It’s been a long time since UK politics got me agitated. But now, in the run-up to the May General Election, I can see that this election is the British people’s last chance to save themselves from a miserable life of economic slavery. We are being patronised by a bunch of hypocrites who expect us to believe that cuts to our Welfare State are justified and that ‘We are all in it together’.
We are not – we live in a divided society where our work prospects and standard of living are being eroded, along with our democratic freedom – witness the Metropolitan Police announcing that from now on all public demonstrations will have to pay for policing. If you can’t afford the average £4,000 fee then you can’t demonstrate. Shut up, stay at home and pay your taxes.
The current Coalition Government has systematically lied to us about the justification for their Austerity programme. ‘We are all in this together’ they say, when clearly we are not, as the wealthy elite are encouraged to avoid tax and to exploit the population.
The latest scandal to hit the news is that major bank HSBC has been exposed for advising its wealthiest customers on how to avoid paying tax. It is not a crime to have a Swiss bank account, but it is a crime to avoid paying tax. The rich are mocking us, as they are the untouchables, guiding the hands of our political leaders and effectively dictating policy. “1,100 Super Rich Cheats, 1 Conviction”, is a headline in one of the dailies. We are definitely not in it together, as the gap between the wealthy elite and the rest continues to widen.
Whilst the majority of citizens are heavily taxed in the UK, the super rich manage to keep their cash and accumulate vast personal wealth, much of which is externalised in overseas bank accounts and foreign property. Meanwhile, at home, ordinary citizens are trapped in a shrinking comfort zone and are subject to punitive fines for any form of avoidance – late payment of income tax, TV Licence avoidance, and benefit sanctions for late attendance – all of which collects a fraction of what is lost in tax evasion by the wealthy – estimated to be £80 billion a year.
We are being herded like cattle, and if we don’t resist this deadly trend, we will find ourselves sleep walking into a return to Victorian poverty and loss of all the rights our forefathers fought for. The wealth elite are happy for immigrants to come into the country as it creates competition in the labour market, leading to lower wages and greater profits. They are happy to see our urban areas turned into slum townships, and for British people to be sucked into a world of squalor and degradation. To the rich we are all just units in a labour market that serves them.
Resist! Whilst you still have a vote. Make it count and throw out those who are the puppets of the depraved super rich. They will not all want to live in Luxembourg or Panama City when there are much better shows on in London’s West End! Call their bluff and chase them for tax avoidance. Some may leave – and good riddance – but the majority will grumble and pay up. After all, how much money can you spend in one life time? This is not about envy – it is about fairness and social justice.
It’s time for Britain to wake up and smell the coffee – we must say a resounding ‘NO’ to David Cameron and George Osborne. They are cynical class warriors, intent on grinding our noses in the dirt and rewarding their rich friends. This is not our vision of a free and fair society, where all are equal and can live peaceful and fulfilling lives. Reject the patronising hypocrites who have evil plans for us, and free yourself!