Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Working Class can …….

It was a decent, if a bit juvenile, joke long ago to change the words of the Red Flag to ‘the working class can kiss my ass, I’ve got the foreman’s job at last’.  Now many commentators are saying it’s … Continue reading

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That’s Living Alright – Pensions below poverty.

Low pay £7.69/hr or 2/3 of median wage.    £307 a week. Poverty £5.78 or 1/2 median wage.  £231 a week. Minimum wage £6.50/hr.  £260 a week. Living wage £7.89.  £315 a week. State Pension £2.85!  £113 a week. Based … Continue reading

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Vote for better Trains in the North

Politicians are rushing to make friendly noises towards the north using promises of better trains.    We have High Speed 2 which David Cameron says he supports. High Speed 3 which George Osborne is supporting.  Replacement of old trains which … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband’s Senate

Ed Miliband declared that a Senate will replace the House of Lords.  This is meant to make the upper chamber more representative of the whole of the UK.  It will also be elected.  It seems a logical proposal as the current … Continue reading

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