Riverside resident Peter Davies, proto-punk and Anarcho-syndicalist thought he was making a political point when he dressed up as Baroness Thatcher to appear in a ‘pop’ video. Little did the pint-sized poppet know that we at Welsh Icons had a camera person on set.
Comments have included:
“I don’t like looking at it, but strangely, cant seem to look away“.
“You know that bullet I mentioned earlier, the one I felt I had been lucky to dodge… well now I realise just exactly how lucky I’ve been. Looking good Davies, loving the pearls !!!”
“my god, i didn’t realise how much i fancy him!”
When asked to comment the diminutive Davies told us:
“Anarcho-syndicalists seek to abolish the wage system, regarding it as wage slavery, and state or private ownership of the means of production, which they believe lead to class divisions.
“Additionally, anarcho-syndicalists regard the state as a profoundly anti-worker institution. They view the primary purpose of the state as being the defence of private property and therefore of economic, social and political privilege, even when such defence denies its citizens the ability to enjoy material independence and the social autonomy which springs from it. In contrast to other bodies of thought (Marxism-Leninism being a prime example), anarcho-syndicalists deny that there can be any kind of workers’ state, or a state which acts in the interests of workers, as opposed to those of the powerful. Reflecting the anarchist philosophy from which it draws its primary inspiration, anarcho-syndicalism holds to the idea that power corrupts.”
At this point our reporter could no longer keep a straight face and went to share the photograph on Facebook again.
It is understood that Davies was approached by director Peter Jackson to star in his next film ‘The Hobbit’ but was deemed too short for the role.