The British singer-songwriter and left wing activist Billy Bragg – known for his hit song A New England – has yesterday a talk held in the Bank of England, the British central bank.
Bragg is best known for his protestliedjes. In the eighties he performed regularly in demonstrations pro the striking miners. He was also at the basis of a artiestenbeweging against the liberal policies of Margaret Thatcher in the eighties.
Yesterday he was however a guest at the British central bank, at the invitation of the chief economist Andy Haldane, in an attempt to get people to hear that a fresh wind by the central bank to blow.
According to the BBC, took Bragg in the speech for the common man, that no benefit obtained from the policy of the central banks and the strict austerity policies.