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Post-Brexit Britain is waging an economic and class struggle

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The concerns of the privileged dominate valuable media airtime that should hold them accountable.

Britain is facing a growing cost of living crisis.credit:

The political elite chatter about optics opera yearfriendship dents made at oxford university and how to get them illumination of oneself in Fashion magazinewhile many working class people literally cannot afford their electricity bills.

Radio pundits questioned whether Boris Johnson’s sacking of Michael Gove would damage their long-standing friendships forged in Oxford, while families like mine could barely afford petrol to visit their mates.

Recent Chancellor Rishi Sunak – whose wife is richer than the king – the disgraceful recommendation that wealthy households simply donate their $660 energy rebate to charity because the wealthy owners of the second house will receive double the payment.

Meanwhile, my sister, who works 10-hour days, cried because she couldn’t pay her astronomical electric bill (electricity bills went up 54 percent while I was there and will now rise to $4,160 a year, even if they are limited).

Britain is facing recession and the biggest drop in living standards in history.

Britain is facing recession and the biggest drop in living standards in history.credit:Getty

While my sister sobbed, Shell executives rejoiced: the report record revenue of US$11.5 billion, doubling their income in one year. Free market enthusiast and former Shell employee Liz Truss now runs the country. Her chancellor’s first move? Removal of the EU limit on bonuses for millionaire bankers. Her government will cut national insurance tax benefit those who earn more more than those with low incomes. First of all, they help the richest.

All this is happening at a time when the country is facing a recession the biggest drop in living standards on the record.

The world saw an outpouring of love and grief for the Queen, while anti-monarchical dissenters were discouraged or even arrested. Yes, the Queen worked hard and was loved by many across class lines, and many who made the pilgrimage to see her lie in state were divided along class lines. But it’s also true that many quieter Brits wouldn’t have the chance to queue for 11 hours of free time because they were too busy working to keep up with the cost of living.

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My sister and I – both low income – paid 40 percent of the inheritance tax on our late father’s estate. Neither that nor the other Prince William and King Charles III did not pay a penny on the multi-billion estates left to him by the Queen.

When the chandeliers of their castles and palaces were polished, two Cornish pubs turned to candles to cope with mounting bills. “We are going back to 1753,” said the owner. Judging by the peasant-poet-management mentality, the country is doing the same.

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