“If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose,
and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss”
(R Kipling) Again !
In the good old days of capitalism when a company went bust the head of the family and top man in the firm would sell everything and share what he could and then tearfully say his goodbyes and retire to his study with his cherished revolver. What are these modern capitalists like eh ? What ever happened to doing the decent thing, the honourable thing, Britain is going down the toilet. Where has the British “sword of truth and shield of fair play” gone ? Bankers, Holiday Travel firms and Airline Tycoons you are a big disappointment, British capitalism is ashamed of you.
I remember Freddie Laker and his Airways scam, Thatcher’s favourite capitalist businessman, his company went bust, and among the carnage of lost jobs and stranded passengers he managed to con people into a scam called “I’m backing Britain” to dig himself out of trouble. Younger people might find this hard to believe but people started sending this dodger money, air hostesses donated some of their wages to the cause. I remember thinking when the whole farce was over just what do these people think now about this how embarrassed/ angry are they now ? You see it turned out that when people had lost jobs and thousands on lost holidays that poor Freddie limped away to settle in his stud farm which was worth £7 M. and rendered untouchable by those who had taken the hit buy Freddie’s use of his “practiced lawyers”
Taxpayers today have to foot the bill when the immoral Capitalist gamblers schemes go pear shaped, they gamble with their customers money and get out after the crash with plenty saved away, lawyers make sure it can’t be touched, parasite is too good a word for them.
Unlike the decent one nation capitalist of old we have a new breed, I call them the Thatcher Capitalists, no sense of decency and completely dishonest and vicious, step up to the plate one “Paddy Power Turf Accountant“ the epitome of greed and rapacious capitalism, he is quoting odds on which holiday company/Airline will be next to go, go Paddy it’s an opportunity, a real modern example of the breed. Next we have the other Airlines, circling like vultures picking off the desperate stranded passengers and robbing them blind because they are helpless, a capitalist bean feast, “take no prisoners” picture those big bears feeding on the salmon in 6 “ of water.
Stories are emerging of people being offered flights and the prices changing several times before they get a ticket, I wonder which direction the prices went ? The more desperate their plight the higher goes the price, “what’s that madam, you have a sick child and you must get home, that will be another couple of quid”
The just thing to do here is for the Govt. to help as much as they can with the proviso that the greed driven gambling crooks walk away with nothing, Casino Economy ? Fine if you want to gamble but don’t come cap in hand with your sob stories if you lose, Don’t come to the British working people for help because we know what sympathy you people have for others we are witnessing it right now.