THE CORRUPTION OF GEORGE OSBORNE

Would you buy a used car from this man?
There was a moment last week when George Osborne revealed the true scale of his cynicism, which I now think I have the right to call bottomless, his dishonesty and political corruption. In a move dripping with class war spite and malignant zeal he announced that in future the newly unemployed must now wait seven days before making any claim for unemployment benefit.
Since if you have been working you have been regularly paying into the exchequer and paying your National Insurance contributions, this represents a further development of an unreported phenomenon, the nothing for something culture.
That this is not only vicious and dishonest, a dog whistle for the Tory right and UKIP voters, it is also stupid and self defeating, since it will acerbate further employment insecurity, a climate in which it is not safe to take short term employment.
That it is stupid I suspect the expensively educated Osborne knows, the amount of money it saves is trivial compared to the damage it will cause. He does not care; the primary aim was to wrong foot the Labour party, to present them as the ‘party of welfare.’ This aim trumped all other concerns. Thus he plunges families into difficulties, and provides more customers for the pay day loan sharks and food banks purely for party political advantage. Herein lays the true measure of this vile individual, the smirking con-man, corrupt to the very core.
That Ed Balls speaking for the Labour party failed to expose this shabby assault speaks volumes for the cowardice of the Labour party. So obsessed with not being caught out by Osborne’s tricky thinking they betray the very people they are supposed to represent.
Didn't we have a jolly time in
the House of Commons
I despise politicians who think it all a jolly game and when I see George Osborne and Ed Balls chatting merrily away on the breakfast TV sofa, like schoolboys on a school outing, I want to throw up.







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