We’re under no illusion regarding the utter contempt the wealthy and their lackies feel for impoverished working class communities, but even we were shocked by Wandsworth Council’s illegal strategy of collective punishment. Unfortunately it seems that the council’s residents are more than used to being treated like criminals…
I’m a tenant of the Rachman landlord, Wandsworth Council, who wants to evict the family of an alleged looter from its council property because he was involved in the riots. This council is a rabid, foaming at the mouth Thatcherite landlord who has more in common with the landlords who evicted the Irish in the Great Famine than the 21st century.
It’s chief councillor, ‘Rabid’ Govinda’, is, if not one of the highest paid councillors in the UK, the highest paid; the rents it charges for its slums, which it fails to adequately maintain with repairs, are one of the highest in the UK; its council tax is one of the lowest in the UK; it spies on you with CCTV wherever you go; it insists dogs of council tenants are micro chipped and refuses to allow dogs to be exercised in its parks; it expects parents of children to have to pay to use playgrounds in its parks; it threatens to evict council tenants if they feed squirrels or pigeons; it records my phone calls to its jobsworths at the Town Hall without my permission; it reluctantly arrives to do its repairs to my slum with a delegation of more official jobsworths with clipboards who take photographs of me and my possessions without my permission and with no justification; it issued me a court summons for £3 council tax arrears and has me on its blacklist.
They are a bunch of f*in fascists.
Let’s hope this doesn’t spread to other boroughs, or the Lambeth Walk might just end up a goose step!
March 23, 2011
As we have the dubious honour of having posh twat Ed Miliband as our MP we’ve teamed up with the AMP to work on a new ‘TOPPLE THE TOFFS‘ campaign.
The working class are now under constant attack and the poorest sections of society are paying for the mistakes of the rich. And yet we’re expected to believe that a bunch of over-privileged Oxbridge elites are going to deliver a fairer, just society.
Everything that is currently in jeopardy, the NHS, education, libraries, etc – i.e. the welfare state – was created as a concession to a powerful and militant working class who were well organised and prepared to fight for their beliefs. Unfortunately those days are long gone. Three decades of neo-liberal policies from Tory and Labour alike have dis-empowered the working class and nowadays most political parties don’t even bother to pretend that they’re on our side (the BNP allege that they’re pro-working class to try and get votes, but they’re led by a money grabbing toff and their policies are as anti working class as you can get) – apparently, as Lord Prescott once said ‘we’re all middle class now’; try telling that to the pensioner who can’t afford to put the heating on.
We can afford £500 billion to bail out the banks and we can spend billions more on oil-wars, but we can’t afford to take care of the most vulnerable people in our society? Posh Dave reckons we need to take care of each other voluntarily in a nice ‘big society’, but if that’s the case why to we need government? What use is the state? The answer is same as it has always been, NO USE AT ALL!
The simple truth is that ‘representative democracy’ is sooo last millennium. We no longer want or need a layer of corrupt politicians to look after our interests. We have the ability and the technology to take control of our own lives. We just need to find the kind of strength, solidarity and willingness that our grandparents had and fight for what we believe…
And the first thing we need to do is TOPPLE THE TOFFS!