I am incensed at the lack of UK citizens outrage at what is happening to Us.
I remember being a pre-teen & standing arm in arm across a main busy road with a group of mums as a protest against cars speeding past a school, where children were being mown down monthly.
I remember being a Teenager & travelling to Greenham Common with a “Right-on” teacher of mine & a group of friends to protest at the siting of missiles.
I remember marching in Wandsworth against the terrible injustice that was “Poll Tax” – Which saw my parents house get a bill in the Thousands of pounds but the neighbour across the road with the same property be charged nothing!
Then I have had a “sabbatical” – A personal hiatus of years of bringing up a family ( a lot of the time as a single working mum). Of battling my neighbours for the last 8 years of my 20 year tenancy (as I am the “council scum” & they are Home-owners in an affluent area & I should not have the right to remain there once my Nuclear family split).
BUT over the last few years I have felt this cold wind blow throughout the UK & my problems are paling in comparison with those faced by the WHOLE of the UK.
I thought it was about gaining equality
I was wrong
I thought it was about a wealth divide
I was wrong
I believe it is totally a Social Cleansing exercise – one driven by career politicians who have no idea of life in the real world, and by the tiny percent of the UK population who cling onto the largest part of the overall wealth! The self-appointed “Elite”.
Not only are they legislating us (by us I count myself as Working Class/Low – middle income earners & am Proud of it!) out of homes – No more Social Housing & if you cant afford to buy (or get Mummy & daddy to buy for you) you will be shipped out of affluent postcode areas to more suitable (& hidden away areas) – Think Bedroom tax & benefit caps – These will all push us out of the area’s where the “Elite” want to live without seeing us – We after all a reminder that someone has to be a cleaner/road sweeper or maybe god-forbid “Unemployed”.
They are also now stealthily introducing laws which are to govern our way of living – The “Elite” have now decided they must “Clean-us-up”.
The laws they are passing are not remotely relevant to the wealth of the country or to the growth of our economy –NOR will they provide jobs / education etc – they are purely an exercise in Social Cleansing.
Our opinions are not even considered relevant & are not even asked for.
We have laws going through which increase the power of the state now – & therefore the “Elite” – I mean seriously, do you know anyone living on benefits (this includes those working Part-Time), who is in a position of power, such as a senior MP? NO? Neither do I!
The “elite” have employed armies of advisers to come up with new ways to stealthily increase their powers & therefore intrude into our everyday lives for “our own benefit” & we seem to be letting them.
How is this happening?
I will list some of the laws/legislation & how I view them below – Please tell me what you think – I for one am outraged & want to scream at the top of my lungs WAKE UP UK!!!!!
Closing of Fire stations in certain Postcode area’s – Never in Affluent Area’s, so slower response time to the types of homes the “Elite” want to remove?
Closing of A & E’s in certain Postcode area’s – Doesn’t affect them as they have Private Health insurance, so slower emergency medical response time could lead to less of us being around.
Laws to govern Costs of Alcohol – Doesn’t affect them as they have enough money to not to have to buy cheap Alcohol (my point here is why do they have the right to dictate to people purely on their vision of how people should live!)
Laws to Govern Costs of Car Parks – This is a law that they want to encourage fat people to walk (again why do they have the right to dictate to people purely on their vision of how people should live!) , This doesn’t affect the “Elite” as many have fully expensed vehicles – AT OUR EXPENSE UK!!!!
Social Housing Shorter Tenancies – You used to have a home for as long as you needed it, a stable base from which to work, now many area’s are introducing tenancies where you can be moved on after 2-4 years (keeping us working class portable, away from area’s of re-generation as the “Elite” call it).
New mums are subject to Health & Safety Assessments after a birth now – Do the “Elite” have this – NO as they have Private health care. Nanny state drama for the working classes only!
The Welfare Reform – You will not be able to claim anything unless you have internet access, this is so they can see EVERYTHING – do not be fooled into thinking this is for your benefit. This started with Tax credits being introduced instead of Tax Coding’s – To claim Tax credits you have to give the “Elite” every bit of information about yourself – they liked this & along come’s Universal Credit!
No benefits for under 25’s – keeping the children of LMI/Working class living with their parents & unable to build adult relationships – thus freeing up the property market for the children of the “Elite”
Failing education systems – Doesn’t affect the “Elite” in their privately educated bubble.. BUT it does keep the LME/Working classes in a lower educated fuzz which is easier to mystify & manipulate!
The Hypocrisy is stunning – The “Elite” can use all their connections to get out of paying Taxes – to use expenses (paid for by the working classes Tax) to buy houses & yet they legislate us into oblivion???
Who is going to stand up & be counted.
Now comes the bit I struggle with daily – I want to stand up – I have the need to stand up – BUT I am so tied down by the constraints placed on me by the “Elite” I feel strangled by them. If I try to fight, will I lose everything I have fought so hard to get? I have my home (The last of a dying breed of Social Housing Properties) which I know after 20 years of being a tenant my kind of tenancy is the one the “Elite“ are going to come after next! Also I would lose my Tax Credits if I earn too much, if I strive to supplement my income just to give my daughters & I a bit of a better life, My Tax Credits get messed up – so there is NO incentive for us to work harder through the “pain barrier” of converting from supplemented income to completely self-sufficient.
Or if I do as my daughters want me to do, i.e. look into politics so I can help a change – I will have NO income as I will not be affiliated with any party as I am not a hypocrite.
My head wants to explode!