WED 1st MAY 2019
May Day - originally a Roman festival which began on 28th April and lasted several days to mark the commencement of summer.
In England, middle and lower classes would gather flowers - ‘go a maying’ - and the prettiest village maid was crowned Queen of the May, celebrated with dancing around the maypole.
May Day is still resurrected by various regions to various degrees!
Wanna be in a resurrection shuffle gang GOSH
1328; The Wars of Scottish Independence ended.
England recognized the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
There have been a multitude of curtains, walls and borders since then.
Will we see a border of whatever form cos of Brexit soon!
Wanna be in my wallpaper border at the most gang GOSH
1517; 'Evil May Day' riots in London, London apprentices attacked foreign residents.
Wolsey suppressed the rioters, of whom 60 were hanged.
The delusion of democracy still has those that believe in capital punishment!
Wanna be in a shall we hang em gang GOSH
1707; The Act of Union joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
After a sustained period of death and destruction; 'democracy' decreed the ending of division.
Wanna be in a well warmed undivided nation state gang GOSH
1769; The birth, in Ireland, of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
Known as the Iron Duke, he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.
He was Tory Prime Minister from 1828-30, becoming unpopular when he conceded Roman Catholic emancipation.
His London house had its windows smashed by an angry mob on the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
If only 'god' had gave the gift, of seeing ourselves as others see us.
Today protestants and catholics are grouped together as Christians.
Wanna be in a religious gang GOSH
1873; The death, in Zambia, of the missionary, doctor and explorer David Livingstone.
He was from humble beginnings and was born in Blantyre, eight miles south east of Glasgow.
His mother, father and four brothers and sisters lived in this single room in a tenement known as Shuttle Row, which they shared with 23 other families.
Don't mention the white, knife gangs of the Glasgow Gorbals 50's.
Near the end of a sustained period of inequality; 'social mobility' is back on the front burner!
In a divided society, 'social mobility' is the last refuge of the haves.
Wanna be altogether in one more harmonious gang GOSH
Is Greece a less divided nation economically (despite the EU loan fiasco) cos of its divisive wish to remain in a large EU trading bloc.
THURS 2nd MAY 2019
1194;King Richard I gave Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
The date that such a charter was granted is considered to be when a city was founded.
Portsmouth became a city in 1926 - I/Me and most of the population reckon(ed) that to become a city; A town had to have a cathedral...
Sunderland became a city (without a cathedral) after winning a competition organised by the establishment on behalf of the current monarchy in 1992.
We don't need another concrete hero - spin EH...
Sunderland and Portsmouth are both ports - Portsmouth has two cathedrals.
Both voted leave in the recent referendum - the Southern coast Portsmouth leave vote of 58.1% was such a shock...
The N.Eastern coast Sunderland was the first to declare - the 61.3 vote in favour of leave was a far lesser shock to most systems...
The leave vote represents the difference in affluence.
How will global warming moderate changes within Nation States; never mind the planet.
The fun has just begun!
Wanna be in my stay warm another way gang GOSH
1797; A mutiny in the British navy spread from Spithead to the rest of the fleet.
Don't mention the civil war and how many tomes has the UK lost sovereignty due to being conquered militarily.
When will we ever learn...
Wanna be in a more learned democratic gang GOSH
1952; The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, set off from London to Johannesburg on its maiden flight.
Boeing is in the brown stuff over the digitalisation control of its latest model.
The leaders of litigation are the technology of computers firms - they are all constantly suing each other over innovation.
The unacceptable face/cost of capitalistic democracy
Wanna be in my time for change anyway without global warming gang GOSH
2015; The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana), a sister to Prince George.
She will be fourth in line to the throne - have a pucker at primogeniture
We can no longer afford a monarchy - it is time overdue to become a democratic republic.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH
Are the Greeks keeping marginally up with the times better than the nation state of the UK.
Who am I to disagree!
FRI 3rd MAY 2019
1497; A rising broke out in Cornwall, provoked by taxation.
James Tutchet led an army of 15,000 from Taunton through the southern counties to attack London.
The Boston tea party (1773) - which was about the rich kids on the block NOT paying taxes - led to no taxation without representation and the american war of independence.
Shifting patterns eh!
