Today Britain still bears the Thatcher legacy (PM David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’) and irrespective of whoever is in government, all are wedded to the neoliberal economic, political agenda: privatisation of public assets, services and further deregulation of the economy.
To gullibly swallow the political rhetoric of the Abbott government when it talks jobs, in real terms means casual insecure work and contract employment that generally suits employers and business.
Class societies have existed since slavery and in today’s market economy driven by the doctrine of neoliberalism – the working poor juxtaposed against the superrich, a stark reminder of the consequences of these odious policies – we see massive redistribution of wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich.
The Abbott government through its recent proposed budget is clearly setting itself for increasing social/economic inequality.
Boyd Kellner, Newrybar