Implemented were the bedroom tax; cuts to legal aid; cuts to council tax benefit; more steps in the backdoor privatisation of the NHS.
Further cuts this month include the scrapping of Disability Living Allowance, benefits rising by only 1% instead of with inflation as is usual, and a cap on total benefits received.
Yet from Saturday people earning £150,000 or more a year will get a 10% tax cut, bringing their income tax level down to just 45p in a pound. More Bolly for them.
People are pissed off!
We’re pissed off about food prices rising one week after the next, gas and electric going up, petrol going up, benefits being cut, nonexistant payrises, small things like potholes not being fixed, big things like a government whose single mission is to screw the poor.
But as someone commented on our Facebook page, it’s not about how much is being taken away, it’s about how little is left behind. And what’s left behind is not a-fucking-lot.
One day soon things are going to explode. It won’t happen on a picket line, it won’t happen at a rally. There won’t be any dates or a specific timeline. It’ll be a small spark that lights the fire. It’ll be some desperate soul who gets nicked for shoplifting—just basic provisions. A crowd gathers, the cops call for backup … kick off! And then it spreads.
The ruling class should be praying for a very rainy summer—we’re angry.