Aren’t the public sector making up rather a lot of the ‘growing dole queues’? (and they’re not even striking about that… yet!)
Still ‘we’re all in it together’, except, of course the MPs, who’s pensions weren’t included in the last review… for some reason.
No, of course no one wants to strike, but it has to be viewed as a means to an end. The government seem incapable of listening to us proles under normal circumstances, so we’re driven to things that might get their attention.
And all the press is guilty of this, but why is the economy always framed in the context of “families”? I’m a single twenty something, with no children, but I seem to be mysteriously deemed a lesser mortal as a result. Or do recessions not effect me somehow?
Attending a protest march in horsham (consistency of francis maude no less) I was told a story by a lady who was closer to the front of his conservative HQ than me. A woman from maudes office opened the door and was introduced to a Rwandan UNISON delegate. She offered a tactfull pearl of diplomatic wisdom “you’d never be allowed to do this in Rwanda”. After which she shut the door, which all things considered was probably just as well
Just to add I was with my mother, a highly experienced and skilled worker, who helps pinpoint pre school children with special needs and work with them and their families. Front line service, but deemed a “level of beauracracy” by the powers that be. She has worked exceptionally hard and helped so many people. When she felt a bit run down, exhausted, over worked amd criminally under paid, the saving grace she would tell us kids was that at least she’d GET A PENSION.
does amuse me a little that when the economy was pants a couple of years ago people were claiming on here that it was a world wide downturn and the government shouldnt be blamed . Now that the “wrong” lot are in charge (bloody democratic processes …) Its all one MPs fault. Classic
82% of the national newspapers sold every day support the Conservatives—that’’s 27 million readers every day. If they form the pool from which the Tory vote is drawn, then 40% of that 27 million went and actually voted Tory at the general election in May 2010.