However I have just stumbled across The English Revolution and thought it was worth sharing a few lines:
"The Labour leaders wanted to go on and on, drawing their salaries and periodically swapping jobs with the Conservatives."
This was written in 1941 - 68 years ago. Not much has changed! I'm reading Oborn's Rise of the Political Class and will be blogging more on this later as he deals with this in some depth.
Orwell also sets out a short manifesto:
"I suggest that the following six-point programme is the kind of thing we need. The first three points deal with England's internal policy, the other three with the Empire and the world:
- Nationalization of land, mines, railways, banks and major industries.
- Limitation of incomes, on such a scale that the highest tax-free income in Britain does not exceed the lowest by more than ten to one.
- Reform of the educational system along democratic lines."