Corbyn’s toxic Legacy

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Corbyn’s toxic Legacy

Corbyn’s legacy is disaster, defeat, anti-Semitism, Brexit, and the loss of the north to Labour. Labour has spent four trying very hard to unlearn lessons it learnt the hard way when the vapid wittering of Tony Benn and the Toy Bolsheviks enabled Thatcher, made Labour impotent and betrayed our supporters. Two of those lessons were […]

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Farewell Jeremy Corbyn

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Farewell Jeremy Corbyn

Farewell Jeremy, ’tis a pity it took so long #Corbots & #Momentum are part of the #Corbyn problem not of the solution. Under  a trusted leader like Keir Starmer or David Miliband fighting from the centre #Labour would have had a landslide. They have enabled the #Tories and #Brexit On the doorstep in this election, […]

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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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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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

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

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Karl Marx

The Eagle on Ireland

The Wren, the Wren!

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Wren, the Wren!

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael