St. George and Little England

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 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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Don’t mention the Zulu Wars on The Tube

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Britain | no responses

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 | no responses

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 | no responses

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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Blue Passport Blues

Posted on Dec 26, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Blue passports are the beginning of the end of Brexit. Nothing is more dead in politics than a policy that has started to evoke titters. If you keep saying you don’t care, keep clicking the “I don’t care” box on online polls asking whether or not you care about the “return” of the “iconic” blue […]

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The DUP have taken back control – of UK’s future

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was “both surprised and disappointed” after Brexit talks on the Northern Ireland border failed to reach a deal today. A Brexit deal to solve the ‘Irish question’ was done until a last minute intervention from the DUP, the Irish Government has confirmed. Hopes were high that the UK would sign […]

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The Sad Tale of Spreadsheet Phil

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Britain | no responses

What a sad day for Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer Spreadsheet Phil who stood up in the commons today and confessed he was addicted to debt and like #NoMandateMay well past his sell by date! Don’t take my word for it, ask Tory MP’s who loathe him to a man (and woman) or indeed Theresa […]

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Good old Guy Fawkes

Posted on Nov 5, 2017 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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Ada Lovelace Day

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  Today 11th October is Ada Lovelace Day in honour of the pioneering mathematician, first female computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron. Ada’s life and achievements are now marked across the globe as Ada Lovelace Day in celebration of this gifted young Victorian woman. When your father has been famously described by one of […]

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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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The Eagle On London

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | one comment

TubeMapper captures images of The Underground

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

Women on the Buses

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The Real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

More Irish than the Irish themselves

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Dublin’s Saint Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Dublin | no responses