Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng, is a darling of the Tories and member of the mega rich oligarchy.
He announced publicly on Sunday that corporation tax should be abolished, and it should be easier to fire workers.
Although the UK has the most restrictive labour laws and the poorest protection for workers in the developed world, it is still not enough for Dyson and his class.
He symbolises the profit-greedy, short-sighted, callous and insensitive character of modern capitalism
He espouses the theory, adopted by every modern free-marketeer, that the less the mega-rich are taxed, the more they will invest in jobs and services.
A brief glance as history shows this is completely false. In today’s world, more so than in the past, the primary objective of capitalism is to make the biggest profits and to deliver the fattest pay cheque to the shareholders in the shortest possible time.
Cuts in tax – corporation or otherwise – does not result in greater investment but in increased plunder for the big shareholders.
When interviewed by Andrew Marr he gave the impression of being a warm-hearted jovial chap who would lend you a few bob if you were starving, yet seems totally unaware of the chilling consequences for workers of the policies he advocates.
These people succeed in their relentless pursuit of greater wealth when the Labour Movement is weakened and ineffectual. That’s why they adore Thatcherism/Blairism, and love the anti-trade union legislation introduced by the Tories and strengthened in their favour by Blair.
They will not change by, as John McDonnell says, having a cup of tea with them. A Corbyn government will have to take measures to acquire this wealth and utilise it for the benefit of the millions and not the few.