Friday, 13 March 2009

Welfare for Banks, Cuts for the Poor

On Tuesday next week, MPs will vote to introduce workfare, slash lone parent benefits, and privatise more of the welfare state. There's a grubby alliance between Labour and the Tories on this, with investment banker David Freud the object of both parties' affections in a twisted menage a trois to screw the poor.

Meanwhile, the IMF reckons that the British government has spent nearly 20% of UK GDP - £285bn - in up-front support for the financial sector since the crisis began. That compares to a figure of 6.3% of GDP for the US and an average of 5.2% for the advanced economies within the G20.

It's socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.

Contact your MP before Tuesday and ask them to back amendments tabled by socialist MPs John McDonnell and Lynne Jones.


  1. All ready done, but it will be a waste of time, New labour are the problem and the way to solve this problem will be at the ballot box.

  2. Robert, I don't think the ballot box is of any use.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to many of these ar*eholes losing their seats, but what's coming will be no better - in the short-term at least.

  3. Obviously the ballot box won't help, given that as the original post says, both Labour and the Tories are in favour of this crap.

    Whichever of them wins, won't stop it happening.