Why are so many people convinced by the government line that “we have to cut everything and we have to cut it now“?
Why are so many people so eager to believe that we need to decimate the lives and livelihoods of millions across the country?
Why have so many people forgotten that it was the richest people in the country who caused the recession?
And finally, why are so few people angry that the richest people in the country (those who caused the recession, remember) are not suffering at all because of it? Why are people blaming Gordon Brown or Labour or the LibDems, in fact everybody except those who actually caused this recession?
How are they getting away with the biggest con trick of modern times – the lie that we can somehow no longer afford to be a decent, caring society?
Because that’s what all you supporters of the cuts really mean.
Behind all your lies about paying the debt and being “realistic” what you’re actually saying is that supporting the sick, the old and the less fortunate members of our society is too expensive – we can no longer afford to behave like decent, civilised human beings.
And that’s why I marched on Saturday: because that idea utterly disgusts me.