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Thread #165570 Message #3995056
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
03-Jun-19 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
The point is that education and relocation isn't the answer for everybody.
Take an extreme case: Django Rheinhardt. The guy was a a musical genius. But given the attitudes he grew up with ( his wife piggy backed him to gigs so that he didn't get his feet muddy) there was no course the Open University or other any gang of middle class toffs could devise that he could engage with.
A lot of us run out of road with education. Its not the answer for a lot of people. It doesn't mean we're stupid, or unworthy of a vote, or the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Its just not for us.
This was the basis of the 1940's government's contract with the British people. We fought for them keeping their king's share of the nation's wealth - but from now on they would take care of us. Provide employment, health care, a decent place to live.
Like Iains said. The Heath government basically said, fuck that! we're in the EEC. A lot of us didn't agree with that. The reasons have become obvious to everybody, apart from those who fancy themselves as somehow evolved ahead of the 1940's socialism.