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!
Effort of the day 11519
SAT 11th MAY 2019
1685 The death of 18 year old Margaret Wilson, executed by drowning for refusing to swear an oath declaring James VII (James II of England) as head of the church.
She died along with Margaret McLachlan.
Known as the Wigtown Martyrs they are buried in Wigtown Churchyard alongside the three men hanged at Wigtown.
If you don't think that deathly rivalry under the guise of religion exists today...
You have never heard of the 'backstop'.
Will death and destruction in the fight for power; take over from democracy again!
The rich establishment making tough decisions on behalf of the poor.
Wanna be in a true democratic gang GOSH
1967; Britain, Ireland and Denmark officially applied to join the EEC.
The UK is now divided over the EU.
My heart is with the leavers; my head is with the remainers...
My personal compromise is to be governed by my head...
Wanna be in my better off gang GOSH
1977; Wallace Virgo, former head of the police pornography squad, was found guilty of taking bribes from Soho vice kings.
1995;Lord Nolan presented his report on standards in public life, in an attempt to rid Westminster of constant allegations of individual 'sleaze'.
If you are not in the loop; you can only guess and confirm later.
In this present period of unrestrained deregulation; I guess that most of 'us' are at it.
Will religion make a comeback - God forbid it
Wanna be in my futuristic agnostic gang GOSH
Hurrah-Hurray its a holi-holiday.
Not going to Greece - back on the 23rd.
THURS 23rd MAY 2019
Here I am after 11 nights at Lake Garda...
The weather equivalent of; 'here I sit broken hearted' paid a penny and only farted...
Me and the gruppenfuhrer, had only 4 hours of relatively weak sunshine.
Wanna be in my white gang - no UKIP or Brexit puns please... GOSH
1169; The First Conquerors' landed in Ireland.
They were Normans (mercenaries) from Wales enlisted by Dermot MacMurrough to recover his kingdom of Leinster.
Read all about it...
Dermot (not to be spoken with a with an Anglo/German accent) sought the help of 'Henry 11'
Later 'Henry 11' became lord protector of Ireland after chinning it militarily.
A less than convoluted uncovering of the greediest git with the most money wins.
Wanna be in a greedy git gang GOSH
1533; To the annoyance of the Pope, the English Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declared Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon to be void and his marriage to Anne Boleyn, to be legal.
The result was a break with the church in Rome despite Henry’s title as ‘Protector of the Faith’.
The mormons own most of 'Las Vegas'...
Still wanna be in a religious gang; supporting any version of the 'good lord' GOSH
1956; The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall, Cumbria.
It was decommissioned after producing electricity for almost 50 years.
It was planned to produce electricity a lot less in time.
Over a generation ago; the Japanese refused to send their Nuclear waste to the UK - cos the facilities were not up to scratch; the establishment claimed it was falsification of figures by someone hanging on to a low level job.
The plan is to now store nuclear waste - with an estimated life span of 100+ years - underground near Calder Hall...
Seascale is now privatised - change of name is a PR ploy used by the greedy git gangs to confuse plebs.
The irony of one of the most beautiful places on the planet being right next to one of the potentially deadliest.
The unseen cost of being a provincial pleb - don't mention them nukes in Jockland!
Wanna be in the Establishment gang GOSH
If the Greek economy only had time - will global warming become the great leveler as each generation grabs what it can.
If! I only had time...
FRI 24th MAY 2019
1487; The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel was crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
Lambert was the ceremonial pretender puppet in the war of the roses - the war for dominance between the so called rival royals.
Henry V11's gang beat Richard the Third's (sometimes - jokingly - called Dick the Turd) at Bosworth.
My horse; A kingdom for a horse; and all that...
The 'tudor' rose (adopted by Henry V11 - the winner) was a quirky mix of red and white - it looked red.
I'll pay a pleb to be in my gang GOSH
1689; Parliament introduced the Toleration Act - William of Orange; the Dutch king billy and all that.
The Act granted freedom of worship to Nonconformists (i.e. dissenting Protestants) and granted them their own places of worship and their own teachers and preachers, subject to acceptance of certain oaths of allegiance. It enabled this building, Farfield Friends' Meeting House, to be erected (1689) and licensed as a place of worship.
