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Bonfire night…………and a visit by aliens

Kindadukish's Blog - I am not a number, I am a free man (The Prisoner)

Fireworks can be seen all over France every July 14th as the nation celebrates Bastille Day. Across the USA some ten days earlier on the 4th July, Americans celebrate their Independence Day. In Britain the words of a children’s nursery rhyme “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot” are chanted as fireworks fly and bonfires gradually consume a human effigy known as the ‘Guy’. So who was this Guy? And why is he remembered so fondly 400 years after his death?

DSC_0262.jpgIt could be said that the story started when the Catholic Pope of the day failed to recognise England’s King Henry VIII’s novel ideas on separation and divorce. Henry, annoyed at this, severed ties with Rome and appointed himself head of the Protestant Church of England. Protestant rule in England was maintained and strengthened through the long and glorious reign of his daughter Queen Elizabeth I. When…

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Internships and Political Hypocrisy

Kindadukish's Blog - I am not a number, I am a free man (The Prisoner)

I have posted seveal times in my blogg about the iniquitous practice of “unpaid internships” so when I came across this item on GuidoFawkes blog I couldnt help but re-post it:-

Rachel Reeves Talks about unpaid internships 

 

Well done to Rachel Reeves for slamming unfair unpaid internships offered by unscrupulous employees. She told the audience at her speech yesterday:

“The problem with internships is that you can afford to do it if your parents have got money. If you don’t live in London you can’t afford to do it if your parents don’t have the money or if you live in an area where there are those kinds of opportunities. So I think there are real problems with unpaid internships and I think obviously the cost of living for a young person versus the cost of living for a family but I still think it’s wrong that you ask…

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