‘Olympics legacy: What remains of the ‘Isles of Wonder’ euphoria?’ | Y.A. Brown- The Independent

‘Olympics legacy: What remains of the ‘Isles of Wonder’ euphoria?’ | Y.A. Brown- The Independent

That nation celebrated in the opening ceremony by Danny Boyle is dying. There he was joyfully reminding global spectators of working-class courage and the fight for rights – the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Jarrow Marchers, oh weren’t they truly heroic? Yes, they truly were. And here we are today allowing the state to neuter trade unionists and workers’ basic rights. Most public sector workers (not MPs) are scared into accepting any deal. Power is firmly in the hands of right-wingers, determined to euthanise all left politics and ideals. The BBC Trust, led by the Tory Chris Patten, warns in a report about left-wing bias in the corporation. So presenters Andrew Neil, David Dimbleby, John Humphrys, Jeremy Clarkson and favourite panellists Melanie Phillips, Claire Fox, Cristina Odone, neo-con Douglas Murray must all be damned clever closet Marxists. Trolls and influential bloggers viciously attack dissenters from the established creed.

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