If you have previously recommended this thread, you should see a tick / check mark on the recommend button. Click the tick to undo the recommendation (the tick may appear to change to a cross as you do this.) If you added a comment with your recommendation, you will need to delete that from your facebook wall separately.
Oh dear. If anything could put me off being an out and out socialist that book would. Didn't finish it, got about halfway through (left the school whose copy it was ). I don't entirely agree with the people who say it's anti-WC but I certainly see where they're coming from....
I cant listen to the programme (with Jo Brand) as its only available live, but clearly we have similar tastes as David Copperfield is also a favourite of us both. I didnt think I'd enjoy either of them as much as I did. Although the setting of the book is some time in the past, was surprising/depressing how modern the voices were - the most part of those conversations could have been in a pub or workplace today.
Just finished this, and has really changed my views on socialism. I guess we're seeing it from the other side, and Crass was sadly right about 'them wot wont work'. Which is why its more or less failed in this country IMO. But we are still in a better situation than the one described in the story. Changed my view on (employed) people living on benefits and getting some of the things I pay for for free. Anyone else read it recently?