Mary Wilson, Poet

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Mary Wilson, Poet

Respect to the memory of the poet Mary Wilson who died today at the age of 102. Her marriage to Harold Wilson was an extraordinary love story. An Oxford Don at 21 he entered politics because of his outrage at the waste of unemployment and he never lost his focus on everybody being entitled to […]

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That Boleyn Girl

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Britain | Comments Off on That Boleyn Girl

The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was annulled on this day in 1536…another innocent girl with Irish connections who lost her head with a man! The Boleyn family were related to the Butlers, Earls of Ormond. Anne originally returned from France early in 1522 to marry her cousin, James Butler. Both her father, […]

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Those rowing O’Donovan Brothers from Skibbereen

Posted on May 12, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Those rowing O’Donovan Brothers from Skibbereen

It is well known that Skibbereen is the biggest small town not just in West Cork but in the whole wide world, and not just because it is the home of the famous Skibbereen Eagle! Set on the River Illin in West Cork “Sweet Skibbereen” is a place tinged with tragedy and joy. It was […]

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Happy 200th Birthday to Karl Marx who was born #OTD in Trier (Trevorum Augustorum) in the Prussian Rhineland and lived in London from 1849 until the end of his life. In 1848 along with Friedrich Engels he published The Communist Manifesto which had its public launch in English to an audience of largely Irish Trade […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s No Go Areas

Posted on May 4, 2018 in latest | 3 comments

I’m no psychologist, but hurling abuse at people unpersuaded of Jeremy Corbyn’s magnificence doesn’t seem to have persuaded many of them to vote Labour. Just think what Labour could have done last night with a persuasive, respected, and, above all, courageous leader and then weep. Below is the Thrasher projection for @SkyNews of what this […]

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Labour Victory May Day 1997

Posted on May 1, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour Victory May Day 1997

21 years ago today it was all about things can only get better as Britain elected a Labour Government with a clear deliverable Manifesto which only promised what it could deliver and delivered what it promised. There was a Labour Landslide. On a swing of 8.8%, Labour win 418 seats giving Blair a majority of […]

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Goodbye Marc Wadsworth

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Goodbye Marc Wadsworth

Marc Wadsworth’s expulsion from the Labour Party after a full hearing and due process has led to a clamour from the usual suspects who campaigned against the Labour Party for years for this “injustice” to be righted. Save your energy because the mantle of martyrdom does not rest easily on the shoulders of this “Labour […]

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Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

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 | Comments Off on 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 […]

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Martin Lewis suing Facebook

Posted on Apr 22, 2018 in Business | one comment

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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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

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