When it flooded in Somerset………..they did not care
when Dawlish was ravaged by the sea…………they did not care
but when Henley, Eton and the commuter belt flood……..the purse suddenly opens.
You can be anything you want to be as long as you don’t have to worry about earning a living and paying you way in life.
Parker Liautard is not your average teenager – he has been hailed as some sort of green eco warrier, highlighting the problems of climate change with his expeditions to the North Pole. Fair play but then you realise that his is at Eton and his family are filthy rich, but as with all filthy rich he has denied every using his fathers money to fund anything. Well who pays for his board and lodgings, who keeps life going whilst he fucks of for months at a time.
I have no problem with what he is doing I just fucking hate when people pretend that their wealth has nothing to do with it. Anyone to do with exploring, boating, horses etc you can virtually guarantee that they don’t have to work for a living, probably just killing time before they run this country!
Denis MacShane, a Labour Oxford Graduate MP, has suggested that there should be 10% of parliamentary seats alloted for people who were on a minimum wage.
Fuck Off you patronising cunt.
Have the working class become such a persecuted minority that we need the good grace of Oxbridge Etonian politicains to make it a level playing field. The only way for the working class to get a equal footing in Parliament is to fight for it, and not be grateful for scraps that are thrown us.
There are only 25 MP’s that come from a manual working background, perhaps that’s because they isn’t much industry left in this country thanks to Thatcher.
I wasn’t aware that independent private schools even had charity status until Ian Bone highlighted this issue with Eton but it baffles me as to why it is allowed. I have been researching how to get an organisation registered for charity status, as People for Portland Road (the collective I work with to make South Norwood a better place!) would benefit from this, and you have to evidence the benefits that you give to the element of society that you claim to be supporting, monetary as well as physical.
I’m not sure how this applies to private schools. Perhaps it’s becaus ethey give bursaries to the poor to allow them the privelidge of going to their school? Perhaps it’s because all their pupils will benefit society in the long run? Or perhaps they have exploited some slack definition by the charity commission, and utilising to benefit nobody but there own benefactors? May I even go further to suggest that affluent people may be able to use the charity status of the school in order to make their own accounts efficient from a tax perspective.
Any institution that promotes and practices elitism, and has an admission policy that only favours those who are deemed desirable to attend, should be taxed more not less. At the least they should be only given charity status if they have there own nuclear bunker!