Posts Tagged ‘welfare’

Righto then, not blogged in a while, but given the seemingly worrying state of attitudes in our country, I think it’s about time I joined in. Over the past few weeks, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have both been stirring the festering pot of hate that the right-wing press are aiming at people who claim benefits – anyone would think it was their fault the economy is shot to buggery…

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Over the past few days, weeks and months, there have been some incredibly insensitive, badly-thought-out and quite simply crass attempts by this Government (led by Conservatives, but aided and abetted by the Lib Dems) to change the whole fabric of this country to suit a few rich people in Whitehall and London’s business district. Most recently is the furore over the NHS reforms that virtually nobody in this country wants, nobody asked for and which will be steamrollered in by Cameron by any means necessary. Then there’s the welfare reforms that will lead to millions of genuinely disabled and ill people being forced to take up voluntary work of indeterminate length or risk losing their benefits. Then there’s the housing reforms that will lead to massive upheaval in many thousands of families throughout the country as the Welfare Office looks to reduce its bill without actually tackling any of the root causes of the rising bill. The list goes on and on.

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