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Vandalism: investment in our collective future

The upsurge of resistance on the 9th of December has caused another predictably stupid and stuffy response from those who believe that all these damned young people should go home and think about what they’ve done to the taxpayer (as well as the poor police). Student protesters won’t be donning the dunce hat any time soon, however, because that is precisely what we’re already doing.

Most of us aren’t privileged enough to be able to afford to buy the Tories champagne, caviar and nationwide billboards at general elections. We fall into the category of those who will pay through the nose for things which  probably won’t exist in a few years, and a whole lot of other things which we probably don’t like, such as royal weddings, a war on the poor Afghanis and nuclear weapons systems designed to destroy Moscow. We’re called everyone-but-the-ruling-class and not only is our education in peril, but so is our healthcare, our welfare state and our employment. We’re paying more for less, too, one example being the 2.5% increase in VAT scheduled for next January.

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