Why hassle counting the actual value of affected by the lower to Universal Credit once you’re a onerous-proper careerist who’s the apple of the PM’s eye, says Paul Routledge
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Faced with ravenous, breadless peasants, Queen Marie Antoinette stated “Let them eat cake.”
Some 200 years later, confronted with hungry, onerous-working households, Therese Coffey could as properly have sneered, “Let them work longer hours”.
And she was rewarded with retaining her handsomely paid Cabinet job.
France had a revolution. We may do with one right here – a voters’ revolt in opposition to heartless, cynical politicians just like the Tory Work-Harder-You-Lazy-B*****ds Secretary.
She is “entirely happy” with the upcoming £20-a-week lower in Universal Credit that can plunge tens of millions into additional poverty.
Adding insult to harm, the previous accountant with Mars confectionery recommended “about two hours extra work” would make up for the lower.
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Deceitful, as you would possibly anticipate. Workers can’t simply demand extra hours, and even when they might it could truly take as much as 9 hours to recoup their losses.
Complacent Coffey advised MPs: “We’ll be seeing what we can do to help people perhaps secure those extra hours.”
“Seeing what we can do…Perhaps.” What a wasteland of smug indifference lies behind these few easy phrases. Out of contact comes nowhere close to it.
She by no means even bothered to do an financial evaluation of the influence of this profit lower, which is able to hit 2.3 million claimants in work however not paid sufficient to dwell on.
Why hassle, when you’re the apple of the Prime Minister’s eye? A tough-proper careerist who opposed homosexual marriage and curbs on addictive playing and backed the bed room tax, she’s a dumb-loyal Bojo Babe.
Coffey boasts of being a member of the Campaign for Real Ale. Millions hit by her callous, unChristian insurance policies gained’t increase a pint to her survival within the Cabinet reshuffle.
Covid-19 is unhealthy, however Govid-21 is worse. Rubberface Michael Gove is now accountable for “levelling up” the North.
He as soon as stated of Thatcherism: “We are at last experiencing a new empire, an empire where the happy South stamps over the cruel, dirty, toothless face of the Northerner.”
Mrs T didn’t give a fig for what half the inhabitants stated as a result of the richer half would hold her in energy, he bragged. “This may be immoral, but it’s politics.”
Charming, and revealing.
Power that bathe!
They’re operating out of water in, er…Manchester?
Sometimes often known as the wet metropolis (and I can vouch for that), it boomed as Cottonopolis as a result of the damp air was good for the textile trade.
But this year the rain has stayed primarily on the plain, not within the pluvial Lake District, the place town will get its water from Thirlmere, a man-made reservoir not a pure lake.
And that’s solely 40% full, so United Utilities is urging tens of millions in Greater Manchester to preserve water by spending a minute much less within the bathe.
In the good drought of 1976, the federal government’s slogan was ‘Save Water – Bath with a Friend’.
They hadn’t invented showers then.
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There’s one sure option to halt the stream of refugees in boats throughout the Channel.
Project a menacing, 100ft excessive picture of Home Secretary Priti Patel on the white cliffs of Dover, with phrases beneath, ARE YOU SURE?
If that doesn’t cease them, they deserve the prospect to make a new life right here.