Sunday, 13 January 2013

"The employers and the MPs are the real shirkers"

Something of the Knight about him
(he will become the 18th Baronet of Ballentaylor)
Link to the New Statesman

" 'Shirkers versus strivers' – those have been the terms of this week’s biggest debate, over the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill.

"... [But the last Labour government] swallowed hook-line-and-sinker the neo-liberal line about Britain being able to abandon food-growing and manufacturing – importing essentials from developing nations, plundering their water and soils, exploiting their grossly-underpaid workers – while relying on the 'genius' of bankers, and the luxury industries servicing them and their friends, as a foundation for the British economy, a foundation that it turns out was built on shifting sands of fraud, incompetence, and incomprehension of risk. 
[In the glorious future, people will write shorter sentences.]

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