- On June 19, 2019
The D-Day landings have been publicised a huge amount recently as it’s been seventy five years since that historic day. With the presence of Mr Trump it appeared to show the importance the event had on the World not just Britain. Even France, President Macron showed his support for the British and American heroes.
What left a bitter taste in my mouth was that by the following Monday, three days after the celebrations, everything went back to lack of trust and arguments over Brexit, what happened to this united Europe we had been talking about for the previous ten days?
Boris Johnson waded in with a terse statement saying we are not going to pay £360 million on our exit, Macron said we were in default, and all was back to normal. Arise the mighty Brexit, the monster figure that is driving us all to boredom. Halloween should have a few more effigies around to compliment the pumpkin heads.
Where we stick the candles on these effigies is up to the individual.
In as previous blog post I wondered how the Baird carried out his research prior to the internet. But also touched on the point about mail being sent from enemy lines back to the soldiers loved ones and to covey vital information about the invasion.
Mr Trump would have loved this part of proceedings. The pigeons were the first tweeters to carry vital war information. Probably with more important news than his tweets.
The first pigeon released to carry this information was a chap called Gustav, he later went on to receive the Dickin Medal. What news he actually carried is still hidden away in underground vaults.
The pigeon used to re-enact that important trip was called Voyager, bit of a showbiz name if you want my opinion. But true to his historical friend Gustav, he managed to fly straight to his loft in Portsmouth.
Great celebrations seen from his owner who cracked open a bottle of champagne. Voyager had some extra corn in his feed that night.
So, a new Prime Minister is required, the appointment will be made on July the 22nd. We will then have the summer recess, a much-needed break for our politicians. They will return approximately the second week of September. They then have six weeks to sort out Brexit. The meaningful vote will re-appear, the non-conclusive vote will run alongside it and any chance of Brexit being sorted out by the end of October is not a believable target. If we did get there, what have we been doing for the last three years? Makes you think, that’s if you still have the will to live.
I am actually looking forward to October, it’s the rugby World Cup in Japan. I imagine the format will be the same as usual. Pat upstairs watching Emmerdale, Corrie and Enders. Me downstairs glued to every minute of rugby coverage.
It works perfectly, no communication between either of us, we pass on the stairs. Pat, to be fair, usually asks how Wales are doing and please call her when the Scottish National Anthem is on.
Married bliss – the Baird didn’t have the distraction of the strange phenomena called a TV. Port I believe was his major distraction.
He was very much a quill and a blotter man. He did well really all considered.