Having been inspired by Charlie East-West’s post of the great Jimmy Reid’s speech from 1972, Neil Kinnock’s famous words in the days before Margaret Thatcher’s landslide victory in the 1983 General Election came to mind. It is hard to think of any other end to a speech that proved to be so prescient and which has such relevance to the economic destruction and Class War declared by the current Coaliton government.
‘If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday,
I warn you not to be ordinary;
I warn you not to be young;
I warn you not to fall ill;
And I warn you not to grow old’
It brings a tear to my eye, every time I hear it. We have truly learned nothing.