MAKE PENSIONER WINTER DEATHS FROM COLD HISTORY
THE OLD CLASS SYSTEM IS NOT ENTIRELY DEAD
BUT WE ARE IN A NEW WAY THAT CLASSES EXIST
1. tiny nuimbers of super-rich elite;
2. 'salariat' - career privileges of pensions, holidays and other employment benefits;
3. 'proficians' - highly-paid consultants and contractors;
4. Manual workers , dwindling in number,
the former bastions of
low waged casual temporary, precarious life.
The zero hour contracted.
These are the bul of
in-work going to foodbanks.
THE RISE OF
self-employment (average only get income back to 1995 - £12,000 a year)
Austerity failed to deliver.
Public spending did not cause recession.
Deficit not eliminated.
UK’s debt rising -
over £1.5 trillion.
The UK lost its coveted
‘Triple-A’ credit rating - Fitch and Moody's.
What is meant by the term 'Pitchforks are coming'
Picture below ofthe women's march within the French Revolution, where the women are seen carrying pitchforks, amongst other sharp objects. A pitchfork can have from 2, 3 or 4 prongs (also called tines) to pitch hay.
UK Welfare State and NHS
set up just after the Second World War, when we had 250 per cent debt from the war.
Yet went on to have an
age of prosperity.
In the last thirty-five years, politicians of all parties in government ceded power over fundamental sectors of our economy to a new oligarchy of corporations. Government has become the servant, not the master, of corporate interests. we can resolve it.
WHAT IS CITIZEN INCOME?
An article written two years ago by Rutger Bregman, "Why we should give free money to everyone," had particular impact, presenting successful basic income trials around the world and showing a range of positive social impacts,
including saving the state money through reduced bureaucracy.
The article paved the way for a popular TV series, Bergman's celebrated appearance as a TEDx speaker, and his recently released book, "Free Money for Everyone."
Holland has begun a Basic Income.
Canada is bringing in a Basic Income this year.
Finland starting Basic Income next year 2017.
Would end all the cruel conditional benefit leaving people in ever more penniless starvation in UK and replace all the cost of welfare admin by same money for all.
Chronicles true impact of austerity on people at the sharp end, based on her 'real-time' 12-month journey around the country just as the most radical reforms were being rolled out in 2012 and 2013. People ranging from homeless teenagers, older job-seekers, pensioners, charity workers, employment advisers and youth workers
is looking into making Basic Income official Labour party policy. Jeremy Corbyn will try and test the idea.
Basic Income has the potential for cutting down on the wasted resources currently used up in trying to figure out whom to pay which welfare payments, and redistribute the skewed sharing of productivity gains that we’ve seen since the 1970s.
In the UK, 40% of the gains of quantitative easing in the UK have gone to the wealthiest 5% of households.
If the amount paid as a universal basic income, was large enough that everybody was given a sum sufficient for sustaining themselves; then you could satisfy all of these things at the same time.
Pay every citizen a fixed,
non-means-tested amount every week, sufficient to pay for essentials. The potential advantages of such a system are enormous. The basic income could replace a wide range of existing means-tested benefits and result in a massive reduction in bureaucracy, huge cost-savings and greatly improved economic incentives. And it would be a kinder, more civilised way to help people
out of poverty.
..."A basic income would not be a panacea to all our social ills. That is why it should be part of a Precariat Charter, as argued in my recent book. It does recognize that it is practically the only way to provide basic (not total) security and reduce income inequality while promoting that most precious of objectives, ... freedom, the freedom to be undominated by bureaucrats or figures of autocratic authority.
We must realize that the growing structural inequality is socially unsustainable and increasingly immoral. We must change that if we are to produce a Good Society fit for the 21st century, in which all of us have a life of dignity, freedom and self-control. People with basic security are likely to have the confidence to defend and enhance freedom not only of themselves but their relations, friends and neighbors."... SOURCE LINK
for all 18 to 59 adult citizens.
Basic Income Plus for the disabled.
CITIZEN PENSION from 60 from men and women til 100 plus at £18,000 a year same money for all pensioner ages regardless of National Insurance record and SERPs opt out, so ironing out the lack of equality and equity between men and women.