FROM FIGHTING IT, TO BEING IT, ALL WITHIN 80 YEARS
The Telegraph newsletter today has an online tool to help its readers calculate “how much of your salary bankrolls the welfare state” – and the 4 million people too sick or disabled to work. I feel quite sick. They are literally baiting their readers to ask what a burden we are.
It raises the question, just how much of a role does the media play in fuelling disability hate crimes? And what do early eugenic arguments look like?
I can’t help but say that this makes me physically sick. I can’t read the actual article in the Telegraph as I don’t subscribe to it. But, ironically, it will not be the taxes of the owner of the Daily Telegraph that will be used to support disabled people, because he lives in Sark, a self governing channel island connected to Guernsey, but independent from it in most ways, and which levies no personal income tax, no capital gains taxes, no inheritance tax and no VAT.
I wonder what the Scottish branch of the Tories think about their house magazine printing this kind of stuff. Do they agree with it?
If so, who do they think should be next in line to save their tax money?
The over 70s? Gypsy Travellers? Non-whites? Gays?
Of course, the real cost to the exchequer is none of these. It’s not even the royal parasites.
It is… the tax dodgers.