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!

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...

FRI 15th MAR 2019

1672; King Charles II enacted the 'Declaration of Indulgence', a first step at establishing freedom of religion in England to Protestant nonconformists and Roman Catholics.
It suspended the laws that punished those who did not attend the services of the Church of England.
The following year the Cavalier Parliament compelled him to withdraw this Declaration.
When Charles II's Catholic successor (James II) attempted to issue a similar Declaration it led to the Glorious Revolution that ousted him from the throne.
I've struggled with religion and became an agnostic atheist.
It was DH Lawrence who literally pushed the envelope and came up with, ' a man in the middle is in for a very hard life indeed'.
What lesson in contemporary times can we learn!
'You can go your own way'.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1877; The first cricket test between Australia and England was played in Melbourne.
Australia won by 45 runs.
Now; it is not only the batsmen that are on the back foot...
Wanna be in my developed part of the planet Gang GOSH

1906; Rolls-Royce Limited, the British car and aero-engine manufacturing company was founded by Henry Royce and C.S. Rolls.
It makes one laugh when the establishment bangs on about the British car industry - yes some of the supply industry firms are still British; however all the major makers of cars are foreign multi-nationals and; as are nearly all the specialist manufacturers.
Don't mention QE (Quantitative Easing is the latest term - buying up of government bonds - for the printing of money by nation states) QE money has been snatched up by the 'money men' of capitalism.
Time for change...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1974;The architect John Poulson was jailed for five years for corruption.
He was found guilty of bribing public figures (many in the NE) to win contracts.
1976; The driver of a London Underground train was shot dead as he chased a gunman after a bomb exploded on the train.
1983; A letter bomb sent to the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was defused by explosives experts. 1990; Iraq hanged British journalist Farzad Bazoft, a freelance reporter for The Observer, for alleged spying for Israel while working in Iraq.
Immediately after the execution, Britain recalled her ambassador to Iraq and all ministerial visits were cancelled.
Bazoft's story contributed to international isolation of Saddam's Hussein's regime and just months after the incident, on 2nd August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, sparking the first Gulf War.
Just a very few instances in the battle between alleged good and evil.
Never ever forget that at one time many of the perished were pals of the (us). In the feigned interest of neutrality...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

In the feigned interest of neutrality, (who said that) the BBC 'question time' has the Greek ex minister of money on.
He left on the same terms as footie managers; by mutual agreement.
If you believe that; you need some more mussel in your moussaka...

SAT 16th MAR 2019

1190;The Crusades seen the massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
Some committed mass suicide rather than submit to baptism and they set the castle on fire to prevent their bodies being mutilated after their deaths.
A few Jews did surrender, promising to convert to Christianity, but they were killed by the angry crowd.
In all 150 were killed.
Is the present vehemence of the British Jewish movement a bit over-vociferous.
Power wrapped in religion EH!
Whether we like it or not everyone has a certain percentage of inbuilt racism and self survival.
We are going through an extended period of, 'everyone has their price' - some are asking too much.
Wanna be in my 'Get thee behind me satan' gang GOSH

1689; The 23rd Regiment of Foot (later known as the Royal Welch Fusiliers) was founded to oppose James II and the imminent war with France.
In days gone by was it nation state religion wrapped up in power!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1935; The first driving test pass slip was presented to Mr. R. Beene of Kensington, a pupil of the British School of Motoring.
Tests were introduced on a voluntary basis and became compulsory in June.
There's one law for the rich and one for the plebs - ask Phil the Greek
Theres rules for the establishment and rules for the have-not plebs in the present JawJaw
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH

1940; World War II: James Isbister became the first person killed in a German bombing raid; on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.
Jimmy was collateral - us goodies would not kill civilians; would we!
Ask bomber Harris and those that okayed Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

2001; According to a health survey, 16th March 2001 was the only day between 1993 and 2002 when nobody in the United Kingdom killed themselves.
Whose to live and whose to die...
Wanna be in my long life gang GOSH

Greece had the lowest nation state suicide rate on record - until the loans fiasco period.
Die for me and I'll set you free...

