Everyone gets a bailout…except the people that need it

Today an audit commision tells us that the Queen is down to her last million and needs a bailout. The Royal Family have not been served as they should by Treasury (have any of us ever?) meaning the Queen has over spent.

The report comments that cuts to the Royal estate have floated around 5%, much less than the rest of the cuts being experienced by the public sector and the report claimed they could afford to trim some fat there. The report also highlighted the opportunity that could be afforded to the Royals by opening up Buckingham palace on more than the 70 odd days a year it is currently open to the public (when she is out getting the groceries I presume) to increase revenue. At present they get 500,000 visitors a year compared to the Tower of London’s 2million. In addition they stated that they dare not consider closing a palace and that it might be a consideration for another year. You cannot make it up.

In the meantime the rest of us have to sit and watch as A&E dies on its knees, hospitals and fire stations close or are being privatised and our firefighters and police are forced to work on until they are grandparents in what are physically and emotionally demanding jobs. What about teachers you say? Well they work on until even longer whilst the essence of what their profession is gets torn up by Michael Gove and his18th Century views of education and children’s needs.

Put into some context the Queen has;
*A billion pound hat made from blood diamonds (everyone tells a story of death and destruction of a nation because they were considered to be less than human based on the colour of their skin)
*12 white stallion horses pulling a golden carriage,
*A golden throne,
*Recently awarded a pay rise worth £5m to the taxpayer (2013)
*Buckingham Palace has 58 bedrooms, 72 bathrooms (she recently advertised for someone to run baths and get paid £6 something an hour)
*And last year they referred to her as ‘frugal’.

The list could go on but it raises the question why we continue to allow these parasites, that are no better than the so called ‘scum’ everyone has been slating on Channel 4’s Benefits Street, continue to bleed our ficticious economy dry?

The Queen gets bailed out, the bankers who created the economic downturn get bailed out, MPs who were complicit in the recession continue to use taxpayer money to heat horses stables and pay for second homes and all the while continue to piss on us and tell us its raining. If you over spend the bailiffs come and evict you, they over spend and they get a bailout paid for by you.

It’s high time people stopped pledging allegiance to people that loathe and hate us, that do not care about us and we start pledging allegiance to each other as WE are the only ones that have anything in common with each other, far more so than the soul sucking vampires that are preying on our debt and misery.

image

Sports Direct, Amazon, M&S and zero hour contracts; follow the wealth

zero hour contracts

Zero hour contracts are the talk of the day and the focus is on Sports Direct who have apparently been signing up their staff to such contracts.

Along with Sports Direct, other corporations using these Victorian working practices of unknown wages, unpaid lunch breaks and no sick pay are Amazon and Buckingham Palace. What’s that you say? The famously frugal Queen of the United Kingdom and the Common Wealth, contracting workers for zero hours and zero pay? Let me tell you that there is nothing common about the wealth that the Queen’s ancestors stole off the less fortunate; the empire, built on the blood and bones of people across the planet.

The furore of the media and consequently the public however is focused on Mike Ashley, owner of Newcastle United, and his company Sports Direct. A protest is planned across the country but why, I wonder, are these demonstrations of discontent not being directed at the head of the state the Queen? Is it because the media have not told us to think about that, so that we fix ourselves on the more obvious choice of Sports Direct? In a recent interview with The Artist Taxi Driver, music artist Akala said that we should “follow the wealth” if we wanted to get to the bottom of the ills in our society.

Akala

There have never been a more honest appraisal of how we trace the source of our problems and the spot light should be shone upon them as fiercely and as brightly as any of the Mike Ashley’s of this world.