300 years since Industrial revolution .. result Food Banks,

Star letter Apr 6.

Three hundred years after the industrial revolution that made and kept Britain in the forefront of modern history, on May 7 we go to the polls with “austerity” the watchword of our would be leaders.

A mix of our country’s scientific genius, the unscrupulousness of its rulers and the mass exploitation of its populace over that time leaves poverty and food banks in its wake and an uncertain future.

The forests once covering Britain were torn up to build the world’s greatest war and merchant shipping fleet opening the ocean way to the riches of new lands and the exploitation of their peoples, armies always on tap.

Under our own islands a vast wealth of coal, copper, iron and lead ores were mined for use at home and abroad leading to the great industries starting with cotton and steel making huge fortunes for the exploiters but little but misery for those who produced the wealth. Only the rise of trade unions gaining anything for the workers.

Three hundred years after the industrial revolution that made and kept Britain in the forefront of modern history, on May 7 we go to the polls with “austerity” the watchword of our would be leaders.

A mix of our country’s scientific genius, the unscrupulousness of its rulers and the mass exploitation of its populace over that time leaves poverty and food banks in its wake and an uncertain future.

The forests once covering Britain were torn up to build the world’s greatest war and merchant shipping fleet opening the ocean way to the riches of new lands and the exploitation of their peoples, armies always on tap.

Under our own islands a vast wealth of coal, copper, iron and lead ores were mined for use at home and abroad leading to the great industries starting with cotton and steel making huge fortunes for the exploiters but little but misery for those who produced the wealth. Only the rise of trade unions gaining anything for the workers.

During these 300 years those in charge have come from the same class their legacy spelt out by their kith and kin of today ( Nineteen Prime Ministers schooled by Eton and Harrow six). A legacy given the genius and hard work of the rest of us makes for a picture of outrageous incompetence.

After all they didn’t have to do much simply provide a job, a house, health and welfare from, surprisingly, an undemanding electorate, simply to stop making war would probably have done.

But enough is enough they can run but they can’t hide a small start would be to get rid of the latest bunch of Old Etonians and their seven centuries of failure. Then start the task of getting rid of a system that relies on the combined effort of all, knowing that that this only a start .

Roy Jones, Colwyn Bay.

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