Onwards & Upwards…

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.”

George Orwell, 1984

Well, the Eton mafia will take the election result as permission (if they ever thought they needed permission) to keep on stamping.

Scotland and the North East, almost entirely non-Tory, can expect to be in for an extra-special kicking.

And if you’re one of those toasting the prospect of 5 more years of austerity, just bear in mind that 30+ years of neo-liberal politics means that the family silver is well and truely depleted.  Sooner or later, once they’ve sold everything they possibly can,  the Tories will come looking for their pound of flesh.

Pensioners should be particularly worried – £12 bn of welfare cuts are proposed. Pensions make around 50% of the welfare bill.

Yes, I know that nice Mr Cameron promised not to touch your pension if you voted for him… but that was before the election.

Sooner or later, they’ll come looking for you.

In the meantime, we start all over again – but not from scratch, because we’ve been slowly building foundations over the last five years. Somehow or other we now have to take things to the next level.

I’m not quite sure exactly how at the moment, or even what the next level is,  but if we keep moving onwards and upwards, adapting to situations as they arise and, most importantly, continue to make sure that news of what’s really going on is available around the internet.

Sooner or later, someone is going to grab hold of one of those stamping boots, pull the stamper to the ground and give them a taste of their own medicine…

 

 

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One comment

  1. Chris

    …Pensioners should be particularly worried – £12 bn of welfare cuts are proposed. Pensions make around 50% of the welfare bill. …

    This has already happened. Huge numbers of men and women will be left with NIL STATE PENSION FOR LIFE for those retiring on and from 6 April 2016.
    See why at end of my petition, in myWHY IS THIS IMPORTANT section, at:
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

    This petition is not just about women’s raised retirement age from 60 to 66 from 2013.

    It is the pension changes that leaves men and women with no state pension at all.

    And the merger of SERPs opt out with National Insurance record, so wiping out that history.

    And the low waged (including those hit by the salary sacrifice system) / low income self employed, who are below the Lower Earnings Level so get nil automatic NI credits.

    The flat rate state pension pays nil state pension for 10 years or less NI history. Each year opted out of SERPs means 1 year taken off NI record. Also the low waged may indeed have little or no NI history.

    Now we need to sign petitions about social welfare for all ages in huge numbers, whatever age we are. This will only strengthen any anti welfare cuts campaigns on the street, of a peaceful nature.

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