Do I care ? No, – let them go if they want to .But I think it will be very sad :
at Culloden moor in April 1746, a young british officer called Woolfe couldn’t help but admire the courage, Elan the hooping and hollering AND the sheer momentum of the highland charge.
He thought a ‘Brown Bess’ with it’s long bayonet, in the hands of such men would scare the hell out of any enemy on the receiving end.
So by the time he was a General, that’s how he had trained his troops – endless screaming practice bayonet charges.And that is how, in large part how he kicked the French out of Canada on the plains in front of Montreal, having had his army scale the Heights of Abraham. Woolfe died, of course, – like Nelson – at the scene of his greatest triumph.But Woolfe’s legacy was the British Army bayonet charge
There has always been a large proportion of Scots in the british Army since 1707 at least :for over 250 years the bayonet charge made the british Army the best in the world and forged the greatest Empire ever seen – and the Scots played no small part in that.We have fought together;Bled together; died together and triumphed together on the battlefields of death all over the world.
Surely the sum of the two parts has always been greater than the individual countries alone.It’s been one of the most successful partnerships in history and I think that it would be very sad to forget all that mingled blood and comradeship.
As Wellinton said of the French at Waterloo – “They came on in the same old way-and we saw them off in the same old way” – and he was referring to the British Bayonet Charge
How much money has been spent on queenie’s empire’baton’relay rubbish?
This imitation of Hitler’s Olympic flame idea is just another grossly expensive copycat effort for the Royal family to try and bathe in some very, very – by now – dimmed, reflected glory – from others, once again.
Old queenie is miffed that she never became empress and so she is always the keenest for us to pour OUR money down the drain in doing any stunt that appeals to the feeble-minded royalst, to remind us that – before Churchill unwittingly destroyed the pompous title,’Daddy’ was an emporer.
I suppose the whole family has awarded themselves special new extra medals that they can wear on new endless Goering-like collections of bespoke, taylored uniforms to dress up in – and all at our expense – when some of us are battling councils, often without legal Aid, about the ‘bedroom-tax’.
However Dire the money straights of the country, money can always be found to spend on the royal family – while many of her ‘Subjects’ have to fight for a park bench to sleep on, every night.
To look at philip’s and charlie’s farcical metal chests, you would think that they had seen action in every battle going beck to “Ivar the Boneless”
In fact, they are so spineless perhaps their carpets of undeserved medals are what actually holds them up.
Why do websites such as BBC iplayer and my phone account EE have to continually keep messing around with and changing the sites just for the sake of change.I’m 60 years of age, I just get used to using a site for a few weeks – and then they go and give it a facelift – when there was nothing wrong with it before – and then I have to fumble around with great anger and frustration trying to navigate around yet another change.
Is it that IT employees have to look as though they are earning their salary by being seen to be doing something ?
WELL DON’T? Just leave the damn websites alone when there’s nothing wrong with them !
While most of us are in the grip of austerity, I see that we managed to find the money to provide that woman in the £ multi-million hat with a brand new stagecoach today – with electric windows no less.
2 women are sent to prison for a year (6 months) for the neglect of a dog – leading to it savaging a man to death.Quite Right and under new legislation it could have been up to 14 years in prison. But that was for neglecting a dog !
So again, I ask – how come the McCann doctors have gone unpunished, by British Law, for the gross neglect of their 3 children ?
In this year that we are using to once again glorify Death – whilst pretending that we are valuing the 750,000 and the 250,000 men that lost their lives in both world wars – Let us just reflect on what THEY would think if they could arise and see this country today : luscious green flood-planes covered in poor quality little box houses made to house the millions of immigrants that we have allowed in to spoil this once heavenly island populated by extraordinarily gifted people.
What would they really think.
Instead of immigrants, their descendants would have populated the land and there would have been no need for all these foreigners.
Those young men (mostly) who lost their lives, gave them up to keep foreigners OUT not to let them in by the million, through the back door.