SUN 17th MAR 2019

1473; The birth of King James IV of Scotland - will it stay cold in them up north islands!
He is generally regarded as the most successful of the Stewart monarchs of Scotland, but his reign ended with the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Flodden Field.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1649; Oliver Cromwell abolished the position of King of England and the House of Lords and declared England a Commonwealth.
Mr Cromwell was a middle class protestant favouring, puritan from Cambridge - he was a million miles away to a brickie from byker.
Like Napoleon he used to get a bad press from the Right wing press.
Change is inevitable...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1957;British European Airways withdrew their Viscount 701s from service after one of them crashed at Manchester Airport 4 days previously, killing 21 people.
Air crash investigators reckon that all the holes in the cheese have to line up...
To lose one boeing is unfortunate; to lose two...
Flying is still the safest form of transport - give them stats to the loved ones of the dead.
Global warming will severely restrict all forms of transport - never mind flying.
Money makes the world go around; of this I'm sure...
Of being poor...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

2013; The last TV network news from Television Centre in west London was broadcast on BBC One.
Mishal Husain presented the programme from studio N6 at 22:00 GMT, signing off nearly 45 years of bulletins after the Centre had been sold for redevelopment.
Never mind the quality feel the width...
Many of the over-paid so called celebrities are still not happy with the move to Manchester.
Can you remember the almost constantly remarked upon battles between ITV and the BBC.
The BBC won the battles and is now in a war between ratings and control by the prevailing establishment.
Wanna be in their well over-paid gang GOSH

2015 The UK's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed 'the poo bus' was officially launched in Bristol as Service Number 2. Powered entirely on gas generated by human and food waste it went into regular service on 25th March.
The fun has just begun...
'Laugh and the world laughs with you
Cry; and, you cry alone'
It is up to every individual on this pee taking planet to reduce their carbon footprint.
Far too many have to big a footprint.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Greece has a much smaller footprint/head than many so called developed nation states.
Due to its sunny position on the planet.
Nobody said that survival in the future is going to be easy politically or economically.

MON 18th MAR 2019

978; Edward the Martyr, King of England and the eldest son of King Edgar, was murdered at Corfe Castle in Dorset
The murder is thought to have been ordered by his stepmother Aelfryth, mother of Ethelred the Unready who was eager to see her son crowned.
The weaker sex EH!
The best laid plans of wombats and women.
The feminist is dead - long live the feminist.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1766; American Revolution: The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
It was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America and required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper produced in London.
The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War.
Taxes and war are interminably linked over time.
In the present globally warmed economic climate are nation states that don't tax for wars tending to surge ahead.
Germany was helped by the 'Marshall plan - will socialism for the rich (Quantitative Easing - the buying up of nation state bonds from the bankers was just printing money) save the UK and USofA banking led communities on a nation state scale!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1834; Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset were sentenced to be transported to Australia for seven years for forming the first trade union and introducing collective bargaining for better wages.
There was such an outcry that they were pardoned two years after sentencing and allowed to return to England.
The annual Tolpuddle Martyrs' festival is held in the village of Tolpuddle in the third weekend of July.
Each year a wreath is laid at the grave of James Hammett, one of the martyrs.
Let's raise a glass to martyrs - or, another meaningful vote
Wanna be in my over-complicated long drawn out Gang GOSH.

1922:Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was jailed for six years by the British authorities for encouraging public disorder.
He was released in February 1924 for an appendicitis operation, having served only 2 years of his sentence.
The death and destruction imposed in the name of democracy started to die.
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH

1947; The Queen’s husband, Phil the Greek (born in Corfu - Greece on 10th June 1921), became a naturalized Briton On This Day.
It's OK to become a Brit today, if you are rich...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

2015 Two Polish men were rescued after trying to paddle from Britain to Calais in a rowing boat, after failing to find jobs in Britain.
Last year 28 illegal immigrants were caught trying to smuggle themselves out of Britain.
What will happen when people from other nation states stop wanting to come here.
In the battle for the hearts and minds the phrase (whatever) 'lies, damn lies and statistics' is not often used nowadays.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The number of immigrants presently stacked up on the Greek islands is no lie, or damn lie; or, statistic.