The division of pray for me and I'll set you free gang had began. GOSH
1738; John Wesley first attended evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, then went on to a meeting at Aldersgate where he experienced his conversion.
This was the start of Wesley’s Methodism, and over 270 years later there are 54 million Methodists in 60 countries.
Methodism became the religion of the pleb.
Main religious organistions stayed with the rich and as many plebs as possible - the Prince Bishops etc.
Pray with me and I'll set you free - or so they say - gang GOSH
1901; Seventy eight miners died in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
The mining communities were mostly methodist - hence this epitaph to one(many) of the young who lost their lives at Aberfan.
God came down to gather flowers
He passed this way and gathered ours.
I was at the disaster of Aberfan as a very young man, indeed
As an unconfirmed agnostic; I still have trouble with the power of religion.
Religion is dead; Long live Religious gangs GOSH
The Greeks are statistically said to be more religious (slightly different - same head honcho!) than the citizens of the UK.
Fishing is (was)said to be the most participated in sport in the UK.
There is a saying; pigs fly;
As time goes by, everything changes
SAT 25th MAY 2019
1659; Lord protector Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver, resigned his position - leading to the restoration of the monarchy and the crowning of Charles II in 1660.
Charlie 11 had promised no political retribution for his dad getting the chop - some of the leaders were rounded up, hung drawn and quartered; many had to flee abroad.
The establishment and lies eh!
Most; non political persons, reckon politicians and porkies are alive and well today - at best, they are too selective with the truth.
Wanna be in my garrulous Gang GOSH
1713; John Stuart, Earl of Bute, Britain's first Scottish prime minister was born.
Did you spot that in her resignation speech; mrs may, thought it essential to say, 'conservative and unionist' party.
Proof indeed that, similar to jeremy corbyn, those north of the border, are a real threat to the right of centre English establishment.
Still wanna be in a greedy gang! GOSH
1879; Birth of William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, British newspaper magnate (Daily Express and the Evening Standard).
Lloyd George made him Minister of Information and Churchill made him Minister of Supply during the Second World War.
Remember when, phony tony bliar, puckered up to media 'baron' murdoch.
Wanna be in a gong giving greedy gang GOSH
1914; The House of Commons passed the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
100 years later it still isn't sorted!
Will the flak from brexit last 100 years!
1994; The Camelot consortium won the contract to run Britain's first national lottery - now owned and run by a Canadian teachers investment fund!
Britains 'first' national lottery is spin, duff gen, fake news...
The first national lottery was around 1567 (betty 1); to finance the plundering of the planet and making of the British Empire.
The poor could not afford to buy a ticket ( any one who bought a ticket was exempt from arrest for all crimes, except major felonies such as, murder and treason)
When politicians speak of unprecedented times, is it ignorance; or being economical with the truth!
You name it or even think it; it has ALL been done before...
The word liar is not allowed in parliament - it is against etiquette...
Wanna be in my real world Gang GOSH
Greece is now ruled and run by a socialist/right of center splinter group coalition.
The Greek national lottery was privatised bit by bit in the 1990's.
The Greek national debt was brought to light by the 2008/9 banking crash.
Many reasons have been put forward for the debt - mostly by those of an invested interest; pretending to be neutral.
There is one definite, cover all reason, the greed of capitalism engulfing the world.
Will global warming bring about a sea change - heres hoping (not); or, we all die...
SUN 26th MAY 2019
1670; Charles II and Louis XIV signed a secret treaty in Dover, ending hostilities between England and France.
The fragile peace lasted until 1689 then France and the UK - the UK was now a very young constitutional monarchy; remember - a mini world war ensued due to empire aspiration.
Never ever forget that one of the founding aims of the EEC was to prevent another war in Europe - jaw jaw from trade; not war war.
How many conflicts has the american empire been in since then!
Death and destruction rule ok.
But WE live in a democracy!
Yeah; we don't know what we got till its gone...
Wanna be in my peace loving gang GOSH
1798; Income Tax was introduced into Britain - a 10% tax on all incomes over £200 a year.
Now a thorny subject to all income levels - the vast majority have hidden aspirations; even more so in the economic conditions of today...
