"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 5 October 2009

Chilly, Chilly

28/07/10: The original video with Waterloo Bridge, London scenes and the underground has been deleted due to copyright. Personally, I'd rather see Waterloo now than the Kinks as they were but there's no denying it's a great song.


  1. Yeehah GV.
    The SNP isn't a viable medium for democracy?

    So. The Government of Scotland and the people who voted for them can't join in a discussion about the governance of the so-called United Kingdom...
    Dispute these points GV, I would be happy to discuss them :¬)

  2. Who said the SNP isn't a viable medium? Of course it is.

    At the moment we are, in name, a United Kingdom. The proposed debate is for the Prime Minister of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and N.Ireland. In modern parlance that's the UK.

    There is no 'Government of Scotland' as you call it, Conan; Alec Salmond is the Leader of the Scottish Executive - a devolved Assembly, like Wales and N.Ireland. He has no more right to a place than Griffin or Farage.

    Have you not noticed how there is no 'England' any more? We're just regions. I still think we would have been stronger together and I'll be sorry to see you go.

  3. Ah, you still think that the will of the people of Scotland is still some kind of extension of the Labour government?
    It was then. It isn't now.
    There is no "England" because of this thinking; I remember a vote for a Northern assembly. It was defeated. Democracy in action.
    The London media put paid to it.
    Don't blame us, GV, for the English not getting their chance. They did, and refused it...
    But I bet a lot of those Geordies are really regretting that vote now...

  4. Great tune - saw them live at the old Grandee in Detroit in '69.

    GV - even Gordo calls it the Scottish "Government" now. Get wae the plan man.

  5. BBC Radio 2 are no longer averse to playing the rude version of Apeman, the devils.


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