The former prime minister has given gongs to 26 of her former advisers, three Conservative party donors, her chef, and her housekeeper.
Sorry enfield spares if I've made you spit your morning coffee out
I do remember an item on our new's, Australia not allowing a ship of immigrants ashore in shark infested waters or very similar. I think we were supposed to be very shocked or something, all I could think & people I know that saw it was "good on you guy's thats what our government still lack's loyalty & backbone". Over here they'd be in a house & on our benefits system in no time. Glad they never hit our shore or you wouldn't be able to retire until 85....if accompanied by both parents!I read most of the posts and topics on SD re politics. I've got to the stage now where I just shake my head in disbelief. Your general population is to be congratulated for not turning violent. By the way, our government trough here in Oz is not that far behind you.
I think it was ever thus. Nothing new.I think the whole Honours system needs to be looked at, even though it's been discredited so many times that the Honours don't mean what they used to anymore.
Can you translate the last half in to dumbass for me please AlI think it was ever thus. Nothing new.
Doing research for a project for the Public Record Office (now National Archive) I was shown King Henry VIII's statute book...first half in Latin second in English...one of the statutes was a gift of 1d on every yard of ticking sold in London...I was told the recipient had likely arranged a woman or some other comfort for the king.
Doing research for a project for the Public Record Office (now National Archive)Can you translate the last half in to dumbass for me please Al
Nice one fella, thank you. Quite an interesting & revealing roll you had, not many get a crack at things like that eh.Doing research for a project for the Public Record Office (now National Archive)
= I won a commission to design and make the entrance gates and a bridge railing for the New Public Records Office at Kew. I researched for cues for the design by looking at some of the items in the Records Office collection.
I was shown King Henry VIII's statute book...first half in Latin second in English...
= King Henry split with the Pope and Roman Catholicism halfway through his reign and so the statutes and other official records were thereafter written in English instead of Latin....I put that bit in for added historical interest...well it interested me anyway.
one of the statutes was a gift of 1d on every yard of ticking sold in London...I was told the recipient had likely arranged a woman or some other comfort for the king.
= one of the King's mates was awarded the pension/honour of the tax revenue on all pillow case material sold in London at the rate of 1d per yard...may have been a penny per bolt of cloth...can't actually remember from 25 years ago. But it would have made him a rich man.