Thursday, May 07, 2009

Debts Of Honour

Yet is has a few others, without photogenic spokespersons prodding the national conscience for settlement.
It owes a debt of honour to those in its workforce, the folks who pay the tax from which the state pension now payable at 65 is actually paid, to ensure that they also receive the state pension at 65. Many of them have no interest at all in the economic policies that got us into a mess, yet all must work so they can eat; to demand that five more years' labour be wrung from them in order to clean up a mess they didn't make is grossly unfair.
It owes a debt of honour to those who have lost their jobs due to the Banking Clan's monomaniac greed to ensure that the country's very weak and unsatisfactory laws on the disqualification of company directors are reformed root and branch; and that the British banking industry will remain fearful of regulation for all eternity.
It owes a debt of honour to those postal workers whose pension fund is now in deficit as a result of their trustees being permitted to take a 'contribution holiday' to ensure that the deficit is now made good. If Fred Goodwin the banker enjoys 'sanctity of contract', so too does Joe Bloggs the postman.
Unless, of course, it's one law for some, and one for another; perish the thought.

2 Comments:

Blogger James Higham said...

It's most uncreative of me but I simply agree with you here, Martin.

07 May, 2009 12:38  
Blogger Martin said...

Thanks, James.

08 May, 2009 05:46  

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