I am reminded of how my father, a native of Stoke-on-Trent in England felt about the British injustices in Ireland. His and his family's social situation was in many ways equal; at least in the sense of knowing poverty and class distinctions. My grandfather and great grandfather were brought up in orphanages, and ultimately worked as coal miners. On those rare occasions when we would discuss his past, Pop Glover compared his grandparents life with that of the suppressed people of Ireland: sheer and hopeless poverty. Nowhere in the world was the phrase "the 'haves' and the 'have nots' " more relevant than in the British Isles.