"Only when you stop liking and unliking will all be clearly understood"
— Seng-ts’an: ‘Hsin-hsin Ming’ (the oldest Zen poem about Facebook)
I know they do open themselves up to it all a bit, but I don’t think I disagree a lot with Gyyneth’s and Chris’ attitude on ‘uncoupling’. Or am I being too vocal in my support?
"People think that the Middle East is very complex but I have an analogy that sums it up quite well.
If you imagine that Palestine is a big cake, well… that cake is being punched to pieces by a very angry Jew."
"I am proud of Old Labour because I was part of it and it did a lot of good things"
— Tony Benn, 1997.
The Men Behind The Wire
Armoured cars and tanks and guns
Came to take away our sons
But every man must stand behind
The men behind the wire
Through the little streets of Belfast
In the dark of early morn
British soldiers came marauding
Wrecking little homes with scorn
Heedless of the crying children
Cragging fathers from their beds
Beating sons while helpless mothers
Watched the blood poor from their heads
Not for them a judge and jury
Nor indeed a trial at all
But being Irish means you´re guilty
So we´re guilty one and all
Round the world the truth will echo
Cromwell´s men are here again
England´s name again is sullied
In the eyes of honest men.
Proud we march behind our banner
Firm we´ll stand behind our men
We will have them free to help us
Build a nation once again
On the people step together
Proudly firmly on their way
Never fear never falter
Till the boys are home to stay
"When Churchill was wartime Prime Minister in 1945 the highest level of personal taxation was 95 per cent. It would be appropriate to raise the level of personal taxation for those above £200,000 to 80 per cent which would raise money and help to share the burden of the crisis more fairly."
— Tony Benn, 2009.