The Mirror today reports that George Osborne is to slash a FURTHER £20 BILLION from almost every Govt. Dept, including of course, the DWP in November’s budget.
The question I believe the Nation ought to be asking is why, particularly when in one year he granted Private Corporations nearly FIVE TIMES this amount in Corporate Welfare?
In 2013 alone £93 BILLION was given away to Private Companies, including a £FIVE MILLION government grant to AstraZeneca; supposedly to develop its research and development centre at Alderley Park, Cheshire. In just five months, the same company closed the plant along with 2,100 jobs; I don’t suppose this has anything to do with the project being in Osborne’s constituency?
To this end I’ve stated a petition on Change.org demanding Osborne STOP using OUR money to finance Private Corporations and to REPAY it into Public Services. I have no expectations of this happening but maybe if people know precisely where their direct and indirect taxes are being spent, they might just recognise the only reason for the Tory Austerity budget was to further enrich themselves and their friends?
Come on people let’s spread the TRUTH, we might just wake the people up – and What have we left to lose? The petition - STOP using OUR money to finance Private Corporations; REPAY it into Public Services:
In your emergency budget, you made a further £12Bn in Cuts to the Welfare Budget alone, creating further financial devastation to the poorest; you justify this by claiming you're 'balancing the UK' books'.
Yet in 2013 alone you handed over £93 BILLION in CorporateWelfare; this is money given to Private Companies and is taken from the People.
We demand the Chancellor STOP funding Private Companies and reinvest this Money in the NHS, Justice, Welfare and other Public Service.
An example of such is AstraZeneca, after accessing a £5m government grant to develop its research and development centre at Alderley Park, Cheshire; closed five months later, announcing it was closing the plant and shedding 2,100 jobs. You were the MP responsible!
It is time you and the the Government remembered - the Nations wealth paid for by Peoples Taxes. belongs to The People and NOT you; We demand you Reclaim OUR Money.
If you need further information Aditya Chakrabortty spells out how Corporate Welfare works in the links below :