Hope springs eternal, it’s written in our DNA

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain

26_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,212

Saturday 26 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, said on Question Time this week, ‘The problem is that austerity is being used as a narrative to conduct class war. To be talking about reducing the state further when effectively what you are doing is reducing taxes like inheritance tax and at the same time you are cutting benefits – that is class war’.

He is exactly right, of course. Whilst you pursue your war on the poor, you give tax breaks to the rich and to corporations, but punish the poor with permanent austerity. Too many have already died in the struggle, through hopelessness and despair. So today I am going to share the words of a friend as we conduct this timeless struggle against us which you have ramped so obscenely, because, come what may, we…

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