ANECDOTAGE: Why in today’s UK politics, I have a leg in neither camp.

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Although I don’t vote Labour (and only voted Tory once) I think perhaps this little set of memories might help explain why I find Labour pc and Conservative Friedmanism equally abhorrent.

My Dad’s sister was called Molly. In 1930, while playing in the back yard of the family home in Buile Street Salford, she fell over and scratched her knee quite badly on the edge of a flagstone. My grandmother bathed the wound, and Molly (always called ‘Mont’ for some reason) went back to playing with her two appalling brothers.

Two days later, the knee was looking ‘angry’ as we say in Lancashire. But this was 1930: as a Union organiser on the trams, Grandad had been first locked out during the 1926 General Strike, and then victimised into unemployment. Before the war, my grandfather had been a master carpenter. He went off with the Lancashire fusiliers to get his…

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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