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 […]

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, […]