The list of changes to benefits and public services listed below, staying at home and not voting, is not an option.
An article about today’s Autumn budget, which is another attack on the vulnerable in our society. It is also a budget which promotes more gas-powered power stations, road building, increased dependence on fossil fuels and advocates the exploitation of shale-gas (fracking). All of which will have a further detrimental impact on the vulnerable and help accelerate climate change.
A blog about the privatisation of the National Health Service (NHS) by the present coalition. But the author does point out that Labour are to blame for the financial crisis of the NHS. And that Ed Milliband, if every elected, would only bring back the same disastrous Labour policies. In the mean time, the Liberal-Democrats do not seem to have anything to stop this privatisation. Unlike the rest of Europe, who have well funded health care services, the UK is following the USA route, where care is only for the rich.
And another article, this one from the Guardian newspaper, on how a few are profiting from the privatisation of the NHS:
Full of promises, but will they be able to integrate the country into a ‘green economy’. They continually talk about growth, when that is the last thing the planet needs but a transfer to a Green economy. There is no mention about taxing aviation, for the pollution it causes. And it is not the South East were we do not want airport expansion, it is country wide.
Even the CBI is calling for a rejection of massive investment in large-scale gas plant to solve the countries energy crisis. Unfortunately, they do still say they is a need for nuclear, which is prohibitively expensive and not carbon neutral.
Our elected leaders, Conservative, Liberal-Democrats and Labour vilify those on benefits, whilst the Green Party campaigns for a ‘people’s wage’ and a ‘Robin Hood Tax’. The three main parties refuse to tackle the real problem, tax-havens and tax avoidance by the rich. Below are some links to more information on the subject of tax-havens and avoidance and the massive loss of revenue to the UK which pales into insignificance ‘benefit fraud’:
Whether a Conservative, Liberal or Labour voter, this is what you are voting for:
A little boy goes to his dad and asks, ‘What is Politics?’ Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way:
I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister..
Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government
We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People.
The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.
And your baby brother, we will call him the Future.
Now think about that and see if it makes sense.’
So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.
Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him.
He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy.
So the little boy goes to his parent’s room and finds his mother asleep.
Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny..
He gives up and goes back to bed.
The next morning, the little boy says to his father, ‘Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now. ‘
The father says, ‘Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all
The little boy replies, ‘The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class while the
Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and
the Future is in deep shit.’
So vote Green, for a new type of politics.