Monthly Archives: January 2019

Take back control of our Public Services


As the year 2018 came to an end I reflect on wild weathers around the world and the every increasing of soup kitchens and food banks on the raise both in the UK and abroad. There is no doubt we had both good and bad weathers as we toast and roll in to bring in 2019 there will be a group of people who will be left out and many more will suffer due to losing out on their livelihood forced out of their accommodations and businesses which will leave some people to resort to rough sleeping, sofa surfing. Spare a thought for the rough sleepers and homeless people. Welcome to the year of 2019. I hope all enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations.

A new report by Shelter shows Britain’s homelessness crisis is deepening – 320,000 people were homeless in Britain at the end of March this year, an increase of 13,000 people in just nine months. According to the latest official data, 320,000 people were homeless in Britain at the end of March this year, an increase of four per cent or 13,000 people in just nine months. That adds up to 47 people becoming homeless each day. See details via link provided.

https://www.bigissue.com/latest/there-are-now-more-than-300000-people-living-homeless-in-britain/

Whilst it’s true the only way is up when you are in employment the same is true what goes up must come down. This government says their employment records informs them that there is full employment and the dread sentence austerity is ended. Stop telling porkies if anything many people are still facing poverty and councils are being cut to the core bone which has led to closures to some services and it’s hurting and it’s not working.

Conservative Chancellor of The Exchequer continues with his predecessor (George Osborne) budget plans to increase public services workers pay with a measly 1% and in return more austerity towards public services and he is not backing down anytime soon which this serves to reminds us of he is a friend to all is friend to none. No amount of money thrown at our beloved NHS will solve the problem, whilst I welcome the extra 20.5bn I’m afraid its still not enough will fix it as it goes in one hand it goes out in the other hand to pay staff and equipments as our NHS modernise to catch with the rest of the world. Secondly there is no doubt the political money tree has found its way to fund our mental health services 2bn its still not enough as it does not cover Scotland. There is no doubt that free prescription fraud should have safeguards in place however I’m not convinced that Jeremy Hunt can solve this problem at a stroke of a pen. Prescription fraud cost our beloved NHS an estimated £256m a year. Jeremy Hunt solution is to introduce a new digitalise system to be piloted this year will mean pharmacies can intensify verifying who is entitled to free medication. The question need to be answered such as will system affect people with long term conditions such as mental heath, learning difficulties, diabetes, and how much will this cost the taxpayers for the systemic failure of previous software which the list goes on.

Children are the future of tomorrow they all should receive the best education that is available as they will be our future engineers, teachers, scientists, and solicitors to build our nation. It’s no surprise after the Chancellor of the Exchequer has anger teachers and parents by announcing a one off payment 400m for little extras. This is nothing more than a kick between the legs and an insult to our future generations by saying all you are only worth is four pence.

Is this chancellor of the exchequer having a laugh at the taxpayers expense by providing 7m for councils for elderly care and those with disabilities in England?

Hell has no fury as the chancellor of exchequer doesn’t recognise that councils are at breaking point. Frankly it would not surprise voters to learn that a conservative council gone bust and talk about mismanagement under the conservative and the prime minister has the gull to try put the blame on the previous government for their incompetence and mismanagement According to the Bureau of investigative journalism at least 499 homeless people have died in the UK during the last 12 months an investigation has found are the first attempt to catalogue the number of homeless people to die in a year. The ages of the deceased ranged 18 and 94 and 69% of them were men.

Councils up and down the country are facing a massive funding crisis. They’re reaching breaking point and the Tory government is to blame. Austerity has caused Huge damage to communities across the UK since 2010. It’s had devastating effects on key public services that protects the needy, children at risk, disabled adults, and elderly and basic services we rely on, like clean and safe streets, libraries and children centres. This is not project fear, this is reality and this is what the conservatives wants to promote by selling off the best bits of our public services.

What a utter disgrace has the day of reckoning arrived for this government who claims that austerity is over and exciting time are coming this sounds like a myth coming out of a dark corner of the wall in 11 Downing Street as if a magic money tree has reappear again . The Tories with the support of Libdems(previous coalition) and now  DUP bare the responsibility for the cuts in our public service to the bare bones and their expectation of public servants should carry on with their public duties like its business as usual. Let’s be very clear its hurting councils all over UK and Scotland and frankly its not working and the reality is, the worst is yet to come. Welcome to Australia and USA where most of their public services are in the private sectors hands they continue to milk the government(s) of the day under the guise of TTIP.

Tories tells us more porkies about their track record. The Prime Minister claims that austerity is over even while planning a further 1.3bn cut to council budgets this year. After 9 years of Tory cuts to local government many councils are now facing a crisis in funding. Tory Northamptonshire has gone bust. Even the Tory chair of the Local Government Association says “council’s can no longer be expected to run vital services on a shoestring” Its time that all elected members take back control of our councils via their Members of Parliament to get reasonable funding from central government to let our services continue to run smoothly.

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