Boris Johnson defended the greedy bankers who brought about a world depression, and he has used his time in power to recoup those massive losses from those who had nothing to do with it, and could afford it the least. We weren't all in it together, the tories' driving force, 'austerity' made the rich richer and the poor poorer. No magic money tree they said, as they stood by and watched people die on our streets from lack of basic food, shelter and medical treatment. Like Joe the crossing sweeper in Bleak House, Johnson, May, Rees-Mogg and the entire odious mob of them, would step over his dead body in their desperation to keep all the riches to themselves.
The tories have taken us back in time, and not in a good way. All across the UK, shops are boarded up, all the traditional working class jobs are disappearing. OK, not entirely the tories' fault, but they have refused to acknowledge that times they are a changing. Being hellbent on austerity at all costs, they have to failed to invest in, or even acknowledge the changing needs of society in the 21st century. People are living longer, single person households are the fastest growing demographic.
It's the economy stupid, as Clinton famously said. Creating jobs boosts the economy, because people with a wage have disposable income with which to boost industry. The more they earn, the more they buy luxury goods and services, thus boosting the retail and leisure industries. Our high streets have boarded up shops and tumbleweed blowing the streets, because people, ordinary people, don't have any money to spend, and those who might have started up new businesses have no incentive in times of austerity.
The truth is, we need more hospitals, we need more schools, we need more doctors, more nurses, more teachers, more care workers, and that need is not going to go away. The population is growing, and it's like the tide that disobeyed King Canute, nothing can stop it. The tories have, this past 10 years gone with the idea that a firm stand and punishment, I think some voted for the Cat-O-9-tails, has not stopped the feckless poor increasing in numbers.
The other way in which the tories have dealt with our evolving society is to simply cut the services available and pile twice the amount of work onto existing employees. A kind of two for the price of one gift to themselves and their supporters. It is essential that they feed the mentality that no-one should get something (eg food) for nothing. They must do something in return, even if it is breaking rocks with a hammer for the sake of it. Ideally, they are a source of free labour to pack shelves for unscrupulous get rich quick tycoons who are friends of the Conservative party. Used to threaten existing workers with how easily they could be replaced. It depresses me, as a life long slacker, to see the workers in supermarkets doing manual work non stop without a break. As a short sighted shopper, my Smart Arsed Son calls me Mrs Magoo, I fear interrupting them to ask where anything is.
Life doesn't have to be this way. For the first time in history, we have all the facts and (pretty much) all the information available to us. We can, on Thursday, choose a bright new future, we all have the power to immediately lift the pressure on all those NHS workers, all those policemen and firemen and all those vital community services that were sacrificed to pay for the bankers' greed. Imagine waking up to a country that actually cares for all it's citizens with a government, ready, willing and able to invest in the needs of the majority. A government that embraces and caters for our changing needs. A government that invests in science and technology, why don't we have a 'Silicone Valley'? We have the talent, we have the enthusiastic young, we would have talent coming in from all over the world, if we didn't have a stop sign at the border.
The Labour Party are not blurry or unclear in any way on their proposals for the country and for Brexit. They are promising a new deal, a huge leap forward in this country's evolution, a programme as radical as that of the Clement Atlee's Labour government after WWII. And Labour are the only ones offering the people another vote on Britain's future. Labour are offering the nation another referendum on leaving Europe. Those who voted to leave can vote to leave again. Having seen what Brexit entails, many may have changed their minds, and of course, vice versa. Everyone gets another vote, there is nothing 'blurry' about that.
The self enriching policies of the Conservative Party have brought this once proud country to a crippled ship caught in a storm and heading towards the rocks. Imagine waking up on Friday morning to learn that a strong and stable leader has taken the helm of the good old ship Brittania and is steering it right back on course. Both leavers and remainers can breathe a big sigh of relief. That period for buyer's remorse has been reinstated, phew, now everyone can think again.
A Christmas Poem :)
Twas Christmas Day in the workhouse
the season of good cheer
the pauper's hearts were merry
their bellies full of beer
The pompous workhouse master
as he strode about the halls
wished them a merry Christmas
and the paupers answered 'balls'
This angered the workhouse master
and he swore by all the gods
he'd stop their Christmas pudding,
the dirty rotten sods
Then up stood a bald head pauper
his face as bold as brass
he said you can your keep your Christmas pudding
and stick it up your 'arse'.