What would they think…………..?
If Madeleine McCann’s parents had been ‘Wayne and Waynetta’ – would they not have been prosecuted and sent to prison IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
Whatever sympathies one may have for their continuing distress, the inescapable fact is that – in this country it is illegal to leave a child under 10 years of age, unsupervised.
The McCanns have got away with it because they are Doctors !
They are not fit to be doctors !
My wife and I NEVER let our children out of our sight – indeed my wife refused to travel on aircraft with them.
This is a class-based society and The British Medical Association is the biggest and most powerful Union in this country.IT PROTECTS IT’S OWN.
I contest that it would be very much in the Public Interest for the McCann parents to be sent to prison as an example to all other parents of their duties and responsibilities to their children – particularly when they are under the age of !0 years old.
My parents had the very first Grandparental child access court Order Made in our Family Court.But my Fist wife totally ignored it and took our daughter to America on her ‘Green Card’ and I have never since seen my first daughter these past 35 years.So I know the pain of losing a child.
But in the case of the McCanns it was shear Criminal Negligence.
As Juan Carlos bites the dust, there is NO chance of our old trout doing the same ; She believes still, in ‘The Divine Right of Kings’ as much as did Edward 1st ; Henry 8th; Elizabeth 1st ; James and Charles 1st ; James 2nd and all the rest of the ne’er-do wells.
Well, it’s in her family’s interest to foster such a ridiculous notion isn’t it ? They all genuinely, believe themselves to be demi-gods – chosen by God, Himself, to be above us ordinary folk – and answerable only to Him.
‘Lord’send us another Cromwell,Please !
How can we be citizens of europe when we are merely subjects in our very own country.You can vote for a president, but we never have had and nor will we ever be allowed to have, a referendum on the monarchy – as to whether we want it or not.
We critcise Putin and china etc. but how can it be argued that we are a true Democracy of the 21st century when our country is owned by one family in mediaevil perpetuity ?
Has everyone forgotten that when William Hague was leader of the conservative opposition party, the main plank of his general Election Manifesto Was IMMIGRATION : HE WAS PROPHESYING and warning us about it.
But you all ignored his warnings and voted for the smooth-talking, atypical labour leader – Tony Bliar.
Hague warned us all of what would happen – but you all chose to ignore his wise words.You voted for the great Bliar – and that’s what you got : over 3000, mostly unnecessary laws and Mass, unconstrained immigration – immigrants whom labour cynically assumed would be ready-made Labour voters
So are we surprised about the UKIP success ? it’s what all us true, indigenous British people of these islands have been complaining about around our dinner tables for 45 years, but with the Clare Short Terror of ever-encroaching laws against Liberty and free Speech, Immigration became the New word that dare not speak it’s name and a severe worry to people who were frightened to talk about the subject openly – particularly since we had lost our great British hero and ex code-breaker from Bletchley Park,- Enoch Powell.
So the British people voted for Bliar – and got what they voted for : Blies. So don’t wring your hands about it now and say “Well why didn’t anyone warn us ?
We don’t need another single ‘Box house’ built on any more flood plains.Put immigrants on a ‘point system’; make divorce much more difficult to obtain and also restrict houses for deliberately unmarried mothers and post-menopausal women who have chosen divorce.
It’s women who are Destroying human Society.
And let’s break up (and build on, only when we HAVE to build) all these huge estates and duchies owned by the monarchy and the descendants of those relatively few mass-murdering Normans who came over here with William the Bastard and who were rewarded by him With great swathes of what is a relatively small country – which created a class structure that should be broken up in this 21st Century – right from the very top. – down
Like a stately old Matriarch, she glides around the media Fora -“Any questions”,radio 4,”Newsnight” – gently enlightening us with the pearls of wisdom that drip softly from her lips :
The woman who single-handedly destroyed tbe best education system in the world – ours !