Knife crime epidemic!! What could possibly be the cause??
Austerity has done for me; we’ve never had it so bad.
With food banks and poverty, only the rich feel glad.
Capitalism creates inequality as the country’s wealth is drained
To off-shore tax havens oversea, as social cohesion’s strained.
The government is overseeing a system that is corrupt
The wealthy have brought it into being, slowly, not abrupt.
But they saw themselves re-elected, despite all that they have done.
Leaving the country so dejected while they cavort and have their fun.
A number directly profited from the mayhem they have sown.
They should have muzzles fitted and never be allowed out alone!
Opher – 26.2.2020
It says it all for me. We have created such inequality that in one of the richest countries on the planet we have food banks, homelessness and zero-hours workers on basic pay, while the wealthy buy yachts, penthouses and .
The USA is even worse. There is no safety net. Those that don’t make it are discarded as jetsam.
What a sad, uncaring world we are creating.
The Tories bring in austerity for the poor, fleece the public services, so that they can give tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.
The rich get richer and the poor end up starving.
It seems we’ve got a global shortage of HGV
A global shortage of power
A global shortage of skilled workers
A global shortage of many food items
A global shortage of turkeys.
A global shortage of money
Nothing to do with Brexit (despite the fact that in this time of global shortage nobody else seems to be suffering like us)
Personally I think we’ve got a national shortage of truth.
It’s a joke – except it’s peoples’ lives.
Why isn’t Starmer, Labour and the media challenging the Tory lies??? Why aren’t the population up in arms??
All down the drain
They say things cannot be worse
But I say they can.
Look around the world!
We are the 5th largest economy
Aspiring to be the 10th.
We’re putting holes in our own buckets
To watch the cash leak away.
Cash for school.
Cash for hospitals.
Cash for police.
Cash for councils.
All down the drain.
The major problem with the country is that the wealth is all being siphoned off to the top end with their multimillion pound bonuses.
We are taking from the poor, from the public services, to give to the rich.
But matters are made worse when we deliberately do things that worsen the economy – particularly when there is no need.
But then we no longer believe what any of the experts say, do we?
They said it would all go pear-shaped after the referendum. Errr – it did. The pound dived (down 15%) making things more expensive, the economy has performed the worst in Europe and austerity rules.
Brexit is a self-inflicted wound.
Here’s to the end of austerity
Here’s to the end of austerity.
They say we’ve had enough.
We were all in it together
But only the poor have found it tough.
They took from the schools and the NHS
But gave to the captains of industry.
The executives all got their bonuses
But there was none left for you and me.
They’ve had enough of cutting
There’s nothing left to slash.
They’ve ravaged every service
And stolen all the cash.
Police and nurses join the teachers
All trying to get by
Under the yoke of austerity;
Under its blue Tory sky.
Austerity has decimated our country
And has brought no end of tears.
I’ll be glad to see the end of this dogma
But we have to wait three more years!
I watched the Tory conference as they ripped each other apart. It was all about Brexit. You wouldn’t believe that the country was falling apart.
Mrs May’s big announcement was that austerity was coming to an end – except we’ll have to wait three years – until we get close to the next election.
Until then they’ll continue slashing school budgets, privatising the Health Service and putting the poor into low pay jobs.
We’ve got a debt to service!
But it’s OK – the wealthy deserve their tax cuts and we don’t want to block the tax avoidance schemes, do we?
Robbing from the schools
Robbing from the poor
Robbing from the nurses
Wicked to the core!
There’s a big hole where all our money went. It’s a big hole created by reckless greed. It’s a big hole dug out with bonuses and fat-cat pay packets. It’s a big hole that they are filling in with nurses, teachers, police, soldiers, social workers and the down and out!
I know what I’d like to shove in that hole!
Floundering in the Wake
We flounder in their wake from this austerity
Inflicted by politicians on you and them and me –
Except for all the bankers immune to the disease
Still necking back the champagne and living lives of ease.
We’re all in this together – except the one percent!
They’re a law unto themselves for which we all lament.
One day we will rise up and depose them from their thrones –
The greedy and the selfish who can’t hear people’s moans.
They are the ones who cause this misery
Grabbing all the wealth from her, and you and me!
In the midst of this madness with the destruction of our schools
The politicians party and treat us all like fools.
They’re still necking back their champagne and driving in their cars
Selling subprime mortgages from here to there to Mars.
They do not give a damn if the people cannot pay
As long as they have their fat bonuses to keep their blues at bay.
They have their private services to provide an ample buffer
And when it all goes tits up they know it’s not them who’ll suffer!
It irks me that the politicians decided who should pay for the crash they created – not them who deregulated and gave the bankers freedom to go mad, not the bankers who created the crash with their greed, not the top 1% who benefitted from the bonanza, but us – the innocent ordinary people. We are the ones to pay. Our pay is slashed and frozen, our pensions are reduced, our public services are decimated with cuts – because the country cannot afford it. But we can afford the fat bonuses for the wealthy, tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations; we can afford big wage increases in the boardrooms and we still do not address the massive tax evasion schemes, or to force the huge megacompanies like Amazon to pay their fair share.
There is one rule for the rich and quite another for us, so the inequality gap opens into a yawning chasm and is filled with lies. Meanwhile, hidden behind the shroud of Brexit, the country falls apart, public services decay, people go hungry, law and order breaks down. But safe behind their gated communities, with their private healthcare and education, the elite are immune.