Black Triangle supporter Karl Winnett WRITES:
The Conservative Party are, if you didn’t already realise, playing the same game as they did during the 1980s destruction of the economy.
They are playing the sinister game of trying to divide the people, the working class.
They hope we will blame each other for the mess the country is in and not blame the politicians, bankers and the states elite.
It won’t work as it did in the 1980s for a very simple reason, the internet: We’re now all connected together like one busy hive and we can attack as one, the sting is coming!
IT is the same old Tory trick – played out back in the 80s and again now – of trying to divide and rule by setting working men and women against each other.
DAVID Cameron and George Osborne are not just the Bullingdon Club buffoons that they sometimes present themselves as.
Behind their omnishambles Government, there is a sinister agenda, which they try to keep hidden behind a veneer of fairness.
And it all boils down to enriching those who already have money – and hell mend those who do not.
In this agenda, there is nothing fair and there is no hint of “We’re all in it together” in freezing welfare benefit increases at one per cent for the next three years.
That is a real-terms cut, not just for the unemployed, but for thousands of working people who struggle to get by in an era of rising food and energy costs.
But the Tories have been slyly successful in stigmatising and demonising those on welfare benefits as scroungers and workshy.
They have been so successful in fact that people find themselves agreeing with myths being perpetrated about welfare – unaware, of course, that they are myths – and say that the cuts in benefits should go ahead.
The TUC have done vital work in rebalancing some of these myths – as we report on these pages today.
Line by line, the TUC have stripped away the myths about who gets benefits – mostly people in work – and about benefit fraud, which is relatively small scale when compared to tax avoidance by the rich.
The truth remains that benefits are far from generous. The vast majority of the jobless are desperate for work and most benefit spending goes either on pensions or on benefits for those in jobs, not just on those who aren’t able to work.
The person behind the vile strategy to demonise the jobless is George Osborne, the ultimate political cynic who loves playing the game of divide and rule.
It is the same old Tory trick – played out back in the 80s and again now – of trying to divide and rule by setting working men and women against each other.
Nobody should fall for it.
The Scottish Daily Record