6th June 1944

June 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at […]

BBC Question Time LiveChat 24th May 2012

May 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Tonight Question Time comes from King’s Lynn (Coat of Arms Motto: “I can’t read or write, but I can drive a tractor”). The arrival of the BBC moving-picture machine demoncraft has been reported widely in the local newspaper – which is published fortnightly to warn the locals of upcoming full […]

BBC Question Time LiveChat 17th May 2012

May 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Tonight Question Time comes from Cardiff from the original Welsh “Cahhhhdeff”. The “You Are Leaving Cardiff” sign has been voted Most Welcome Sight for six years running. The dialling code for Cardiff is 029 which came second in the 2011 Wales Most Interesting Area Code competition, losing out to Newport’s […]

Ghostly Goings On

May 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The Eye occasionally explores the outer reaches of the truth – something which occasionally causes domestic grief …“how was I to know it was a strip club? We were just going for a beer in a different part of town” But this is rather good and will be stored away […]

Question Time LiveChat 10th May 2012

May 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Tonight Question Time comes from Oldham – which holds the record for the most Vauxhall Corsas per square mile. The name derives from Aldehulme; an Old Norse word meaning “Get the horses; we’re off” On the panel: Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman MP who famously paid for her nanny on expenses, […]

BBC Question Time LiveChat 3rd May 2012

May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Tonight Question Time comes from Question Time from London for the second week in a row – presumably because the BBC chickened out of the promised Mayoral Special last week.  On the panel: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith MP, Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Hatemen MP, […]

A Gerkhin With That, Madam?

April 30, 2012 at 7:49 pm

TheEye is a fan of off-the-wall news and so is delighted to once again bring you news of great international importance*. Indeed. The Toowoomba Chronicle brings us serious and disturbing tidings of the discovery of a (very poorly drawn, it must be said) cock inside a burger box. “If they […]

Eco Fascists Aren’t Always Cuddly

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

From the Guardian of all places: German far-right extremists tap into green movement for support Debunking the popular view that equates eco-friendliness with cuddly, left-leaning greens, …Hotbeds of far-right eco-warriors are to be found throughout Germany. In the Mecklenburg region in the north, they have been quietly settling in communities […]

Brilliant Election Stupidity

April 29, 2012 at 2:26 am

 This is going to cause some grumpiness… “Sandwell Borough Council Election of a Borough Councillor The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Borough Councillor for Great Bridge WardROWLEY Derek  The Labour Party CandidateROWLEY Derek Joseph  The Conservative Party Candidate” Standing in Rowley ward of […]

Our Bright Green Tomorrow

April 29, 2012 at 1:28 am

This is from The Scotsman and you have to promise in advance not to laugh. Agreed? The residents of Foula, Scotland’s most remote inhabited island which achieved a remarkable first by becoming 100 per cent self-sufficient with renewable energy, are now forced to endure black-outs. An all-night black-out has had […]