Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Tory Story Gets Worse...

Economic recovery they say: households now better off (by 0.2% on average - and we know what that means), but they don't admit to some of the unmitigated disasters that they have created:
  1. 40% of teachers are reported as quitting after one year (i newspaper, Apr 1, 2015). The matter has become more critical: the figure quoted 12 months before was 40% attrition in FIVE years!
  2. The Commons Education Committee report says that in 2013-14, 119,760 teenagers were on apprenticeships. The number is significantly down: it compares with 129,890 in 2010.
  3. "Homeless children 'at highest level since 2011'" reported by the BBC Nov 3, 2014.
  4. A preponderance of insecure and inadequate jobs as part of their boast of unemployment falling.
The list could go on, and on (including reports of suicides because of various benefit cutting measures)...

And what do they now indicate? £12bn further cuts which are sure to crucify the poorest quarter in society, and are not even necessary. Michael Meacher MP speaks eloquently about this here. I greatly recommend you visit this page and also see his other articles.

Yes, a viable economy is vital! But I believe there is something vile within the core of Tory policies that should cause us to scream out in horror. They talk of 'the Big Society' when they only mean big men in business and keeping them happy. They talk of protecting the NHS when they only dream of making it move over to private initiatives. And that has proved to be another Tory policy failure as privately run Trusts have gone under. Since when has moving a health entity into the business sector made sense?

The Tory Story has failed miserably. And they weren't even elected into power in 2010 - they have only achieved what they did because the Liberals failed to form a coalition with the Labour Party - their more natural allies. 

Labour is unlikely to have an overall majority this time as well. Good! But what should happen is that they will be the majority party and with the support of other middle and left parties they will develop sensible - and human and sustainable - policies.

Let us vote, work and pray to uplift our society back into true One Nation policies.

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