Monday, April 24, 2006
a very salient point pacman, in England some war memorials even stand vandalised. ( The one at London Euston has been sold off for a pub). This is the "butterfly metomorphises" (pressumably) many English academics now applaud.
Also, I am friends with a number of Aussie and Kiwi (almost all of whom have made the pilgrimage to Turkey, whereas i've , and no one i know that i can think of, have seen the Somme) Ex - pats living in England and I have to say the favouritism showen to our *e.u. partners* (germany, Italy etc.) is troubling. the heart break that these poor guys go through to get a bank account and an applicable (work) visa would anger anyone who values the sacrifice of their ancestors, when you see the complete lack of National "romantic" solidarity, i cannot help but wonder if Austrailian Republican tendencies are not being (very) intentionally exacerbated. Most of these poor people are at heart good (constitutional) monarchists. But when they come here and see the White trash "wheres our country then?" freak fest, can we wonder that they are losing their enthusiasm ?
Having spent a hazy weekend at Edgbaston last summer I can attest that despite what they may find here Aussies in the UK remain in high spirits - until they loose!
worth a wee look if you havent seen it already :