Wanna be in the - will we ever learn - gang GOSH
1830; The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway (Kent) was opened.
Sometimes referred to colloquially as the Crab and Winkle Line, it was the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets.
Are many conservative commuters with season tickets now in two minds about a return to a nation wide railway system
Wanna be in my - timely gang - GOSH
The birth of boxer Henry Cooper.
He was known for the effectiveness of his left hook, "Enry's 'Ammer", and his knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali.
Cooper, who died on 1st May 2011, held the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career and is the only boxer to have been awarded a knighthood.
A cockney kid made good is an example of time relative 'social mobility'
Henry made his money the hard way and had most of it taken away by the 'money men'
Wanna be in my lets cut down on the gambling gang - NO GOSH
1952; Newcastle United became the first team since 1891 to win two FA Cups in succession by beating Arsenal 1-0.
And; just very small scraps since then.
Ever noticed that those who make a good living from the footie industry, never mention 'immigration' in public.
Wanna be in their cant and hypocrisy gang GOSH
2000; The London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse merged, creating the world's second largest stock market.
A number of times, there has been a concentrated effort to move, by buying out the majority of the city of London, to Germany.
Let my money men go...
The short term gambling period is coming to an end.
Wanna be in my - the sooner we get back to making things the better - Gang GOSH
Greece - one of the poorer members of the EU before the loans to get in fiasco - is now gambling that remaining in a large trading bloc is the better option!
Does charity begin at home in Blighty!
SAT 4th MAY 2019
1471; The Battle of Tewkesbury, the last battle in the Wars of the Roses, took place.
Edward IV defeated a Lancastrian Army and killed Edward, Prince of Wales.
Many of the Lancastrian nobles and knights sought sanctuary in Tewkesbury Abbey; although the Abbey was not officially a sanctuary.
Was the wars of the roses the ultimate in establishment division.
A long forgotten by many period of nation state death and destruction; prior to the delusion of democracy.
Wanna be in my learn the lesson gang GOSH
1896; The first British halfpenny newspaper, the Daily Mail, was published.
It was the first paper to sell more than one million copies and was heralded as the birth date of modern journalism.
Jounalism as regards to newspapers is now dead; long live the internet.
If you don't think that nation state establishments are trying to take over the internet; you need...
Another fingy on your faculties.
Wanna be in a really controlled gang GOSH
2000; The London Mayoral contest ended in victory for Ken Livingstone, an independent candidate and MP expelled from the Labour Party.
Are you an 'antisemitic' socialist pleb or a holier than thou red tory!
Wanna be in my democratic pleb gang GOSH
2014; Science students at the University of Leicester concluded that the wooden puppet Pinocchio (who was prone to telling tales and whose nose would double in length for each lie) could only have told a maximum of 13 lies. After 13 lies it was concluded that the nose would be 140 metres long and the force exerted downwards would cause his neck to snap.
Politicians don't lie; they use selective facts and suffer terribly from mass selective amnesia - does a nation state get the politicians they deserve!
They will still be the same after the results of the recent local elections.
Is it time for change - possession is nine tenths of the law!
Wanna be in Our new gang GOSH
2017; Buckingham Palce announced that the 95 year old Duke of Edinburgh would be retiring from royal duties in the autumn.
At the time of the announcement the Duke was Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he would continue to be associated, although he would no longer play an active role by attending engagements.
Wonder how much the 'royal' establishment covertly paid out 2 year later for Phil the Greeks dodgy driving.
Driving on roads represents the present economy - slow down you're going too fast.
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
The Greek economy has been going too fast; re the EU loans fiasco.
Never mind global warming; the Greeks will slow down and bring change about from within the EU.
As yet the EU still believes strongly in 'centre right' controlled capitalism.
Your future on this planet cannot be in corporate capitalism.
Time for a quick change EH!
SUN 5th MAY 2019
1215; Rebel barons renounced their allegiance to King John; part of a chain of events that led to the signing of the Magna Carta.
What! a pro have establishment split/division 800 years ago.
There was no pro have-not opposition in them days.
Wanna be in my contemporary less split gang GOSH
1945; World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberated the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation.
'I'll get by with a little help from my friends'
It was classed as a world war; not England v Germany.
Britain was fast becoming not as great in 1945.
