I have come to the opinion that it is all part of a coordinated plan to take back all the social advances gained partly after WWI and more so after
WWII with the implementation of the recommendations of The Beveridge Report.
The Union movement pursued improved conditions in the workplace that saw massive improvements in pay, employee rights, health and safety and other
At the same time legislation was introduced to address the "Five Great Evils" that were identified in The Beveridge Report; Squalor, Ignorance,
Want, Idleness, Disease.
Acts introduced to tackle these included;
Family Allowances Act 1945, National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1946, National Insurance Act 1946, National Health Service Act 1946,
Pensions (Increase) Act 1947, Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act 1949, National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1948, National Insurance Act
All these are currently under attack.
Of course I recognise that reform of many is required, everything needs to be updated to meet changing requirements. But in essence the core remains
Today we see the unemployed and other benefit recipients are constantly vilified as scrounging layabouts, the ill are portrayed as ignorant and whose
ailments are a result of their own abuses or lifestyle choices, those on low incomes are sterotyped as uneducated or unintelligent.
Our education system produces drone who are actively discouraged from independent thought and critical reasoning. Higher education is increasingly
becoming perceived as something only available for the more affluent in society. We still shamefully have a system where public education promotes
mediocrity whilst those fortunate to afford private education have open access to doors, careers and opportunities unavailable to the vast
MSM has increasingly become a tool of those with control and influence. And it projects images of banality and acquiescence is expected. Anyone who
chooses an alternative lifestyle is instantly labelled a crackpot and a threat. Individuality is frowned upon.
We occasionally get offered the sacrificial lambs, the Jimmy Saville's and Rebekah Brooks, whilst the most amoral and despicable remain free and safe
in knowledge that they are protected by their 'old schoolboy' networks and lodge affiliations.
We have an electorate that is increasingly either apathetic or marginalised whilst our outdated parliamentary system is governed by more Eton /
Oxbridge types than at any time since the 1800's. Senior positions with the Civil Service, Judiciary, Police, Armed Forces, Clergy are all dominated
with people from the same background as of course are the major corporations and banking institutions.
These people continue to enjoy all benefits as befits those with a select upbringing.
Enormous privileges are enjoyed by those so fortunate.
Many amass obscene amounts of wealth very little of which they choose to invest back in this country.
All at the time when we see an alarming rise in food banks, more and more people struggle on what is nothing more than subsistence level
Ordinary men and women who wish for nothing more than a fair days wage for a fair days work are increasingly exploited and taken advantage of or have
no work at all.
And we are force fed the lie that austerity is necessary and 'we are all in it together'.
Our forefathers went to war under the express understanding that things would change, and they did for a while. But every single thing they gained for
us is slowly being handed back, and willingly so.
It both angers and frustrates me.
Cameron openly states he admires 'Victorian values' and wants to go back to such times.
Times when the poor had little or no relief and lived in squalid and inhumane conditions whilst a privileged few lived above the law and with virtual
I apologise for the doom and gloom like nature of this rant - it's been a very bad day so far and there's nothing like venting.
Tomorrow all will be rosy and I'll join everyone else walking blindly towards yesterday safe in the knowledge that X-Factor will be returning soon,
the government is protecting me from all those horrible people out there, there's a bottle of cheap wine chilling and it's the time of peace and
goodwill to all men.