George Osborne, I want your head
Dear Mr. Osborne,
Not only are you painfully rich (darling Georgie inherited £3m when he turned 21, just because), but you are now helping other painfully rich people stay/ become even more painfully rich by slashing the foundations of this country, on which the rest of us depend.
So you think a 45p tax rate won’t be avoided by the kind of people who pay their accountants to get out of a 50p tax band? Or do you realise the ridiculousness of the move? Are you really just snorting into your champagne and toasting the downfall of the working class?
So you think cutting the NHS is a good thing? Just because you and your Eton pals can afford private healthcare, doesn’t mean the rest of us can. What do the people who cannot afford decent healthcare do? I certainly do not want to see an American system, because that shit is fucked up yo.
So privatising the roads is a good thing, is it? Last time I checked, the role of the government was to prevent chaos and disorder amongst its citizens, and maintain vital infrastructure of the country. By selling off our infrastructure you will make it worse. You may cite the capitalist ideal heralded by generations of Tories before you; that financial incentives and competition drives innovation and improves services, but I would invite you to look at the railway network – how may Britons would say that piecemeal railway maintenance and operation is better than nationalisation? Wasn’t it poor regulation of private companies that caused a fatal train crash at Hatfield? Isn’t it the lack of coherence and connectivity that makes trains run late, overcrowded and overpriced services? I know that I cannot afford to travel home to visit my family very often because you have hiked the prices of trains.
Dearest George. You are making another mistake in a long line of many. So please, please, fuck off and let someone else do it better. Local people know what local people want. Devolve power to those who know what they’re talking about, to those who know what they want, to those who can manage resources in the name of the majority, not the elite. I know it will hurt you and David to let go of the reins and relinquish power, but do it, before I send nameless ninja foxes to kill you as you sleep in your beds with forks.
A concerned ‘citizen’.