Perhaps one solution would be to start voting for a Council who see its job as *helping* people in the community -- i.e. actually *building* the community,; strengthening it, rather than slowly destroying it. Not acting as self-appointed "revenue generators" -- money-grubbing vermin living off the hard-earned efforts of their social companions.
But I don't hold out any great hopes. The present Tory filth that controls our county is incapable of seeing life in anything other than purely gross commercial terms. Anything else they are *totally* blind to.
Napoleon was right.
His remark about England being a "nation of shopkeepers" was never more true than today.
Let's have a revolution and get rid of them, before they start believing their own ridiculous social propaganda and ideology. Otherwise, as you point out, disaster awaits.
Indeed Martin. Sadly the 'revolution' could also lead to disaster for all the vulnerable people in question. A revolution in thinking and voting patterns is what is needed. A revolution in 'compassion'. A revolution in what sort of 'vision' we have for our grandchildren's futures and for this planet.
Since this minority government seized power with the collusion of the Fib/Dems, the number of people using Food Banks has doubled every year and is expected to top a quarter of a million this year. Since the first spending review and the subsequent cuts that followed, 10,000 more disabled people have died each year... many of those driven to suicide by the relentless hate-speech in the gutter press and on television, and the degrading & inhuman treatment at the hands of Iain Duncan Smith's Department and the much hated Atos coputer-says-no exercise.
For example... the government's own figures show that fraud amongst Disability Living Allowance claimants is 0.3%. That is less than half of one percent and it means 99.7% of claimants are perfectly entitled to it. And yet the rhetoric coming from this government & in the media would suggest every claimant is a scrounger. If we had balanced discussions about this subject, then for every 'scrounger' story in the Press, one would see 199 'striver' stories... and yet we are exposed to propaganda-style reporting in the press that totally misrepresents the government's own statistics. I wonder how people would look on disabled folk if they were exposed to 199 'striver' stories after every 'scrounger' story they saw?
In my opinion what this government has done to disabled people, amounts to a hate crime at the very least and with the death toll already in the thousands, it could even be viewed as 'Corporate Manslaughter' by some.