What we so desperately need is government for the interests of the many

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You could dismiss one report in the Guardian this morning as being of minor concern. It says:

The prime minister, himself a pheasant shooter and deer stalker, is understood to have intervened in December to stop a rise in the cost of a gun licence, which has been frozen at £50 since 2001 — just over a quarter of the £196 that it costs police to issue the licence.

But that's not a minor concern; it is indicative of what is happening in a government that has lost all touch with any reality but that of the self interest of that tiny proportion of society whose interests it serves.

We cannot, apparently, find money for a great many essential services in society and yet we can subsidise the granting of gun licences to the tune of £17 million a year because the vast majority of the holders of those licences are either in the 1% or work for them.

Yet again, this is indication of government captured for the interests of a few when what we so desperately need is government for the interests of the many.