Happy 69th Birthday NHS!

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  Happy Birthday to the wonderful NHS which is 69 years young today. However it is not in rude good health after seven years of Tory underfunding, wages of frontline workers being cut for six years, privatisation of key components and the disastrous effect of Brexit. For 69 years we have loved, cherished and entirely benefited from […]

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Windrush Day

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Britain | no responses

On 22 June 1948, the Empire Windrush arrived, bringing 492 people to Britain and marking the start of post-war immigration.  Officially, Windrush Day is not a national holiday, yet within the Caribbean community, particularly for first and second generation citizens, June 22nd is a day of importance, as it was the first time Commonwealth citizens […]

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Theresa Mayhem: Weak and Wobbly

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Britain | one comment

From strong and stable to weak and wobbly #GE2017 On 8th June the British people decided to reject the appeal by Theresa May for a strong mandate to deliver Brexit. The result was predicted by nobody. John Redwood: 'The country rejected Jeremy Corbyn as PM' Andrew Neil: 'The country also rejected Theresa May as PM'#BBCElection […]

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GE 2017: Will it be a Hung Parliament?

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Britain | no responses

First indications suggest a disastrous exit poll for May and Tories #WrongandUnstable Con: 314 Lab: 266 SNP: 34 LDem: 14 Whether we end up with a hung Parliament or not Theresa May is a now a busted flush. I think Theresa May has won own goal of the season. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, […]

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For St. George and Little England

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 in Britain | no responses

    Today April 23rd all manner of people urge us to celebrate St. George’s Day. A day in “honour” of an Asian from Cappadocia who died defying authority in Palestine. He sounds just like the sort of person those (step forward those self appointed English Nationalists wrongly called UKIP) who call most loudly for […]

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  On this day in 1834 six Dorset farm labourers were sent to an Australian penal colony, but their ‘crimes’ helped change the face of employment rights for generations to come – and it all began in the small village of Tolpuddle. An average wage for a farm labourer was 10 shillings a week, but […]

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Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

A house with what has been described as the “rudest address in Britain” has been put up for sale. Potential buyers may need a decent sense of humour if they are to move into the three-bedroom property at 69 Cock Lane in Fetcham, Surrey. The semi-detached house has gone on the market with estate agent […]

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Corbyn back to oblivion

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Britain | no responses

The Dear Leader gave his first full length press briefing today after a year and a half in the post. I think we now understand why? Backwards to oblivion comrades!! Here is a potted history of Corbyn’s appeal for popular support: 2015 “Straight Talking, Honest Politics” 2016 “…” 2017 Let’s Copy Donald Trump. The fabled […]

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For Auld Lang Syne

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Every year across the world, the streets ring with the same lilting song. Sweet, nostalgic, hopeful; “Auld Lang Syne” has become an absolute tradition in New Year’s Eve celebrations. And so, we sing. Or, at least, we sing the first couple of lines and politely mumble the rest into our champagne glasses. Despite its vast […]

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Three cheers for Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in Britain | no responses

  Today we mark the anniversary of two significant events in British history. A day when some crazed ideologues, led by a deranged individual, entered the Houses of Parliament determined to do great damage to our nation. Still, enough about John Major and the Railways Act 1993. Also today Britain joyously celebrates the sectarian evisceration […]

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The Eagle On London

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | no responses

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | no responses

Barry Cowen’s Builder’s Bum

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses