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Choice depends on the freedom to choose and if you are shackled with debt you dont have the freedom to choose.
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People in debt become hopeless and hopeless people don't vote. They always say that that everyone should vote but I think that if the poor in Britain or the United States turned out and voted for people that represented their interests there would be a real democratic revolution.

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After the war people said, 'If you can plan for war, why can't you plan for peace?' When I was 17, I had a letter from the government saying, 'Dear Mr. Benn, will you turn up when you're 17 1/2? We'll give you free food, free clothes, free training, free accommodation, and two shillings, ten pence a day to just kill Germans.' People said, well, if you can have full employment to kill people, why in God's name couldn't you have full employment and good schools, good hospitals, good houses?

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The Tory party is the enemy of democracy.

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I am not a reluctant peer but a persistent commoner

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Encouragement is the most important thing in the world for young people, rather than league tables, which demoralise everyone.

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