Saturday, 4 February 2012

Take Your Pick

The Lights Are Going Out In Athens

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

A Spiritual Homecoming

Doreen's Story - Amburgers Syndrome (video)

Dear John Bull

Twenty-Five Questions My Mother Asks About Independence Every Time She Phones

Bollards of Britain

Methil Once More

Iceland's crowd-sourced Constitution


Apogee said...

All very interesting items,"Dear John Bull" and "Iceland's crowd-sourced Constitution" are well worth reading.

subrosa said...

I thought they were all worth reading Apogee. :)

RMcGeddon said...

I think the Greece story was the best. Reflects what we'll see soon over here.
I expected it by mid January but the colleagues are still clinging on tightly.

subrosa said...

The Greek article was scary RM.

Brian said...

Wasn't that bit in the Declaration of Arbroath mentioned in Dear John Bull, ie "Yet if he should give up what he has begun, seeking to make us or our kingdom subject to the King of England or the English, we should exert ourselves at once to drive him out as our enemy and a subverter of his own right and ours, and make some other man who was well able to defend us our King" merely a rehash of clause 61 of the 1215 Magna Carta written by the same sort of nobles?
And English people are not subjects of the Queen, we are citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the title since 1953).

subrosa said...

I think you're right Brian and I'll check that out.

Also the change from subjects to citizens - I didn't realise that was so early.

Brian said...

Rosie, actually 1948 with the British Nationality Act: a citizen has a right of abode in the UK.

subrosa said...

Which included the Commonwealth countries Brian, or at least those who were given citizenship.

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