Before you continue be warned that this is a rant… enjoy.
Throughout history, across the world, whenever a public has fallen under the power of a corrupt, oppressive tyrant leader and government they are placed under immense pressure. Inevitably, when an object is placed under immense pressure there will come a point when it breaks or blows. The same applies to people. We all have our limits. There is only so much pressure people can take and it shocks me at just how much the British public can and will take.
David Cameron and the Conservative Government have, for the last 3-4 years, placed the middle and more so the working classes of this country under so much pressure with their hypocritical, immoral and borderline criminal policies. They have systematically destroyed the welfare system, stripped back our public sector departments (all except themselves), they have demolished our NHS, our armed forces and the Police Service leaving us with less protection, security and medical services but still criticise when these services fail to provide the same high quality service. They sit back counting their millions whilst forcing people out of their homes, out of their jobs and even letting people die as a result of their ill conceived and out of touch policies.
The press is controlled, restricting and controlling what we see and hear. Influencing your opinions and thoughts. Playing to the agenda of their governmental sponsors. Just look at how little national coverage we have had of the current student protests or the recent “Million Mask March” protest. In fact, it is rare that we see or hear anything on mainstream news these days which flies in the face of Government agenda and what little we do see is quickly forgotten, rarely examined, explained or explored and almost always broadcast in a negative light favouring the Government agenda of the day.
Our cost of living rises. Our energy bills spiral out of control. Our benefits are stripped or scrapped. Our wages are cut or frozen. Millions are forced to rely on food banks and other charities. Unemployment is at an all time high. Small businesses and pubs are closing daily by their thousands. The economy is in tatters. Military, Police, Education, Healthcare, the Postal Service and anything else the Government can get it’s hands on are being privatised and sold to the highest bidder, usually a company with financial ties to Government Ministers.
The British public are being lorded over by a group of multi-millionaire businessmen and women who forget that first and foremost they are public SERVENTS and NOT masters. They claim almost their entire cost of living back from the tax payers through expenses and stand on national TV daily and deny there is a cost of living crisis or that anything THEY have done or are doing is impacting on the lives of the public to such a serious and life threatening degree.
Then just when you thought they could not be any more out of touch or that they could not insult the public any further they, or should I say their “Independent” Parliamentary Standards Authority, has decided to award members of Parliament with a £7600 pay rise and justify it by saying that it is only a one off rise and that a MP is paid far less than other equivalent jobs.
Well soooo what!? They are hardly suffering financially. It is not like they NEED this pay rise. If it is simply a case of “well they get paid more than us” then guess what, unlucky my friend. Welcome to reality. The rest of the country are skint. People who work hard day in and day out are living in poverty. People are having to choose between heating and food, both of which YOU can claim back in expenses, yet you feel you should get a pay rise, which is more than half most people’s annual salary because other people get paid more than you!? Poorly timed and disgustingly planned.
And let’s not forget that many of these MPs, mostly those wanting your votes in 2015, have publicly denounced this pay rise. They have said it is wrong and that the IPSA should re-think it. However, the truth is that they also say it is impossible to refuse it and the IPSA will not change it’s mind. Don’t you just feel sorry for them? Poor souls being forced to take £7600 and having to decide what to spend it on. Bless them. There are even many such as Tory MP Mark Field who think he deserves it and as it has been decided by an “independent” body then it must be true and acceptable. They say it is fine because they are also having to pay into their own pensions now and will not be able to claim “as much” for traveling and second home expenses.
One of my followers compared it to a friend offering you chocolate whilst on a diet and you saying “oh no no I couldn’t possibly do that…Oh go on then why not”. The PM and his ilk think that if they make enough fuss about rejecting it then they will appear to be sympathetic and “one of us”. It boils my blood.
Surely there has to come a time when we the British public stand up and say “HEY MR CAMERON, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! YOU ARE HERE TO SERVE US, NOT YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES. WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK”. I don’t know when it will happen, when they will place that final straw which will break the camel’s back but I hear talk from the public and celebrities such as Russell Brand about an impending revolution. A second “Peasant’s Revolt”. I truly believe that unless this Government backs off the gas and reduces the pressure a significant amount then things will quickly reach critical mass and they will be left with an broken Police Service unable to handle the inevitable public outcry.
This nation and it’s people are in trouble and yet this Government is more concerned about how much money they can make from High Speed Rail, Fracking and selling off British assets.