The EU - like it or like it not - is now the new commonwealth.
Wanna be in my 'you can't turn back time' gang GOSH
1964; The first meeting of a 'Clean Up TV' campaign led by Norah Buckland and her friend Mary Whitehouse.
This was the same era as 'I'm backing Britain'
Now if that woman Whitehouse was alive and well today!
Wanna be in everything changes; but nothing changes gang GOSH
Wanna be in my slow down you're going to fast gang GOSH
1955;World famous American virologist Dr Jonas Salk witnessed a ceremonial polio vaccination in London when Margaret Jenkins from Kent became the 500,000th person in London to receive the vaccine to prevent the crippling disease poliomyelitis.
In the early sixties children still wore calipers cos of polio...
Disease is a circle; unless one is ever alert!...
The NHS is no different in reality to any other organisation - some care...
Careful out there...
A young man thinks old men are daft - an old man knows a young man is daft.
Wanna be in which gang GOSH
1964; The Council of Europe declared 5th May as Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe.
No giggling you little englanders.
As the societies of nation states take two forward and (except England) one back...
Is the overall trend to more peaceful coexistence at nation state level!
Wanna be in my less violent gang GOSH
2001; Britain's tourist industry hoped that the bank holiday weekend and good weather would attract visitors to areas previously closed due to foot and mouth disease.
Foot and mouth is very similar to banking crashes and inflation...
They are caused by greed - not bad luck; as some would have you think.
Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.
What is the cost of democracy in a capitalist world!
Wanna be in the new version of 'it aint half hot mum' gang GOSH
Greece is a warmer nation state in a more developed much cooler and capitalist controlled gang.
As yet; the division over who controls the wealth of our nation state is warming up...
Will global warming bring about peaceful solutions!
There's nowt as hard (no puns now) as going to war...
MON 6th MAY 2019
1659; English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removed Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.
If! you don't think that today the hierarchial defence wallahs are greedy git hungry for power egotistical bar stewards on the side of the establishment...
You need less rump around your rocket.
Wanna be in a democratic gang GOSH
1840; The first postage stamps, the ‘Penny Black’ and two-penny ‘blues’, which were the brainchild of Roland Hill, became valid for postage On This Day.
Remember when anything with the queens head on was not up for privatisation...
Ask your postie about privatisation.
They wear them shorts cos it's cheaper...
' See how they run '
A blairite called johnson used to be head of the 'what is now the telecommunications union'
Wanna be in the < bold > new 'new labour' gang Gosh
1994; The Queen and France's President Francois Mitterrand formally opened the Channel Tunnel during two elaborate ceremonies in France and Britain.
An Island off the mainland of Europe became physically joined...
Funny how those that are claiming sovereignty from Europe; deny independence to Scotland.
Do you really want to be in their gang GOSH
1997; The Bank of England was given independence from political control.
This decisive deregulation was given the go ahead by a so called unelected socialist PM.
The present BofE Boss was a head honcho for Goldman Sachs - an american investment bank.
Is sovereignty on the side of america...
This present predicament is lorded over by an unelected greedy git PM
Wanna be in a real democratic gang GOSH
Greece is credited with being the ancient democracy.
The UK is regarded (mostly by Brits) as the modern father/mother of democracy.
Both economies are controlled by the love of money, lately...
'when will we ever learn...'
TUES 7th MAY 2019
1765; HMS Victory, the ship which became the flagship of British Admiral Horatio Nelson, was launched at Chatham.
The ship is now preserved at Portsmouth - The nukes are based in Scotland.
1825; Sierra Leone, Gambia, and the Gold Coast were taken over by the British government to form British West Africa.
The British Empire would not have come about if a decision to cut down the trees and build boats/ships had not been made.
The wealth was made from death and destruction; not democracy.
Some people have long; some people have short memories...
The future fruits of our once top dog nation is in the balance.
The fun has just begun...
Are you in a short/long term memory funny gang GOSH
1928; The voting age for women in Britain was reduced from 30 to 21.
Many generations ago to have a democratic vote in Greece, one had to be over 21 and a property owner.
Very few (if any) women indeed were property owners...
The battle of the sexes is a long war - will the war stop at equality...
Wanna be in a gender bender gang GOSH
1956; Health Minister, RH Turton, rejected calls for a government campaign against smoking, saying no ill effects had been proven.
