The Victoria Age ended in 1901 and many of us have agreed with commentators who have felt that the Tories are dragging us back to a new Victorian age, well ladies and gentlemen according to the New Statesman USA, they’ve achieved it.
At the start of the 19th Century, 30 per cent of British people were destitute, mostly because hard-working people were miserably paid.
Pat Thane writes that when carrying out research for a new book he was shocked to discover that the causes of poverty then are now very much back in 2018.
One of the main causes of poverty in the Victorian Age was low wages and no social security, today much of the cause of poverty is low wages and the erosion of social security. How proud the scumbag Tories must be.
Thane notes that the government argues that UC increases incentives to work, just as administrators of the 19th century Poor Law justified low, punitive benefits. Why is he surprised at this, poverty increased under Thatcher, poverty increases under Major, levelled off at 1979 levels under Blair and has increased considerably under Brown, Cameron and May, all Tories.
The disgusting Tories won’t be happy now until they get health and life expectancy down to Victorian levels also. Its not that long ago that we were warned that illnesses such as rickets were returning to the U.K., linked to poverty.
What don’t people get about Tories of all colours, they like poverty, they like people dying young, they like charities feeding the poor and churches looking after the sick, well that’s where we are and we better wake the f up before it’s too late.