Britain’s favourite taxi driver perfectly sums up the Tory mindset [VIDEO]

Support us and go ad-free

Mark McGowan, a performance artist also known as ‘The Artist Taxi Driver’, has uploaded his latest rant to YouTube. And in the video, he perfectly sums up the Tory mindset, saying:

It’s raining. It’s raining like it’s going to rain forever. And that’s a metaphor for the Tories, who are still living in ‘cloud fuckyou land’.

“Cloud fuckyou land”

McGowan says the Tories are busy fighting between themselves over Brexit while “the country’s heading towards an economic and moral abyss”. And though there may be some exaggeration there, it does indeed seem that May’s election gamble is a threat to economic growth.

But the main thrust of McGowan’s argument is that the Tories don’t have our interests at heart. Theresa May has agreed to give the regressive DUP £1.5bn of taxpayers’ money in order prop up her minority Tory government. It’s giving away our money – which could fund 26,000 nurses – to a terrorist-linked party. But as McGowan stresses, this government is also depriving us of our livelihoods in so many other ways.


UK house prices are expected to rise by £50,000 by 2021. The government has pledged to build new homes, although May’s migration target means that there won’t be enough people to build them. The Tories have also U-turned on their promise to build more affordable social housing. The sad truth is that anxieties about housing affect everyone, except the very wealthy.

Our children’s education 

If the children are our future, then the Tories can’t care about the country’s future very much. Because they’ve planned to scrap free school lunches, an initiative which has been shown to boost educational performance and improve pupils’ behaviour. Also, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said that school funding would fall by 7% by 2021/22 under the Tories. And parents aren’t having any of it.

Read on...

Support us and go ad-free


Back in April, Another Angry Voice illustrated how Tory cuts to the fire service were killing people, with fire deaths up by 17% in a year. Cuts to the fire service are receiving particular attention now in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.


Following the London Bridge and Manchester terror attacks, national security is now a top priority. And this is why May has come under fire, given the cuts to policing (particularly in regards to the reduction in armed police officers). These cuts reportedly put national security at risk.


During the election special of BBC Question Time, May told a nurse in the audience who hadn’t had a pay rise in eight years that “there isn’t a magic money tree”. Apparently, though, a billion pounds can ‘magically’ appear when required to bribe the DUP.

It’s hard to see how the government cares about nurses, who can expect to see their wages cut by 12% by the end of the decade. Chronic under-staffing in the NHS means that nurses have such heavy workloads that two thirds have considered leaving. These staff reductions and increasing workloads are also causing patients to suffer.

It’s alright if you’re wealthy

McGowan expresses his dismay at the current situation we’re in, where low wages, no pay and zero-hours contracts are all too common. And the rich really are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.

Given the government’s track record and plans for the future, it seems McGowan’s right: the Tories really are living in “cloud fuckyou land”.

Get Involved!

– Join the Million March on London on July 1st

Featured image via screengrab

Support us and go ad-free

We need your help to keep speaking the truth

Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.

Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.

We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.

In return, you get:

* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop

Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.

With your help we can continue:

* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do

We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?

The Canary Support us

Comments are closed