Then

At first they went for the young but I didn’t speak out as I wasn’t young. Then they went for the Old but I didn’t speak out as I wasn’t old. Then they went for the disabled but I didn’t speak out as I wasn’t disabled. Then they went for the teenagers but I didn’t speak out as I wasn’t a teenager. Then they went for the poorest people, I wasn’t poor. Neither was I a nurse or a public sector worker. Then they sold off the forests and coastguards and privatised the NHS, but still I didn’t speak out.

Then they came for me.

These aren’t the exact words of the statement attributed to the German Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) during the purges in nazi germany leading to WW2.  I heard one of the  politicians use something like it this afternoon. ORIGINAL TEXT HERE

Mick

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About Councillor, Sefton MBC

Councillor, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Victoria Ward, Ward Chair'
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