The dismantling of the UK welfare system is underway, effectively using the pain and hardship of the poor to repay the debts of the financial system.
For me, the most horrifying passage is this:
There is one stark symbol of how unjust the response to this economic disaster caused by bankers is. They have just paid themselves £7bn in bonuses – much of it our money – to reward themselves for failure. That’s the same sum Osborne took from the benefits of the British poor yesterday, who did nothing to cause this crash. And he has the chutzpah to brag about “fairness.”
If this threatens to influence Australian social policy, it must be fought with determination. I fear for what might happen in NSW after the next State election.