TUES 19th MAR 2019

1649;The House of Commons passed an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it 'useless and dangerous to the people of England'.
The most changed house of lords has been the cliched,'conspicuous by its absence' in the present commons fiasco.
Would it have been any different with a written constitution - not in reality.
To say that it has been embarrassing to hear our elected representatives take the 'debate' to way past the far end of flatulence is the understatement of the generations alive.
Wanna be in my elected gang! GOSH

1969; British troops landed on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, after the island declared itself a republic.
They were well received, and the island remained a UK dependency.
Just one of the many historical examples of death and destruction over-riding democracy.
Will the present national division end in the implied threat (reality)by the establishment of internal Conflict; Civil War; or, not!

2015; Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond rejected an offer to present the season's last three shows without the suspended star, Jeremy Clarkson.
On 25th March the BBC's director general confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson's contract would not be renewed, after an 'unprovoked physical attack' on a Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
This big belligerent bully was a neighbour and alleged chum of the PM 'dodgy dave'.
Power corrupts; an extended period of power and wealth corrupts absolutely.
The sizable increase in the private jet game was down to TV stars and the IT industry - often paid for innovation that didn't work - ask the NHS Wanna be in the really greedy gang GOSH

Were the plebs of Greece unwittingly deceived by those in the know; the bankers - time will reveal the truth and nothing but the truth.

WED 20th MAR 2019

1413; The death of King Henry IV of England.
It partly fulfilled a prophecy saying that he would die in Jerusalem.
He died in Westminster Abbey's Jerusalem Chamber.
Wanna be in my know the future gang GOSH

1549; Thomas Seymour, Lord High Admiral of England who had planned to marry Princess Elizabeth after his wife, Catherine Parr died, was tried and executed for treason.
Who says that the weaker sex (physically) does not follow the money; aided and abetted by the stronger sex.
Wanna be in my keep it in the family - or not - gang GOSH

1616; Sir Walter Raleigh was freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment to conduct a second expedition to Venezuela in search of El Dorado.
On Raleigh's return to England, the outraged Spanish ambassador successfully demanded that King James reinstate Raleigh's death sentence.
Who says it hasn't all been done before.
We are now in an era of developed world less international death and destruction and more democracy.
As this planet takes two forward and one back there are some who say that the times are a changing.
Wanna be in my less belligerent Gang GOSH

2015 The Financial Times Share Index (FTSE 100) rose to more than 7,000 points for the first time in its history.
Even after the recent banking crash - it would not have happened so quickly if the so called socialist chancellor hadn't saved the world - sorry ; not really - the country!
Wanna be in my well triggered have and have-not national gang GOSH

If Greece with a much smaller economy and so called centre left led coalition government had triggered article 50; the negotiations with a centre right led EU would have taken on a different 'complexion' completely, indeed.

THURS 21st MAR 2019

1646 The Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold, the last major battle of the First Civil War.
There is this monument to Sir Hastings Keyte In St. Edward's Church at Stow, Keyte was a Royalist captain killed in the battle, aged 23.
Death for power in the name of religion.
Do those prepared to die in the name of the cause still really believe in religion.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1829; The Duke of Wellington, aged 60, fought a bloodless duel with the Duke of Wellington, fought a bloodless duel with the Earl of Winchelsea.
Wellington was both Prime Minister and leader of the Tory Party at the time.
The reason for the duel was the Duke of wellies - born in Dublin; yet no pal of catholicism - cant and hypocrisy of political expediency in the support of Catholicism.
The present Earl of Winchelsea ( 17th) is the offspring of USofA and Austrian/Hungarian stock - banking and venture capitalism.
The present rift in the tory party is between supporters of the EU and those who are on/in the special relationship mob.
Wonder which side the present nationalised Brit earl is on!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1946;Labour politician Aneurin Bevan announced the Government's proposals for a free National Health Service, paid for by the taxpayer.
Doctors immediately announced the setting-up of a fighting fund to oppose the legislation, fearing a loss of earnings.
The medical profession at all levels of income is made up of all types - many are greedy gits.
Many of the large houses of times gone by were owned by clerics or doctors - vote for me and I'll set you free
The NHS is being privatised before our well blinkered eyes - make no ( mostly USofA) bones about it
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Were the centre right controllers of the EU aware of the Greek and knock on effect problem - did they make secret contingency plans!.
Just in case.
If you don't think that America is no friend of the EU; you need some different specs on your special relationship.
Is the UK division more politically complicated and confusing than economic! You bet... or not.

