Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | no responses

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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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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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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TubeMapper captures images of The Underground

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

An urban photographer is making his way around the capital on a mission to take amazing pictures of every station in London. Graphic designer Luke Agbaimoni has so-far snapped incredible images of “visual memories” at 200 Tube, rail and DLR stations. The father-of-one took on his “biggest ever project” Tube Mapper shortly after the birth […]

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Women on the Buses

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in latest | no responses

Tomorrow 8th March is International Women’s Day and a good day to reflect on how far we have come in gender equality and how far we have to go. International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has […]

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Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

Posted on Feb 17, 2018 in latest | no responses

  Happy Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Dog, the 11th sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. The festivities usually start the day before the New Year and continue […]

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Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

Happy 155th birthday to London’s iconic Tube! The first section, from Paddington to Farringdon via Baker Street and King’s Cross, opened on this day in 1863 after a huge engineering effort to build new tunnels under Victorian London. On 10th January 1863 London’s first underground train pulled out of Paddington station to make the first passenger […]

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No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in latest | no responses

The world is full of meaningless activities but I have always thought No Pants Day held on the London Underground on last Sunday 7th January  is in a pointless class all of its own. Londoners joined daring commuters across the world in stripping off and hopping on the Tube. The 17th annual No Pants Subway […]

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Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | no responses

A Black Mirror advert takeover at a Northern Line Tube station has left commuters feeling unnerved. Cryptic adverts for the latest series of the Netflix show which include the slogan “the worst is yet to come” have been plastered across Old Street station. The “dystopian” and “heroically subversive” billboards are adverts for series four of […]

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The Eagle On London

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | no responses

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

The Eagle on Ireland

Ireland of the Skinny Dippers

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Those rowing O’Donovan Brothers from Skibbereen

Posted on May 12, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Big Tom and his Mammy

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses