Corbyn back to oblivion

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Britain | one comment

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 […]

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For Auld Lang Syne

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Britain | one comment

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 […]

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Three cheers for Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Three cheers for Guy Fawkes!

  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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#BelikeJo

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Britain | one comment

Now that the by-election in the Batley and Spen constituency is over let us remember the terrible reason why it was held. The brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, a wonderful public representative killed by a racist coward while working to do her best for all her constituents. #BelikeJo Today is the day. @Tracy4MP wld […]

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Aberfan man made disaster

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Britain | one comment

Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan mining disaster that wiped out a generation, killed 116 children and 28 adults on 21 October 1966. It was not a natural disaster but a man-made disaster by the nationalised National Coal Board (NCB). At 9.15 am on Friday, October 21, 1966 a waste tip slid down a […]

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Happy 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 […]

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Tank at Trafalgar

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Tank at Trafalgar

On this day 100 years ago the first tank was used in warfare. A replica tank rolled into Trafalgar Square to mark 100 years since the armoured vehicles were first used in the theatre of war. The tank is a model of the Mark IV which was first used on the battlefield as part of […]

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The Courage of Pauline Cafferkey

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on The Courage of Pauline Cafferkey

There is no one who exemplifies more the courage of those in Medicine who make sacrifices for others than the brave Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey. Having unselfishly volunteered to go to Sierra Leone in 2014 to help treat victims of the Ebola Epidemic she caught the disease in field conditions and has twice been brought […]

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Roald Dahl 100

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Roald Dahl 100

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and it’s going to be the biggest worldwide celebration of Roald Dahl Day ever! September is Roald Dahl’s birth month, and each year this is celebrated with a wonderful array of events centred around his birthday on 13th September. On 13th September on what would […]

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Remember Peterloo

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Remember Peterloo

  Today 16th August marks the 197th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre at St Peters Field in Manchester. 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 history it is a milestone in our hard fought […]

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