"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kick Lord Hutton Out Of The Labour Party

EXTRACT: Here then is the penny-pinching future envisaged for us by Lord Hutton and the coalition government. A bleak future motivated by the transparent desire to make the workers pay the price, quite literally, for the ‘credit crunch’ and the global economic crisis - a crisis produced by the dysfunctional capitalist system, not an over-generous pensions system or workers’ longevity. Even Lord Hutton’s own report hints at the truth. It features an analysis based on statistics produced by government’s actuarial department - examining the cost of public sector pensions as a slice of overall GDP. And, yes, that figure has spiked up to nearly 2% and will stay there for the next few years. But then it slumps back down, to the extent that from the 2030s onwards - if present demographic trends continue - that cost will be below what it is today as a proportion of GDP, once the ‘baby boomers’ have retired over the next decade or so.
In other words, talk of the supposedly catastrophic pensions ‘crisis’ we hear so much about from the establishment is motivated by pure class interest, designed to get the bourgeoisie and the bosses out of a hole at our expense. Hence the onslaught on pension rights, terms and conditions. With Lord Hutton brought into the coalition government’s big tent to act as a political fig-leaf, attempting to lend spurious ‘progressive’ legitimacy to these vicious attacks.


Pisces Iscariot said...

Kick em all out and replace them with estate agents.

Danny O'Dare said...

Hasn't that already happened? (hey, pretty nice blogs you've got there!).