MAY 16th 2018

On this day

1532; Sir Thomas More resigned as Lord Chancellor of England.
He opposed the King's (Henry V111) separation from the Catholic Church and refused to accept the King as Supreme Head of the Church of England.
He was imprisoned in 1534, tried for treason in 1535 where he was convicted on perjured testimony and beheaded.
If you are not one of us, ye be a Goner GOSH

Tommy Moore (Well off family) was a catholic establishment lawyer; who didn't believe in the divine right of Kings.
He believed in the power of people but accepted the catholic pope as the head of religion on earth.
Was he an early remainer with religion defining the dividing lines.
As an individual agnostic atheist who used to believe in the belief of God (not a god); I have a certain empathy.
Was he a rare man of principle that went from gang to goner GOSH

1951; The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights began between John F Kennedy International Airport in New York and Heathrow Airport in London.
Wonder how long it will take for the increasing isloation of The USofA (don't mention Trump or banks) to seriously affect tourism.
Remember Concorde - a joint UK/France enterprise - It went (economically) cos there wasn't enough people, who wanted to cross the Atlantic that quickly; nowt to do with technology.
The kielder dam was constructed to supply water to northern heavy industry - it is now one of the less visited expensive tourist attractions on this less green planet.
How much have they (£2billion) spent on HS2 before it gets anywhere near the ground.
They have got it wrong again bad dad - isn't selfserving mistakenly placting the pleb great GOSH

2013; Following earlier government plans to raise the state pension age, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a 'think tank', found that retirement resulted in a 'drastic decline in health' in the medium and long term.
The IEA is a free market think tank founded by a conservative businessman.
Many of us all all classes who are living longer in retirement would disagree! no GOSH
Life is ruled by the economy; not sense...
It takes a (Any) politician with a pension to decide that those with physical jobs must carry on till near death.
Are you a grafter GOSH!

Wonder what the greedy gits - including UK bankers - of Europe will insist the retirement age of Greek plebs will go up to.

MAY 17th 2018

On this day

1215; The country was in a state of Civil War and English barons, in revolt against King John, took possession of London.
Johny boy was norman french - the English barons were mostly greedy git northerners in debt to John.
The French (non norman landowners); it is alledged; were helping the English barons.
In those days of old, a pleb was lucky to get a peek at a pig in a poke; the rich in debt barons had been gifted land by the King.
Throw into the mix the control of normandy and the church...
It's the economy/land stupid - wanna be in my rich Gang GOSH

1590; Anne of Denmark was crowned Queen of Scotland.
She had married JamesV1/James 1 of scotland aged 15 in 1589 - her mother was 17 at the birth.
While most plebs were getting on with their relatively wretched lives - the rich 'royals' were in an intriguing international (European)internecine struggle for contol of the power and wealth.
Don't mention the shifting power of the church and 'monasterial' manipulators.
Wanna be in my grace of god gang GOSH

1984;Prince Charles called a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a 'monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend,' sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
Bet charlie boy had never heard of, never mind live, in Grenfell tower.
Don't mention marriages for hiers and talk to the trees/plants.
Time for the UK 'constitutional' monarchy to go GOSH

Just like the establishment going for the easy hit; do plebs go along with the flow!
The Greek plebs did; and look where it has got them - give us your Drachma.
The Greek national assetts were built up with the Drachma - will they be taken away in some contrived control con by the Euro.
It is up to the plebs.

