Times change

It doesn’t do to dwell in the past. Generally comparisons are unreal and unfair. Societies were different, beliefs were different, fears were different. So comparing my life as a young man in the 1970s to the life of someone in their 20s today is a pointless exercise. But history gives us one important lesson. Times change. They definitely changed when the great plague wiped out a third of the population. They changed when whole streets of young men and husbands were wiped out in the first World war. They changed when the male workforce went off to the second World war and women proved they could do the job and began a slow march to equality. They changed when our coal, steel and other manufacturing industries were wiped out by the lack of raw materials, technological advances and internal market forces. I don’t recall any furlough scheme for the miners READ MORE