Do you recall George Osborne’s first speech as chancellor to a Conservative party conference where he claimed: “We’re all in this together,”?
Mr Osborne told his audience this, as he had the previous year, and reminded them that “the public must know that the burden of deficit reduction is being fairly shared”.
No one with any sense believed him of course.
The Tories are the party of international capitalism and don't give a damn about ordinary working folk.
The truth is that the banksters are still living the high-life under the ConDem coalition.
Goldman Sachs have abandoned a plan which would have allowed bankers to benefit from a cut in the top rate of income tax by delaying UK bonus payments until after the start of the new British tax year.
Good news you might think.
Remember, though, that they have only done this under the pressure of public exposure and criticism (just like Starbucks paying a bit of UK tax!).
Ask yourself also why banks are still paying out massive bonuses to begin with, given the lack of lending and the ongoing economic stagnation?
As the Telegraph reported earlier this week:
"Analysts expect the Wall Street bank to have amassed a total compensation pot, which includes bonuses and salaries, of between $13.3bn (8.2bn pounds) and $13.8bn for 2012... that is up from $12.2bn in 2011."
We're not all in it together, we are the ones made to pay for the mistakes and greed of the rich friends of the Political Class.
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