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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Suicide Rate Soars In Britain.

While the Tories are busy congratulating each other on the sheer one-sided nastiness of their policies, the suicide rate in Britain has soared by 11% to the highest levels since the 1980's and 90's - coincidentally the last time they were in power. Job insecurity, falling wages and rising prices are thought to be the chief reasons for a rising tide of despair as ordinary people find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. To the Tory led government, insulated by high wages, bloated expense claims and unbounded opportunities to take back-handers from "lobbyists", this is all a bit of a mystery and is likely remain so since they couldn't give a toss about any of it. Making people feel warm, fuzzy and secure is not their thing. Making them afraid for their future and taking away any hope that things might get better is, on the other hand, right up their street. The most important thing is that the poor pay for the recession while the wealthy continue to milk an economic system that is all but dead. So what can you say about their war on welfare "dependency", worker's rights, the public sector and education for the masses - other than the undertakers are winning it?

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