Facts Matey, Facts

We are told:

The first batch of evidence comes from the systemic bias within legislation over the last decade in favour of those with wealth, whilst penalising those who have to either work for a living, or who depend upon the state for their income because of their inability to work, much which is beyond their own control. Austerity it was a code name for this attack, but there were, of course, particular incidents, from the bedroom tax, to the cut of £20 per week in Universal Credit. These, though, were the highlights: behind the scenes there was the steady cut in social services and the withdrawal of care, most especially in people’s homes, and the cut in the funding for all those services on which people with just enough income to make ends meet relied, from education, to healthcare to social infrastructure. Everything was designed to squeeze living standards, while simultaneously, as I noted recently, there has been a systematic programme to boost the well-being of the wealthy.

Inequality in the UK has not risen by chance. It has increased because of a deliberate policy. There is a deliberate plan to increase the wealth of a few whilst oppressing many. If that is not a programme of corruption, I do not know what is.

Strange that inequality has actually fallen since 2006, isn’t it?

13 thoughts on “Facts Matey, Facts”

  1. ‘Course, that might change now they’ve started sacking people for not drinking the Kool-Aid. I wonder what side Ritchie’s on in that debate.

  2. Bedroom tax? How much tax does Herr Oberst Drei Professuren Kartoffel pay for the unused bedrooms in his Ely end terrace?

  3. The so-called “bedroom tax” is a restriction on subsidies *from* the taxpayers to individuals/families in subsidised housing to subsidising the accommodation that they need, not more than they need whilst there are people needing more accommodation than is available because these dogs in a manger are hoarding it and demanding that someone else pays for it.

    I despise anyone who calls it a bedroom tax

  4. British Columbia didn’t blink and suspended 4,000 healthcare workers over vaccination mandates at a time when they already had shortages, lead to cancelled operations and most likely problems are worse than they are letting on and media is reporting. Of course it’s the healthcare workers being blamed not the government. I wouldn’t be surprised if early retirement has shot up, though again media is giving the government an easy ride and not investigating.
    1,000 have returned to work, I don’t imagine their motivation and morale are very high, forcing staff to do something they don’t want is counterproductive as it just kills performance and creates a poor work environment

  5. A friend who works with unions has said they are all in a tough spot as they have publicly supported vaccine mandates but now that staff have been suspended/sacked they have a legal duty to represent the members who have been disciplined, failure to do so causes problems for them and 1,000s of complaints can’t be ignored

  6. Bloke in North Dorset

    BniC,

    No sympathy for the unions, their job is to represent their members who pay their wages. Maybe the members will resign and form a Union that does protect them?

  7. ‘inequality’ is an observation that populations have statistical distributions, not a problem.

    But it’s sooooo convenient a mallet to bash non-wokeistas with, because the non-wokeistas have foolishly decided it’s a problem.

  8. Theophrastus (2066)

    Not that I care about inequality, or have any time for Spud, but it’s disingenuous to point out that inequality has fallen since it peaked in 2006 when the trend is up and your own link says: “The gap between the richest in society and the rest of the population has widened over the 10-year period; the income share of the richest 1% increased from 7% to 8.3% between FYE 2011 and FYE 2020.”

  9. Must admit I’m not particularly concerned about inequality either. I simply feel that everyone should have a reasonably prosperous life style; say like mine.

    Now how do we do this. Well since slaves would be worse off than me, we can enslave machines. But like human slaves, machines need food. But luckily there are plenty of fossilised carbon compounds to feed them with.

    Of course the machines haven’t quite reached that state yet. Still the possibility of gaining massive inequality encourages people to invent more and more of them.

    So problem solved. I’m not saying my approach is original, you understand. Indeed I’d argue that it’s just what we’re doing now. That’s why the woke hate it.

  10. @Andrew C

    He’d be fine with his having 100 so long as everyone else had 2. The fat fuck just can’t see how much richer he is than most people in the UK and the vast majority of people in the world. Because, you know, the Tories.

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