Tuesday 17 February 2015

Look to the super-rich to find the 'something-for-nothing' culture

Pride of place on the blog today has to go to these clips of Claire Laker-Mansfield of Youth Fight for Jobs, answering the Tory propaganda about the 'something-for-nothing' society and redirecting the insults back at wealthy tax-avoiders.

As Claire pointed out, "Youth are being punished for the crime of having to grow up in austerity Britain" and " 'Something-for-nothing' is at the top of society, they don't even pay their taxes". 

These points have clearly struck a chord with many. My tweets posting those comments have been retweeted throughout the day, and replies have congratulated Claire on the clear arguments that she put forward.

Claire asked "what kind of a systen is twentieth-first capitalism if it says to the next generattion that you're going to be worse off than the people who brought you up?". She rightly called on David Cameron to create more jobs to let young people live a "dignified existence".

Of course, it's not just young people who have a right to dignity, both in and outside work. But cuts and austerity are robbing that dignity from millions of all ages.

TUSC, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, stands with Youth Fight for Jobs in calling for investment to create and protect jobs, including for young people.

You can find out more on Youth Fight for Jobs on: http://www.youthfightforjobs.com/

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