Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | no responses

The first statue of a woman in Parliament Square was unveiled today. Fittingly it is of Millicent Fawcett and marks 100 years since she won her long battle to win women the right to vote. Parliament Square has 9 other statues, all of men. They range from the strange brutalism of the Churchill statue, which […]

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St. George and Little England

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 in Britain | no responses

    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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Martin Lewis suing Facebook

Posted on Apr 22, 2018 in Business | no responses

Good luck to Martin Lewis of the Money Saving Expert site who is suing Facebook over the fake ads it allows scammers to run with his image and mocked up fake news stories. It is appalling that FB allows scammers, anti-vac ranters and crank pressure groups telling lies to run paid advertising campaigns. Today (Monday […]

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Big Tom and his Mammy

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Irish Country Music Legend “Big Tom” McBride died this week at the age of 81.  I always loved the fact that Big Tom McBride’s group was the “Mainliners” – More innocent times which his nostalgic music spoke to in the great Irish Showband tradition. Tom McBride was no musical genius but his nostalgic easy listening […]

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Farewell Nomzamo

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in latest | no responses

Farewell Nomzamo, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who endured the unendurable and for all her flaws bravely fought the good fight for Freedom and refused to bend to the will of the oppressor. South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first […]

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

An estimated 1,500 people joined a protest outside Parliament on Monday evening to condemn Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “systematic failure” to deal with anti-Semitism. The turnout – which included a broad cross-section of the community and a large number of Labour MPs – came only 24 hours after news of the demonstration was announced by […]

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Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | one comment

Jeremy Corbyn had been blind to anti Semites in Labour for years which is why Jewish organisations are protesting publicly outside Parliament today. For comparison in cases of sexual harassment whose views do you listen to – The victims or the perpetrators? Of course there is also Jeremy’s long standing special friend Ken Livingstone who […]

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The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The Skibbereen Eagle was a small paper from a very small town in West Cork, Ireland. Once it warned the Czar of Russia who ignored it. Some years later he was out of a job. The rest, as they say, is history! The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town […]

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New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in latest | no responses

This year marks the 256th year the Green is paraded in New York City, a Parade and a celebration which is older than the United States of America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. On this day, everyone is Irish in the Big Apple! New York City’s Saint […]

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The Real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

On Saturday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe will observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. And today at Twickenham in the […]

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The Eagle On London

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | one comment

TubeMapper captures images of The Underground

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

Women on the Buses

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The Real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

More Irish than the Irish themselves

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Dublin’s Saint Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Dublin | no responses