Don’t You Forget About Me #SaveWILG

This is a Tweet that I composed last night amidst all the political shenanigans that are dominating news headlines and office conversations across the UK:

 Brexit may seem like the only game in town, but while politicians squabble over our withdraw from the European Union, disabled people with high care and support needs across Wales are in danger due to the loss of WILG.

I have also added a few paragraphs from Wikipedia about Simple Minds. I do hope there are no copyright issues over the use of this tune as I am giving the writers full credit and not claiming any credit for myself. In addition it is for the benefit of a very worthy cause as we attempt to #SaveWILG.

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Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band. They formed in Glasgow in 1977 and became the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s.[3] They achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums during their career and have sold an estimated 70 million albums.[4] Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)“, from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include “Alive and Kicking” and “Belfast Child” (UK #1). In 2016, they received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.[5]

The core of the band is the two remaining founding members, Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting). The other current band members are Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Sarah Brown (vocals), Gordy Goudie (guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums) and Catherine AD(vocals, keyboards, guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, keyboardists Mick MacNeil and Andy Gillespie, drummers Brian McGee and Mel Gaynor(who first joined the band in 1982).

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With sincere thanks to the prolific Brian Hilton for creating this meme.

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