June 8th

On the 8th of June in 1969, General Francisco Franco, Caudillo of Spain, closed the Spanish Frontier with the British isle of Gibraltar. The Spanish-Gibraltar border is a boundary between the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and Spain, also known as ‘La verja de Gibraltar’ (The fence of Gibraltar) or simply as The Fence.(1) The…

The FeedBack – June Hiatus

Dear readers,

Unfortunately, The FeedBack will be on hiatus for the month of June.

But don’t worry – we will still help you get your fix of politics in content. We have a few articles lined up for this month already and we’ll continue posting articles from our archives on a daily basis.

May 30th

On this day in 1949, the East German Constitution is approved. Following WWII, Germany had been divided, with the west being controlled by France, Great Britain and the USA, and the USSR taking control of the east which came to be known as the German Democratic Republic, with it’s capital of East Berlin, with the…

May 29th

On this day in history, Charles II returns from exile in the Netherlands, on his 30th birthday in 1660, to reclaim the throne of England after the end of the Puritan Commonwealth. After his father, Charles I, was executed at the climax of the English Civil War in 1649, though the Scottish Parliament proclaimed Charles…

May 28th

On this day in 1937, Arthur Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Born on the 18th of March 1869, in Heckfield, Hampshire, England, Chamberlain became Prime Minister as leader of the Conservative Party, succeeding the also Conservative Stanley Baldwin who had stood down. Stanley Baldwin Chamberlain is arguably most famed for his…

May 25th

On this day in 1911, in the early days of the Revolution in Mexico, President Jose Porfirio Diaz is overthrown and pushed out of office. Jose Porfirio Diaz Fighting had broken out in 1910 as a result of Porfirio Diaz’s 35-year long regime failing to find a successor. Causing a political crisis among competing elites,…

May 25th

On this day in 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years imprisonment after being found guilt of ”committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons.” After meeting in the summer of 1891, Wilde pursued a relationship with the 24 year old Lord Alfred Douglas, a situation found to be completely inappropriate and morally…