FRI 22nd MAR 2019

1824; The British parliament purchased 38 paintings (cost £57,000) to establish a national collection now at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
The National Gallery - like the planned HS11 - does nowt for the plebs in the far flung provinces.
The present parliament is not walking a mile in anyones shoes.
The haves, which includes the establishment and many in the MSM, refuse to and cannot see the have nots.
Is it 'I'm doing alright' or the inbuilt ego of a 'have'!
Is this how division breaks into open conflict.
Many 'less' developed nation states, as developed nation states see them, have civil wars.
You stop bombing our country and we'll stop coming to yours...
Wanna be in which gang GOSH

1888; The English Football League was founded when 12 clubs met at a hotel in Fleet Street, London.
Other nation states have caught up in life as well as footie.
The UK premiership is an undisguised attempt to hang on to what we got; for what some got they have a lot.
Funny; how footie is rarely mentioned while the derision of the banking community is widely hung out on the hills...
Wanna be in my subtly non-sanctioned gang GOSH

1942; The BBC began broadcasting in Morse code to the French Resistance.
Yours is not to reason why; yours, is just to do and/or die.
Was it a communist or socialist that said, war; is a bayonet with a worker on each end.
It really has all been done before...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1954; Closed since 1939, the London bullion market, a market for trading gold and silver, reopened.
Gold and silver are a physical way of storing wealth - money is a relative modern means of exchanging wealth.
If money (the love of ) makes the world go around; it has certainly been spinning faster for the last generation and a half.
How on earth did we manage without all that water and them little telly things...
As each generation comes on line; the more material artifacts are made addictive.
Time for change...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1997;Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere. The comet’s next pass is predicted for the year 4397.
2000;D.C. Cook became the first major dealership to sell imported vehicles on the Internet and car buyers were offered price reductions of up to 40%.
2002; A woman, paralysed from the neck down and known to the court as 'Miss B', won the legal right to die by having her treatment withdrawn.
2006;Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages were freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
Change is inevitable - a wise establishment controls the rate of change for everyone in their nation state.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Was Greece a nation state that too readily grasped, 'the good times are coming'; and the good times didn't.
What's it all about; the to'ing and froing of the relative wealth of nation states.
Will the Greek economy prosper in the long run, as a member of a large trading block!
Not forgetting global warming and all that jazz; it more than likely will.
The good/bad times are coming for who!

SAT 23 MAR 2019

1645; The birth of William Kidd (later known as Captain Kidd).
He was tried and executed for piracy in 1701 after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
Despite the legends and fiction surrounding Captain Kidd, his actual career was punctuated by only a handful of skirmishes followed by a desperate quest to clear his name.
What was the actual reality of the UK/Brit version of Billy the kid!
Was he a desperado living on the edge of society; or, was he just a scapegoat for justice must be seen to be done!
I said, 'baby, baby, baby, your out of time'
Wanna be in my gang GOSH.

