All this week I have tried to do this blog post but just haven’t been able to find the right words to react to Cameron’s inference that ‘it’s your own fault if you are poor’. My thoughts have ranged from despair to anger, from shock almost to hopelessness.
Sweeping generalisations – what a curse these are, so often used by newspapers to save space or ‘better’ still, from their viewpoint, to create more sensational stories – you know the adage ‘never let the truth get in the way …’. This is of course compounded when politicians don’t even tell the whole story in the first place.
Cameron gives the impression that all well off people are decent and do good works, and all unemployed are benefit scroungers & cheats who wouldn’t do a days work even if you did pay them. And he’s relying on the rest in the middle to believe this crap! Divide & rule, of course.
So what about other side of this ‘story’? What about all the rich who fiddle their taxes so they can get even richer? What about all the countless families, increasing daily, now on benefits because the main breadwinner has lost their job through Cameron’s Cuts, far too many having to make the choice between eating or heating? What about all the vast majority of young people now out of work after studying hard to get qualifications only to find there are no vacancies?
I could go on but you get the picture. Cameron on the other hand either doesn’t or wont. Oh boy, isn’t he just the Son of Thatcher!
PS Interesting story in Monday’s Mirror page 2 ‘HMRC staff strike after jobs are cut’, claimng cuts ‘have ruined a crackdown on tax avoidance’. Need I say more!