Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Plans for a private prosecution against former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith alleging fraud over her second home expenses claims have been dropped.
Anthony Weaver, from Holborn, central London, alleged Ms Smith had defrauded the public purse by claiming her main residence was her sister's London home.
She said her second home was her constituency home in Worcestershire.
Mr Weaver, 62, said he would not proceed as he could not afford any possible future legal costs.
He wanted to prosecute Ms Smith under Section 2 (1) of the Fraud Act 2006.
Ms Smith, who resigned from her post earlier this month, has insisted she "fully abided" by the rules of second home claims.
In May Mr Weaver applied for a summons before a district judge in Ms Smith's Redditch constituency alleging she defrauded the public purse of between £116,000 and £200,000.
The judge adjourned the case and advised the self-employed tour operator to contact the Metropolitan Police.
Mr Weaver's application for a summons was due to be heard at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.
The bid for a private prosecution came after a complaint was made in February to the parliamentary standards watchdog.
It centred around Ms Smith claiming allowances on her Redditch constituency home while living as a lodger with her sister in south-east London.
Nursey is going to take your toys away Gordon. I really don't think you have any concept of the depth of the shit we are all now in, courtesy of you and and your loose hold on reality.
A memorandum from the lead contractors seen by the BBC suggests there will "be a fight for the programme's survival".
The memo also discusses ways to cut costs, including the possibility of 400 to 500 redundancies.
Monday, 29 June 2009
The prestigious chair for this year's Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales cost £3,450 with another £750 given as prize money for the winning poet at the festival, being held at Bala in August.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
"The big message is treat alcohol like tobacco ... not as a substance that is relatively benign except for those bad alcoholics. That is not true."
Remember that they have already set up the gullible British public into believing that there is no such thing as 'benign' smoking. You smoke, you will die - that's it. So, by extension, Gilmour is advocating not just moderation, but total abstention.
It's also worth mentioning that the 'Framework' he mentions in the piece is the World Health Organisation's 'Framework for Tobacco Control'. This is a document produced by an unelected body which is being adopted to excess by another unelected body, the EU Commission.
The European Commission says the current bar on smoking in enclosed public places does not go far enough. It says non-smokers in outdoor areas are still in danger from passive smoking.
It comes after a World Health Organisation report said ...
Did you vote for any of these people who like to interfere with your life? Nope, nor did I."
Unelected shits that control our lives, simply because they always know best and countenance no resistance or dissent. YOU WILL OBEY. Put that fag out and don't even think about a sip of that wine. Enjoy a nice juicy burger? Not anymore you won't. They will be sending out their spies and yellow jacketed, clipboard wielding, automated health observers and jobsworths to a pub, club, wine bar or fast food outlet near you, very, very, soon. They get their only enjoyment out of telling you not to enjoy yourself.
Welcome to a Grey New World. This is the Bully State, please make sure you leave enjoyment outside.
Saturday, 27 June 2009
He hopes it will break the deadlock over who will pay developing nations to adapt to the changing climate and who will help them obtain clean technology.
Countries must reach a binding global agreement on carbon emission cuts at December's Copenhagen summit, he said.
The summit is seen as the last chance to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto agreement, which expires in 2012.
Environment and anti-poverty campaigners welcomed Mr Brown's remarks but said he and other leaders must deliver real financial support not merely "empty rhetoric".
And Now For The Truth. Albeit with a modicum of added BBC spin.
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn told BBC Radio 4's Any Questions ministers would face some tough decisions.
Mr Benn conceded his own Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was facing future cuts and would have to prioritise where it spent money.
The disclosure comes with Labour and the Conservatives immersed in a dispute over spending plans.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Guthrum spoke thus:
This morning I have resigned from the Civic group I co founded because I received an email from the Chairman, on the eve of Armed Services day. This is the salient line.
The St Georges flag had connotations of association with far-right politics and that they felt very uncomfortable about this-
They were uncomfortable on having a flagpole at all, they were equally uncomfortable with the £2000 cost would detract from the fundraising for the Christmas Lights for shoppers.
