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Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
reply to post by mr-lizard
Actions ?? Are you still hankering from the 80's or are you refering to more recent events ?
Originally posted by CholmondleyWarner
Basically it goes like this. The government want you to work for as little money as possible, then pay more than half of it to the government in the way of direct and indirect taxes. It then adds Value Added Tax (VAT) to everything, and then to add insult to injury allow energy providers to put up prices as and when they want. Everything you need to live goes up in price while wages are frozen or in a lot of cases, are reduced! The bankers took all our money, Europe took what was left to bail out Ireland, and we are left to pay for it. And finally, who is the government made up by? Multi millionaires who themselves dodge tax and use all the loop holes to ensure they pay as little as possible...
This is why the UK is about to either explode in city wide riots and demonstrations, or simply grind to a halt in a national strike. Ordinary Brits have simply reached that tipping point when you have to say, "Enough is enough!"
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by stumason
For the sake of not going round in circles perhaps we should agree to differ on this; I firmly believe that too many able people from poorer backgrounds will choose not to go to University rather than burden themselves with that amount of debt thus taking us another step away from being a true meritocracy.
I also find it pretty ironic that we are encouraging the most abled in society to accrue debt when amassing debt is one of the major causes of this current crisis!
On a slightly different tack, I firmly agree with the point made earlier on about there being far too many meaningless and worthless degrees which has completely devalued the achievement and worth of gaining a degree.
And I personally am quite dismayed that in this day and age an even higher proportion of university students are coming from publiic school backgrounds, especially at the more 'elite' establishments.
As a result an even greater disproportionate amount of the priveliged elite are gaining entry into positions of power and influence in both business and politics.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by mr-lizard
As I have already laid out, there is no finanical reason based on logic that anyone cannot go to Uni, it is merely perception.
Why dont you get off your backside and do something about it before critcizing others.
Nobody should vote for either of them in the next General election. Now that would screw up the democratic so called system.
nor do I think us citizens should come out and “stick it to them”.