What are people in the UK going to do to continue the welfare state?

The UK has so much debt now that to pay it off would require a level of sacrifice (that judging by the approval rate of the incumbent government whose cuts aren’t even anywhere near adequate to tackling national debt) Britons just aren’t ready to make. Even looking at the smaller parties UKIP, Green, BNP they all seem to support large state provisions. Now our debt is 70-85% of GDP, and it’s been rising sharply since 2008, coupled with all of the UK’s other economic blunders I can’t see people being willing to lend to us forever.
I hear people talking about closing tax loopholes on over-sea’s billionaires, and lowering the upper rate of income tax to 37% (Supposedly better than the current 45% because it attracts more wealthy people into the country, can’t remember where I read that though.), leaving Europe saves 160 Billion a year, leaving the middle east saves god knows how much, legalizing and taxing elicit substances, releasing non violent criminals from jail, privitising non essential NHS services (Sex changes, cosmetic surgery), it all sounds great but I don’t know if it’s going to cover all the public services people want.
I’ve looked for data on what the average Briton or Irishman thinks about the economic future of the country but all I can find is articles written by intellectuals, not exactly a broad spectrum of opinion from those people. Me personally I think it’s going to end in tears, because sure people mess up and have kids they can’t afford but who can say no to a hungry child’s eyes and who can deny the elderly person whose grafted from day one to make the country that little bit better? I think peoples compassion will get the better of them and we will try and keep the borrowing and QE system going as long as possible until nobody will lend to us anymore and then the REAL cuts start coming in.

Real cuts will come in if UKIP got into power. They would guarantee a budget surplus by the end of government, even if it means slashing to the bone. It will be impossible for us to pay of the national debt in our lifetimes, probably even impossible in our childrens lifetimes, but as long as we start to operate a budget surplus we can start to gradually pay off our debt. It is the only way.

7 thoughts on “What are people in the UK going to do to continue the welfare state?

  1. The obvious answer is to imprison ‘the 1%’ and redistribute their ill gotten wealth. If one thing is for certain it’s that there’s going to be a lot of riots this year and a lot of posh cars and houses will get set on fire. I’m not advocating this, merely predicting it.

    UKIP are like a stupid and pathetic version of the nasty Tories, which makes them even worse if that’s actually possible. They would cut our trade links with 40% of our export market because they’re a bunch of xenophobic racists.
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  2. Thatcher did as Reagan and sold off Britain’s nationals assets to and broke-down protections for the benefit those who’ve gone on to destroy their countries.

    Even American Libertarian Ron Paul who couldn’t be more anti-Welfare admits that you can’t remove it unless you do something about open border immigration and outsourcing first.

    The whole globalist agenda is anti-human and designed to destroy all nations as we know them.
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  3. Lol we simply have to start living within our means, we also need to re-discover the requirement to work, it is far more compassionate to get people out and working in whatever capacity than to write them off and consign them to a half life on benefits, there are jobs out there, hundreds of thousands of immigrants come here every year to take them …….while our own sit idly at home!

    Emotionally, mentally and physically it is better to be doing something and contributing to society rather than festering in front of the tv all day!
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  4. I think people are too quick to start criticising. How we live today is NOTHING like people lived in the post-war period and somehow they managed and were happy. I think we are too greedy today. I wouldn’t mind having to make a few sacrifices and in fact I may have to. I am interested in going to university where the fess have risen by a whopping 200% for some unis. Then people moan when cigarettes or petrol go up by a measly %. It beggars belief.
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  5. I came to give an answer but thinking about it
    i can’t be bothered,the world is in dire straits
    & China owns most of the debt !,go figure !.
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    Non-teenage mutant

  6. Real cuts will come in if UKIP got into power. They would guarantee a budget surplus by the end of government, even if it means slashing to the bone. It will be impossible for us to pay of the national debt in our lifetimes, probably even impossible in our childrens lifetimes, but as long as we start to operate a budget surplus we can start to gradually pay off our debt. It is the only way.
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