Red-shirt movement: Lions led by donkeys

your say March 03, 2014 00:00

Sixty-six per cent of people want a democratic republic for the North. The democratic Yingluck must endorse this even if Thida denied anything like it was on the cards. With the agricultural community in trouble with the rice price drop and the quality qu



How will it cope without a Pheu Thai Party government to pay for its populist policies? It will not help if the coalition party formed during this election controls the country, unless they can funnel the money by a backdoor bank to the Red Island.

Were the poor farmers’ “votes” for the republic counted recently? The phrase from the First World War comes to mind “Lions led by Donkeys”.

RICHARD BOWLER

Bangkok

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