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#EndAusteritynow - bollocks from hyprocrites and inumerates

Tom Winnifrith
Saturday 20 June 2015

There is no austerity in Britain under the "wicked Tories". Since 2010 Government spending and the national debt has risen year on year. The burden our children will inherit as a result of this profligacy mounts daily.

Yet today in London a couple of hundred thousand folks - c0.36% of the population to be exact - have gathered to protest against "austerity". Why do they want exactly? They want the Government to create a bigger debt which will have to be serviced and paid off one day, by spending more. These folks do not appear to realise that the Money Tree really does not exist.

The money will be spent on more pay for public sector workers who already earn more than their peers in the private (wealth creating) sector yet have more job security, throw more sickies, get longer holidays and get cushier pensions. The money will be spent on bloating a welfare system that is already out of control, not a safety net but - for many - a lifestyle choice which includes booze, fags, SkyTV and playing the lottery.

Among the headline speakers are millionaires like Charlotte Church and Russell Brand who insist we should all pay more tax. If you earn several million quid a year paying more tax might not make that much difference but for most of us it would really hurt. If Ms Church really wants to pay more tax she can always write a cheque to the Government, there is nothing stopping her. I see no sign of that.

Across London, as I write my colleague Reda is heading towards working his 25th hour in three days in a hot kitchen. He earns well above the minuimum wage but must pay tax on his earnings. What he is left with means that he cannot afford to live in the nice parts of London where today's middle class marchers dwell. Reda's taxes will go to pay housing benefit bills of those who do not work but thanks to State subsidiy can live in places Reda will never get to live in.

In a fairer Britain Reda would be rewarded for his labours by being taken out of the tax paying classes altogether. Housing benefit would be radically reformed so bringing down rents across London and to a lesser extent the rest of the UK. Reda could live somewhere nicer. Those who opt not to work would not be rewarded for it.

The left has abandoned the hard working poor. It has become the party of those who mainline welfare and for the lazy and overpaid public sector. There is no morality in its position at all.

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Tom Winnifrith is the editor of TomWinnifrith.com. When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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