reply to post by phyllida
Food banks are pretty common place now.
More and more people seem to be buying into the myth that those on benefits and low pay are lazy, idle good-for-nothings.
The demonization process has worked - whilst we sit back and accept tax evasion and avoidance that costs this country approximately £260billion per
year we allow the government to target the most needy and vulnerable in our society.
We have the fifth largest economy in the world and the 28th best standard of living.
Food banks now.
The workhouse and debtors prisons tomorrow.
We're all in it together?
The biggest load of bollocks I've ever heard a politician speak, (and I've heard them spout quite a lot of verbal diarrhea over the years).
The wealthiest in our society are getting wealthier as the gap between the have and have not's widens.
The obsession with maintaining the obscene profit margins these corporations make continues unabated whilst this country regresses further towards a
Many people in the more affluent areas of this country really have no idea of how hard the austerity cuts, high unemployment and low wages etc are
crippling large sections of the country.
The old schoolboy network / Oxbridge elite have a greater control of the civil service, government, judiciary, industry and banking, military, police
etc than they have done since the 1800's.
They aren't suffering - in fact it couldn't be looking any better for them.
The very people whose policies have failed this country and whose avarice continues to bleed this country dry continue to live in the lap of luxury
whilst those most affected by their failings face being increasingly victimised and marginalised as they rely on handouts just to exist.
Millions who are in work survive on subsistence level wages where life is a constant struggle simply to make ends meet.
I could go on, but what's the point? As long as there's X-Factor, Justin Bieber and a constant stream of mindless inane garbage who really gives a