Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Establishment also appears to fear riots and rebellion!

A report from the BBC reveals how the Met. are stockpiling rubber bullets. At the time of last year’s riots the Met held a stock of 700 baton rounds, this has been increased by a factor of 14 to 10,024.

It is little wonder that the fear of rioting is increasing exponentially with the standard of living of the majority steadily decreasing and the wealth of the richest rapidly increasing. The plan to reduce the highest rate of tax from 50% to 45% must rate as one of the worst decisions made by a government in recent years – assuming there was no wish to inflame an already dangerous situation.

It is estimated that just 10% of the austerity measures planned have taken effect – so an, already angry, electorate is likely to want to show its displeasure as the measures bite. With no opportunity to show this displeasure through a democratic system – riot becomes the only alternative.

The Leveson enquiry is beginning to reveal the extent of the corruption within the political class and the old chestnuts of our unwanted membership of the EU, high immigration and the poor treatment of the English through the devolution process, leaving them without a dedicated parliament, still not addressed.

Does the government really believe that they will be able to suppress such anger throughout the last three years of their term – when the financial strategy itself has proved a failure?

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