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Perhaps the govt can be equally proactive in curbing the 6 figure bonuses bankers & their ilk are starting to re-award themselves. Otherwise it might look a tad like bullying those least able to argue back.

25% pay cut in the upper echelons of the civil service anyone? Or maybe a reconsideration of the new MP's overnight expenses allowace of £9000 per annum (no receipts needed - just fill in the ticket). I suspect not ...

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This is a drop in the ocean compared to the billions spent on bailing out banks and ensuring that bankers will not be going hungry this winter.

Unfortunately some of the poorest people in the UK probably will be going hungry unless they can go on the game or steal.

I think I understand why you posted this. It does show the sheer hypocrisy of the current government. These asylum seekers don't have a vote so they can be kicked around with impunity while GB goes around saying he has a moral compass and is doing the right thing and accusing the Tories of planning cuts.

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Shows how wasteful we've become.

These people live on about 50p a day at home, so £42.00 is a fortune to them. Might not get as far in this country, but they make it work. All these minimum wage whingers need to do is budget. £200 a week is a truly large sum.

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I don't care if they cut @ the Top or bottom, but at last they SUSSED they GOT to STOP spending & start cutting!

Mike

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I don't care if they cut @ the Top or bottom, but at last they SUSSED they GOT to STOP spending & start cutting!

Mike

True dat. Unfortunately its where voters dont notice. Like the army. They keep throwing money at building unnessisarily shiny librarys and pools until we're all starving.

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"I used to walk to and from college every day for over a year, because we couldn't afford to spend any of the cash on transport. I was a teenager, but I couldn't go into town or the cinema or do any of the things a 17-year-old girl might do.

Oh, boo bloody hoo... I did exactly the same thing when I was 17 without feeling the need to whinge about it. I'm no old fart either, only 22.

And instead of free government money I had an early morning cleaning job to pay for my bedsit.

£35/week is plenty for food and electric.

There are cases where cutting benefits would be beneficial to people's health... my dad is on £90/week state pension and about £50 of that goes to the local boozer.

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Shows where the West is going. In the next few years two things will happen:

1. No retirement age and no old age pension at all.

2. No welfare payments of any kind. Rich will pay insurance for when they're out of work and poor will rely on charity as they did for the last 2000 years.

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Shows where the West is going. In the next few years two things will happen:

1. No retirement age and no old age pension at all.

2. No welfare payments of any kind. Rich will pay insurance for when they're out of work and poor will rely on charity as they did for the last 2000 years.

It will look just like this:

Collapse, rot, immigrants in cages, suicide pills, antidepressants and sell your internal organs.

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I don't care if they cut @ the Top or bottom, but at last they SUSSED they GOT to STOP spending & start cutting!

Mike

This is a disgusting attitude. Cut at the top and they will hardly notice; cut at the bottom and you will cause real pain. :angry:

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It will look just like this:

Collapse, rot, immigrants in cages, suicide pills, antidepressants and sell your internal organs.

I'm tempted to say that things will get so bad that Children of Men will look like a comedy one day, but....

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I'm tempted to say that things will get so bad that Children of Men will look like a comedy one day, but....

I think the aesthetic is right though which is what I mean by "look like", this time round it isn't like people won't have photoshop and flash and vegas etc. The synthetic will get steadily brighter and slicker as the real world grows dimmer which is what I think they were trying to capture.

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I think the aesthetic is right though which is what I mean by "look like", this time round it isn't like people won't have photoshop and flash and vegas etc. The synthetic will get steadily brighter and slicker as the real world grows dimmer which is what I think they were trying to capture.

It's a very British interpretation of what's coming. A sort of nonchalance in the face of a degrading society, if I recall correctly, and you are right to point out that any new event will not only be different but must look different, in our case the salience of the synthetic running concurrently with a generic societal degradation. In this way the aesthetic captured was probably pretty close.

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Shows how wasteful we've become.

These people live on about 50p a day at home, so £42.00 is a fortune to them. Might not get as far in this country, but they make it work. All these minimum wage whingers need to do is budget. £200 a week is a truly large sum.

You're overlooking housing costs. If I was rent-free, no utility bills and no council tax, I could live on £42 a week. All you need is food. Could even afford a crate of beer out of that. Library for 1 hour of free internet a day, they even open on Sundays now near me. BUT, no car, no TV licence (is this mean-tested?) and clothes would have all last a long time.

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