Tuesday, 9 April 2013

billy bragg and harry styles on margaret thatchers death

Once again, Billy Bragg has expressed my feelings much more eloquently than l could have done myself.  On his Facebook page he stated  :

This is not a time for celebration. The death of Margaret Thatcher is nothing more than a salient reminder of how Britain got into the mess that we are in today. Of why ordinary working people are no longer able to earn enough from one job to support a family; of why there is a shortage of decent affordable housing; of why domestic growth is driven by credit, not by real incomes; of why tax-payers are forced to top up wages; of why a spiteful government seeks to penalise the poor for having an extra bedroom; of why Rupert Murdoch became so powerful; of why cynicism and greed became the hallmarks of our society.

Raising a glass to the death of an infirm old lady changes none of this. The only real antidote to cynicism is activism. Don't celebrate - organise!

Top Man!  I'd vote for him as a new Labour leader.

Don't get me started on the One Direction fans replying to Harry Styles' tweet (below)

With the less than clued up responses of..

Bloody scrounging  layabout kids and welfare hoodies nowadays (etc etc).  They need a damn good thrashing (and a decent education).
From here

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