Jeremy Cunt's Autumn Statement fits sweetly into the traditional Tory loathing for the annoying, but necessary, working people of the United Kingdom. Clearly on the side of those benefiting from Truss' economic crisis, Cunty has started the ball rolling on a new Austerity Game, with his own rules. Here we go again, with public services slashed, stealth taxes on wages, real wages shrinking year on year, whilst banks report leaping profits from high interest rates, record bonuses in the City and profiteering energy companies, according to Treasury estimates, making £170 billion in “excess profits” in two years. The wealth of UK billionaires grew by 22% over the pandemic. And the Labour Party has swallowed Cunty's line, accepting the basis for austerity and inevitable cuts to public services.
“deliver public finances markets expect”, basing his spending and tax plans on what he thinks financial markets want, running scared after the markets flexed their muscles after the Kwarteng debacle. But Austerity is not a recipe for growth, which is needed to get us out of the recession. Simply hoping it will be shallow and short is not enough, I fear. Anyway, The Tories liked the Autumn Statement, and Cunty sat down to a round of pats.
RECESSION, IT'S OFFICIAL. AT LAST.
Ishmael Smith 26/11/2011
|Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. George Osbo, prepares his Autumn Statement.|
about three - or maybe a hundred and three - strands here on
whateverwecall it, the shitstorm, the impertinent volte face of the
kleptocracy, no longer promising us even a share of the fruits of our
own labour, not even a fragment of ownership of our own resources,
hooting at us, scorning our natural kindnesses. It's all our own fault
that they've been shitting in our faces all these years, we have left
them no option and now our only hope is to crouch back under the
latrine, our faces upturned, our mouths open.
survival differentials and the power of money
The advances we have seen, real advances, in health care, in longevity, and in women's and workers' and children's rights, these have all come from the people we are now told to hate, from the unions, from the NHS, from the Old Labour Party, from people we are now told by the likes of Danial Hannan* are unproductive,
Hannan, the worthless, overdressed, overpaid
overgobbed - you know the rest, fucking shit-eating bastard, moonlighting
as an MEP, but really a paid propagandist for Money - journalists,
bloggers and broadcasters, they call themselves, patting their lips with
Andrex. These advances have come in the teeth of opposition from the
likes of Hannan and Heffer and Cameron and Lansley; yet they insist that
they will protect them for us by hacking them to pieces, by slandering
the impotent poor, ennobling the rancid rich.
Those who screech hysterically that you cannot possibly do without profit are the direct descendants of those who burnt Wycliff and Tyndall, of the people who insisted that slavery was sent from God, that feudalism was irreplaceable and that the minimum wage was ruinous. These people are not only bad, they're fucking stupid.
*Daniel John Hannan, Baron Hannan of Kingsclere wrote in March 2011, criticizing anti-austerity protesters, stating they "have decided to indulge their penchant for empty, futile, self-righteous indignation". Writing on the 30th September 2022,in support of the Truss/Kwarteng budget, he wrote: "The current trend is to insist that any change in tax policy should be primarily designed to help the poor. That assumption is flawed." Not changed your spots, then, Dan?
How can you say such things, ms agatha? What have I done, that you would consign me thus, to skymadeupnewsandfilth?
I was thinking more in terms of a book, dear sir: The collected insights of Ishmael and his good friend Stanislav, with occasional contributions from Buster.
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