I first went to a football match with my dad in the 1970s. I last went to one in 2018.
Ian Parson
Likes: Football
Dislikes: VAR, European Super League

Billionaire football club owners who think they are entitled to travel round the world in 5 star luxury, have finally been told

“No, you can’t do that. You have to consider the feelings of others. Strangers, people you neither know or care about. You have to think what they want.”

They hated it and it hasn’t happened for so many years, they didn’t expect it. They climbed down almost immediately.

What happened at Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool might appear an extraordinary turn of events, it’s not, not really.

These days the majority can easily make themselves heard in any aspect of modern life. It just takes enough people to feel strongly. From the NHS to Cute Kittens on YouTube some things you can’t (openly) mess with.

Any clip, meme or gif has the potential to go viral these days. First it was the Super League idea, who knows when the elites will next push us too far?

The billionaires have taken advantage for long enough. Its time you and I drew a line in the sand.

Remember when Jeremy Corbyn said he thought having ‘so many media outlets controlled by a handful of billionaires’ was something he intended to look into if he was elected Prime Minister?

No of course you don’t, because it was barely reported.

Remember the accusations and derogatory snipes against Corbyn?

Yes, of course you do, because the full might of the tabloid press aimed their guns at him and let him have it until he ceased to be a threat.

They couldn’t risk him ruining the symbiotic relationship between giant corporations and politicians of the Conservative variety. It hugely benefits all the individuals concerned, no rocking of the boat is to be tolerated. Most of the endless money they spray over themselves comes from the tax payer, that’s you and I.

Boris Johnson has no problem splashing out £840 per roll for wallpaper in the same week he cuts international aid to the world’s poorest children.

Well, he had no problem when he thought some other mug was going to foot the bill. His real problem is he thinks he should be on a spending level with the billionaires he lunches with.

Not one member of Johnson’s Brexit cabinet see themselves as a public servant. For them politics is a step on a lucrative career ladder that starts at private school and ends up with them on a handful of boards where the contacts they built up in Whitehall is the only tangible benefit they bring to the table.

Those contacts were acquired whilst they worked for us. Any profit made from little black books should go back into the coffers of the country.

Yes, David Cameron I’m talking to you.

If ex-ministers want to earn a living to supplement the very generous pension we pay them it should not be allowed to happen within a hundred miles of Westminster or the City of London.

What is the point of technology of it’s only used to increase productivity?

Human Beings only have a few short decades on Earth. We should not spend them enabling billionaires to rape our planet and consign our children to a life of servitude at the end of which they have no property, no pension, no savings to pass on, only debt. Money owed to a handful of greedy individuals who believe they are better and more deserving than you, your children and your children’s children.

Football fans have shown the rest of us that we have the power. We’ve always had the power, we just need to get organised.

     Ian Parson, May ‘21

Cleveland Hall was a meeting place where people got organised. Karl Marx is among those who delivered speeches there. It was bulldozed and now the BT Tower stands on a site that used to be where people organised themselves
BT Tower, Cleveland Street, London
former site of Cleveland Hall, where ordinary people did extraordinary things.

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