More from McQuillan on the UK Cuts

See here, which is a link to a PDF article and starts with this quotation from Derrida’s Postcards:

They have signed our I.O.U. and we can no longer not acknowledge it.Any more than our own children. This is what tradition is,   that drives you crazy. People have not the slightest idea of this, they have no need to know that they are paying (automatic withdrawal) nor whom they are paying… when they do anything whatsoever, make war or love, speculate on the energy crisis,construct socialism, write novels, open concentration camps for poets or homosexuals, buy bread or hijack a plane, have themselves elected by secret ballot, bury their own, criticize the media without rhyme or reason, say absolutely anything about chador or the ayatollah, dream of a great safari, found reviews, teach, or piss against a tree… This story, the trap of who signs an I.O.U. for the other such that the other finds himself engaged before having known a thing about it, even before having opened his eyes, this children’s story is a love story and is ours—if you still want it. From the very first light of dawn.

Derrida, ‘Envois’, 10th September 19771