What Next, the Workhouse?

Recent research from the New Economic Foundation shows the biggest drop in living standards since Victorian times; with women and part-time workers suffering disproportionately. NEF also draws attention to a low wage public sector, with the worst off being health and social care staff, classroom assistants and council employees. Retail workers come out lowest in the private sector. One in four local authority employees is now on low pay, defined by NEF as less than 60% of the average national income, £7.47 an hour or £13,600 a year.
In another report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 6.7 million “hard-working families” were below the poverty line; whereas 6.3 million of retired families and unemployed are in a similar position. Contrary to government propaganda, “hard-working families” in and out of work are not moving out of poverty. The chief executive of JRF said, ” Hard work is not working. We have a labour market that lacks pay and protection, with jobs offering precious little security and paltry wages that are insufficient to make ends meet.”
Government can only claim that the ‘trickle-down’ effect will come about when growth increases and corporations’ profits grow – the lie that Thatcher spread far and wide. Every worker in this country has a duty to themselves, their families and our class to stop the descent into Victorian destitution.

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GMB express concern over jobs of 146,000 staff; as Walmart sell Asda to billionaire Issa brothers & a private equity company. Asda is priced at £6.8 billion, Walmart will still hold a minority stake; £4b is to be borrowed.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/02/asda-sold-to-billionaire-issa-brothers

Liberals & many on the 'left' exaggerate differences between Trump & Biden; click to see what would make a real difference.
There is no effective “freedom” in a society in which working people live in poverty & billionaires live like parasites.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221826359541925&id=1045558919&sfnsn=scwspmo

Biden opposed moves to rebuild Afghanistan, advising a policy of fighting terrorism in the country. He also opposed withdrawal of US troops, which Trump carried out.
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/biden’s-comments-rile-afghans-internationals

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden's regime will hold on to enclaves in the North East and work alongside Turkish invaders, continuing sanctions against the Syrian government. In general, Biden wants US global leadership, which he sees as being diminished by Trump's inconsistencies.
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/limited-and-constrained-the-biden-administration-and-the-prospects-of-a-syria-policy/

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden intends to have tighter sanctions on DPRK, and to have stricter preconditions with respect to engaging on talks. The Democrat's president also intends to strengthen an alliance against North Korea. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-northkorea-analysi/biden-on-north-korea-fewer-summits-tighter-sanctions-same-standoff-idUSKBN25G2QO

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

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