A nation state has much less internal conflict and division - it used to be when at war - when the plebs have a fair days work for a fair days pay; not inequality.
Wanna be in my gang GOSH
1913; Emily Duncan became Britain's first woman magistrate.
Change is inevitable etc
A true democracy controls the Rate of change successfully.
Wanna be in my democratic gang GOSH
1972; UK State-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son was sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank.
Will Tommy Cook and son go into receivership!
Has capitalism run its course - international capitalism; not just our nation state version.
The germans - the lead EU nation state economy - have a regional banking system by law.
We in the UK had the five main clearing banks; which are now, at the very least, controlled by the international money men.
Wanna be in my change is long overdue gang GOSH
2014; Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg rejected calls for him to stand down, after the party's worst European election result for 25 years.
The Liberal Democrats lost all but one of their 12 MEPs.
Wonder how the pro EU Lib Dems will do in tomorrows EU election results - the brexiteers say that the EU is not democratic.
The EU is certainly more democratic than any pro-leave outfit.
It was the right wing of the Lib Dems that went into coalition with Dodgy Dave and firmly cemented inequality in the UK.
Wanna be in my get rid of inequality gang GOSH
I understand that the Greek socialist finance minister that was asked to resign over the Greek loan repayment way ahead - it was a coalition in power remember - is now standing in a German anti EU pro EEC seat.
It was Yanis Faroufakis that said, 'change should come from within'
Men and women do indeed work in mysterious ways
MON 27th MAY 2019
1153; Malcolm IV became King of Scotland.
He was noted for his religious zeal and interest in knighthood and warfare.
For much of his reign he was in poor health and died, unmarried, at the age of twenty-four.
Some (many) of the establishment keep their sexual (whatever) activity and other interests secret today -
don't mention expenses and jobs for the boys/girls.
It is usually them secretive as possible media barons that reveal those secrets for money.
As soon as the politicians realise they are only a cross s(el)ection of society and get away from the Westminster Village culture the better off we as a nation state will be.
Wanna be in a is that a flying pig with lipstick on gang GOSH
1657; Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refused parliament's offer of the title King of England.
Charlie two (the royal) who took over from Ollies son - Dick - was considered by the historians to like the good life of hedonism much more than the Cromwells.
Hence the connotations of roundhead v cavalier...
The German nation state is reckoned to be more than a bit of a roundhead culture in modern british folklore.
It is a modern myth - the germans love to jive, joke and poke as much as the next person.
One of, if not the main reason for inequality in the UK of today is the promise by politicians of the good times are coming for all.
The 'good' and greedy turn their heads to relative poverty.
Wanna be in my less greedy gang GOSH
1919; Oil was struck at Britain's first on-shore oilfield of three wells, at Hardstoft, near Tibshelf in Derbyshire.
Money makes the world go around - oil is called black gold - don't mention Britain being the 'pal' of nation state oil producers.
Black gold which is now being - in more ways than one - used to purchase British real estate and sporting organisations.
Fracking - the smaller the country, the greater the negative impact - is a fossil fuel, which is now possible to extract due to the physical advances in technology.
How big is your carbon footprint in a global warmed planet.
The fun has just really begun within nation states; never mind internationally.
Wanna be in my carbon neutral is now old hat Gang GOSH
Greece has very little proven under sea oil reserves - small amounts of rare minerals are exported...
Greece has a much smaller carbon footprint/head than most developed nations.
One of the ways in which a nation state can talk up its wealth, is to overstate its reserves of 'anything'.
PS. Japan - a much larger nation State, has a nuclear power capability; has greater debt and an under performing economy - it used to be called the Asian tiger when America could afford to invest.
Japan has been buying up UK coal since the miners strike and storing it offshore, waiting for a leap forward in technology - if I only had time...
In the same generation; America with the desperation of failed international economic policy of 'Quantitative Easing' - no one stays top dog for ever - and the election of Trump entering trade wars with China; it is worth noting that China now owns most of American large debt.
Buy up Brighton and bugger global warming.
TUES 28th MAY 2019
1503; James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor were married by Pope Alexander VI.
A 'Treaty of Everlasting Peace' between Scotland and England was signed on that occasion.
