Have we honestly gone so far backwards in time?
I remember writing once a desolate dream, my country getting smaller beset by some mindless imperial dream of a past that never really existed.
A past that contained the force of slavery, Highland Clearances, great disadvantage whilst a minority sat on vast wealth of empire, they would not share.
That was then, the Nineteen hundreds when children were sent down mines and up crumbling chimneys, pulling vast loads of coal and cleaning the soot out in a sea of dark, hunger and pain. If you didn’t have a penny in those days gone by, you were a criminal and sent to a workhouse to eat gruel and wear rags until someone could get you out, or you died. When the Toll Puddle Martyrs in a peaceful demonstration were fired on by their own army because the Government did not want their…
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