Turton was a tory in a sustained period of power - circa 11 year.
Remember the promotion of diesel vehicles and a tory minister who went public with his daughter eating a hamburger...
It is remarkable how the pursuit of wealth can can influence decisions/stats.
Wanna be in a globally well warmed gang GOSH
1987; Ex-Guinness chairman Geoffrey Saunders was remanded on bail on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Please read above paragraph again...
Earnest Saunders received a prison sentence for his financial skulduggery crime of guinness greed - he was nicked and received 5 years - reduced to 2 and 1/2 on appeal.
He only served 10 month - he claimed alzheimers and later made a miraculous recovery.
One law for the rich and one for the poor - justice must be seen to be blindly done.
Wanna be in an all seeing gang GOSH
1999; The first Scottish Parliament for 300 years was elected.
The Scottish Parliament building is in Edinburgh (not Glasgow) and was built at a cost of £414 million (ten times over the original budget).
What's a few bob/baubles in an era of greed.
Are you ready to be in a less greedy gang GOSH
According to 'a' latest poll; Greeks are in the top nation state of a stressed, sad, angry world...
Cos of globalisation or global warming...!
WED 8th MAY 2019
1450; Jack Cade's rebellion occurred 'On This Day' when Kentishmen, led by Jack Cade, revolted against King Henry VI with his 'Complaint of the Poor Commons of Kent' manifesto.
His army of as many as 5,000 marched on London, causing the King to flee to Warwickshire.
After taking and looting London, the rebels were defeated in a battle at London Bridge and scattered.
They were promised pardons and reforms, but many of the rebels were instead declared traitors, and Cade was killed in a small skirmish on 12th July 1450.
Ever noticed that in the radio phone-ins of today; the contemporary off the cuff opinion is aired first; then, the organised greedy gits make a comeback.
The lure of the love of money is strong indeed...
In my experience; the love of money is directly linked to the level of lying.
The low; high at first; level of true fact organisations, online or not, is no freaking coincidence...
Wanna be in my 'you don't need that much money' gang GOSH
1933; Mahatma Gandhi, the pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism in British ruled India began a 21 day fast in protest against the British rule.
Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.
Hull (UK City of Culture 2017)- in the world of spin one mans culture, is another mans vulture - erected a statue of Gandhi in 2004.
It was pointed out at the unveiling ceremony that no other city in the world had, within half-a-mile, the statues of Wilberforce, Mandela and Gandhi who devoted their lives to fight against slavery, racism and colonialism.
'The good times are coming' - so is global warming.
A generation ago; times were different -'we're all crazy now'
Wanna be in my make life simpler going forward gang GOSH
2015; 20 year old Mhairi Black became Westminster’s youngest MP since 1667 when she won the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat for the Scottish National Party in the General Election.
The SNP MP's were and most still left wing minded - putting it perhaps too simply; in this now complicated temporarily world.
Note: In 1667 Christopher Monck, the 2nd Duke of Albemarle, aged 13 and a half, became knight of the Shire for Devon.
Kings and Queens have been much younger at times in history.
The King is Dead; Long live the King...
Wanna be in my republican - we can't afford a monarchy now - gang GOSH
2015;David cameron's Conservative party won a majority Government.
In the aftermath; Ed Miliband (Labour party leader) resigned, as did Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat leader) and also the UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
The UKIP chairman Steve Crowther later rejected Mr. Farage's post-election resignation because 'the party's election campaign has been a great success'.
We're all crazy now in this divided 2019 - or is it just the now perplexed politicians!
Wanna be in my - career politicians are doomed - gang! GOSH
The nation states of the EU - like Greece - have never openly been so divided.
'Lets get together and we'll be alright'.
THURS 9th MAY 2019
1092; Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated.
For 249 years it was reputedly the tallest building in the world.
Writer John Ruskin declared that 'The cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have.'
America for generations had the tallest man made thingy.
The current tallest building is in Dubai - the capital of the United Arab Emirates; an oil rich area.
The greedy gits of Britain are well into 'anyway but rich' relations with present the arabs (OIL REGIONS) of this planet - don't complicate things with Global Warming and the end of civilisation as we know it; Jimmy
In circa 2020 the record is supposed to be held by SAUDI ARABIA -another oil rich chum of the greedy gits of England.