The everlasting peace lasted just ten years.
Will the present union with Scotland survive Brexit!
As the present state of politics stands; it is looking that Devolution will happen in the near future.
Wanna be in a divided Gang GOSH
1588; The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, set sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
Every dog has its day!
Have you had yours! off course, you are not a dog are you!
At that time in history the Spanish Empire was top dog.
If it wasn't for that 21 mile (about 33k) of separation by sea; UK history would have been very different indeed
No man is an Island has never ever been truer than today.
Wanna go it alone or be in a gang GOSH
1842; Britain's first public library opened, in Frederick Street, Salford.
How many libraries have disappeared at the cost of austerity.
Knowledge is power...
Everybody and his dog is after your money in the economic climate of today.
Do not worry or doubt that change is coming!
Wanna be in my gang GOLLY GOSH
1937; Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of a coalition government following the retirement of Stanley Baldwin.
Both Chamberlain and Baldwin were conservatives
Since Labour took over from the Liberals - the 1924 minority government of Ramsay Macdonald - literally a bastard working class jock made good; government in the UK has been:
20 year Labour.
21 year national coalition - led by a tory PM.
42 year Conservative -
Before that it was whigs v tories and money literally ruled OK
Wanna be in which gang GOSH
2014; The death, in Florida, of Malcolm Glazer (85), the American billionaire who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United.
The Glazer family purchased United for £790m in May 2005 amid protests from many of the Premier League club's fans.
The Glazers borrowed the money to buy Man U.
The premier league since its inception in 1992 has reflected the UK economy; however it is pushed to the back burner in the minds of - what will again soon be - a working class infatuation.
'The times they are a-changin'
Wanna be in my Gang GOSH
Will the recent results in the EU elections affect the Greek loan repayments!
That is up to the Greeks as a nation state; however, they will be able to bring about change from within.
WED 29th MAY 2019
1798; The United Irishmen Rebellion against British Rule took place.
Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen were massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
In the days when death and democracy ruled over democracy within a 'Nation state'.
In the last generaration of this still mysterious planet to many; when democracy is supposed to have superceded death and destruction, over 3,000 have went to an early grave; over what is 'euphemistically' called the troubles.
Wanna be in my 'all we are saying is give peace a chance' Gang GOSH.
1849; The death of John Fielden, British industrialist and Radical Member of Parliament for Oldham.
He sat on the whig side of parliament -remenmber the labour party took over from the whigs in the 1920's.
John Fielden despaired that the concerns of the poor would never be given adequate attention and he and Lord Ashley was instrumentalist in passing 'The Ten Hours Act' to ensure that women and children only worked up to 10 hours a day in factories.
Workers rights - a fair days pay for a fair days work - is way past the back foot; in this period of 'austerity'.
Don't mention the present inequality and division...
Wanna be in a realist gang GOSH
1871; Whit Monday became the first official Bank Holiday in Britain.
The UK lags behind - both in legislation and in reality - most 'developed' and other nations in the number of bank holidays.
Guess which nation state has very little - or no legislation - re Bank holidays
Yes you guessed right; America - the home of capitalism.
Not everyone is bad in Americaa.
Wanna be in my undivided gang GOSH
1977; Nigel Short, an 11 year old English schoolboy , qualified as the youngest ever competitor in a national chess championship.
Have you noticed in the era of more people going to UNI - who called em a privatised industry - and people are living longer; the university of life carries less weight.
Wanna be in my; the nation state can't afford so many degrees gang GOSH
1984;Police used riot gear for the first time since the miners' strike began , at a picket at Orgreave, near Sheffield.
How long before the british/english bobby carries arms - as opposed to a few having almost instant access.
Wanna be in my never believed in the 'old dear'; you have nothing to fear if you are innocent, Gang GOSH
Greece has the highest number of police/head of population in the EU - they carry firearms; have a military branch and an alleged link to the right wing.
Wonder if they have been judged to be institutionally racist...
THURS 30 MAY 2019
1536; Eleven days after he had his second wife Anne Boleyn was beheaded, King Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, former lady-in-waiting to Anne.
Never mind womens lib - what about the power of a 'royal' since them sad bad old days.
