In 1913 a woman who was determined to make her voice heard ran out at the King’s horse and was knocked flying and trampled.
She dies 4 days later, on June 8th.
June 8th is also the day we are having an ( unexpected ) General Election.
I wonder what Emily would think about the woman who said ‘Oh not more politics, I’m sick of it’.
Emily might also be surprised that 9 million women didn’t vote in the last election, because :
‘they’re all as bad as each other’
‘my husband votes for us in this house’
‘I can’t be bothered with all that politics stuff’.
These might be the same women who look at the price of courgettes and say ‘Blimey, they’ve gone up’ or ‘Why are there no cheap oranges?’ or ‘I dunno why someone doesn’t do something about the state of the roads’ or ‘My nephew is in a class of 40 now and we got a letter asking us to help with buying text books’.
They might also be told they can’t have that knee replacement or catraract operation, and their Granny was on a trolley in A&E for 12 hours.
4,093 operations were cancelled last year.
Some schools have lost over £500 per pupil, which is why they had to make some teachers redundant, which is why…
Don’t bother voting, and don’t worry about it.
Although I wonder what Emily would say.