Tag Archives: welfare state

Daily Headline – 10/04/13

Greens On Thatcher’s death…

Green Party of England and WalesCaroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, said:

“As Britain’s first female Prime Minister and a true icon in that respect, it came as a great disappointment that Margaret Thatcher did so little for women – inside or outside Parliament – whilst also pursuing a political agenda which sought to marginalise the poor, undermine the very notion of ‘society’ and attack the fundamental principles of the welfare state.

“Whatever you think of her policies, Margaret Thatcher clearly made a massive and lasting impact on the political landscape, both here and abroad, and was incredibly effective in getting her message across.

“It’s just a tragedy that it was all in the wrong direction.

And fellow Green councillor Ben Duncan said the former Prime Minister had “not exactly changed the country for the better”.

He said: “She set in motion the whole notion of privatisation that had terrible implications for the whole nation.

“As a politician I’m not exactly sad because the legacy of her politics won’t be here in the same way”

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Britain and Austerity

By Anton

Capitalism has divided us, and it’s done it with spectacular results. Cameron has shifted the public worry from the economic hardships to immigrants. In fact, we can see the more shit they get us in, the more shit the immigrants get. Of course, in times of trouble, the ruling classes will attempt to divert the masses anger towards a scapegoat, whether it is an ethnic minority, a religious minority, or, in Britain’s case- the lumpen proletariat.
The daily mail began its relentless campaign on those on benefits, often picking those who represent the worst of the lumpen proletariat, and then demand the destruction of the welfare state. But what happens when Cameron runs out of people to blame? He’s blamed the poor, the people on benefits, the immigrants and the disabled.
I would like to say the British people would not stand by whilst their beloved welfare state is cut up and handed to Cameron’s chums, but so far I’ve seen little resistance.

Daily Headline – 02/03/13

UK right; money for troops not the poor

British Philip Hammond MP flagThe ruling Conservative party’s Philip Hammond (the Defence Secretary) has called for a cut in the welfare budget in order to maintain the number of troops.

The toss-pot went on to say that in the upcoming government budget defending the nation must be top priority. We assume that he means attacking other countries must be top priority.

He also said that a fair percentage of the cabinet want to reassess the welfare budget. No surprise, the tories want to cut the welfare state, cut money to help the disabled, the vulnerable and the sick. Got no money to look after yourself? Fuck off then!
The conservatives; the caring and compassionate party…

How about a different approach?

How about we stop attacking other countries, dramatically reduce the military budget, join the EU army to ensure that real and genuine security is not compromised and use the leftover funds to increase the standard of living for the British public.