Saturday, 12 March 2011

Out of the mouth of babes.

My daughter, Hannah, asked me about 'the old days'! About Margarate Thatcher, unemployment queues and so on.

I told her about the song 'Enola Gay', which really switched me on to politics.

I told her about the 'Thatcher milk snatcher'; the miners' strikes, (xref'ing to 'Billy Elliot'). I told her about UB40s and then UB40's song '1 in 10'. She felt that not a lot had seemed to change, but that there were lots of good things in the world and the Green Party seemed really hopeful about the future.

When I go out to GP meetings or doorknocking, we often joke, (whilst I stand in Superman flying pose), - "There goes Supermum...changing the world one person or doorstep at a time!"

We talked a lot and this, (in the run up to last year's elections), was the result. This encapsulates why I do what I do and who I do it for. Enjoy.


  1. Enola Gay, great song. Used to listen to it under the covers. Educational too. As is this, perhaps the 'best' song written about that period, or any period. Amazing that a song about Anne Frank, Eichmann and the holocaust could be so beautiful...

  2. Thanks for that; I wouldn't have expected a folk-style to work, but I found it very moving.