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Showing posts with label Billy Bragg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Billy Bragg. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A second referendum - Michael Moore left swinging in the wind

We have come to expect Scottish Secretaries of State (SSoS) to not have the interest of their country, Scotland, at heart - after all, they are colonial governors, the arm of the rump of an old, discredited empire, lacking only the plumed hat. But the last three - Murphy, Alexander and now the pompous, hapless Michael Moore have reached a new low.

Moore put his mouth in gear and left his brain in neutral. That's one explanation. The more likely one is that he was given the task of flying a kite for David Cameron and the shadowy unionist figures of the British Establishment, his kite got struck by lightning, and the slippery Cameron, in typical old Etonian style, has rapidly distanced himself from Moore.

After all, there is always another Scot to be found who places his country, Scotland, a poor second to the UK - Scottish Secretaries of State are dispensable.



Thursday, 30 September 2010

The People’s Flag and the Union Jack

 

THE PEOPLE’s FLAG c. 2010

The Union flag is deepest red

With soldiers’ blood from all the dead

The bodies came from far Iraq

And over them – the Union Jack

 

Oh, hear the mothers’ anguished cry

Who sent our precious sons to die?

But still the Butcher’s Apron flies

It flutters over Union skies

 

The Labour Party loved its blaze

And Tony Blair once sang its praise

But will new generations claim

The flag of death that brought him fame?

 

It once proclaimed an Empire’s right

To span the globe in all its might

And dominate with lethal force

But now that era’s run its course

 

For all its crimes it must atone

Let ancient nations stand alone

The Union Jack has run its race

The older flags fly in its place