The forecast looks set fair, there is much euphoria floating on a fair breeze, the waters seem calmer now, and tickets are selling fast to celebrate a great pleasure cruise.
Departure is planned for a week today, and you will be sailing in a vessel named ‘Britannia’. True, she has been mothballed for a generation, but now she is being refitted as preparations are made for a ‘once in a lifetime’ voyage, and it looks as if the vessel will be heading WEST.
However, a word of caution: I do hope that Captain Johnson ensures that all the holes have been caulked in our vessel, after all, it IS relying on deal (dictionary definition – ‘pine timber, sawn into boards of a standard size’); I seem to remember that the SS Great Britain was towed from the Falkland Islands after she had lain unused for a long time. She made the trip, but then, she was made out of cast iron..
We’ve given the Cap’n some strong stuff to work with, but we wouldn’t want our vessel to discover any leaks on her maiden voyage, would we? If she ain’t caulked, it may be 15th April 1912 all over again.
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Born in a stone-flagged under-dwelling, in an obscure Yorkshire village. Funded for grammar school by my aunt, worked variously in HM Customs, the London Met Police and switched careers into fire-resistant glazing in 1984. Back in 1974, like C.S. Lewis, I had come to the conclusion that 'Christians are wrong, but all the rest are bores'. Worked for a spell in Israel, and understood why the 'Austrian asylum-seeker''s final solution did not succeed. Confronted now with the practical outworking of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, I see that my country was sleep-walked into the undemocratic oligarchy of Brussels. My country is too rich in noble history to remain subordinate to these malevolent, avaricious souls with hearts blacker than a witch's hat. The Rastafarian motto comes to mind - 'those who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.' A root-and-branch change back to true local democracy is the only way. This will not be an easy road but those who see clearly know that we must make this corrupt system unworkable, this country of ours ungovernable in its present form. This is not an incitement to insurrection as an objective; instead we lay the foundations of a FAIR, JUST and FREE society. Join us if you dare - our contact details are on the other page..
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