Amber Rudd, yeah, remember her, the one who lied her backside off about Windrush, and yet 6 months later is back in Cabinet, seemed to think that the raconteur was being unnecessarily political in the language of his report.
The thing is, in one of the world’s rich countries, why is it, if not by political choice, that 20% of the population lives in real poverty?
Why are kids growing up in abject poverty, going to school too hungry to concentrate? Why are teachers having to bring in food?
Why cannot we set the minimum wage at a wage that people could afford to live on?
Why do people in a country that proudly punches above its weight in any and every conflict that America orders it into, have to beg for food in food banks?
Why are our retirement pensions in the region of £7,500 while German ones are at £26,000?
Surely if we can’t match the German rate (who could) we could at least manage to equal the French?
These are political decisions. We clearly value older people far less than our French and German neighbours.
These, apparently, are the great British values of which the Brit politicians never tire of quoting, without actually telling us what they are.
We must cut taxes for the super wealthy and devil take the hindmost? Pull yourself up by the bootstraps, even if you can’t afford any boots.
Do you seriously wonder that so many Scots want to get the hell out of this awful country?
We hear a lot about Great British Values (GBV)
Just for a laugh… but also seriously, what do you think these GBV are?
Thanks to Niko for this. It leaves me speechless and.át the same time, utterly seething with anger, frustration and horror.