Sick Pockets in High Places

by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl-Solomonoff

Brit banksters and pols who “fiddle their expenses” better scurry. UK Prime Minister Cameron is gonna blast ’em with water cannons!

Police Calm London, But Riots Flare Across UK
by NPR Staff and Wires, 8/10/11

..Others pointed to rising social tensions in Britain as the government slashes $130 billion from public spending by 2015 to reduce the huge deficit, swollen after the country spent billions bailing out its foundering banks.

A London woman named Alison, who was fearful of giving her full name, told NPR’s Philip Reeves that it is important to remember the suffering of the working class…Alison says the government is simply out of touch.

“This government is for the rich. It’s not for the poor. It’s not for the people that are trying. They fiddle their expenses; they con us out of money,” she said. “It’s not fair.”

Cameron authorizes riot control measures: Nothing off table
By Reuters and Jerusalem Post Staff, 08/10/2011

(UK Prime Minister) Cameron told reporters, “There are pockets of our society that are not only broken, but frankly sick … It is a complete lack of responsibility in parts of our society, people allowed to feel that the world owes them something.”


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