Do you know, I think I can remember a time - I'm sure I can, I don't think I've made it up - when the Labour party actually gave a shit about working people. In fact I have a nagging thought at the back of my mind that that's where the name 'Labour' came from. I may be wrong, but there's another vague idea there back in the mists of time of them actually trying to represent working people's interests in politics.
And then you get them raping the police force up the arse to try and save a few quid. Well, who cares, they can't strike, they can't do anything about it. Fuck em!
The government isn't even pretending that the police workers don't deserve it. They've given better settlements to Scottish police. They just think they can get away with fucking the English ones about.
However aggrieved the police are, and they've every right to be, their situation still isn't as bad as that for nurses in England, who were similarly fucked over earlier this year, for even less money than the coppers got. It's all part of Labour's desire to rape the public sector for a few quid, while splurging billions on war that no-one wanted, voted for or asked for. Public sector pay rises are 'inflationary', we're told, and that's A Bad Thing. And that's certainly working, because inflation is falling all the time, and has sunk to the tiny level of... oh, it's gone up to 4.2 per cent actually.
Never mind, because the real friend of Labour, Tesco, says that inflation is only really 0.8% and therefore they should get exactly what benefits their shareholders most from the state, and fuck everyone else. As one wag pointed out on housepricecrash.co.uk:
With Tesco inflation running at only 0.8% I suggest that anyone who agrees with this bilge moves 'to Tesco' and lives there...
So, this is Labour. A Labour government. Fucking over the public sector workers, spending billions on a war that no-one wanted, arresting people for thought crimes, discriminating between England and Scotland, doing what big business wants, letting inflation get out of control while pretending it's perfectly lovely, letting the gap between rich and poor get wider, opposing equality for workers, then wondering why they're losing a grip on the grassroots. It's not fucking rocket science really. Have a look at the name of your party. Labour. L-A-B-O-U-R. Can you read? Do you see? Do you have any fucking idea what's going on? Maybe it might be because you have betrayed the working classes, raped the public sector, killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people and increased social inequality? Maybe that's why a lot of people are even prepared to let a shower of pestilent cunts like Dave Cameron's Tories have a crack.
And, in a rather pleasant irony, because New Labour is so politically opposed to the idea of trade unions and being funded by working people, it has to fund itself by other means. That means donations from shady businessmen and that means landing in the shit when things don't quite work out the way they want. The demise of this government is entirely of its own making. If it had stayed true to its principles, then this wouldn't have happened. But greed, and the desire to move wildly even further to the right, have done for them.
Who sheds a tear for New Labour? All those workers who've been fucked up the arse by the party that used to care about them? All those who have been lied to, abused and used by them over the years? All those who have been let down, cheated and treated like shit by this unprincipled bunch of bastards? I don't think so.