To be told that my country's flag since 1545 has far-right connotations is an utter outrage, and anybody who has read my little duels with BNP supporters will know that I am not by any stretch of the imagination far-right, though I am not ashamed either of my English heritage. The easiest way that anything can be derided by these jokers as Dolly Draper tried is just to shout racist.
Well now mister chairman, I demand that you change your title immediately, it's sexist and is redolent of authoritarianism, something that I find to be offensive. I'm also wondering whether you may be a member of some ultra left-wing organisation, that is bent on the overthrow of democracy? Please assure me that this is not the case, and then fuck off with your tail between your legs, never to darken the portals of Merry ENGLAND again.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Goodnight Vienna's south-going derriere has been roasted on an open spit once too often - and that's as close as any government is going to get. I don't care if I end up a toothless, old, foraging hag dressed in rags living on nettle soup spouting Shakespearean quotes & frightening the children: no government controls my life. Shit-for-brains-Brown, Mandelson and, yes, David Cameron: prepare to repel boarders.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Becoming a member of the Voice of the Resistance will not require much from anyone who wishes to freely contribute. It should not detract from your own personal blog, but may actually add to it's value. All we ask is that you post the occasional message on the Voice of the Resistance as well as on your own blog.
What I am proposing in essence is a mutual defence initiative for right-thinking bloggers. If one of us is attacked, then that is an attack on all of us. Divided we are weak, together we are strong."
Go to his place for contact details.
Brown's strategy is to think no one will try to bog him down in detail so he freely can give out his Brownies - which include, but are not restricted to, outright lies. Brown was, of course, pathologically unable to admit he got anything wrong. (Even now, in private, he won't admit that the gold sale was a mistake - something is just wired up wrongly inside his head.)
Brown cannot ever bring himself to acknowledge when he made a mistake. Even a mistake as basic as that illustrated by the above graph.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
When the show – during which Mr Brown will speak about courage and the people who have inspired him – is broadcast next month the chosen hymns will include Be Still My Soul, Fight the Good Fight and Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd.
Subrosa has an excellent piece on this, including "Gordon's Prayer" by Clarinda, in the comments.
UPDATE: Just saw THIS on Pseudepigrapha's blog. Nearly larfed me tits orft.
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Please spread the word, it's a matter of principle!
We must not let the establishment, including the MSM, get yet another foothold into stifling the anonymous blogger's right to freedom of speech, after all, if people weren't interested in what we had to say then they wouldn't visit us in their thousands. Would they?
It would be far too easy for me to shut down this blog and start up again somewhere else but why the fuck should I. As I said it's a matter of principle.
WE must not let them win.
Last week the anonymous, many-headed beast of the blogosphere was once again stirred into full fury after a High Court judge allowed the naming of Horton, the serving police constable who wrote as Night Jack. Mr Justice Eady said blogging was a “public rather than a private activity” and Horton would not automatically be guaranteed anonymity just for writing under a pseudonym.
Horton, whose vivid description of the day-to-day life of a copper had won the Orwell prize for political writing earlier this year, has received a written warning from his constabulary that some of his posts fell short of the professional standards expected of police officers.
The backlash on the internet against the ruling has been ferocious. That’s not to say there have not been many well argued and engaging debates on the nature of anonymity and its benefits. (Rightly so: you have only to look at the extraordinary blogs coming out of Iran to see that the case for anonymity can be overwhelming.)
Exposing him to the powers that be served no public interest and leaves the Times looking decidedly unworthy of the public's trust. I for one, will not be purchasing the times again.
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Tony Blair urged Gordon Brown to hold the independent inquiry into the Iraq war in secret because he feared that he would be subjected to a "show trial" if it were opened to the public, the Observer can reveal.
Now There's A Surprise!
Fraser Nelson Commenting on That Guardian Interview:
This was a supposedly frank interview, where he slips in this lie. The Wednesday before last, he read out spending totals which, adjusted for inflation, show a cut. It's not a "myth" - it's not even a matter of opinion. Here is what you need to know.
