Rupert Brooke and the Chiltern Hills

Posted on Nov 10, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Rupert Brooke and the Chiltern Hills

Rupert Brooke Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially “The Soldier”. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as “the handsomest young man in England”. […]

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Good old Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Good old Guy Fawkes!

​   Today Britain joyously celebrates the sectarian evisceration of a War Veteran disillusioned by broken promises. Some would say we need more people like Guido, who was only trying to improve Parliament and the Monarchy as best he could! And anyway, according to at least some historians, this ‘Plot’ was a put-up job, to […]

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Peterloo after 200 years

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Peterloo after 200 years

  200 years ago today, on a field in Manchester, the industrial working class staged its first mass act of political resistance. The outcome changed the world. As once again in Britain workers rights and their ability to organise and strike are being attacked we should remember Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s […]

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May Day 1997 – Things got better

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on May Day 1997 – Things got better

22 years ago today it was all about things can only get better as Britain elected a Labour Government with a clear deliverable Manifesto which only promised what it could deliver and delivered what it promised. Labour promised things would get better and they did.  There was a Labour Landslide. On a swing of 8.8%, […]

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Brexit Swansong

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on Brexit Swansong

So lazy David Davis having engaged in lazy Brexit fantasies has delivered absolutely nothing including not a SINGLE Trade Agreement knows the game is up and resigns at 11.30 on a Sunday night. In a stunning move which rocked Westminster, the Conservative big-hitter said he had become “a reluctant conscript” to the Prime Minister’s Brexit […]

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That Boleyn Girl

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on That Boleyn Girl

The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was annulled on this day in 1536…another innocent girl with Irish connections who lost her head with a man! The Boleyn family were related to the Butlers, Earls of Ormond. Anne originally returned from France early in 1522 to marry her cousin, James Butler. Both her father, […]

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St. George and Little England

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on St. George and Little England

    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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Don’t mention the Zulu Wars on The Tube

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on Don’t mention the Zulu Wars on The Tube

Transport for London workers were accused of “celebrating colonialism” on a Tube station notice board in footage shared by singer Lily Allen. The message, posted on one of TfL’s service information boards in north-east London, detailed the British and colonial troops’ defence of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa in 1879.  The LDN singer, 32, shared […]

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Happy Birthday Clem Attlee

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Clem Attlee

Guess whose birthday it is today? ‪Britain’s greatest Prime Minister Clement Attlee‬ who became PM 72 years ago on 26 July 1945. The 1945 general election saw the return of the first ever majority Labour government. The Gallup poll had shown a Labour lead for over two years. Nevertheless most politicians and commentators were astonished […]

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NHS Winter Meltdown

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on NHS Winter Meltdown

As it heads to its 70th Birthday this year the NHS is in meltdown under a Health Secretary who previously called for its privatisation. Jeremy Hunt has apologised to patients after tens of thousands of non-urgent operations were postponed in England. Both Hunt and his weak and powerless boss, Theresa May, are keeping to the […]

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The Eagle On London

Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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The Eagle on Ireland

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A Journey Towards the Somme

Posted on Nov 10, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on A Journey Towards the Somme

The Gaybo Years

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Gaybo Years

Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!