Happy Birthday Clem Attlee

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Britain | no responses

Guess whose birthday it is today? ‪Britain’s greatest Prime Minister Clement Attlee‬ who became PM 72 years ago on 26 July 1945. The 1945 general election saw the return of the first ever majority Labour government. The Gallup poll had shown a Labour lead for over two years. Nevertheless most politicians and commentators were astonished […]

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Countess Markievicz elected first female MP

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Today is the 99th anniversary of a remarkable happening: on 28 December 1918 the first woman MP was elected to the House of Commons. She was an Irish Woman, a nationalist,  a revolutionary, a Suffragette and a military commander and the first female minister in a Western Government. On the 28th December 1918 Constance Georgine Markievicz, […]

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Sweet Home Alabama

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in latest | no responses

Congratulations to the voters of Alabama who despite massive voter suppression rejected racist Roy Moore who was supported by the KKK, Trump, Pence and the idiot Nigel Farage. The new Democratic Senator Doug Jones is a lawyer who helped convict 2 KKK members for killing 4 girls in attack on a black church. The defeated […]

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The Sad Tale of Spreadsheet Phil

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Britain | no responses

What a sad day for Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer Spreadsheet Phil who stood up in the commons today and confessed he was addicted to debt and like #NoMandateMay well past his sell by date! Don’t take my word for it, ask Tory MP’s who loathe him to a man (and woman) or indeed Theresa […]

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Barack Obama says “Happy Anniversary!”

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 in latest | no responses

Barack Obama surprised his wife Michelle with a touching video message praising her “strength, grace and honesty” on the couple’s anniversary. On October 3, 1992, Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson. Since Barack became President of the United States in 2008, the Obamas have captured our hearts with their love for one another. Obama mentions his […]

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Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States and proud son of Ireland. It is being celebrated today in the United States on Memorial Day. It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy’s birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents’ home in […]

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Nazis in America

Posted on Aug 13, 2017 in latest | no responses

Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right. *50 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *10 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *Today* “Actually the 1st amendment…” Trump, if he’d been President when Nazi Germany invaded Poland: “We […]

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Happy Bastille Day

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Today, Bastille Day 14th July 2017, is the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille Prison in France, an event profoundly ignored in England entre les Rosbifs as they plummet to the self harm of Brexit . It is hard to recall the French Revolution without thinking of the response of the Chinese Premier […]

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Let’s talk about Jeremy Corbyn

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Some friends across the political spectrum have asked “Am I now a Corbyn supporter?” It is NOT a question I would ask myself. I’ve always been a Labour supporter – it’s a movement not a person. Corbyn has gained respect especially by getting young people to vote and of the votes cast 17% were for […]

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Theresa Mayhem: Weak and Wobbly

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Britain | one comment

From strong and stable to weak and wobbly #GE2017 On 8th June the British people decided to reject the appeal by Theresa May for a strong mandate to deliver Brexit. The result was predicted by nobody. John Redwood: 'The country rejected Jeremy Corbyn as PM' Andrew Neil: 'The country also rejected Theresa May as PM'#BBCElection […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in latest | no responses

Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | no responses

Meghan Markle Sparkle

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Ann Lovett’s Death in Granard

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

William Butler Yeats Remembered

Posted on Jan 28, 2018 in Ireland | no responses