What is it good for ?
Say it again !
Well, it is if only certain people have to pay it.
From Starbucks to Blockbuster, via Jimmy Carr and Harry Redknapp, it appears that during the current depression (it’s no longer a recession, is it ?) there’s a whole raft of organisations and individuals who get away with not paying their share and I’m rather angry about it.
With the proposed new “Bedroom Tax” I think the government may finally have taken a step too far … but what can we do about it ?
What can the common man actually do to protest ?
How do you tell the authorities that you’ve had enough ?
Politicians never listen. They never answer a direct question with a direct answer. They flannel, they evade, they deflect … so what’s the point ?
Given that we have no way of voting for “None Of The Above” on UK ballot papers, I propose that for every constituency in Britain we, the disenfranchised members of the general public, put forward a candidate standing for a brand new party: Fellow United Kingdom Truculents, or FUKT for short.
I believe that there are enough “normal” people in the population to get behind this movement and elect their FUKT candidate. Let’s face it, the country’s FUKT, the economy’s FUKT and society has been FUKT for years, so we may as well make it official.
To make sure we get our message across that we’ve had enough, we’ll use social media to engage even the young voters – often the most apathetic of all – so they feel empowered enough to put pencil to paper for once (and in many case for the first time).
Facebook will be FUKT. Twitter will be FUKT.
We’ll even buy some billboard space, but we’ll keep it simple and “on brand” as the media people like to say:
Shock tactics to the Daily Mail readers and “Outraged of Tunbridge Wells” but a necessary step for everybody else. It’s time to make our feelings heard … it’s time we had a voice.
What happens after the election ?
Well … nothing actually. The Truculent MPs will not make any decisions, will not offer their opinions in the house and will not do any work as such: they will simply sit there, maintaining a dignified silence for a few weeks before our manifesto is finally revealed.
We, the population of Great Britain, want an end to the bullying. We know the government is held to ransom by multinational companies. We know these corporations threaten to pull out of the UK if they don’t get massive tax breaks. The government worry about the impact that would have on the economy so in turn they bully us to make up the shortfall by increasing taxes wherever they can. They’re not even stealth taxes any more, they’re that blatant.
So let them pull out … a large proportion already are anyway, as they set up shop in China or Korea. We want honesty, we want equality and we want responsibility.
We want to be treated fairly.
The country’s FUKT.
But it’s not too late to do something about it …
“No matter how pathetic or pitiful, every human is fated to have one moment in their lives in which they can change their own destiny”
“When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties”
Marquis de Lafayette
“Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing”
“We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others”
“Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight”
“The time is always right to do what is right”
Martin Luther King
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress….But then I repeat myself”
“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle”