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One rule for the rich.

So the Tory peers who made fraudulent expenses claims on the public purse are being released early from prison, and from their very low sentences, doubtless to make way for those far below them on the wealth ladder who shockingly deprived a retail chain of a tea-shirt.

I've said it before: the wealthy and powerful are only supportive -- and forgiving and tolerant -- of themselves. Don't let the Tories con you into thinking they care about anything else. One year in, and they're handing the NHS over to the private sector, depriving low and middle income young people of fair access to education and giving the banks years and years before any kind of restrictions come into play.
Yes, the last Labour government wasn't perfect. It had its share of sleaze. Blair deserves to face the courts for getting us into an illegal, unnecessary and cruel war. But this lot are the hand of Big Capital and nothing else and supporting them will only make the rich richer.


Sep. 14th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
For me, the conclusion was the most depressing thing - both protagonists have given up on change. Sarah's reduced her ambitions to a charitable gift, and Carly's desperate to get her kid into private school. I think Mike Bartlet has captured the psychology of the 2011 parent precisely: desperate to buy a little temporary safety for 'my' offspring, and everyone else's kids can just fuck off and die.

And in my work, I see intelligent students - who appear passionate about literature - when asked what they hope to get from their second year studying the subject, write: 'An A'.

People are too scared for solidarity. Which is why Fred the Shred and his mates will never hang from lamp posts.

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