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The Department for International Development (DFID) was given an amber-red rating by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s rev...

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Owen Jones on the Middle Class Domination of the Houses of Parliament

Independence on Twitter: "Can I ask everyone who sees this to share it? I know most people won't but to those who do, thank you. #IndyRef"


Ah! Reilly taught me this a while ago! "Not with that attitude" works not for everything, but some things. You're welcome Kit.


The British Government has announced that all wounded veterans will get the most advanced artificial limbs. This film in the archive shows artificial limbs of the past. First World War amputees practice with their new prosthetics: 1916 film.


Women Warriors - photo series by E. Katie Holm: Lakshmi Bai, The Rani, or queen, of Jhansi, India, c.1828 - 1858. She became a formidable leader in the 1857 Indian Rebellion, after the British government usurped her throne. A source of great courage and inspiration, Lakshmi often fought alongside her soliders. She also granted positions of power to women. Her untimely death was mourned by both Indian and British leaders, who held her in great esteem.


ORIGINAL WWII poster - pinner says: "Most people don't know "Keep Calm and Carry On" was actually a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the SECOND WORLD WAR, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion..." // Feels like a good family motto, too.


Imperialism in India - British Government Control


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Mycroft Holmes: The British Government


The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey, London, together with the American Congressional Medal of Honour. In Oct 1921 the Unknown Warrior was posthumously awarded the Medal by an act of the American Congress, the following month the British Government awarded the Victoria Cross to the American Unknown Warrior interred at Arlington Cemetery