Monday 29 April 2019

A helpful Old Holborn gets a helpful hand from Andrew Neil

Is Andrew Neil the only ever BBC regular to retweet Old Holborn? As Clint Eastwood in one of my favourite films The Outlaw Josey Wales would probably say, I reckon so.


  1. Lyra McKee made it to Radio 4's Last Word, not bad for a 29 year-old that no-one had heard of. Pretty much the same could be said of Jo Cox too.
    If the bullet had killed a policeman would he have been featured? I bet that policeman, (Keith Palmer), killed at the House of Commons by a Friday Worshipper, didn't make the programme either and certainly won't get a special day. But then he probably didn't 'love the other' and hate his own and himself.

  2. Also from The Outlaw Jose Wales, this short speech by the old Indian chief Lone Watie:
    "I wore this frock coat in Washington, before the war. We wore them because we belonged to 'the five civilized tribes'. We dressed ourselves up like Abraham Lincoln. We only got to see the Secretary of the Interior, and he said: "Boy! You boys sure look civilized.!" he congratulated us and gave us medals for looking so civilized. We told him about how our land had been stolen and our people were dying. When we finished he shook our hands and said, "endeavor to persevere!" They stood us in a line: John Jumper, Chili McIntosh, Buffalo Hump, Jim Buckmark, and me — I am Lone Watie. They took our pictures. And the newspapers said, "Indians vow to endeavor to persevere."
    We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union.


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