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Thread #147588   Message #3422058
Posted By: Richard Bridge
18-Oct-12 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Subject: RE: Republican or Conservative folk singers
I find Bellamy's politics all too evident in his work apart from the Young Tradition, and very offputting.

As to the prevalence (to the extent that there is any such) of working class support for the present government, may I borrow and subvert the expression "Lions led by donkeys" and say "Donkeys led by liars"?   Indeed most of that IMHO comes from a scurrilous campaign of disinformation about the recipients of benefits so that the donkeys will vote against the interests of themselves and their class.