People Power

Given what's going on in Europe (which will affect us one way or another) have politicians really mis understood the power of the people and what they are likely to do in the near future if some sort of balance between austerity and growth isn't found.

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weaversmiths's picture

Politicians?

weaversmiths | | Permalink

Our present lot haven't a clue what they are doing - same as the last lot. There should be a rule against people standing for power if they haven't a clue what is like out there at street level and among the working classes. Delusion - meaning "we will still get in next time even though we alienated 4.4m voters by removing  the granny tax".  "We will help small businesses" - the post goes up from 46p to 60p for a letter so that Royal Mail can show a profit and be sold.  Micro businesses are really hit by this.  "We will make things simpler for small businesses" - you will send us your payroll weekly, you will have to employ somone to do this.  ad infinitum.

petersaxton's picture

Where?

petersaxton | | Permalink

weaversmiths wrote:

Our present lot haven't a clue what they are doing - same as the last lot. There should be a rule against people standing for power if they haven't a clue what is like out there at street level and among the working classes. Delusion - meaning "we will still get in next time even though we alienated 4.4m voters by removing  the granny tax".  "We will help small businesses" - the post goes up from 46p to 60p for a letter so that Royal Mail can show a profit and be sold.  Micro businesses are really hit by this.  "We will make things simpler for small businesses" - you will send us your payroll weekly, you will have to employ somone to do this.  ad infinitum.

Do you have a link to this?

ShirleyM's picture

The 60p post will be peanuts if privatised

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Everything that has been privatised in recent years now costs far more and the service is mostly appalling. A privatised company is naturally interested in profits, not public service, and they either have a monopoly or create a cartel.

Please don't tell me that the watchdogs (Oftel and the equivalents) will keep them in check ... they won't!

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