|Harold Wilson led an Enlightenment (newstatesman)|
Harold Wilson was bitterly opposed by the British Establishment in everything he did.
Gov.uk article (see link below): "Prime Minister Harold Wilson enacted social reforms in education, health, housing, gender equality, price controls, pensions, provisions for disabled people and child poverty...As Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970, his main plan was to modernise. He believed that he would be aided by the “white heat of the technological revolution”. His government supported backbench MPs in liberalising laws on censorship, divorce, abortion, and homosexuality, and he abolished capital punishment. Crucial steps were taken towards stopping discrimination against women and ethnic minorities, and Wilson’s government also created the Open University."
We say that the national leadership of Harold Wilson was a TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT fully deserving of national recognition in the history of our nation.
The Thatcherite Orthodoxy
|Orthodoxy dressed up as a "new age" (bbc)|
Margaret Thatcher and her frenzied supporters DESTROYED the wishes of post-war 1950s Britain and its passionate yearning for better social conditions after the suffering of two world wars. For British people to have ANY social support whether in employment, health, education, pensions, or housing was a rare and precious acheivement that had to be FOUGHT hard for by post-war Labour governments. Margaret Thatcher simply DESTROYED PROGRESS and returned Britain to its ORTHODOXY of a modern feudal structire dominated by wealth and blood.
We say the Thatcher years were a return to the ORTHODOXY of private capital and not worthy of the press-label of a "new age".
(BREXIT is a further measure by the British Establishment to insulate THIER interests from the decisions of others. We have heard little from the biased press but the evils of immigration, what they don't tell you is that BREXIT will rely heavily on immigration and trade deals with India, China, the Middle East, Africa and South America - why are these places better than Europe ?)
Harold Wilson's Enlightenment (gov.uk article)
Telegraph reports on Britains Wealth Gap (2010)
Independent reports on deep divisions (2016)
CNN Reports Britain's Post-Brexit Inequality set to reach record highs (2017)