It’s Royal Ascot

June 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

….and so everyone who thinks they are someone is wearing a stupid hat. Really? Really? Somebody actually thought that this was a clever idea? Hat-tip to @playupfootball

Parochial News: The RAF Are In Town

June 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Tornado landing at RAF Gibraltar They are a 100 year old failed experiment but because they helped out in the ’40s we haven’t politically been able to roll the Royal Air Force back into the Fleet Air Arm and a logistical branch of the Army. TheEye believes in spliting the […]

Bane Of Souls

June 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

TheEye doesn’t usually recommend things but is just a few pages away from finishing a fantastic book called Bane Of Souls. It’s a fantasy book written by Thaddeus White and TheEye thinks it is brilliant. An epic tale of friendship, honour and huge numbers of people getting murdered.  TheEye has […]

BBC Question Time LiveChat 21st June 2012

June 21, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Question Time tonight comes from West Bromwich – and specifically from the new £77 million Sandwell College. On the panel are Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, general secretary of the Unite trade union Len McCluskey, economist Ruth Lea and Midlands Business Woman of the year Julie […]

A Falklands Flashback

June 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

And so we commemorate the dead of the Falklands Conflict – ended 30 years ago. TheEye (as you can guess from this being a partly military blog) had family active in the combat zone. The British Forces had 258 losses and 775 wounded. The other side had…yeah, whatever… lots more […]

BBC Question Time LiveChat 14th June 2012

June 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Question Time tonight comes from Stockton-on-Tees. This market town is Europe’s largest producer of huge chavvy earrings, amphetamines and inca hats. It has an exceptionally low unemployment rate for the North East of only 73%. On the panel we have Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP, television executive and former Director […]

Two Fingers To The Spanish

June 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

It’s a bit difficult to illustrate this post visually correctly but TheEye will give it a go. The main problem is the pure scale and impressiveness of the insult and how it doesn’t translate well in pictures. This is the north face of Gibraltar. It points directly at Spain. You […]

Jubilee Celebrations: Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Gibraltar

June 13, 2012 at 6:45 am

We’ve just had the most wonderful day in Gibraltar. Most of the population turned out to greet the Earl and Countess of Wessex, here as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  Prince Edward and Countess Sophie arrived on a British Airways flight (do we have no self-respect any more?) […]

School Rulz

June 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm

A strange article from the ever-unreadable Brighton Argus: A school in Lewes has sent parents a letter reminding them that guns, whips and knuckle dusters are banned in class. Show-And-Tell next week? Cancelled.  TheEye actually took a English longbow (complete with the pointy dangerous add-on bits) to college a good […]

BBC Question Time 7th June 2012

June 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

Tonight Question Time comes from Inverness. On the panel we have the most convoluted, adjusted and argued-over panel for many a year. On the panel, Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP, former leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy MP, Labour’s leader in Scotland Johann Lamont MSP, Conservative […]