The point is that despite his working-class background and Communist ideals, Richard Burton became such a great star that it was difficult for the capitalist establishment to persecute him, or deny him a profession (as happened to Paul Robeson).
It is a peculiar fact that the Labour Government of 1945 – which would introduce a Welfare State and National Health System (NHS), would also apply the far-right racist policy of rounding-up and deporting over a thousand Chinese people living in London (due to a sense of xenophobia and racist euphoria that had swept the land following the victory over Hitler), and ‘ban’ the Communist Party of Great Britain marching for workers’ rights on May Day 1947, and 1948.
‘We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of
The Socialist Setting Myself, my partner Gee, our eldest daughter Mei-An, and our youngest daughter Kai-Lin, arrived at Russell Square Tube Station around 11:50am. We