Sunday, December 28, 2014

Quote of the day

"Even now, when I look back to those gaslight days of my boyhood and youth, all I can recollect is hunger, filth, fear and death."

Harry Leslie Smith on life before the creation of the NHS and the welfare state. He has more reason than most to lament the fact that that legacy of the post-war era "is being dismantled brick by brick".

(Thanks to Ross for the link.)

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