No Milk Terrorist Son (they/them)
- Jul 29, 2012
Taking the side of the company just after a massive catastrophe that's caused a nation wide (or Wales wide anyway) strike and then driving into the middle of the picket line with government agents backing them up, asking for 'their' coal back?*especially, not even
though I suppose we might have different interpretations of common sense
The prior political catastrophe in question here of course being the literal catalyst for the breakdown of the United Kingdom. Talk about collective memory…The only way they could have handled it worse would be by sending troops with guns. At least someone in the government looked up 'prior political catastrophes' and nixed that idea...
Thank you for checking this out, Nathan, and welcome to the thread! It's good to have you with us. I hope you enjoy the binge, and please do feel free to stop by with thoughts on things as you read. However old the chapter may be, I'm always keen to hear what people think of them.I have just read the inaugural post "A Contingent State: Political Agency in the Making of the Commonwealth". It is really fascinating to read, DensleyBlair, and judging by the Table of Contents, I have a lot of interesting posts to binge read.
Good call. I plan to touch back in on the Guyanese situation in a couple of chapters’ time, particularly with Jagan coming to Britain in the New Year. Rodney will definitely be doing something, whether that might be coming over to Britain for a bit or maybe striking out into Trinidad or Jamaica. Or even getting involved in the farrago that is the Cuban left…To go back a little, given the disruption in Guyana I wonder what Wlater Rodney is up to now. Might be a target for some under the table dosh from the Commonwealth, or the Soviets.
Things happened a bit quicker than anticipated at the end, that’s for sure. (@99KingHigh’s Nixon probably has it right in a way – it’s the miners wot did it…) But the government isn’t completely rudderless; Lewis as Bevan’s deputy is on hand to take over until the election.And so passes Bevan - the lack of an immediate 'plan' makes me worry about the succession.
I couldn’t resist!Priceless - let's hope it is slightly less, well, grim.
Thanks Wraith! Glad you’re enjoying them. Thought I may as well have a bit of fun with the whole ‘death of Bevan’ thing seeing as we have a few contenders circling… I’ll keep them coming through the week until we get to the actual meat of what’s going on.Loving all of these little vignettes, really bring it up to the feeling of how the news would present these little interactions.