Starvation versus opulence
Look – stupid working class pleb. Don’t you realise we gave you the gift of starvation. Its from the highest of high places. Just listen to the fucking genius Edwina Currie: “I get very, very troubled at the number of people who are using food banks who think that it’s fine to pay to feed their dog, their dog is in good nick and beautiful, but they never learn to cook, they never learn to manage and the moment they’ve got a bit of spare cash they’re off getting another tattoo. We should feel (fucking) cross about this, all of us.”
Someone who knows about starvation is Matthew Oakley. He writes: “A research programme I’m involved in at Leeds University has heard from other people, such as Chloe, who was sanctioned for not doing enough to find work. “Four to eight weeks with no money is pretty alarming when you’ve got kids and bills and a house to run. I think I’ve cried solid for two weeks. I can’t cope,” she told researchers. As Rosie, another single mother from the study put it: “They’re all right saying that you’re sanctioned as a punishment for not going in [for an appointment] but what am I and my son meant to eat? If that’s the only money we’re getting, what are we meant to do?” I thought “sanctions” were for criminal countries who pose a threat to the world. But now I know they are used against ordinary citizens too.” http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/29/benefits-sanctions-matthew-oakley-report-hunger
“This is not a recession, this is a bloody robbery” Chunky Mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao0enbw1R1g
Chris Mould, the chairman of the Trussell Trust is someone who understands hunger. He wrote in April 2014 this: “It’s been extremely tough for a lot of people, with parents not eating properly in order to feed their children and more people than ever experiencing seemingly unfair and harsh benefits sanctions.” http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/16/million-people-britain-food-banks-religious-leaders-faith-groups But these are still early days, the food banks have not collapsed yet. The food bank crisis is important for the Scottish referendum. Use of food banks is high in Scotland: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/hunger-crisis-number-scots-relying-3417981 Glasgow food bank ran out in February 2014: http://www.collapsenet.com/free-resources/collapsenet-public-access/news-alerts/item/12264-food-bank-feeding-the-poor-in-scotland-runs-out-of-food
Many women are particularly hit by austerity. 2/3 of women are in debt, while 2.2 million are ‘breadwinners’: http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/samir-jeraj/food-bank-nation-women-in-home-poor-on-streets Its a particularly disgusting fact that single parents are one of the groups most under attack. The repeated attacks on these vulnerable, decent, caring people fills me with rage. It is these people who the government have thrown in the gutter who will bring down these numpties.
The Bullingdon Club is old news – take a look at the modern day toff fuckwits. Its a site called the Rich Kids of Snapchat. “Far from having any concern for the rest of us, this ‘fun’ site worships money, fast cars, Gucci, luxury yachts and private jets, champagne and has an unhealthy interest in guns. Among the fun pictures are kids using £50 notes as toilet paper, £20 notes for tablecloths, handling guns to protect their estates from the (fucking)’peasants’, and commuting from home to public school by private helicopters or showing they have a £10m private bank account at Coutts.” http://davidhencke.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/class-war-2014-the-rich-kids-of-snapchat/
Now that the unctious bastard Lord Coe has dropped out of the BBC race the government have picked on another stooge, this time its the crypto fascist Nick Prettejohn, a City grandee, and an advisor to the super nob Osborne. The fuckwit Javid will make the final choice about the £110000 job: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/29/city-grandee-nick-prettejohn-leading-contender-head-bbc-trust
As is well understood the legal aid reforms of the dull bastard Ken Clarke are now starting to bite the establishment in the arse. The family court system is now so stretched its near meltdown. Here is some of the solicitor Edwards, a family expert with the law firm Penningtons Manches: “We accept you can’t go back to [funding family cases all the way through] but if you have a system at breaking point that will be more costly. The family courts system is very, very, very stretched. We recently met the Association of District Judges [who deal with family cases in county courts] and they were virtually holding their heads in their hands and saying it’s very difficult. People who represent themselves are not negotiating. They need a lot of time and help. The judges are having to draft orders which is normally done by the parties. I have heard of cases being listed eight months in advance. ” http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jul/29/legal-aid-family-courts-breaking-point-lawyers Its just a small facet of being far up shit creek, but with nine months still to go to the GE expect the problem to fucking magnify.
The UK government is terrified by the possible arrival of ebola. The whole tool box is freaking out as they know the NHS would go down. COBRA committee is meeting to discuss it, chaired today by the nebbish Phil Hammond. Ebola has no cure, it has a 90% fatality rate, its a big problem if it comes here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/30/ebola-outbreak-uk-ministers-emergecny-cobra-meeting
The story of the queen mother is relevant to class war. This useless parasite turned the treasury into her own piggy bank. “She used the money to pay for eighty-three full-time staffers, including four footmen, two pages, three chauffeurs, a private secretary, an orderly, a housekeeper, five housemaids… the list goes on and on. She even insisted that it was a legitimate use of public funds to maintain a full-time ‘Ascot office’, whose job is to do nothing but keep a register of members of the Royal Enclosure and send them entry vouchers.
She presented this spending — enough to open and run a new hospital that would save thousands of lives every year — as an act of selfless patriotism. Michael Mann, the former Dean of Windsor who knew her very well, explained: “She feels that Britain is Great Britain and that, therefore, ours must be no banana court. To lower standards [i.e., her spending on champagne, caviar and limos] is to denigrate the country and, insofar as high standards require big spending, so be it.” When single mothers take 0.1 percent of this sum from the state, the same newspapers that laud Elizabeth as “the best of British” savage them as “scroungers.” If they refused to pay tax — as Elizabeth did — they would have been put in prison. The most striking aspect of Shawcross’ biography is that once she had contrived to marry, Elizabeth really didn’t do anything else for the rest of her life except spend, spend, spend — our money. He has to pad out whole decades. She didn’t even raise her own children: she would see them for an hour a day, and get them to chant: “We are not supposed to be normal. We are not supposed to be normal. But to be fair, she did do one more thing. In her spare time, she supported far right politics. She was a passionate defender of appeasing Adolf Hitler, lobbying behind the scenes to garner support for Neville Chamberlain. The reasons are plain: even fifty years later, she bragged to Woodrow Wyatt that she had “reservations about Jews.”