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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100093836/come-dressed-as-a-worker-%E2%80%93-uk-uncut-bravely-goes-slumming-with-the-lower-orders/

What an unwittingly brilliant insight into the painfully middle-class nature of UK Uncut. The anti-cuts protest group has invited its supporters to “come dressed as a worker” to the big anti-Tory demonstration taking place next week. It says it plans to have some “fancy dress” fun on the demo and advises supporters to doll themselves up as “a nurse, a teacher, a builder”.

But why stop there? Rub some soot on your face and you could pretend to be a chimney sweep. Better still, black-up completely and pretend to be an immigrant worker. They, after all, are the most downtrodden and sad-eyed of all the horny-handed sons of toil. It is not yet known if UK Uncut plans to have make-up artists at the demo, ready to add dashes of mud and blood and sweat in order to give the protesters’ worker look that final touch of authenticity.

That invitation – “come dressed as a worker” – reveals so much about UK Uncut. First, that none of them is a worker; rather these are students and well-paid commentators and trustafarians who just happen to really, really care about the workers in a not-at-all patronising or paternalistic manner. And secondly that their aloof, Fabian-style protesting on behalf of the poor ickle workers is little more than fancy-dress politics, a shallow gesture of pity more than solidarity, a fashion statement rather than a political statement.

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....advises supporters to doll themselves up as “a nurse, a teacher, a builder”.

Then they'll say hundreds of thousands of nurses, teachers and builders turned up for the protest - with photos and videos to suit. No mention of all the tens of thousands of diversity workers and dustbin inspectors etc etc dolled up in "fancy "dress" pretending to be something they're not.

Then the media will have fun saying that the demonstrators weren't really nurses etc etc etc. So many pages of news print to fill every day with misleading stuff appealing to the advertisers..

Of course politics is so full of bluff, double bluff and triple bluff these days it's likely the whole story is make believe and fancy dress but who knows. Of course the article writer also has a go at blaming students.

The only thing that seems reliably real these days is that the UK is in one terrible and awful economic mess.

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At least they are having a go. What do we do? Rant on a forum. On Newsnight there was an interview with the hacker group Lulz. They have some lofty political ideals, but once again they are making a stand.

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At least they are having a go. What do we do? Rant on a forum.

They are false, artificial, patronising and pathetic. People like them know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Rant over :P

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People like them know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

You are my (dead) nanna.I win my prize ;-)

They are a bunch of half-witted t*ssers.

Sometimes I wonder what happened to the Socialist worker types from Uni. I guess most go and work in daddy's 3rd world baby milk factory.

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They are false, artificial, patronising and pathetic. People like them know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Rant over :P

They are just a bunch of well meaning nutters trying to humiliate a bunch of obscenely rich people and corporates to stop sponging of the "rest of us" and to start paying some bloody tax. What are we doing?

Do you really want to be taxed up to the eyeballs on PAYE, whilst Philip Green twats about on his yacht paying bugger all. Of course my solution is not to buy any tat from his stores.

I suspect he's a looter anyway, a bit like Maxwell and his empire will "unexpectedly" go bust.

Seems to be two ends of retail. The vast majority stuggle to turn a profit then you have the Al Fayeds and Green's who are awash with cash for some reason.

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I reckon these:

Htttp://www.couvertureandthegarbstore.com/Product/?p=4014&i=4207

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Admittedly, that's pretty daft - even reading it in context on their own website:

http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/552

But Spiked (previously Living Marxism) seem a rather odd bedfellow for average Telegraph reader.

They considered themselves Marxist, but I've been reading Spiked for years and found no visible trace of their Marxist roots.

They were one of the first to call out Climate Change™ for the BS that it is for example, whereas the SWP are still in love with the idea.

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At least they are having a go. What do we do? Rant on a forum. On Newsnight there was an interview with the hacker group Lulz. They have some lofty political ideals, but once again they are making a stand.

Sorry John, I can't make the protest, I'm working that day and more importantly I don't agree with the demonstration.

Power to the people and all that but all this anger and protest is directed in the wrong direction. I think most of them know that though.

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Do you really want to be taxed up to the eyeballs on PAYE, whilst Philip Green twats about on his yacht paying bugger all. Of course my solution is not to buy any tat from his stores.

Philip Green pays millions in tax, but he uses some of the options he is legally entitled to not to pay more than he needs.

Lefties just hate wealth creators, and that is one of the many reasons why their bitter evil philosophy is not for the good of the working man, but very much to his detriment.

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Admittedly, that's pretty daft - even reading it in context on their own website:

http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/552

But Spiked (previously Living Marxism) seem a rather odd bedfellow for average Telegraph reader.

I think spiked are far more from the libertarian left than the totalitarian wing. Or it could just be one big entriest baiting site. They do occasionaly have some interesting opinion pieces.

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Philip Green pays millions in tax, but he uses some of the options he is legally entitled to not to pay more than he needs.

Lefties just hate wealth creators, and that is one of the many reasons why their bitter evil philosophy is not for the good of the working man, but very much to his detriment.

In what way is a tat emporium owner and importer creating wealth?

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Philip Green pays millions in tax, but he uses some of the options he is legally entitled to not to pay more than he needs.

Lefties just hate wealth creators, and that is one of the many reasons why their bitter evil philosophy is not for the good of the working man, but very much to his detriment.

That post is about as utterly naive as these protestors are, just from the other end of the scale.

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They are false, artificial, patronising and pathetic. People like them know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Rant over :P

Wrong way around. Cuts protestors know about some value but are totally clueless about price and the rather basic fact that things have to be paid for.

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I think spiked are far more from the libertarian left than the totalitarian wing. Or it could just be one big entriest baiting site. They do occasionaly have some interesting opinion pieces.

Same sh1t, different dog.

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