Now they’re coming to destroy our health service, our postal service, our publicly owned forests and our public libraries.
Like all fundamentalists who get their clammy hands on the levers of power, the market fanatics are going to kill off every humane, life-enhancing, generous, imaginative and decent corner of our public life. We're coming to see that old Karl Marx had his finger on the heart of the matter when he pointed out that the market in the end will destroy everything we thought was safe and solid. "Everything solid melts into air," he said. "All that is holy is profaned."
And an abridged version was published in last Saturday’s Guardian.
Tomorrow is Save our Libraries Day.
In the words of author Mark Haddon: "Libraries are being destroyed to save a banker’s bonus”.