Les Murray has just taken two more poems for publication. Very pleased.
Also another Guardian letter, 9.2.15, text beneath:
shows how bizarrely out of touch with the people national election
politics has become when Ed Miliband makes what should be an
uncontroversial comment that all should pay their share of taxes and
every rich Tom and Dick and Harry wades in to complain. I lost interest
in this election because all the parties spent ages reassuring business
and finance that they were safe to govern – and no one was reassuring
us, the people, except with standard Tory and Lib Dem bribes. But a
politician insisting on a tiny bit of fairness for us! Not enough,
perhaps, to stop me voting Green but enough to think that if Miliband
carries on speaking to and for the people a little more, progressives
may regain enough respect to consider a loose coalition.'