During the Irish famine (1845 – 1849), an estimated 500,000 people were dispossessed of their cottages. Unscrupulous landlords used two methods to remove destitute tenants. The first involved applying for a legal judgment against the male head of a family owing back-rent. After the local barrister pronounced judgment, the man would be thrown in jail and his wife and children evicted. A ‘notice to appear’ was usually enough to cause most pauper families to flee and they were handed out by the hundreds.
Through taxation the peoples of each country pay through the noses for vaccinations they wish not to take. The Covid Coven f the Corrupt, the political caste who make the rules again draw on taxpayers largesse to personally invest in the Covid related industries. Where is the transparency, what have the Covid Coven got to hide from the electorate?
The Candle in the Window otherwise in Gaelic Coinneal Mór na Nollag. On Christmas Eve a big candle was left to burn in the window, often lit by the youngest member of the family. The idea was to light the way of the Holy Family who was travelling the road. It was also lit as a welcome to visitors.
The Conservatives have announced that they have officially cancelled Christmas pantomimes, the switching on of Christmas lights and even the traditional Nativity school play. These are just a few of the festivities cancelled. They are even mandating how many of our friends and family members can share Christmas dinner in our own homes, even who we can and cannot hug.
While we observe the winter solstice around the world, Germanic cultures of northern and western Europe primarily celebrated Yule. At the midpoint of winter, they celebrated the rebirth of the sun and the light it would bring to the Earth.
Poetry lovers are people who prefer their musings in colour to their thoughts in black and white. All reading matter penetrates; some hardly brush the skin but poetry reaches parts that others cannot reach.
The unique breed lives only in this cold region and feels fine when there are -50°C frosts outside.
Despite tens of thousands of books, features in periodicals, newsreels, movies and comment, the most important stories relating to World War II are unknown. Why, because the events put Germany’s foreign defenders in a good light.
A Guide to Christmas Markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries.
The Westminster swamp has failed to publish any information about £4bn of Covid-related contracts awarded to private companies, in what appears to be a on-going breach of UK law.