Ada Lovelace Day
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 […]
Happy 69th Birthday NHS!
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 […]
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 […]
Theresa Mayhem: Weak and Wobbly
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 […]
GE 2017: Will it be a Hung Parliament?
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, […]
For 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 […]
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 […]
Britain’s rudest address?
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 […]
Corbyn back to oblivion
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 […]
For Auld Lang Syne
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 […]