Wanna be in my much less inequality; but, people - women are so different in many ways are different - gang
1842; An assassination attempt was made on Queen Victoria as she drove down Constitution Hill in London with her husband Prince Albert.
The would-be assassin was John Francis.
The second attempt in two days - he was sentenced to death but was sent to Oz for life when queen Vic intervened.
Wonder what would have happened if he had been successful!
There are more than you think that the royals today are just; 'another family on benefits'.
Wanna be in my less spin republic Gang GOSH.
1948; The British Citizenship Act conferred the status of British subjects on all Commonwealth citizens.
Passed by a post second world war under the leadership of Clement Attlee - son of a middle class solicitor.
The right wing didn't have a look in then as now...
Due to pressure on the economy every body and his dog receives more publicity in these days of back stop etc.
Wanna be in a for whatever reason; some people don't care gang GOSH
2019; EE - now part of BT, which received 1.7 billion pound sterling to 'not' roll out a decent broadband across the UK; by a con gov switched on the UK's first high speed 5G mobile network service, with those in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester being the first to get the faster services.
Prices for 5G - which required new handsets - started at £54 per month for 10 gigabytes of data.
Huawei 5G phones were excluded from the launch, thanks to a recent US ban on American companies dealing with the Chinese owned Huawei.
The ways of world trade EH
The best laid plans of mice and men.
The plebs pay more for the mistakes of public or privatised organisations.
Wanna be in my more public less privatised inequality gang GOSH
The price of paying off the Greek loans includes privatisation of public assetts.
Will the route towards inequality really be adopted by a coalition socialist/small right wing splinter coalition!
The Greeks have the opportunity to learn from recent UK history.
Change should come from within - the clock is ticking; it never stops.
FRI 31 st MAY 2019
1578; English explorer Martin Frobisher sailed from Harwich to Frobisher Bay in Canada.
Over time he brought home 1500 tons of 'gold ore'.
After years of smelting, it was realized that the presumed gold was merely worthless iron pyrite (fool's gold) that was later used to pave streets in London, leading to the myth that the streets of London were paved with gold.
The myth is reality; if one lives in the provinces.
If you don't think that this nation state is a wee bit too London centric; you, need some more thought in your doing alright thingy.
Wanna be in my 'out a town' gang GOSH
1838;The alleged last battle on English soil took place at the Battle of Bosenden Wood between armed (paid) soldiers and 40 agricultural peasants.
They were led by flamboyant Cornish wine merchant (Sir William de Courtenay) and were protesting against the poverty of their lives.
A class(ic) case of inequality at its best...
The victor ( the British Empire establishment; and those that were doing OK) writes the history...
We haf ways of keeping the poorest of plebs in line.
Wanna be in my champion of the underdog gang GOSH
1859; The clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament was started, with the bell (Big Ben) sounding for the first time on 11th July 1859.
How much is the restoration going to cost!
Never mind expenses and Brexit.
One of the many reasons why politicians are out of public taste - there are many who think that relationship with their elected representative at all levels has turned sour - at the moment; is voting to refurbish the palace of westminster (their place of work) at a time of an economy under pressure - just bad timing EH!.
A time in history of inequality and; everybody and their dog is after your money.
Wanna be in my - don't mention global warming - gang GOSH
1902; The Peace of Vereeniging ended the Boer War, in which British casualties numbered 5,774 killed - 16,000 deaths from disease - against 4,000 Boers killed in action.
There was much more cant and hypocrisy of the the rich alliance between the Dutch and Brits.
It would have been much different if the vast majority of those who went to an early grave had not been plebs.
The Boer war was the 'green shoots' of the end of the British Empire.
Wanna be in my less gung ho gang GOSH
1911; The White Star liner Titanic was launched at Belfast.
At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, 'Not even God himself could sink this ship.'
Says it all - say no more.
Which bring us down the line to HS11.
Kielder reservoir was built to supply water to english heavy industry! and Concorde was brought to an end cos there was no market.
Lets plan to hang on to what we got - not realistically ahead.
Wanna be in my long term gang GOSH
Wonder if the Greek coalition government has any short term money wasting dreams in the pipeline!
Lets hang on to what we aint got in the future; EH