Non voters wake up!!

So a snap election is imminent. The political opposition has never been weaker and it’s easy to think what is the point? Truth is, the political elite have had it far too easy for too long. The Conservatives are walking unchallenged all over social care, NHS and Education. There is great unrest among educational & medical professionals, many are leaving their professions. Our young people are facing massive debt, pitiful pensions and the prospect of working into their 80s! This is appalling! Don’t stand for it! If we leave voting to the rich and the middle class grey army, we’ll be ruled by a Government that ignores the young, blames the vulnerable and lines the pockets of the rich. This cannot go on! Make sure you use your vote 8th JUNE. 

Word of the day: ‘Throttlebottom’

It makes me sad that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately springs to mind! What has happened to Labour? The Conservatives must be laughing! There is no opposition of note at the moment. The Budget cock up on National Insurance contributions handed Labour a golden opportunity to call for resignations and shame the Tories, alas all they dished up was a half hearted slap on the wrist.

Currently the poor, disadvantaged and disabled have to rely on back bench conservatives and The Lords to hold this Government in check, does that sound balanced to you? 

People before palaces…

​Thought for the day. In the wake of recent news that Buckingham Palace is to have a £369 million repair bill over the next decade, I have read & listened to much of the heated debate and would just like to add something to it. During our campaign to save 1 Ledbury Road, we asked our MPs, Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin to help us find funding. They both felt the way forward is not from the public purse but  from a wealthy donor. Sadly, as yet, no friendly philanthropist has come forward but it made me think, surely this logic could apply to Buckingham Palace. 

I’m sure HRH The Queen has a veritable bulging black book of billionaires who would love to help in the restoration of Buckingham Palace. 

No one wants to see historic buildings fall into decay, it would be a tragedy to see them fall down. 

I don’t want to see families fall down either. I don’t want to see the tragedy of children taken into care because parent carers are broken and burnt out. I don’t want to hear again how a mother begged for respite because she couldn’t cope but was refused because there was no provision for her severely autistic child. 

I want to see a fairer distribution of wealth and a fairer life for families living on the edge due to disability or poverty. People before Palaces!