Harry Leslie Smith tea towel
Harry Leslie Smith (1923-2018) was a writer and political commentator who shot to fame after an appearance at the 2014 Labour Party conference where he spoke passionately in defence of the National Health Service - the words on this tea towel come from that speech. Smith grew up in poverty in Yorkshire and lost his sister to tuberculosis, served in the RAF during World War II and turned to writing following the loss of his wife in 1999 and one of his sons in 2009. He wrote about politics and social history, including contributing to the Guardian newspaper. In 2013 he declared he would no longer wear the red poppy because he felt it was being used to promote conflicts.
Display this tea towel with pride in your home to show the real lessons of the struggles of the 20th century.