An unusual post this one as I didn't want to contaminate a photographic mountain/ outdoor post by going off at a tangent into something else. Also, its far too important to be watered down. Brexit doesn't mean much to me compared to this as it may not change anything at all in the long run. For the last 30 years or so I've had the view that Britain is intrinsically unfair and going in the wrong direction. Sometimes it might appear if I go on a verbal crusade in a post that I've got a chip on my shoulder and its simply a case that I hate anyone that is rich or better off than me but that is completely wrong. I,m just not explaining myself properly. Although not well off I've had a great innings, got around a fair amount, and will pop my clogs happy and content that I've had a full life. I'ts not jealousy or love of another political party that motivates me- I just hate it when people blatantly lie to the country and myself every day and get away with it. That's my Achilles heel. Mostly I'm not political and can't be bothered with it but when I watch the news at night and see mission statements like " We're all in this together." or " Building a better country for everyone." I can't see any truth in these mission statements at all. In my half blind, fumbling, but instinctive way it always flashes up as something else on the bull**** meter. I suppose it depends who "we" are and "everyone." If that means a very select exclusive club at the top then yes- it is a true statement of intent.
Maybe I'm very naive and not the brightest bulb in the box but decades of lies without a challenge gets to me. One programme I watched recently confirmed everything I've been thinking about the last seven years of austerity cuts, the so called 'recession' of 2008, the growing north south divide and how its only one section of society that is shouldering the full burden of the national debt. In short the least able to afford it are paying back money to the richest people in society that have doubled or tripled their wealth, thanks to successive government tax cuts, loop holes deliberately left open, and have been doing that for the past 40 years, not just the last seven.
This documentary explains it all far better that I ever could. If you live in the UK and only watch one episode of this enlightening series it should be this.
An excellent series also explaining how taxpayers money is completely wasted every year by handing it to private companies...(See.. Who's Spending Britain's Billions? by the same team) why Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester have lost one million people... how they may intend to repopulate them ( not good news for Brexit supporters :o) and why Britain is now the most unequal country in Europe and the new Switzerland for billionaires buying up ever increasing chunks of our cities to lie empty and unoccupied despite a housing shortage that may never be resolved. Anyone in the way of that will no doubt be removed by 'social cleansing.' All things I've seen for myself travelling around so why has it taken so long to come out?