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Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) gave a rousing speech to workers in Birmingham in the second episode of the BBC hit drama’s final season. The Peaky Blinders were a real street gang in Birmingham, but was Chief Tommy a real MP? Express.co.uk delves into the political history of the region.
Was Tommy Shelby a real MP for Birmingham South?
Showrunner Steven Knight was inspired by the real Birmingham street gang.
However, he created the whole Shelby family and therefore Tommy was not a real person.
The final season of the drama is set in 1934.
However, the Birmingham South parliamentary constituency was abolished in 1918.
Therefore, Tommy was not a real MP as the BBC drama shows.
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“But it is you my friends who must suffer the cuts in wages and in social protection and in dignity,” he continued. “And you shouldn’t complain because that would be unpatriotic.
“You, soldiers who fought in France, you are traitors if you talk. You, veterans of their wars, their booms and their collapses, it is you who must take the blows and bear the burdens for the sake of those who, in greener pastures, cry out to you “silence”.
“Well look at that comrades, I’m not going to shut up. Not that Englishman.
“No silence from me. No silence from me, because I have heard your voices when you come to me and tell me of the cries of your starving children, and I will collect every one of those cries and take them with me on the train back to Westminster and I’ll let them out of the bag in the House of Commons, and let them try to shut this up, ey? »
“Shouldn’t that involve sharing the burden? shouted Tommy.
“We all get a smaller slice of the pie? After all, we bake the cake, make the cars and melt the metal. And the king, remember him, the man who ordered it all, shouldn’t he take some of the cups? Some of the hits? Part of the pain?
Silencing the crowd, he added, “Hush, you workers. Silence. Good. Save your voices, you’ll need them on Saturday when we gather at the Bull Ring Market and together we’ll raise the roof, break this damn silence and bring down this broken government.
Peaky Blinders continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9 p.m.