1860;The birth of Horatio William Bottomley, English journalist and financier who wanted a life of luxury but whose grandiose business schemes kept leading to bankruptcy.
When found guilty of fraud for a third time, he was sentenced to seven years in jail.
He founded the patriotic journal John Bull, had been a Member of Parliament, and had gone through millions of pounds when he died in poverty in 1933.
In the era of the age of information; in the decades of deregulation when the concept of cock-up or conspiracy is alive and well! In the times when no one is guilty of nowt; does one think, that, decadent mode of lifestyle is prevalent!
The times they are a changing...
Wanna be in whose gang GOSH

1966; The first official meeting between the Catholic and Anglican churches for 400 years took place when Pope Paul VI and Dr. Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury met in Rome.
And; you/we thought that the division over brexit was bending into a it of a barney.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1991; Prime Minister John Major issued his Citizens' Charter.
Failing public service providers would be forced to offer customers cash refunds or face government budget cuts.
What on earth - it is now an overheating planet - was circus boy John Major on about when he called members of his own cabinet. 'bastards'.
One wo/mans humour is another mans tumour...
There is 'bastards' and, even bigger bastards now...
Wanna be in the bastard or even bigger bastard gang GOSH

How many citizens/plebs in the nation state of Greece, think
'Clowns to the left of me; Jokers to the right; Here I am stuck in the middle with you'.

SUN 24th MAR 2019

1603; After 44 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England died.
The English and Scottish crowns were united when James VI of Scotland became King James 1st of England.
1707;The Acts of Union 1707 was signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
It is not just Scotland that the establishment has the brown trousers on over brexit - all as yet international provinces will be up for grabs
Wanna be in which Gang GOSH

1829; Parliament passed the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
What is over-sportingly called the backstop is not as important to the EU as a reduction in the size of the trading bloc.
Religion is now on a lower level than politics and/or economics in the UK and mainland Europe.
Still religious! and don't believe me! Wanna be in my gang

1964;Stansted was chosen as the site of London's third major airport.
The third runway at Heathrow and HS11 Have recently been given the go ahead by the greedy gits.
Never ever forget that Kielder water - built to supply water to the heavy industry of the north - is now merely a tourist facility.
The Kielder resevoir was constructed before wo/mankinds awareness of global warming.
Many - greedy gits of all political persuasion - deny completely or push global warming way past the back burner.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

It is many generations since Greece had an Empire and was a big hitter on the global scene

MON 25th MAR 2019

1199; King Richard I was wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting in France, leading to his death on 6th April. Richard spent very little time in England and lived in his Duchy of Aquitaine in the southwest of France, preferring to use his kingdom as a source of revenue to support his armies.
He produced no legitimate heirs and acknowledged only one illegitimate son, Philip of Cognac. As a result, he was succeeded by his brother John as King of England.
A rough, unrecorded in depth, time for the common serf (pleb) Hence the myths/legend of Robin Hood.
A 'hood' and its many connotations, is today regarded as some sort of baddie.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1807; The Slave Trade Act received the royal assent, eventually bringing an end to the slave trade.
British merchants transported nearly three million black Africans across the Atlantic between 1700 and the early 19th century.
The 1833 Slavery Abolition Act outlawed slavery itself throughout the British Empire but slaves did not gain their final freedom until 1838.
Never ever forget the wealth and lead that the developed world attained was on the ever so broad back of violence and slavery.
Is it OK to condone slavery and violence as part of pursuit of wealth in an economy under pressure;
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1957; Six European nations signed the Treaty of Rome thus establishing the Common Market.
They were Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Holland and Luxembourg.
One of the primary aims of the now EU was to prevent another war in Europe.
Was it the influence of the American led nato that caused the member nation states of Europe to aid and abet other theaters of war on this - it is the only one we've got - once very wild planet.
The UK became a member (along with the majority of the island of Ireland0)in 1973 and confirmed membership by vote in 1975.
The ever increasing (a)political division since then has fulminated in the leave vote of 2016.
History helps - however; we are where we are!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1989;For the first time, both the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race crews entered the event with women coxes.
Oxbridge like other unis is part of the establishment.
The advance of the weaker sex depends on a non violent female; yet some females resort to violent conduct when it suits them...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The Greek economy - like ours - is still being brought into line by the machinations of the (rich) establishment.
The divided Greeks are still members of the EU.
Will we be!

