We’re All Going To Die! (But How?)

June 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

The Grim Reaper will come for us all but the New England Journal of Medicine has done an interesting article about the differences between how we might die today and how we are more likely to have pushed up the daisies in 1900. For Americans the average life expectancy in […]

Exploiting Lord Nelson

June 30, 2012 at 3:05 am

You may not know the name James Sharman. He was the man who carried the fatally wounded Admiral Nelson below deck during the Battle of Trafalgar.  The medal that he was awarded; a Naval General Service Medal, is back on the market four years after an last private sale where Yarmouth’s […]

The US And The Falklands Conflict

June 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

A remarkable story has emerged and has been missed in the British press. It’s long been the accepted wisdom that in 1982 the US would have been quite happy for the Falkland Islands issue to disappear – in favour of the Argies. Indeed after the invasion they publicly called for […]

Austerity – Spanish Police Style

June 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

The increasingly militant Inspector Gadget police blog complains about “cuts” but he hasn’t seen real budget austerity yet. Spanish style. TheEye isn’t sure if readers outside of Spain realise exactly how screwed that country really is. La Línea de la Concepción, with a population of 65,000 is the town straight […]

BBC Question Time LiveChat 28th June 2012

June 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Question Time tonight comes for the first time from a foreign country – Lutonistan. On the panel we have transport secretary Justine Greening MP, shadow Olympics minister Tessa Jowell MP, secretary-shagger Paddy Ashdown, Tony Robinson (the irritating broadcaster one, not the EDL one) and the businessman Terry Smith, chief executive […]

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 […]