Man City FC is presently owned by the UAE - it is the richest club in ENGLAND: at this moment in time.
Ever had to fill in one of those I'm not laundering money forms!
If; owners of football clubs are not involved in money laundering; I'll
Eat paddy pantsdown's hat for him, in any window in the world of your choice.
Wanna be in my humble gang GOSH
1386; The Treaty of Windsor was ratified between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal.
It is the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world that is still in force.
International relations EH
A diplomat lies and a squaddie dies; has been true for most of history
Wanna be in my long in the tooth gang GOSH
1695; The Scottish Parliament met and enquired into the massacre of Glencoe.
Which ever side one is camped on - this wasn't the first public Enquiry/whitewash; and, if the establishment humans have their way; it won't be the last.
Wanna be in my 'lets tell the truth now' gang GOSH
1939; British prime minister Winston Churchill urged military alliance with USSR.
What; the 'greatest little englander that ever lived' exhorting an alliance with the 'enemy'
We'll be trading with them Chinks - you can't say that word now - them damn pinko Chinese next...
Wanna be in my no giggling now gang GOSH.
2014; Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne was ordered to pay £77,750 for the costs of his prosecution for passing speeding points to his then wife, the economist Vicky Pryce.
Both Huhne and Pryce were sentenced to eight months imprisonment for perverting the course of justice in March 2013 - ten years after the crime.
Huhne a tipped for the top Lib/Dem and Pryce an establishment economist, were released and electronically tagged after serving two month.
'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned' and justice must be seen to be done; no matter how briefly
In different times and bigger gangs would they have been prosecuted at all; at all.
Wanna be in my - who shall cast the first stone at the rich making tough decisions on behalf of the poor - gang GOSH
Greece - and other smaller nation state economies have far greater problems with on the move economic immigrants than most of those in the UK can imagine - or want to.
No matter who or what you are; everyone has a bit of inbuilt racism...
FRI 10th MAY 2019
1291; Scottish 'nobles'( sweatysock greedy gits) recognized the authority of Edward I of England.
1307 The Battle of Loudoun Hill; fought between a Scots force led by Robert Bruce and the English commanded by Aymer de Valence - What! a good old little englander name in them days.
The battle took place in Scotland, and ended in a victory for Bruce.
It was his first major military victory.
Wonder if there were unpaid plebs in his gang GOSH
1773; The British Parliament passed the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
This led to the boston tea party and no taxation without representation - the rest is cliched history.
It was just a matter of time; anyway.
Nobody or anything stays 'top dog' forever.
A few people are paid a lot of money to forecast the future.
Wanna be in my - turbulent times indeed - gang GOSH
1857; A revolt by Sepoys at Meerut started the Indian Mutiny by Indian soldiers serving in the British Army.
India is now the largest democracy in the world - so 'they' say.
The sooner we severe all links to the British Empire (Including the so called 'special relationship) the better off as a nation state we will be.
Large trading blocks are the future - like it or like it not.
Wanna be independent - no giggling; pun intended - or in a large nearby gang GOSH
1998; The political wing of the republican IRA backed the Good Friday peace agreement heralding a major shift in modern republicanism.
It was UK politicians that talked their way into the relative peace of the 'troubles'
Will little englanders talk their way out.
Wanna be in - the jury is still out and deeply divided - Gang GOSH
2014; Sixth formers at Hampton Court House, a private school in Surrey, are to begin their lessons in the afternoons to allow them to sleep later in the mornings.
Headmaster Guy Holloway said that the change to 1:30 pm from the usual time of 9:00 am would be more productive and less stressful for students.
Never in human history has so much power been devolved down to the young.
Many of the young are making hay while the sun shines
Heres a generations old quote...
Young men think old men are daft.
Old men - and now women - know young men are daft.
Wanna be in a more regulated long in the tooth gang GOSH
The population of Greece is getting older; with the youngest PM ever - immigration figures will lower the age; just!
A Greek relatively young socialist PM is in favour of remaining in the EU.
There is allegedly an age gap in the UK - the young for the EU; the older generation pleb wanting to turn back time.
Has my generation got it wrong again! dad!
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