Monday, 24 February 2014

I have to have a rant!!!!

I do not want to be a misery but I feel at the moment that I am wandering in a hostile country!
The punitive way our government is treating the poor and the sick is a nightmare!
I was happy to be living in a country that was civilised enough to take care of its ill and disadvantaged but now I see greed,fear and ignorance being rewarded and kindness and compassion being swept away on a storm of vindictive destruction. Naive as I may seem I did believe we had some safeguards against this sort of destruction.
Libraries closed,people being bullied by private firms  and still the rich are getting richer. This is not the way to sort out a financial crisis but an excuse to line the pockets of the already well off.
I am now ashamed to be part of a country that behaves in this way.

People do not want to end up on the street but not everyone is born to go to Eton!

This is Britain today,scenes like this are becoming more common and will escalate as the new laws are brought into being.
I do not know exactly how to change this but I do know that there are people out there with some great ideas  that would help. We should fight for our public services ,I am deeply ashamed of the Con/Dems for their stance on the financial crisis and the way my fellow citizens are falling for the lies and half truths spread by our increasingly inflammatory popular press,BNP,UKIP etc.
Well there it is will this be the end of the all the work that was done in the past to make life bearable for the  disadvantaged and sick,I so hope not!Where are the decent ,caring people?


  1. I so agree with you, our country seeming to be sliding backwards towards the 19th century.
    My daughter recently diagnosed with ME is suffering personally from this. Unable to work at the moment she is having to fill in 64 page forms which are taking her up to three weeks with help to fill in and then still receiving very little help monetary or otherwise. She also is finding that she cannot move into cheaper rental accommodation as landlords won't take people on benefits or disability allowances as they can't evict them at a later date. This presumably was a government plan to help people living in rented accommodation but seems to have backfired. Luckily we are in a position to help her out if need be, many are not so lucky. Sorry I seem to be having my own rant on your blog.

    1. So glad that others feel the same,what is happening is so extreme and not a proper way to run things. I hope your daughter gets on ok she is lucky to have you to help her .I makes you realize how easy it is to become homeless if you have no family who can help. Nice to meet you.