Viva la Revolution


This is me at the Manchester anti-cuts rally at the end of January. I wish I were at the march down in London today, but my almost-thirty-seven-week waddle is keeping me at home. A year ago, we were all gearing up for the general election and though I'm usually pretty pessimistic about these things, I never thought the outcome would be so shitty that I'd be giving birth to my first child under this catastrophe of a Conservative-led coalition. All our futures - all our kids' futures - have been compromised, and the government needs to see us fighting back. So this is just to say good luck to those of you who've been able to get out on the streets today - I'm with you in spirit.

4 comments:

Minty Montague said...

Thank you for marching. I'm a teacher here on the Island, already a place of massive devide between local residents on low incomes and the wealthy D.F.Ls, as we call them (Down from London), who buy property, use them once or twice in the summer, and fail to contribute anything to the local community except raising house prices so badly that no one can afford to live in their native villages (I'm on a higher income than most and can't afford to buy in my local village). Under this government it will only get worse! Like you, I'm so sad.

Nik Perring said...

Well said

Brian George said...

Right on, Val!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks, guys!