russia and China.
The remaining member nation states have their divisions.
Perhaps; just perhaps; the majority are at this moment in time, fairer run nation states than the UK.

THURS 14th MAR 2019

1805; Master Betty (William Betty) played Hamlet on the London stage, aged just 14.
He was such a success that the House of Commons was adjourned to enable members to watch his performance.
His success was short-lived and, not long afterwards, he was hissed off the stage.
Politicians Eh!
Dizzy; I'm so dizzy - even anyone with less than half a head realises we are going round in circles.
Commentators/pundits are now saying we are definitely in unprecedented times.
We are not - we are in a divided nation state that is still talking...
All manner of reason/excuse have been proffered for the present predicament.
The professional establishment did not see the collapse of the Berlin wall, any leading developed nation state civil war, the banking crash; and the brexiteers themselves were surprised at the referendum result.
The brexit referendum result started with the Expenses scandal, gained momentum with the banking crash, - socialism for the rich - the election of Trump, and, reached the fruition of reality cos of austerity.
The have-not pleb has finally found there wicked way.
As someone whose heart is with the pleb leavers and head is with the remainers; que sera sera the futures not ours to see - cutting through the not so hidden agenda; here are a couple or three predictions; No matter what deal is struck, or not; smuggling will increase big time.
Many politicians will lose their seats and income due to the division on both sides.
Change will come about at last...
SO here's to the future; the fun has just begun...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1930; A proposed tunnel linking England and France was approved by the Channel Tunnel Committee.
There are some that believe it was a committee that designed a horse and came up with a camel.
Whatever happens and whoever owns it - the Chunnel will outlive many generations to come.
Wanna be in my gang.GOSH

2014; Thieves who had built a 50ft (15m) tunnel to a cash machine on Liverpool Road, Eccles, got away with more than £80,000.
The complex nature of its structure could have taken months to excavate and echoes a similar raid in Fallowfield Shopping Precinct in January 2012.
Police said they were looking for 'people acting suspiciously, possibly covered in soil.'
Thieves stole the loos from police station that used to be near to you - police have nothing to go on...
The use 'person of interest' by the police is a relatively new one.
Has it come about by natural progression!
Or; the result of the rise of lawyers in this nation state of haves and have-nots!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The Greek economy still not fixed; who says!
An advert disguised as an article by someone from the money industry who is still using the just one% in their favour angle that come over from America with the think tanks in the 60's.
Do some people still fall for that old 'top' hat! - I think they call it deference; to put it politely...