I agree with you Jayne, that people should vote and something I have been urging people to do for some time. Not voting only leaves the inmates in charge of the asylum and nothing will be changed. And I urge them to vote anything but Conservative or Labour. Though here in Manchester, with our 100% Labour council, which willingly imposes the Conservatives policies. I urge people to vote anything but Labour. As for a democratically elected Government, in reality, with the First Past the Post electoral system, we have never had a truly democratic Government.
The We Own It campaign are not happy with Labour’s lack of support for public services. It was a Labour Government which started privatising the National Health Service (NHS), through PFIs (Private Finance Initiatives)
We’re asking the Labour party (along with all the other parties) to do just one thing: commit to a Public Services Users Bill in their election manifesto. (1) This would be a small but important step towards public services for people not profit.
Yesterdays news was full of the latest findings from Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrating the ConDems Changes to the Tax and Benefits system has cost households £1,127 a year on average, and even the Mail concedes this means “poor families have lost the most as a percentage of their income“; and yet despite this, the Government still maintained “UK income inequality is now lower than when this Government came into office“.
I doubt anyone will be remotely surprised at the Coalition disputing the data, this is another example of how this unelected Government has persistently and systematically Lied to the people.
There been countless claims on social and even occasionally in main stream media about the number of people dying as a result of Welfare Reform, and those of us involved in any of the campaigns to raise awareness, need no persuading this is an absolute truth. The situation where respected organisations produce…
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