A Death in London

Posted on Sep 23, 2008 in Obits | 8 comments

Jean Charles de Menezes Jurors in the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest today stood in silence at the spot where the 27-year-old Brazilian was shot dead by police marksmen. The six-woman, five-man panel was retracing Mr de Menezes’s final steps and went to Stockwell Tube station where the shooting took place. They filed through the […]

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The First Female Member of Parliament

Posted on Oct 19, 2007 in Politics | Comments Off on The First Female Member of Parliament

The media in the U.K. often repeat the common error of referring to Nancy Astor as the “First female member of parliament.” This distinction actually belongs to Constance Gore-Booth, The Countess Markiewicz, who in the December 1918 general election, was elected for the constituency of Dublin St Patrick’s as one of 73 Sinn Fein MPs. […]

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The Death of Jean Charles de Menezes

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 in Politics | Comments Off on The Death of Jean Charles de Menezes

Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by Metropolitan Police firearms officers at Stockwell Tube station, London, on July 22nd. 2005. Bizarrely the Met(as the Metropolitan Police or Scotland Yard are commonly known) is being prosecuted under English Law not for Murder or Manslaughter but under Health and Safety legislation for failing to protect the […]

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First Women MP

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 in Ireland | Comments Off on First Women MP

Emily Dugan’s “Men Only, you must be joking” article today (16/10/2007) in the U.K. Independent Newspaper repeats the common error of referring to Nancy Astor as the “First female member of parliament.” This distinction actually belongs to Constance Gore-Booth, The Countess Markiewicz , who in the December 1918 general election, was elected for the constituency […]

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The Euro – OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT FOR BRITAIN ?

Posted on Sep 14, 2007 in Business | Comments Off on The Euro – OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT FOR BRITAIN ?

Bank of England With the debate taking place on the European Treaty and it’s consequences there is a revivial in the UK on the debate on European Monetary Union (EMU), represented by the currency unit, the EURO which has become an icon of admiration or contempt depending on the side of the debate the speaker […]

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Boris for Mayor?

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 in Politics | one comment

http://www.backboris.com When I saw the headline “Boris to run for Mayor” I said to myself, what is this?, he is either dead or Circling Shannon*! But no, it wasn’t Boris Yeltsin (Quiet right too, as you couldn’t have a drunkard in charge of London or its transport) but even stranger somebody called Boris Johnson, jester […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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Jeremy’s Jewish Question

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The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

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