Saturday, 4 May 2013


Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear,

That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'




jgm2 said...

Farage is to England what Salmond is to Fucking Scotland. He offers a change from the decades/centuries of fuckwits from the established parties who have manifestly failed in their simple task. The task being to do the simple, most obvious things right and on budget.

Scotland's frustration with Labour and Tory has led them to the point where they might find themselves on an international par with Lithuania but such is the voter's frustration with the alternative jackasses that they're prepared to give anything a go.

Same with England.

It's a knee-jerk reaction to blame 'Europe' for our many and varied problems, just as Fucking Scotland blames England, when they are clearly the fault of our own homegrown incompetents but UKIP are the only show in town who has got it's shit together as an alternative to vote for.

25% of people voted for UKIP but, absent Farage, if the Monster Raving Looney Party could get its PR right they'd probably get 25% up against the likes of Miliband and Cameron.

mongoose said...

Speaking of which...

South Shields By-election result:
6th. BNP 711
7th. LibDems 352
8th. Loonies 197

Dead as door-nails are the LIbDems.

jgm2 said...

'Dead as door-nails are the LIbDems.'

Fuck the LibDems. Content to be all things to all men and pick up 'protest votes' from left and right and pad out their numbers for sixty or eighty years without having to make a decision one way or the other and then, the second they have to make some tough decisions, start shitting themselves about the consequences. If they were going to get in bed with the Tories then they should have come out with both barrels blazing. 'Aye, we were such a small party we were never left near the books but, fuck me, that bald cunt wasn't kidding when he said there was no money left..'

Instead of raising tuition fees (with a heavy heart obviously, because there's no money left) and then shitting themselves when the opinion polls moved against them.

Whatever you think/know of Farage and his policies (apart from leaving Europe) at least you get the impression he believes in them and he'll follow through on them (whatever the fuck they are). The one thing we know for certain about Labour, Tory and LibDem is that they'll say whatever the fuck they think will get them the most votes and then promptly renege under the most spurious and risible excuses. 'Aye, well, when we said a referendum on the Reform Treaty we meant exactly that but this is the Lisbon Treaty which is entirely different in 0.003% of the wording so no referendum is necessary....'

Labour are complacent because UKIP appear to be 'stealing'/splitting the Tory vote just as they stole/split Tory votes in Fucking Scotland to begin with. Just as in Fucking Scotland they think that's what will always happen.

Silly cunts.

People are voting UKIP not particularly because they hate the EU (although no doubt many of 'em do) but because the status quo of Labour/Tory buggin's turn has given rise to incompetence, self-serving and fuckwittery of such magnitude that any rational person would vote to hang the fucking lot of 'em. I do hope that is in UKIP's manifesto. ie. Reintroduce the death penalty and then hang all MPs of the past 50 years. Like Cromwell, exhume the fuckers if necessary.

He'd win with a landslide if that was a UKIP policy.

Mike said...

Shakespeare really had a way with words. That speech still makes my blood pressure rise, and I could easily go into battle and kill a few frogs hearing that.

How sad that Shakespare is now deemed too boring/hard for the poor little things in skool.

call me ishmael said...

I agree, mr mike, and I wish I knew more; I wallow too much, though, in Macbeth and Hamlet, which latter seems to say all that needs saying about anything. It is a shame that the institutionalised child fucking takes the shine off the PBC's most excellent recent Hollow Crown series.

At Stratford, last summer, we saw MUch Ado About Nothing, the Curry Version and it was ghastly overpriced rubbish, assuming nothing but stupidity from the audience, although it was entertaining to see second generation Indian Brits being racist about their own Motherland. Came away vowing to buy all the BBC stuff on DVD.

As for Smokey Nige, I agree unreservedly and unusually with wot them other two blokes said.

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