Horse racing continues.
But they can’t run trains for workers.
And they can’t bring coals to London Town.
And they can’t find labour enough to carry on.
Yet it doesn’t strike them to have a round-up of the Newmarket course.
The public might be surprised to find what a lot of leisure some folk can put into the work of national importance down there.
But then, of course, there is a difference between Bill Bailey at the Cambridge and Lord de Carriemehome at Newmarket—the one is a loafer and the other a “patriot.”
And ye, pays ye’ money and ye’ takes ye’ choice.
(Socialist Standard, June 1918)