No Wage Slave (by )

I have been seeing some highly disturbing news reports lately about people being forced to work or having their benefits cut - the issue being that they are not actually being offered jobs but are being put on work experience in places like Tesco and Poundland. Then it turns out that the changes currently being made to things means that disabled people including the terminally ill could be forced to work and not just the eight weeks of unpaid work 'normal' job seekers are given.

Neither of these situations is good - they are basically slavery. I could have probably swallowed the job seekers working on community projects and charity shops as I don't think gaps in CV's or in the pattern of doing a job is a good thing unless absolutely needed but big chain stores? Come on!

Worse this will be reducing the amount of people they are actually paying to do the work! Anyway this along with a few other things has inspired another angry political poem by me which I am now going to inflict on you.

No Wage Slave
Bayed go down the commercial drain
Human rights u-bend
Send wraith of pain
Terminally ill aint catching
Government snatching
Chiold's under the poverty line
Finned for not being on time
Crime swine on the rise
Cries in the night of destitution
Prostitution of limb and maw
Leaving lives stretched and raw
Time sinking backwards
Hear the keening
Ghosts that fought for freedom
In and out of this United Kingdom
Sever hand that feeds jowled
Gluttonous banker
Ignored by Political

But who steps to the fore
Who gives the ROAR!
Stop think!
This policy stinks

Don't blame the other
For running for cover
Your hand's are stained no better
And suicide teens don't get much deader
Youth terror
Masked error
As this economic storm is weathered

Sink swim
desperation cling
Shame filled
Pill killed

Work for no wage
The government say

I say
Stand up and be counted
Attrition is mounting

Write that damn letter to your MP
Do it electronically
Again I remind you of
They Work For You and My Society

Cos the word be mightier than the turd
Scream and rant
21st C slavery should be banned
Think you can't change that with words
At least try
Please tell me you didn't just ask why?

There will be audio versions at some point on Monday - baby currently keeps churping over any I attempt at the moment.

I feel this disgusting and is putting those most vulnerable members of our society at risk of being used. It is a highly dangerous step backwards.

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