Politics was once about beliefs and society. Now it’s a worship of money | Comment is free | The Guardian. Armando Iannucci. What a great name. I like him just because of his name.
And he gives quite a few insights into what just might be wrong with what’s been happening in this country since 1979. Yeah, that long ago. Hands up if you were grown up then, or even alive.
Armando writes, “Culpability is something big business doesn’t recognise. Nor is it something political leaders want to pursue. It has no market value. Banks fail, financial centres crash, Swiss branches help evasion, but no one is arrested or put in any kind of dock. Monoliths such as Vodafone come to gentlemen’s agreements with HMRC over reduced payments in back tax. Meanwhile, vans circulate telling foreigners to go home, posters go up telling us to snitch on benefit scroungers and letters are put through people’s doors warning them to get worried about their spare bedroom.”
And there you have it in a nutshell.