Friday, July 03, 2009

Nationalise The SupermarKKKets

"One of the leading Manchester radicals, Archibald Pringle, who later wrote a history of the (Anti Corn Law) League, stated flatly that the manufacturers of Manchester, when they first opposed the corn law of 1815, 'took the untenable and unpopular ground that it was necessary to have cheap bread in order to reduce the English rate of wages to the continental level; and so long as they persisted in this blunder, the cause of free trade made but little progress'' -
Asa Briggs, 'Victorian Cities', page 122.
Cheap bread is still the name of the game - by any means necessary.


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