24th May, Empire Day, 23rd June, Independence Day!


Yes, the 24th May has rolled around again, so what a splendid excuse –  not right now, it’s 8am! –  for a glass of Jim Beam!

Although the British Empire did not, as Churchill famously hoped, last for a thousand years, its achievements still echo around the world..,

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…and those of us whose forebears were part of the great diaspora that established ‘dominion over palm and pine,’ toiling so hard and travelling so far, should take pride in  their glorious achievements. It’s a great shame that children in many of our schools don’t learn to share that pride.

The Empire is gone, but Britain, despite the many travails it has suffered through the folly of almost all post-Churchill governments, remains.

How ironic, then, that ‘Remain’ is currently the watch-word of those who would keep Britannia enchained to the supranational enemy in Brussels.


june 23

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Wherever you are, if British you are, please redouble your efforts in the cause of deliverance from durance vile. 

Independence Day falls in just under one month from today.