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.
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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

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.

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