Thursday, August 24, 2006
Why I am a socialist.
Listening to a heart rending reading on radio 4 this morning I remembered why.After all with Blair around you want to forget you are ..but then he's not. Some poor Birmingham lady around about 1938 is widowed so what do they do ? She has four kids ...they take them away and put them in a Barnados home ( sounding not too unlike a borstal) . She works like a demon to get them back .Henrietta Maria come The Restoration was granted £3o,000 from Parliament and the same by her son .We worked that out as £49 million a year ....what did she do with it ? I grant she had lived ( for her) in near dire poverty for some years in exile but give me a break ..millions for one little old lady.