Jayne Linney tells us: Yesterday’s news was full of the latest findings from Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrating the ConDems’ changes to the Tax and Benefits system has cost households £1,127 a year on average, and even the Mail concedes this means “poor families have lost the most as a percentage of their income“; and yet despite this, the Government still maintained “UK income inequality is now lower than when this Government came into office“.
I doubt anyone will be remotely surprised at the Coalition disputing the data, this is another example of how this unelected Government has persistently and systematically Lied to the people.
Lucy Mangan in Today’s Guardian writes maybe the best answer I’ve read in the national media – “If you don’t understand how people fall into poverty, you’re probably a sociopath“.
This is something many of us on social media have said on countless occasions, and it certainly seems to apply to Cameron, IDS and Co, but what does this mean in reality? A Sociopath is listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), as an Antisocial Personality Disorder, with a “propensity for violence, a remorseless mind, indifference to others’ rights and not caring about ethical behaviour or laws”.
This suggests the cabinet at the very least is led by people who have a recognised psychiatric disorder.
The rest of Jayne’s article is on her own blog – please give it a visit.