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Roger Moore – A Class Act

May 24, 2017

Roger Moore has died. RIP Sir Roger.

A video of a doco narrated by the man himself

Manchester – no stranger to carnage

May 24, 2017

Back in the early 19th century Manchester was the site of The Peterloo Massacre, when yeomanry soldiers – amounted militia – rode down a protest and killed some 20 people.

This event inspired Shelley’s poem -Masque of Anarchy, especially do not be cowed, stand tall and we are many and they are few :-

“Men of England, heirs of Glory,
Heroes of unwritten story,
Nurslings of one mighty Mother,
Hopes of her, and one another!
What is Freedom? Ye can tell
That which Slavery is too well,
For its very name has grown
To an echo of your own
Let a vast assembly be,
And with great solemnity
Declare with measured words, that ye
Are, as God has made ye, free.
The old laws of England—they
Whose reverend heads with age are grey,
Children of a wiser day;
And whose solemn voice must be
Thine own echo—Liberty!
Rise, like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you:
Ye are many—they are few!”[7]

Manchester – the atrocity (1)

May 24, 2017

The horror of Manchester – no real comment needed, an account of one experience

The blast blew Kim Dick through the air. Slowly regaining her senses after the bomb detonated just behind her, blood everywhere, she saw a traumatised teenager alone and in need of help.

Children were screaming and the Manchester Arena foyer was filled with the smell of burning flesh. However, in one of many acts of kindness to emerge yesterday Mrs Dick put the search for her own family on hold to comfort a 14-year-old girl she found bloodied and broken.

She was searching frantically for her daughter and granddaughter when she came across the girl, bleeding from shrapnel wounds. While her husband, Phil, searched through the dead bodies for their family, Mrs Dick, 54, from Bradford, refused to leave the teenager’s side and tended her wounds for an hour until the paramedics arrived.

“Her long blond hair was shrivelled up, singed. A plastic bag had melted in her hair,” Mrs Dick said. “Blood was coming out of her mouth. I said ‘the girls, the girls!’ and Phil said he would look for Sasha and Tamla and I would look after this little girl. I grabbed her and she was a puppet. Her eyes were staring up and her little arms were broken.

“I saw a body in half, there was so much blood.

Cartoons for Today – 24/05/2017

May 24, 2017

Blower – Daily Telegraph

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Steve Bell – Guardian

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Peter Brookes – The Times

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Andrew Neil interviews Theresa May

May 23, 2017

After an appalling week for the Tories, Andrew Neil seeks to interrogate Mrs May – UK commentators have differing views on the outcome

Cartoon for Today – 23/05/2017

May 23, 2017

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Blower – Daily Telegraph

Trump’s Saudi Speech – full video and transcript

May 22, 2017

There are differing views on this, but make your own minds up

Here is the the transcript Source Washington Post

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