Cricket, Brexit and The Rules of The Game

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BREXIT: Johnson or not, it still isn’t cricket. It’s not just Life or Death it’s more important than that. This is Cricket. #Brexit #WhyBoris

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  1. Roger Lewis
    January 20, 2016 ·
    Of the 415 M. P.’s on the Conservative side in 1938, 44 percent (or 181) were
    corporation directors, and these held 775 directorships. As a result, almost every
    important corporation had a director who was a Conservative M. P. These M. P.’s did not
    hesitate to reward themselves, their companies, and their associates with political favors.
    In eight years (1931-1939) thirteen directors of the “Big Five banks” and two directors of
    the Bank of England were raised to the peerage by the Conservative government. Of
    ninety peers created in seven years (1931-1938), thirty-five were directors of insurance
    companies. In 1935 Walter Runciman, as president of the Board of Trade, introduced a
    bill to grant a subsidy of £2 million to tramp merchant vessels. He administered this fund,
    and in two years gave £92,567 to his father’s company (Moor Line, Ltd.) in which he held
    21,000 shares of stock himself. When his father died in 1937 he left a fortune of
    £2,388,453. There is relatively little objection to activities of this kind in England. Once
    having accepted the fact that politicians are the direct representatives of economic
    interests, there would be little point in objecting when politicians act in accordance with
    their economic interests. In 1926 Prime Minister Baldwin had a direct personal interest in
    the outcome of the coal strike and of the General Strike, since he held 194,526 ordinary
    shares and 37,591 preferred shares of Baldwin’s, Ltd., which owned great collieries.
    The situation of 1938 was not much different from the situation of forty years earlier
    in 1898 except that, at the earlier date, the Conservative Party was subject to an even
    more centralized control, and the influence of industrial wealth was subordinated to the
    influence of landed wealth. p.400 Tragedy and hope. History rhyming again ?

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