The traditional brutalising of the poor is as despicable as it is deliberate

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain

26_august_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,190

Wednesday 26 August 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Ken Livingstone recently said on RT news, ‘Before Thatcher 2/3 of British wealth was paid to ordinary people in their wages, now it’s just over half, so there’s been a real reduction in the quality of life for ordinary people and there’s an anger there’. He’s right and what’s appalling about that is the tradition of exploiting workers for profit, holding wages down, creating a system that forces people into the next week, or month, because low pay keeps people in servitude. It’s known, without affection, as the daily grind and being a wage slave.

It is this despicable system that you Tories actively pursue, demanding full employment, including sick and disabled people, and even to the benefits denial system of Iain Duncan Smith and his sanctions regime which is driving people to despair…

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