10_july_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,143

Friday 10 July 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

I’m curious, George Osborne proudly announced in the budget ‘the sale of Government assets this year will deliver the largest privatisation proceeds of all time, higher than the previous record in 1987’. Apparently ‘£32billion of state-owned assets will be offloaded in 2015 alone which will mean that as a nation we will lose the foundation of long term income from such assets, quite literally giving the profits over to the private sector. The idiot really did look so pleased with himself.

Meanwhile, we are now paying £1 billion a week in interest on the national debt, £52 billion a year! That £32 billion, far from paying down the debt, won’t even touch it and will be gone in interest as if it never existed in less than a year with never a penny off the debt and what then, once all the family silver is gone, what then?

With corporate welfare running at some £93 billion and inheritance give aways to the wealthy we probably haven’t seen the half of what you have in store for us as you all seem to think that only the poor have the means and the ability to pay off the debts that the wealthy corporations and banks create. It’s going to be an interesting time as Iain Duncan Smith raises up an army of the poor, the homeless, the sick, the disabled, the holt and the lame and the terminally ill. I wonder if he’s working on a way to raise our dead? He could call it the ‘Lazarus Work Pogrom, getting Britain back on its feet’.

Now that George has decided to reinvent the living wage, starting next April lower than the present accepted voluntary rate which is generally ignored completely, what mean little lives we do lead eh, Mr Cameron? You must wonder how we possibly do it? Er, no, you probably don’t. Osborne has decided to cut working tax credits asking of us, ‘those who oppose any savings to Tax Credits will have to explain how on earth they propose to eliminate the deficit’. That’s a tough one to answer with only the poor to rely on to do the job.

The fire service, police, nurses, teachers and all public service workers are being gifted with a 1% pay rise a year for the next four years. I’m guessing they are probably not feeling too loved up at the prospect. The rewards of saving and building lives eh? You Tories really know how to stick it to ’em.

All in all, a nasty mean budget for the bottom and middle, but hey, the rich are smiling so it can’t be all bad.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3154100/State-owned-asset-sale-set-new-32bn-record.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10849333/Interest-bill-on-UKs-1.27-trillion-debt-to-hit-1bn-a-week.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/07/corporate-welfare-a-93bn-handshake

https://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/terminal-cancer-patients-now-expected-to-attend-work-interviews-or-lose-welfare-support/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/george-osbornes-living-wage-is-not-actually-a-living-wage-says-living-wage-foundation-10375897.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/budget-2015-uk-emergency-live-george-osbornes-speech-in-full-10375825.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/budget-2015-con-servative-george-osborne-6026803

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