Get Together! – Now we need Trade Unions like never before.

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 Get Together! – Now we need Trade Unions like never before.   From @Earwiggle Trade unionists remember the Tolpuddle martyrs of the 19th Century. In 1834 six farm labourers were fighting for the right to be a member of a trade union in … Continue reading

Squeezing the Poor: The Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher

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“Squeezing the poor” By alittleecon This post by @Ramanan_V prompted me to seek out Nicholas Kaldor’s “The Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher”. Kaldor was an eminent Cambridge economist and member of House of Lords at the time when Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979, and this short … Continue reading

Why I’m Lighting a Candle to the Many

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Tonight I will light a candle to the many Contribution from Suzanne Kelsey Hat tip Prue Plumridge I appreciate there will always be huge differences of opinion regarding politics and there will be many thousands of people who have attended … Continue reading

Irony and The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher

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Irony and The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher By C J Stone According to my dictionary, Irony is defined as an “incongruity between actual circumstances and the normal, appropriate, or expected result.” Incongruity, yes. Incongruity between what is said, and what … Continue reading

Dennis Skinner’s Incredible Speech for the People 16th April 2013

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Dennis Skinner Speaks for the People  

  • This week we have heard many speak about a woman who divided a nation.
  • Then we see great politicians representing the people as they were elected to do:
  • Dennis Skinner spoke for the people in parliament 16/4/13.
  • Glenda Jackson has also moved many by her speech.  
  • We have our parliament back.

See also Glenda Jackson Spoke for Me!

The Empire of Things: In Memory of Margaret Thatcher

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The Empire of Things In Memory of Margaret Thatcher Previously published here: By C J Stone They hang the man and flog the woman, Who steals the goose from off the common, Yet let the greater villain loose, That steals the … Continue reading

Glenda Jackson: She Spoke for Me!!

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Margaret Thatcher, “A woman, not on my terms” Many MPs stayed away, as  an understandable boycott on a point of principle. Ed Miliband had a difficult speech, he had to be respectful yet critical. Perhaps it was disappointing, yet inevitable. … Continue reading