Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Some things never change

High levels of unemployment, financial system in crisis, race to the bottom in terms of workers' wages, government plans to slash benefits, government seeking to introduce compulsory training for the unemployed and the requirement to work for your benefits.

Sounds like Thatcher's Blair's Brown's Britain?

Nope, it's actually a description of the economic and political climate in the 1920s/1930s taken from an article on the National Uneployed Workers Movement at the Glasgow Digital Library!

Seems like the capitalist system hasn't forgotten how to treat those who generate the wealth of this country, how tthey seek to pass the buck from those responsible to those vulnerable.

And neither should we.