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Bromsgrove Group: Bill Clarke writes from Australia

March 14, 2014


In September Molly Scott Cato wrote, “we finally got the monetary reform motion through conference yesterday” and a useful link to the Green Party’s online account was given in James Robertson’s rich and wide-ranging newsletter.

After the death of his wife, Bill, who retired to Australia where he had worked for many years, comments:

“With the Greens, at long last, accepting monetary reform it seems as though our efforts are beginning to bear fruit. I forwarded your email about the Greens to the Aussie party (who hold the balance of power in the Senate).

“Let’s hope they respond much quicker than the UK mob”.

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 Bill: fourth from the left, front row. Some readers will recognise other familiar faces.

Replying to my questions about his life in Australia, he earlier wrote:

I have a one bedroom unit (flat) on the ground floor at the end of a double storey block with a back verandah and garden that has sun all day. It’s called Live Alone and I am completely independent. I do my own cooking, housework and shopping. There are umpteen facilities in the retirement village but I only use the gym, to ride an exercise bike, the cafe to socialize and the library. I was in the book club and poetry group but had to drop them because they clashed with the days when I go to a couple of clubs I have joined that go out on trips. I also see friends and family regularly so life is pretty full.

I had an annual medical check-up and everything was ok, so much so that I am now off medication completely except for calcium tablets. My leg is still painful because of arthritis in the ankle but I can get around OK, with a stick. (Ed: Bill was knocked off his cycle in England and his leg was greatly damaged).

My days of being politically active are over except for what I can do on the internet . . .


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