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Imports grow more and more Cheap junk floods in galore Textile mills now hit hard Working for no reward And steelworks closing down Destroying local town Coal miners now rebel They hear toll of the bell Thatcher bursts in with clout To sort the rebels out Coal mine closures begin To break the union man We don't need industry There is a better way With service businesses We escape from the mess Finance will be the theme With banks leading the team Then London grabs the lot Industrial towns can rot But bankers got it wrong Business no longer strong With billions down the drain Big banks feeling the strain Westminster to rescue There's public funds for you Your services we praise Take this till better days Your bonus do not fear We'll see that all is clear You know we love you lot The rest can go and rot

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Date: 8/12/2019 1:08:00 PM
Satirical and sad, you’re so right - London did indeed grab the lot and turned it into a big pissing game. Fear not, I still work in manufacturing. We weld stuff. We’re proper. (They don’t let ME near the metal shop, just to re-assure you!)
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 8/15/2019 11:58:00 AM
Many thanks Nina. Yes, London grabbed the lot. But is it wise. Don't put all your eggs in one basket - could make you easy target. I worked in precision engineering. We took pride in our work. But others found a way to quick cash. Regards Tony