TUES 26th MAR 2019

1885; ‘A lady well-known in literary and scientific circles’ was the only clue The Times gave to the identity of the woman who was cremated by the Cremation Society in Woking, Surrey.
She was the first person to be officially cremated in Britain and was a Mrs. Pickersgill, the first of three cremations that year.
There are a number of ways/paths to take while alive; the choice to take when dead is very limited.
Some people actually believe that their soul goes off to heaven.
'OoH heaven is a place on earth'
Wonder how many renties get buried in the back garden!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1920; The British special constables, known as the Black and Tans, arrived in Ireland.
Their nickname came from the colours of their uniform.
Civil conflict just kicks off; except in the case of 'the troubles'.
Most haves have a different version of history to the have-nots; and stick (religiously) to it.
If; the haves deny that all empires were built on death and destruction and not democracy - where have all the soldiers gone; long time passing - I'll leave this planet with Dehli belly and Doolally tap.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1973; Women stockbroker were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time in its 200 year history.
Only 60 years after Emily Davison was killed by the kings horse - royalty loves racing.
Feminism is, as then; a small minority...
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH

1981; Four Labour defectors, known as the Gang of Four, launched the Social Democrats party.
The four were Roy Jenkins, (former Labour cabinet minister), David Owen, William Rodgers and Shirley Williams.
Their aim was to 'reconcile the nation' and 'heal divisions between classes'.
Are we going again with the TIG (the independent group)- place your bets here...
The present division between the classes ( the haves and have-nots ) is being over complicated by the machinations of party political manoeuvring.
It won't be resolved until the huge elephant is led from the room.
The controllers of elephants don't originate in these green and pleasant lands.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

Greece has a not so big elephant -it is ever so huge to a Greek citizen - sitting not so silently in the corner.
The Greeks cannot rid the elephant alone now.
Wanna be in my EU gang GOSH!

WED 27th MAR 2019

1306; Robert the Bruce (eighth Earl of Carrick) was crowned King of Scotland at Scone Palace, near Perth.
Bruce secured Scottish independence from England, militarily, if not diplomatically, at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.
His statue is at the Bannockburn battlefield site, his body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey while his heart is at Melrose Abbey.
Have you heard the best version of, 'I left my heart in...'
Spike Milligan - though buried in Blighty; I told you I was ill - lived most of the latter part of his life in Australia, cos he was denied English citizenship.
'When will we ever learn...'
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1625; King James I of England (he was also James VI of Scotland), died.
King Charles I ascended to the throne as King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
He later lost the English Civil War and was executed by parliament.
There are more and more plebs that are saying, 'The present parliamentarians are kicking the arse out of the Europe v America verbal conflict.
'When will we ever learn...'
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1871; Scotland beat England in the first international rugby union match in Edinburgh, at Raeburn Place. Scotland scored two tries and a goal to England's single try - since 1879, the Calcutta Cup has been fought/battled/played 126 times; England 70; Scotland 40 and, 16 draws.
Hate em or love em the jocks have roughly the same population as Yorkshire; over time.
Almost twice as many as the NE...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1880; The Salvation Army uniform was authorized, but the distinctive bonnets for women did not appear until June.
Ever heard the pleb patter, I shagged your lass last night; and all she had on was her Sally Bash Bonnet.
There are not many at all; nation states with church armies.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1881; Rioting took place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily promotion of rigid alcohol abstinence by the Salvation Army.
Wanna be in my/their on the wagon Gang GOSH

1980; The oilrig platform Alexander Keiland, located 235 miles east of Dundee, overturned in the North Sea killing 123.
Ever heard of the Norway option in the referendum dogs doodah.
According to international law, Scotland and Norway will own the North sea oil and gas fields.
The vast majority of modern day internal conflicts have been fought over oil and natural resources.
Wanna be in my as time goes by gang GOSH

The only significant natural resource of Greece, is tourism... as yet.

