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Saturday, 3 September 2011

I’m back

Did you miss me? No, thought not


Just a bit of poetry till I can think of some of my usual to write about.


Goodbye to my England, So long my old friend
Your days are numbered, being brought to an end
To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that's fine
But don't say you're English, that's way out of line..

The French and the Germans may call themselves such
So may Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
But don't say you're English ever again.

At Broadcasting House the word is taboo
In Brussels it's scrapped, in Parliament too
Even schools are affected.. Staff do as they're told
They must not teach children about England of old.

Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw
The pupils don't learn about them anymore
How about Agincourt, Hastings , Arnhem or Mons ?
When England lost hosts of her very brave sons..

We are not Europeans, how can we be?
Europe is miles away, over the sea
We're the English from England, let's all be proud
Stand up and be counted - Shout it out loud!

Let's tell our Government and Brussels too
We're proud of our heritage and the
Red, White and Blue
Fly the flag of
Saint George or the Union Jack
Let the world know - WE WANT ENGLAND BACK !!!!


I’ll write about the Holiday burglary in due course.


  1. Not bad. I wonder if my mate can set it to music?

  2. I thought Shaw was a son of Southern Ireland?

  3. Nice to have you back and thanks for the poem. I have to agree with Anonymous wrt Shaw, but More, as in Thomas (of Utopia fame) would do just as well!

  4. Welcome back.
    I for one missed you.
    Here in this little corner of Spain I always refer to myself as English. British is even more debased here as the Spanish equate British with Gibraltarian.

  5. Perhaps it is too late to get England back. There are EU maps from 2006 showing the regions of the EU, and scarcely a soul has uttered a cheep about it, certainly not the Conservative Party. Probably the reason was no one ever thought it was possible, certainly I didn't, so why waste breath talking about it?
    But now it appears to be a done thing.
    However, it is not easy to obtain a reproducible map showing the new Regional EU.
    In case anyone out there is at all interested, here is a list of the regions of that which used to be known as England.
    The Name "England" has disappeared, although "Scotland", "Ireland", "Wales" remain.
    In the latest incarnation the South of England becames joined to the North of France, and the new region given a (of course) French name..."Trans Manche".
    So the Channel has gone also, and becomes a mere sleeve.
    Here is the list of the regions, in the original they are links, giving information about the Regions.

    East Midlands (EM)
    Eastern (E)
    London (L)
    North East (NE)
    North West (NW)
    South East (SE)
    South West (SW)
    West Midlands (WM)
    Yorkshire and The Humber (YH)

    Schoolchildren of the future will be taught that ditties such as FE's, above, are examples of curious
    tribal rituals that caused the WW's I & II.

    Welcome back,

  6. Agincourt? I was told it was the Welsh wot wun it?

    Mons - just the English? The Scots Greys, the Skins and Royal Irish Dragoons were there, with the Scots & Irish Guards, the "1st & worst", the Black Watch, Munster Fusiliers, the HLI, Gordons, Royal Scots & Welch Fusiliers, KOSBies, Cameronians, Cameron Highlanders, Argylls and the Connaught Rangers.

    The KOSBies were also at Arnhem, as were the Polish Parachute Brigade.

    I'm all for celebrating English achievements but not by denigrating the sacrifice of others.


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