Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere

Caroline Criado Perez was positively proud of never having heard of Jan Smuts, and of being unable to pronounce his name correctly. How this person has attained the eminence that she has in our national life, I honestly cannot begin to understand.

Still, the statue of Millicent Fawcett is welcome in itself, as was the restoration of the vote to wealthy women after an 86-year hiatus. But this year's centenary was of the enfranchisement of working-class men, and that because they had threatened to take it by force if they had not been given it.

That has gone unmarked, as will the centenary, in 2028, of the enfranchisement of working-class women. Won't it?

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