Elitist..

I always thought I was secretly an elitist. I like people with knowledge, think we should give a bit of respect to the dusty academic institutions, believe journalists are guardians of a special privilege. Always felt that a level of elitism was necessary to protect knowledge and institutions. Utter rot. Elitism is about protecting the…

This is the welfare system

Our entire political media establishment want. Labour and the ToriesĀ  have, since the early eighties used patterns of welfare spending (the welfare system being the first to accurately map inequality and economic failure..)to identify groups to scapegoat. Beveridge used to patronise. Our welfare system has been shaped to ensure it offers maximum benefitto everyone but…

The Guardian in a nutshell

Why generation after generation can be punished with impunity. The Guardian think THIS is what government is for. “Punishing scroungers may be popular in general terms, but support will shatter if the government lacks the competence to sort the “deserving” from the “undeserving” We exist so the Guardian can decide whether we are deserving or…