THURS 28th MAR 2019

1800; The Irish Parliament passed the Act of Union with England.
The Act included joining Ireland to Great Britain to form a single kingdom, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Irish paddy pleb didn't have a clue in those days; compared to today.
If you think diferent! perhaps you are liking too much of a leprechauns liquid lunch.
Wanna be in my Gang Begora(h)

1866; The birth of Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer nicknamed 'The Little Demon'.
When the Football League implemented a maximum wage of £4 per week for professional football players and full-time players like Ross could earn up to £10 a week, the prospect of a reduced wage was a serious threat to their livelihood.
In order to curb this threat, Ross and other top players of the time formed the Association Footballers' Union.
The incumbent head honcho of the PFA has just give notice to stand down - he was on a reported salary of roughly £2.2 million.
What is known to only a few is the fact that he was a confirmed gambler.
Some of the biggest bonuses on this planet are given to the owners of online gambling firms.
Much has been mooted about how the dosh in the football industry is divided.
Would I change all that - you bet...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1979; Prime Minister James Callaghan lost a parliamentary vote of confidence by a minority of one, forcing him to call an early election.
Since the Labour party was formed they have held power with minority governments more than majority govs.
The along came the Blairites - to say that this nation state is conservative is an understatement.
Let's hope that leaver plebs have much more resolve than they are deemed to have.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1991; A jury returned a verdict of accidental death at the end of the inquest into the Sheffield Hillsborough disaster in which 96 football fans died.
The 90-day inquest was the longest in British history and recommended extra security measures at football stadiums.
On 19th December 2012 the original accidental death verdict was overturned, paving the way for a new investigation.
On 27th March 2014 the police watchdog identified 13 'suspects' (a mixture of retired and serving officers) at the centre of the probe into the Hillsborough investigation, with a fresh inquest into the 96 deaths, which began in Warrington on Monday, 31st March 2014.
The developed world is going through an extended period of, 'no one is guilty of nowt'- especially the establishment.
If; only that bloke who is supposed to live in heaven had give us the gift to see ourselves as others see us.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

2017; A 12-sided £1 coin went into circulation.
The new coins feature a string of security features including a hologram that changes from a '£' symbol to the number '1' when the coin is seen from different angles.
All kinds of races are now back on with a vengeance - with vengeance comes retribution.
The race between good and bad is on the back burner - unless; one delves a bit deeper.
Is this a sympton of an economy under pressure!
Wanna be in a good gang GOSH

The Greek economy is under the same pressures as ours.
We really are becoming all the same; as time goes by.
Will being the same! save this plastic planet!

FRI 29th MAR 2019

whoops it's gone

SAT 30th MAR 2019

1775; The British parliament passed an act forbidding its North American colonies from trading with anyone other than Britain.
Does one think that the descendants of these former colonies won't remember the sad bad old days...
WTO rules indeed...

1936; Britain announced the construction of 38 warships, the largest construction programme for 15 years.
There are some historians - is it the official line - that say we weren't ready for the second world war.
'I don't want to join the army; I don't want to go to war
I'd rather hang around Piccadily Underground
Living off the earnings of a high born lady'
If I could turn back time...
Wanna be in my isn't fighting fun gang GOSH

1964; The seaside holiday resort of Clacton was the scene of pitched battles by rival gangs of 'mods' and 'rockers'.
What goes around comes around
And; I ain't talking about swings and roundabouts.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1972; Britain assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland, with William Whitelaw as Secretary of State.
What goes around comes around...
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1978; Tory leader Margaret Thatcher recruited advertisers Saatchi & Saatchi to revamp her Party's image ahead of the General Election. 1979; Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave was killed by a car bomb as he left the House of Commons car park.
The Irish National Liberation Army claimed responsibility.
When will we ever learn!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH

The Greek nation state is very similar to ours - there is a division of unfairness between the haves and have-nots.
Yet; they have narrowly chosen to remain in a large trading bloc; whatever, the political ramifications.