Op-Ed: When David Cameron and the Tory Party were in cahoots with the Liberal Democrat Party, sorry that should say coalition government, Nick Clegg ensured that free schools meals for all children in a particular age group were guaranteed.
My particular gripe at the time was that meant ALL children even those with rich parents would be eligible.
It did not take long for the Tory government to ditch that pledge once they were set free from the Liberal Democrats but it was from the sublime to the ridiculous.
In order to save money the free school meals pledge was ditched when in truth it would have been better to means-test it.
But the Tories are always so keen to make sure their voters are kept in the loop this is what tends to happen. A fairly paltry winter fuel allowance paid to pensioners is paid to ALL pensioners wealthy or poor.
The Tories cut the value of the winter fuel allowance rather than means-testing it and it could also be scrapped by the heartless nasty party.
Take a look at the above letter sent to parents of a child who is a member of a family struggling to make ends meet.
Does it make you feel proud to be British, English, Scottish, Irish or Welsh if you are a resident of the United Kingdom.
While currently much is being blamed on the as yet unfulfilled BRexit the issue of poor children and families with little disposable is ongoing.
Wednesday unelected Prime Minister Theresa May rounded of an expensive Tory Party conference with her maiden speech in that role.
There was a great deal of talking the talk as she tried to persuade people to vote Tory, join that party, ditch UKIP or Labour and put their faith in the party of hard working people.
Well DisMay or is that Mrs Mayhem tell that to parents who cannot afford household necessities but who work hard yet still have to rely on income top-ups through the social security system we all pay into but which you like to class as a hand out called welfare.
As your government continues to slash such income top ups do you really believe your party hype. More importantly how do you sleep at night?
Below is an image showing part of the pricing structure for the Conservative Party conference. Just how out of touch are they?
6/10/2016 06:40:39 pm
OK so let the little tyke be stigmatized and put in lockup because they are poor. What's the harm in that. The poor ought to learn their place early in life. Oh, maybe that was before when Queen Victoria sat on the gilded throne. Do they still pick oakum? Perhaps those little idle fingers could do that during the lunch period when they aren't eating anything for lunch.
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