Jean 'Binta' Breeze

(1956 / Jamaica)

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Jean "Binta" Breeze MBE (born 1956) is a Jamaican dub poet, and storyteller. She has worked also as a theatre director, choreographer, actor and teacher. She has performed her work around the world, in the Caribbean, North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Africa, and been called "one of the most important, influential performance poets of recent years".
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To the Labour Party

You sold out the working classes
Brought the Unions to their knees
Now you want to win back the voters
But it's too late, can't you see

You left me with
An inborn fear of bureaucracy
A fright when you talk about democracy
‘Cause I'm tired of all this fallacy
When things rebounding right out of control
And it hard to pay the heat bill in the cold

You promised us a government of vision
You promised you would hear our voice
It didn't take you long to stop listening
And taking away our choice

Now you wonder why there's growth in the right ...

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