“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 17 June 2011

June 30th. Bring it on Danny.

There are idiots, unpleasant idiots, and there's Danny Alexander. In the middle of pension negotiations with the public sector unions the Chief Secretary To The Treasury announced today that it's all a waste of time. The Coalition have already made up their minds. People are living longer so will have to work longer. End of. Danny Boy, who looks like he has never recovered from being ambushed on St Stephens Green by Ian Bone, wants a return to the days when working class people worked themselves into an early grave and could look forward to being a burden on the state for five years if they were lucky. So that's it then. June 30th, bring it on!
PS. Danny Alexander has never had a proper job.


Gitane said...

We have Greek mates in Athens and they're amazed that the duchess and me are stii working at 60+. One of the unwritten tragedies of prol life is that after a lifetime of wage slavery prols drop dead a few years into retirement if they make it that far!Fucking worked to death!All that pension money going to long lived management!
Car manufacturers have an unwritten law that track assembly workers are finished after forty. The sixty year old retirement for public servants has got to be challenged and reduced to 55 and 50 for prols according to my Greek pals! Worth fighting for on the 30th.
Aspiration not desperation!

Jemmy Hope said...

We keep hearing that people are going to live longer, but we also hear that the lifestyles and dietary choices of the young mean that that their lives will be shorter than those of their parents.
The line changes to suit whatever they're peddling.
Life expectancy is already beginning to fall in the USA, the source of all political wisdom for our politicians.

henry said...

Nassim Taleb, author of Black Swan, was on Newsnight earlier this week. When asked about riots and civil unrest in Greece, and was that a Black Swan Event? He replied; No, it wasn't. The Black Swan Event was the lack of riots and strikes elsewhere, that other citizens in other countries have not reacted with as much anger as citizens in Greece...

He went up in my estimation, it's what many people I know think too...