MAY 18th 2018

On this day

1152; Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, married Henry Plantagenet - later Henry II of England.
She had been divorced two months earlier from King Louis VII of France.
Let's play the music and dance - two nation states land; not the seven veils; not even one veil.
The arranged marriage sex instead of the violence.
Was lady Eleanor a high maintenance mama - and/or just a female greedy git GOSH

1756; The Seven Years' War began when Britain declared war on France.
This was the war over the 'americas' and 'India' between the two empires - England (UK) and France.
The last of the Mohicans and all that...
Don't mention the 'desertions' and division on both sides; and, the unecessary deaths. Less than 20 year later the american war of independence - over money - began GOSH

1803;Bored with no death and destruction for almost a year, Britain abandoned the Treaty of Amiens and declared war on France, again! GOSH or No GOSH

Were our British ancestors great! Or, just a bunch of bloodthirsty greedy gits GOSH

1954;The European Convention on Human Rights came into force.
Never ever forget that one of the main reasons for formation of the EU is to prevent another war in Europe.
Ever realised what sabre rattling actual is.
How long does the the pre death and destruction dance of death last!
Are we Brits more likely to go to war with or against america!
Has death and destruction definitely long gone GOSH!

Inflation comes just after the next generation forgets NO GOSH

It is quite a few generations ago when the people of Greece went to war voluntarily.

MAY 19th 2018

On this day

1499; Catherine of Aragon ( Spanish, aged 12) was married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, the Prince of Wales
Follow the money; honey.
Katy was the first wife of Henry V111 (They used to call it 'been round the block' a mere generation ago).
Their only offspring was female - Mary queen of Scots.
Katy - it's getting complicated now - was reckoned to be the first woman in modern history to openly have any semblance of power.
There is to be a 'royal' marriage today - who am I to question any motive!
Who are you to be in the disagree gang! GOSH

1568;Queen Elizabeth I ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots - her sister somehow.
Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth's throne as her own and was considered the legitimate sovereign of England by many English Catholics.
After 18 years and 9 months in custody, Mary was tried and executed for her involvement in plots to assassinate Elizabeth.
The battle for wealth had well and truly adopted tribal religious division in the war of wealth.
Don't mention the real vicar of bray in the satirical song about, Wanna be in my gang GOSH

1997; The newly elected Sinn Fein MPs, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, visited and enjoyed the facilities at the British House of Commons for 24 hours, before the Speaker's ruling denying them the privileges of MPs in the Palace of Westminster came into effect.
In 2002 the ban was lifted by a blairite government - the Four Sinn Fein MPs took offices and claimed expenses; but never ever attended their seats, by election, in the commons.
Remember reading a book, '(why) Terrorists never Win' written by an American republican politician.
Like it, or like it not, the trend - not just modern history - is that terrorists do win over time.
If I only had time... in 'your' gang GOSH

1997; Health Secretary Frank Dobson announced that the sponsorship of sports events by tobacco firms was to be outlawed.
It gave a temporary exemption for Formula One motor-racing, whose owner, Bernie Ecclestone, had earlier donated £1m to the Labour Party.
Bernie is about as socialist as that greedy git called murdoch - do self employed, or not, taxi drivers and hairdressers - don't mention brainwashed mercenaries ( squaddies etc ) boost the circulation of the sun.
Wanna be in my relative dominated organisation/institution/gang GOSH

2009: Commons Speaker Michael Martin told MPs he intended to stand down, the first Commons Speaker to be effectively forced out of office for 300 years.
He had, and still does, faced criticism over his handling of the MPs' expenses.
It was around this time that a certain MP started using the words, they are the separate cheeks of the same arse'.
Love him, or hate him, it was the truthful (as any person - never mind a doing the best they can politician) George Gallaway GOSH

Greek news is very similar to any other nation state, except the loans news.
Time is running out for the IMF loans to the Greek nation state.
Much of the latest loans were to pay off previous loans
The IMF is a world bank dominated by the american dollar - Most of the loans went through the ECB, which is dominated by the germans - the germans have the biggest stake in the greek loans
The ECB is linked to the IMF by the domination of government sponsored private banks.
Wonder when the UK main stream media will make a national 'story' about the Greek loans again.
The Greek nation state are considering on insisting that legislation that,non EU drivers should have an international driving licence, be passed
Wonder how much politically and/or economically the UK government will charge/make of that, for one of those...