Almost unmentioned in the media – apart from a tweet by the Manchester Evening News’ Jennifer Williams pointing to “the second half of a downpage story in the times [sic], but find it odd it hasn’t been picked up more” – has been a plan just floated by Home Secretary Sajid Javid in response to the Tories’ complete inability to make any progress in Brexit negotiations.
Or their endgame all along, depending on your point of view.
Javid has put forward to the Cabinet measures he claims are “necessary to keep the economy afloat”:
Two years ago, as Jeremy Hunt announced plans for the ‘uberisation’ of our NHS, the disgraced then-DWP Secretary Damian predicted a
future economy in which jobs had no security, no sickness benefits, no holiday pay and no pensions.
He described it as an ‘exciting‘ prospect.
And now we have actual proposals on the table for just such a bonfire of pensions and of protections for workers and the environment.
This Tory government is so malignant, even psychopathic, that the most charitable interpretation is that the Tories are about to flush what’s left of our already-degraded social fabric down the toilet in response to their own blighted, blatant incompetence.
But in context, it looks deliberate – like what was planned all along. ‘Exciting’ for the Tories is disaster for the rest of us.
The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal. Thanks for your solidarity so this blog can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.
If you wish to reblog this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.