Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Because It Worked So Well Last Time

Ex music journo turned proper pundit and all round twat, John Harris, bemoans the lack of support by high profile artists for todays strikers. As obnoxious as the NUM was, there probably was more sympathy for people who do hard, heavy and dangerous work down t'pit and whose livelihoods were threatened that doesn't exist for the current strikers who do a gruelling 7.5 hour shift down t'diversityoutreach office whose right to retire at 55 with a final salary pension is under threat.
Of late we have heard from Judi Dench, Mike Leigh, Kathy Burke and good old Sting about the allegedly pressing need to liberalise the drug laws. The campaign to replace our miserable electoral system with a slightly less miserable alternative brought out Eddie Izzard, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter, and more
He makes a good point, without the involvement of celebrities we would probably still have first past the post and drugs would still be illegal and the Tories would still have been in power for years after formation of Red Wedge in the 1980s.... oh wait.

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