You will not find the total spending figures in the Budget because, staggeringly, Brown made sure they were not included. This is a ruse, designed to stop journalists working out what's happened. But the figures he read out in PMQs for total spending are accurate (you can work them out from the Budget, if you know which sums to add together). Adjust for inflation - again, a fairy easy procedure - and, even before you factor in the IFS figures for debt repayment, it's a cut. Viner wouldn't have wanted to waste time getting dragged down in some statistical battle that anyone reading that magazine piece would skip anyway. But I do hope that every time Brown tries to fool journalists, he will be confronted with the above table. It's not a matter of opinion, but a binary divide. Up is up. Down is down. Only someone as brazen as Brown could pretend otherwise.
That is why you aren't going to lead Labour to another glorious victory Gordon. No-one believes a word that you, or your cabinet of all the jokers, tells us anymore.
To be honest, you could walk away from all of this tomorrow," he said. "I'm not interested in what accompanies being in power. I wouldn't worry if I never returned to all those places - Downing Street, Chequers ... And it would probably be good for my children."
For the first time, the prime minister conceded he wished he had imposed a tougher regulatory regime on the banking system. but said
he didn't want Britain to be outside the mainstream"
and had been under heavy pressure to deregulate further.He also acknowledged that he
"didn't know a lot about" banks buying up sub-prime mortgages during his period as chancellor, but argued that the global nature of modern banking meant such behaviour would "continue to happen".
Brown insisted that Labour under his leadership could win the next election, for two reasons: that the action the government had taken on the economy and MPs' expenses would start to bear fruit; and that the Tories had admitted that they would make deep cuts in public spending.
The idea that any party in government would need to cut public spending was "a myth", he said, and the Tories' adoption of a strategy of cuts proved that they could no longer "talk about being mainstream".
Gordon. It's one thing to lie to yourself, but when you insist on repeating the same, tired old bollox, to the electorate and Parliament, it makes you look completely delusional. I wouldn't trust you to teach a dog to do tricks, let alone lecture human beings.
You have destroyed your beloved party, now let it rest in peace, and let us escape from the obscene nightmare that this Country has become under your mismanagement.
Don't walk away. Fucking run. Now. As far and as fast as you can, before you have to be sedated and taken off in the twinky mobile.
Friday, 19 June 2009
About 1,200 contract workers walked out last week in a dispute over 51 redundancies. They claim an agreement not to cut any jobs had been broken.
Total, who own the Lincolnshire plant, say no such agreement was in place.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
In times gone by there was a thriving hub of the community-the local pub. No surprise there then! For years the pub serviced the needs of the rather large community surrounding the building, Thursday nights saw a steady trickle of newly paid workers, eager to regale each other of the weeks activities workwise-thus far. Fridays were normally a day of arduous toil for these hungover grafters.
Friday night was 'lift off' night as all habituees had been paid, drinks flowed, happiness reigned, cash tills rang constantly and 'Beryl' (identity protected) was oft seen to disappear upstairs to bury another £200 in the safe.
Saturdays was a similar story with the exception that 'Beryl would shut on time but still be open, if you see what I mean ;-) .
'Harold', 'Beryls' other half, was a mountain of a man with not a violent bone in his body but nobody messed with 'big H'. It was an unwritten law of the district, he had the total respect of the local community. Any sort of problems and Harold was the man to talk to, the font of all knowledge, a quiet but very intelligent man of the world.
As a busy community pub on the outskirts of a city it was not uncommon to be turning over £14K-£15K per week. The food side consisted merely of filled cobs & rolls at dinner times and the true benefactors of this very busy pub was the Chinese takeaway over the road. 'Beryl' was quite happy to allow her patrons the luxury of availing themselves of the outside seating to eat their foil wrapped meals whilst enjoying their beer as well. All in all a most convivial hostelry where the licensees knew the value of good customers.
The couple had run the pub for some 20 years, enjoying well deserved holidays abroad or here in Britain, always being welcomed home by their vast army of customers. Life was good. But then something happened that could not have been foreseen, something that ripped the very heart out of this social juggernaut of a hostelry.
