Sunday, 15 November 2009

October 1992: Tony Benn on pit closures

A cracking speech which reminds me of when - and why - I became a socialist.

"The British public have been awakened, not just on the mining industry but to the whole rotten philosophy of the 1980s - that it's all about cash, and you bring in a chartered accountant and he'll tell you what to do. It isn't about that. It's about whether our society puts people in a place of dignity and serves them, or whether you just hand over your money to gamblers who don't create any wealth at all"

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