The rise in tax breaks for the ultra-rich and austerity measures for everyone else has left Britain on the brink, says Mail Opinion.
David Cameron once used the desperation of people in the country’s most poverty-stricken housing estates to symbolise what he called Broken Britain.
You could tell the former PM’s background was in PR.
The phrase Cameron coined allowed him to demonise the poor while he got on with imposing austerity measures required after the greed of his pals in the banking sector drove the country to the brink.
He was at it. The truth is that Britain was never broken.
But there is a developing corrosion at the heart of our society caused, at least in part, by Cameron himself.
It is a something-for-nothing culture – not among benefit claimants or those desperate to scratch out a living on the fringes.
Instead it comes from company bosses who want to get richer by having people work for free. There is no more depressing example than delivery driver Barry Scade.
Like most people, Barry wants to do a decent day’s work for a decent day’s pay. What he encountered in his short spell as an Amazon driver is a shocking illustration of British working conditions in 2017.
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