The total workplace ban that engulfed the country on July 1st, 2007 made a mockery of this thriving business.
'Beryl', undaunted by this development simply moved the smokers into the back bar where there was always a door to the garden open-for easy escape one can only assume! It was quite noticeable that the front room was somewhat lacking in custom for the majority of the customers smoked.
All signage was prominently displayed as per the law, EHO's made appointments and checked that all was in compliance with this wonderful law, the law that promised millions of new customers to each and every hostelry in the land!
As summer turned to autumn and then to winter, Beryl & Harold saw turnover dropping like a stone in a pond. They decided to put on acts at night, pub quiz night was inaugerated & curry nights started (in a pub that had never bothered with food!). All this endeavour was to no avail. Takings still dropped. Worse was to come.
One of the few non smokers that used the pub informed the Environmental Health dept that smokers were still smoking in the back room of the pub and as an upstanding citizen of the land (and a non smoker!) this blatant lawbreaking must be stopped. The inevitable visits started, with the inevitable threats of pecuniary disembowelment via the courts-warnings were issued. They had no option but to stop the smokers using the back room.
Beryl became pale and drawn. Harold withdrew into himself, still a mountainous man but now terse, short tempered and not a man to be messed with in any way, shape or form.
Now, 15 months into the ban, the pub was struggling to turn over £2K per week; times were bleak but the non smoker who now enjoyed his dinner time ritual of 2 pints in splendid isolation at the bar considered his 'smoke free lot a happy lot'.
The stress became too much for Harold. He became very ill, visited the hospital for routine investigation and never returned having suffered a massive heart attack during the investigative process. Beryl was beside herself with grief and the brewery shut the now failed pub.
Beryl now lives on her own in a tiny council provided bungalow on whatever meagre benefits the state afford her. The pub now stands alone, graffiti adorned boards cover every window and doorway of this once thriving community pub. Redevelopment awaits this once proud monument of our social structure.
As for the hoardes of people who used this once proud establishment, well they have found a new game to play: it's called "garden hopping"!
The rules are very simple. Whoevers turn it is to host the weekend relaxations of drinking and smoking goes to the local ASDA and fills the car up with cheap booze. Many have already constucted drinking shelters (90% enclosed I might add) in their back gardens with tables, chairs and ashtrays in abundance. In fact a couple of them sport the ashtrays from the once vibrant hub of the community!
Every weekend they enjoy themselves the way they have always enjoyed themselves and will continue to enjoy themselves in the time honoured way of the working man.
The government may have changed the rules to suit the anti smoking brigade but what have they actually achieved in doing so? People have adapted to a different way of relaxing with pint & fag. People have shunned the pubs causing great distress to the pubco's-but so what! Had the pubco's had any balls in the first place they would have stood up for themselves against this so called healthism, the healthism that is set to save millions of lives yet certainly cost Harold his!
We had an establishment here that was turning over good money, week in, week out, yet it is now gone forever (as has Harold) just so that the big pharmaceuticals can make even more money on the back of the most carefully crafted piece of propaganda this country has ever witnessed.
The law cannot be proven to have saved one single life but the stress caused by this law has certainly caused a death!
The irony of this sad, but truthful tale, is that the ignorant non smoker is now complaining about his local pub being shut. The good news however, is that he has never been invited to any "garden hopping" events-nor ever will be. He is the new leper within the colony for he is shunned by all that surround him, so in a weird sort of way there is justice in this miserable control freak country of ours!
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
The Government needs to expand on Yvette Cooper's announcement last week and start to entrench our values and policies in law to stop a potential Tory government undoing Labour’s achievements of the last decade.
From Old Holborn: See that? VALUES. They want to make their values the law. To me, that is the same as saying if you don’t believe in Labour policies, you are a criminal. It is thought crime. It had to happen. Labour detest everyone but themselves. They are not interested in what you want. They are only ever interested in what they want. Whether you like it or not, you WILL obey the Labour laws of the land
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:40:53 +0100
Subject: Something special is starting to happen
Dear Mr XXXXX,
We were all dismayed by the recent election results but because of the dismal backdrop something special is starting to happen. Since the election results came out, there has been an exceptional increase in the number of people joining the party. Hundreds are joining for the first time but many are, like you, former members. I wanted to share with you their reasons – and ask you to rejoin today.
