By George! – It is that Day again

Posted on Apr 23, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on By George! – It is that Day again

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 him to […]

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The wee Ronnie

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on The wee Ronnie

The one known as the “Wee Ronnie” in the Two Ronnies, legendary comic Ronnie Corbett has died aged 85. The Scottish actor, best known for his role alongside Ronnie Barker in The Two Ronnies, died this morning surrounded by his family. A statement from his publicist read: ‘Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved […]

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Do you want to Clean for the Queen?

Posted on Mar 5, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Do you want to Clean for the Queen?

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, the Tory Government has taken the campaign to get people cleaning, though a lot of people are not so enthusiastic about the ‘peasant’ sounding message and are tweeting about it. Just checking everyone is still up for this..Clean the streets for the Queen You What?!? #CleanForTheQueen https://t.co/Rxnfi1lKp2 — […]

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A steamy day with a Flying Scotsman

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on A steamy day with a Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman was Britain’s most famous locomotive in the country which gave the world railways. This iconic piece of industrial history was nearly lost to the country ending up in America and Australia at one stage. But the future of this wonderful symbol of the steam age is now secure. The engine was bought for […]

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Save the NHS

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Save the NHS

There is a crisis in the NHS and it is not just about Junior Doctors who have wide spread public support for their stance against the new contract Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is imposing on them. It is also about Nursing and Support Staff who have seen their wages cut in real terms by 15% […]

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#SmeartheDocs

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on #SmeartheDocs

  With the first junior doctors strike over working hours and pay due to go ahead next week, The Sun on Sunday has engaged in some fair and balanced coverage ahead of the planned industrial action: Coining the moniker ‘Moët medics’, The Sun appears to have trawled through the social media profiles of campaigners and […]

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Tunnock’s storm in a Teacake

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Tunnock’s storm in a Teacake

Tea time favourite Tunnock’s has been accused of abandoning its Scottish heritage with a new advert on the London Underground network. In an effort to sell more teacakes in England, Tunnock’s has distanced itself from its Scottish heritage by removing the Scottish Lion Rampant from packaging. @The45Storm @AngrySalmond Are you a #tunnocks ? @YesGiffnock Doin […]

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Winter Light at Waddesdon Manor

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Winter Light at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor is different. Most National Trust houses hibernate for the winter but coming up to Yuletide this fairy tale Rothschild house Waddesdon Manor re-opens its doors for the winter season and the rooms are a veritable wonderland of magical decorations and trees. And outside the gardens are bathed in light from the third and […]

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Make the NHS Choir #1 for Xmas

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 in Britain | Comments Off on Make the NHS Choir #1 for Xmas

In Britain we are very attached to the NHS – the National Health Service which provides universal healthcare free at point of delivery based on clinical need. These days the NHS is under attack, its wonderful staff from Doctors down to cleaners are having their jobs devalued and are working under great pressure to deliver […]

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The Daily Express Trumpet

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in Britain | Comments Off on The Daily Express Trumpet

  That bastion of baseless prejudice which risibly claims it is “The World’s Greatest Newspaper”, Britain’s Daily Express is at it again trying to appeal to the prejudices of its rapidly declining and aging readership whose theme tune is “All our Yesterdays.” It is a strange editorial mix of Royal Brown Nosing, articles for hypochondriacs, […]

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Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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In Darkest Midwinter

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

The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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