A friend of mine pointed me to a video and said it had reduced him to tears. I watched it and it reduced me to tears.
If you’re afraid of being reduced to tears, don’t watch this.
If you’re afraid of being confronted with painful truth, don’t watch it.
If you’re afraid of having your life changed and being motivated to do, live, think differently, definitely don’t watch it.
But if you want to see what’s really going on, what really needs changing – why millions of people are suddenly inspired with dangerous hope of change by the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour because things need changing – then you must watch it.
In this short video, journalist Jack Monroe tells her own story of live under austerity – a story that formed a key part of the research for the harrowing film I, Daniel Blake.
It’s vital to understand – to feel – the reality of life that many face under the Tories, so we do whatever’s in our reach to do about it. And this is real life.
So do watch and do share – the sound quality starts off ropey but quickly improves, so stick with it. This has only had 13,000 views since last October and our country needs it to be millions.
Just make sure you have tissues handy:
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