Brendan from Durham said he joined because:
“You can’t ride the fence when the Tories and BNP are gaining power.”
Please rejoin us in this fight - https://secure2.labour.org.uk/join/join/xxxx
Silke from Guildford said:
“I have re-joined because the Tories will ruin this country.”
Please rejoin us in this fight - https://secure2.labour.org.uk/join/xxx
Kevin from London said:
“As a former member about a decade ago I wish to rejoin to help fight the next General Election and beyond.”
We have now seen how the Tories plan to cut our public services. David Cameron’s health spokesman Andrew Lansley stated that the Tories would make 10 per cent spending cuts in the vast majority of government departments.
Gordon Brown has said:
"We have a proud record of targeted investment and prioritising the interests of hard working families across the country. And while our party will stand by people through this downturn, David Cameron's Conservatives would walk on by. And in contrast to our strong record of investment in public services, David Cameron is committed to cuts of 10 per cent."
Please rejoin us in this fight - https://secure2.labour.org.uk/xxx
Nicked from Iain Dales blog
Monday, 15 June 2009
A rant by By Nicola Barry, Press and Journal.
Nanny says that, as a nation, we eat so much we can barely get through our own front doors without a crowbar. Nanny offers a motherly combination of compassion and a scolding finger, the ubiquitous jabbing forefinger – even if the facts she keeps pointing out are somewhat obvious, such as sugar makes you fat and too many gins make you drunk.
Nanny’s rules go on and on. You shouldn’t play conkers at school. Rugby is too tough for small boys. No pictures of children must ever be taken at the school panto.
You name it, some idiot, somewhere, has outlawed it.................................
Local authority and government employees, people who say they are public servants, who are paid with our council and income taxes, seem to think they know what is best for us. And that is what a nanny is for, isn’t it?
Before they invent their little rules, there is no consultation, no deliberation – just this hard-and-fast diktat which makes absolutely no sense to 99% of the population it affects.
Political correctness has become the bane of our lives.
It would be better if we just stayed indoors, didn’t go anywhere or do anything.
People, especially, children, have to take risks. It is part and parcel of growing up.
But biting into a home-made scone in the school playground?
I can think of a better use for an oven than baking – and it involves the advice and conciliation manager.
That just takes the biscuit.
Families of soldiers who died in the conflict and MPs from all main parties warned the Prime Minister it would be 'completely unacceptable' to hold the probe largely in private.
IS THAT CLEAR GORDON?
NO MORE BROWNWASHES OKAY.
The Prime Minister will attempt to reassert his battered authority and win over Labour MPs and voters who have deserted the party this week by giving the go-ahead to an inquiry. An announcement is expected as soon as today.
You have no authority. You gave it up to Mandy. Or did you forget that?
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Well Kenny baby, I don't suppose that votes really matter now. Not after Mandelson completes his coup.
You might like to have a quick look over at Con Home and the comments therein, they seem to suggest that you should wash your ears out and listen to the screams of the electorate on the subject of Eeuwrope and it's dictatorial minions.
Fuck Europe, Fuck You and Fuck Mandelson, apparently.
Update: Calling England has better and more thoughtful take on this subject here
and a wonderful piece of poetry here.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
"In a mature, truthful debate (which Brown feels confident he will avoid) the question should be: who would cut what? So I have gone through Labour’s cuts dossier—which assumes all cuts hit frontline services—changing the wording (from "the Tories are" to "Brown is") and the figures so they correspond to Brown's planned 7 percent cuts post-2011 as opposed to the 10 percent cuts which Lansley spoke about post-2011. Everything else is the same.
* Schools: Brown is planning to take £3.6 billion out of education spending, the equivalent of losing 30,891 teachers, and 24,140 teaching assistants and school support staff.
