We Thought Thatcherism Was Dead – Written Sunday 27th October 2019 (Aged 44)

We Thought Thatcherism Was Dead

in the 1990’s we though –
thatcherism was dead
we had heard –
the words tony blair said
and though john smith –
seemed –
like the most compassionate person
who would never be prime minister
we listened with such hope
in 1997 we listened to them –
we believed –
that a social change
they could implement
that it was the end –
of right wing tory governments
when tony blair –
lied about the iraq war
and claimed,
his god said he was right
we realised that ‘new labour’
the third way, was just tory light
the same marketisation
and the same privatisation
in the noughties –
we all came to that heavy realisation
and now, here we are
back fighting in the trench
this psychopathic right wing government
sits on the front bench

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James Garratt – Sunday 27th October 2019

I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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