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A song I wrote about the present situation in Britain and, indeed many other places under a neo-liberal administration.

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Plebs. You worked for a company that used to pay a living wage before they kicked you out leaving you redundant. Signing on the dotted line making sure you're never late. There's a voluntary offer you take with some reluctance. But then you get a certain sense of deja vu - it's your old work place but this time they're not paying you! And it's not alright! Why should we plebs all pay when it's the fault of the bankers and the corporate man. Working zero hours and you can't afford to pay the rent so before you know it you're queuing up at the food bank. The media make it look you live a life of overspend but when austerity rules dignity has next to no chance. Don't get a fatal illness 'cause that's no defence - the press may laugh at you and call it gross pretence. And it's not all right etc. Don't try to blame it on the immigrants because if you do then you're just ignorant so ignorant and it's not all right. Using debt to force through ideology that benefits the few but will the rest all see it's not all right. Why should we plebs all pay when it's the fault of the banker and the corporate man and deregulation? Let's have reditribution!

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released February 15, 2015
Words and music by Stephen Foster-Pilkington. All instruments by Stephen Foster-Pilkington

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