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marmar

(77,419 posts)
Sat May 9, 2015, 07:45 AM May 2015

Five More Years of Tory Government: What Fresh Hell Is This?


from truthdig:



By Roisin Davis


It’s been an astonishing election, one that stumped the betting markets, gave victory to the Tories and left almost everyone else reeling and wondering, in the words of Dorothy Parker, “What fresh hell is this?”

Amid the highest voter turnout since 1997, Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party trounced the opposition to return with a majority 331 seats (out of 650). Ed Miliband (Labour) and Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) have now resigned as leaders of their parties. Unencumbered by the centrist Lib Dem coalition, the Tories will have free rein to advance their brutal politics of inequality.

Cameron, an almost Monty Python-esque upper-class caricature, will lead Britain further down the murky path of austerity, privatization, increased surveillance and jingoism. The Tory electoral victory has, for now, annihilated multiparty politics and emboldened British nationalism to a dangerous degree.

If this sounds extreme, let’s turn first to the Tories’ program of 30 billion pounds ($46 billion) in cuts. This program, what some have called a “secret plan,” contains 12 billion pounds ($18.5 billion) in cuts aimed at some of Britain’s most vulnerable. It includes increased taxes on benefits for the disabled and massive reductions in benefits to caregivers and struggling parents. ...........(more)

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/five_more_years_of_tory_government_what_fresh_hell_is_this_20150508




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Five More Years of Tory Government: What Fresh Hell Is This? (Original Post) marmar May 2015 OP
Just shows you.... Bigmack May 2015 #1
 

Bigmack

(8,020 posts)
1. Just shows you....
Sat May 9, 2015, 09:12 AM
May 2015

... the Brits can be just as fucked in the head as we are.

W.......need I say more?

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