• Police: Brown is planning to take £650 million out of the Home Office. Cutting police funding by the same 7 per cent as the rest of the Home office could see the loss of 10,500 police officers - exactly the number of extra police officers delivered from Labour’s record investment since 1997. That’s nearly 21 off the beat in every constituency across England.
• University places: Brown is planning 7 per cent across the board cuts for public spending. That could mean cutting the number of places available each year by 22,400.
• Defence: Brown is planning to cut 7 per cent from the defence budget - the equivalent of cutting 7,000 soldiers, and a further 5,600 members of the armed forces from the Navy and Airforce. That’s almost double the number of troops the UK has in Afghanistan."
Thursday, 11 June 2009
The head teacher of a Roman Catholic school in west London has been suspended while police investigate an allegation of expenses fraud.
Paul Patrick, 53, the head of Cardinal Wiseman School in Greenford, was arrested at his north London home.
Mr Patrick must answer police bail later this month, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said.
A statement from the school said: "The school is co-operating fully with the police investigation."
To put it more directly, an era of the totalitarian control of people by the state. We are in the grip of a narrow ruling elite, an “Ideological Caste,” that admits only those into power with the same views and expels after disgracing, any who dissent as in the public humiliation and sacking of leading scientist Dr.James Watson. The “Ideological Caste” is made up of Cultural Marxists who earn vast sums of money and live in the best areas, send their children to the best schools but impose equality on the rest of us. They are thought police but claim to be trying to correct centuries of unfairness, while in practice oppressing those with different views. They call it tolerance. They demonise their victims.
H/T Guthrum on Old Holborn's blog. Do toddle over there and read the entire post and comments.
Of the 15.6 million people who voted, 84.3 per cent did not put a cross in Labour's box. How dare they! Who are these 13,244,063 ingrates? Right across southern England, from Penzance in Cornwall to Margate in Kent, more than 90 per cent of the electorate rejected the party of Gordon Brown. Even in Labour's redoubts of Scotland and Wales, close to 80 per cent turned away.
Mandy has told you that Gordon doesn't have to listen to you anymore.
You made your choice, now we have to live with it.
Well FUCK the Fucking lot of you spineless pricks.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson called for an "historic, reforming election" to rebuild trust in politics in the wake of the expenses scandals.
But Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said an early poll would "trigger instability".
The motion was rejected by 340 votes to 268.
Mr Robertson told the Commons that arguments against dissolution were motivated by "pure naked self preservation" on the part of the Labour Party, which performed badly in the local and European elections.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
During Monday's PLP meeting Charles Clarke, a former home secretary and MPs Fiona McTaggart, Tom Harris and Siobhan McDonagh told Mr Brown he should quit but others said it was overwhelmingly supportive of the prime minister.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party Tony Lloyd told the BBC: "Gordon Brown is the prime minister, he will lead the Labour Party into the next general election... I can state that as a clear fact. "
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Lord Mandelson dismissed reports of an email he wrote in January 2008, which described Mr Brown as "self conscious" and "angry", as "tittle tattle".
Lord Mandelson said the email had not been hostile to the PM but had simply advised that he be himself.
Gordon, your little jokette this afternoon on Mandy being an expert with emails implies acceptance of your submissive role in his Government of no marks.
Gordon is staging a photo op at West Ham Town Hall this afternoon, according to a begging email from Kirsty McNeill:
"..He’s right and he knows that there’s a whole generation of Labour people who will do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Would you be free to join him at West Ham Town Hall, between four and six on Sunday?
He’d like to thank you in person and he wants to talk to you about what the role for this generation of Labour is going to be, because it’s time.
You can of course invite others you know, indeed please do. But I will need names for security, so if you could email me back with whether you can make it and who you’d like to bring, I’d appreciate it. I hope it’s going to be the start of something big."
Also the statues on the building itself are of particular note as is the beautiful balcony.
West Ham Town Hall in Stratford Broadway was originally built for the West Ham Local Board of Health. It is surmounted by statues representing Justice, Liberty, Fortitude and other virtues with a square tower set at one corner.
H/T Constantly Furious
Saturday, 6 June 2009
For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
Sir Winston Churchill