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Originally posted by thoughtsfull
When I saw last year the police chiefs stating there would be a “summer of rage”.. I thought, what a load of B*ll*cks, this is just government hype and spin to keep everyone afraid and fearful.
Being a process person, I know we were not at that breaking point yet, but would be in a year if things are not done to reverse the damage being done by under employment (especially while the fat cats still get their nice bonuses)
Copied from a text book in Henfield Sussex.
To illustrate the problems a labourer from Henfield showed his itemised expenses and income.
His food and rent came to 14 shillings and one and a halfpenny (about 70.5 pence)
His income was 12 shillings and thrupence (about 61.5 pence) for seven working days in the summer, The parish added 1 shilling and six pence (about 7.5 pence) relief per week
Which bought his total income to 13 shillings and 9 pence (about 69 pence) for the week.
The cost of clothing, footware and heating added on meant that he was getting deeper in debt with no way out.