Be Happy, Be one

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Be Happy, Be one

  That’s the message of a new video which shows dozens of British Muslims dancing their hearts out, laughing, singing and smiling along to Pharrell Williams’ hit single “Happy”. Produced by a group of young Muslims called Honesty Policy, the four-minute video is infectious and its unashamedly positive message has gone viral more than 300,000 […]

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Paddy Hitler and Paddy Murphy

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Britain | one comment

The great merchant city and the 2008 European City of Culture of Liverpool has always been a cross roads for humanity. Liverpool does not just have one of England’s longest established black communities, but also a long established Chinese community, a huge Irish influx after the 1847 Famine (so much so it was nicknamed Dublin East!) […]

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Britain’s Great Hunger

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Britain’s Great Hunger

Britain is the world’s sixth richest nation and is in many ways a monument to conspicuous consumption. It is also increasingly Breadline Britain a G8 nation where people are going hungry. Benefits cuts and delays, the rising cost of living and pay freezes are forcing more and more people into food banks, experts have long […]

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Here comes the Pres

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Britain | one comment

The Irish Pres is coming on his historic State Visit to Britain which kicks off with a formal welcome at Windsor Castle at 12 today. Britain may be in for a surprise as beyond his diminutive stature, slightly shrill voice and his tendency to sometimes sound like the preachy Sociology lecturer he once was the […]

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Maria Miller’s Brass Neck Award

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Britain | one comment

  Maria Miller comes across as a smug Selfservative very concerned with the “bubble” she lives in like many ambitious people who thrive because they do not have the burden of empathy. She remains a strong contender for The 2014 Parliamentary Brass Neck  after her minimal 39 second long apology to the house demanded by […]

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Save Oxford’s historic Covered Market

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Britain | one comment

The Eagle’s regular readers know our favourite English City is Oxford, she of honest Saxon origin, beautiful evening light reflected in sandstone and dreaming spires. At the very heart of Oxford and treasured by visitors and natives alike is The Covered Market a unique oasis of independent retailers, enterprise, colour and variety. Now it is […]

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No Justice in no Books

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on No Justice in no Books

Pressure is mounting on hapless Justice Secretary Chris Grayling over his ideologically driven policy of banning families sending books to prisoners. Mr Grayling has come under mounting pressure to re-examine the policy since the issue was raised earlier this week by Frances Crook, the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform a charity […]

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The Stamp of Tony Benn

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Britain | one comment

Tony Benn’s political career was extraordinary for many reasons, not least for how long it lasted. He entered the Commons in 1950 as its youngest MP, aged 25, and bowed out in 2001, a span of more than 50 years, making him the longest-serving MP in the history of the Labour Party and one of […]

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Racing Pancakes in Olney for the 569th year

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Racing Pancakes in Olney for the 569th year

Today is Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday or as we call it in England, Tossers’ Day. Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) was the day when you traditionally cleared out your cupboards of fats and similar goodies before the privations of the Lenten fast, the 40 days leading to Easter. Well in one […]

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From Stoke Mandeville to Sochi with Love

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 in Britain | 2 comments

  Here in Aylesbury Vale we take particular pride that the Paralympic Games and the great change in attitude to treating disability and respect for Disabled People began in Stoke Mandeville inspired by the remarkable figure of Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann. Paralympic magic spread through the Vale yesterday evening as the first ever heritage flame was […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!