Wealth Inequality in UK Now Equal to Nigeria, UN Report

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This is quite amazing but perhaps no real surprise under David Cameron‘s leadership which has been excessively hard-nosed on austerity. Of course, austerity has had little impact on the privileged!

 

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The UK has been sliding down the UN Human Development Report since 1991, and by 1996 became the most unequal nation in the developed world .  The gap between rich and poor in UK society has risen sharply during the leadership of the Coalition government, yet long before these people got power, the gap between rich and poor in UK society was equal to Nigeria, with the poorest here living on roughly the same as their counterparts in Hungary and Korea.

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The 1996 and 2013 reports makes truly depressing reading, but should come as no surprise to those warning of exactly these results from ideological austerity policies.

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  2. This is unfortunately part of a process which has been going on for a very long time and will continue until people say enough is enough or as Bertrand Russell predicted when he was alive,the public would effectively become two different species separated by a gap so large it could never be bridged.
    The gap between a “Master of the Universe” and someone on average pay is now 1000 to 1 and is still widening to 450 to 1 in the case of Times 1000 CEO,s and Hedge Fund Managers.
    Effectively it would ultimately mean a return to a form of latter day feudalism with a small number of jet setting plutocrats living in gated communities and guarded by private security guards and a small cadre of staffers and minders assisting them.
    Everyone else would live in a state of quasi anarchy with a few very large police stations and marauding bands of criminals and benefit recipients roaming at will but not living very long.
    Middle class people will have either emigrated or disappeared.
    Usually when societies get too unequal they fall apart as we saw with the Roman Empire and most other Empires in the past.
    We and America are part of an Empire of white Western nations which includes the Commonwealth which is run by placemen and stooges who do our bidding in their countries which form the secret part of the Empire.
    David Cameron and the Coalition are just another set of people tasked with impoverishing the majority and enriching those at the top.
    It is now more noticeable because of the recession and the deliberate failure to deal with the problems within the economy.
    In America,similar forces exist but they are matched by Americans who want to fix the economy with fracking,infrastructure building and exporting and a people who despite everything have a dynamism we now lack in this country.
    The UK is in the thrall of the proponents of the Malthusian doctrine and those who are against machines,computers,roads,airports,fracking,energy self sufficiency,industrialisation or ordinary people making progress.
    These people,many of them Druids,Gnostics,Satanists,ecological warriors and proponents of Global Warming would be happy to see de-industrialisation and the bulk of the population tugging their forelocks and running around in smocks.
    Most of them sit in the shadows never debating their real mission to anyone although George Monbiot and Professor John Beddington do at least spout their nonsense in public

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