Friday, 23 November 2007

Cry Harry, England and St Edmund!

I'd like to wish my reader a happy belated St Edmund's Day for last Tuesday (20th)
Edmund the Martyr, King of East Anglia, was executed by the Danes in 869AD by being tied to a tree and punctured by a hail arrows, so the story goes.

There are some who maintain that Edmund was the original patron saint of England and a growing band today that demand that he should be. At a time when St George is making a bit of a comeback, maybe it's not such a good move, but certainly the English could make room for Edmund in their hall of fame as part of the fight for national rebirth. Cry Harry, England and St Edmund!

Titbits from the Outer limits

Maybe, like me, my reader needs to get out more and knows all about last year's split north of the border twixt Tommy Sheridan's Solidarity party and his erstwhile comrades in the SSP. No doubt, then, that today Tommy's lot are pleased as punch by beating their ex-mates in the Dundee Lochee ward by-election yesterday. I mean, they really trounced them, proving beyond all reasonable doubt that they are the ONLY socialist alternative for the scottish masses. The result? Solidarity 57 votes, SSP 55. There - proof. OK, they didn't actually win (just two extra digits was all that was missing) but they still showed that VICTORY IS IN SIGHT!