South Yorkshire SEZ 2024

South Yorkshire SEZ 2024 – 24 x 18cm, oil and acrylic on canvas

As the rich get more bored, their power seeks incursions into the public sector for sport. The state becomes a fox, the asset classes the hunters, the state is forced out of its protective armour, social services, hospitals, rubbish collection, schools, decent housing torn apart. The state and public money is a source of revenue for libertarian start-ups, deregulated SEZs and Freeports are given Govt State Aid via WTO rules, this is illegal in the EU. SEZs are tax-exempt for 10 years. Brexit kickstarted the privatisation of the UK. Exit plans made flesh.