Sunak says home workers should spend cash they’ve saved when the pandemic ends. Including him?

Rishi Sunak’s last big idea was ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ – which pushed up Covid-19 infections dramatically. Now he wants us to spend all our savings to buoy up the economy after the crisis ends – but you’ll notice he hasn’t announced that he’ll do the same.

Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that people who work at home, and who have saved significant amounts of money during the Covid-19 pandemic, should spend it all when the emergency is over.

Does that include him?

He works from home – he lives at 11 Downing Street. And we all recently learned that he has enormous amounts of cash saved up, via his wife’s £430 million stake in her family firm.

So we should welcome his demand – right?

Well… maybe not.

He hasn’t said that he will be leading by example, after all.

He has merely demanded that people like This Writer – I work from home (although I can’t say I have built up large amounts of savings) – splurge everything that we have. He hasn’t mentioned anything about doing the same himself – or that other super-rich Tories should do so.

So this is just a call for people – who are normally poor but have become slightly richer – to throw away everything that they’ve saved.

And people have cottoned on to his con:

Personally, I am looking forward to Sunak’s announcement that he has spent his vast wealth to help regenerate the UK’s economy – and to seeing evidence of this spending.

When he has done this, I hope to see this example leading other super-rich members of the UK’s communities to do the same.

Only when they have put their cash into restoration work should the demand trickle down to those of us who are less rich than Rishi and his Tory chums.

That’s right – trickle down. This is one instance where the “trickle down” effect might actually work in the way Tories and other neoliberals used to pretend; not with money gathered by the super-rich trickling down to benefit poorer people, but with cash spent by them revitalising the economy for everyone.

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2 thoughts on “Sunak says home workers should spend cash they’ve saved when the pandemic ends. Including him?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Didn’t RTU IDs state he could live a week on fiftyy pounds these clowns haven’t a clue how much is needed to live on but you can bet they dodge their proper taxes most having offshore accounts I remember that time that rich butcher shop owner brought 9 million into the country 9 pound transfer tax paid hmmm most peasants only dream of such riches

  2. Hecuba

    Home female and male workers are already spending their savings – they’re having to pay for funerals because their relatives have died from Coronavirus!!! The mass deaths of women and men is state sanctioned fascist tory murder and yet the fascist tories have the audacity to demand impoverished women and men spend what little money they have to boost the wealthy fascist tories’ profits!

    Fascist wealthy boy Sunak will claim all those women and men claiming universal credit are all ‘scroungers’ who spent all their savings and now expect the fascist tory state to give them financial aid!

    What a fascist jerk Sunak is uttering these stupid claims and I eagerly await him giving away all his wealth so that his little england can magically become a prosperous isolated little england!

    Oh and he is supposedly Chancellor of the Exchequer!! Sunak knows everything and nothing – just another fascist tory!

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