British blogger Clive tells it the way it is, prompted by a cartoon in, of all places, The Times. Like me, Clive is of an older generation (I think he is a few yearss younger than me) utterly perplexed, not only by the result of last year’s referendum, but by the general perception that it was people of our generation who swung it in favour of leave.
The only explanation I’m able to come up with for that is that we have had 40 years of being bombarded by fake news about the EU from the right wing media.
I can’t leave you to Clive’s thoughts without adding how horrified I was to see that Corbyn’s equally out of touch crowd voted earlier this week to leave the Single Market and the Customs Union.
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Thanks for sharing – you were guaranteed a ‘like’ from me on this one! And apologies that you had to use ‘Press This’ to do it – I have the ‘Reblog’ button option selected but for some reason WordPress are being picky about where they show it!
No need to be ‘sorry’ about that, Clive. It was a deliberate choice. I prefer Press This because it allows me to add my own comments and select categories for the post without going back in to edit the post.
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Thanks for that, I haven’t used it – I just hit the Reblog button. Maybe I should try Press This, after your recommendation 😊
The will of the British people is a very old favorite used time and time again to silence any protest against the majority . Where does this mysterious will come from? and can we trust it anymore than we can trust the will of parliament or the will of the press? Human nature always looks for greater comfort and benefits and this is magnified when we see things sliding. The one thing we must not do is accept any blame but a suitable scapegoat must be punished if our comfort and benefit is threatened. One third of the world live on $2 per day and in India there are twenty million without toilets. The top 1% of the world’s highest incomes number about 75 million people and a qualified national health service nurse is in that top 1%.
Can you provide references for those claims, Kersten? Especially that about NHS nurse’s pay. When incomes are compared it is important to look at the relative purchasing power. The headline figures can be misleading if levels of taxation and the cost of essentials are not taken into account.
Not that I disagree with your basic contention that British people often complain when, in comparison with the very poor elsewhere in the world, they are well provided for.
We must remember the total global population is 7.5 billion and 1% of that is the huge number of 75 million; most of that wealthy 1% live in rich western democracies. As the world becomes more unstable the poor try to flood in to the weathly areas like Europe and threaten the rich occupants standards of living. I’m in the UK and retired yet below the poverty level yet in global terms I’m in the top 2% . The inequality in the world is staggering ; there is a wealth pyramid and it has always existed through religion , and politics for thousands of years.
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