Tax The Banks!
The news that Barclays has paid a 1% tax rate on a massive £6 billion profit, at a time when the poor and middle-class in Britain are being subjected to astonishingly severe ideological cuts is appalling. Okay - but beyond the editorials - What Is To Be Done? So long as the people of Britain allow the financial services industries-Tories-capitalism to dictate what's good for us, there is no hope. We see the future - one with a two-tiered health service; minimal welfare; sold-off forests; little or no cultural funding - a Big Society where the Big own and run and enjoy the society, and the rest of us, underfoot, foot the bills. I wonder when the British will radicalise sufficiently to speak out against this established unfairness - and topple it.