I have just finished watching Dispatches ‘ Breadline Kids ‘ and first things first, these kids are heroes and their parents honest. The second thing is that I am so angry that today, in the Better Together UK, a teenager battling cancer has to rely on foodbanks and gets refused disability benefits because she was in hospital. The Gran who has given up her job to look after her grand-daughter having to face the disappointment of having to rely on food banks to feed her grand-daughter and herself, the Dad cashing in his coins. What kind of country are we living in when this is the norm for thousands of people.
Every NO voter and politician in Scotland should have to watch this programme, but would they care. Given that the highest areas of poverty in Scotland are nearly all in Labour MP constituencies they lost the will to care a long time ago. I am absolutely ashamed of this country tonight, we have money to fight wars and kill people but we can’t feed people, we have money for state opening of this and that, but we can’t provide enough money for people to live on, MPs can milk the system and not go to jail when caught and most of the people in poverty in this country are working. In my area the poverty levels of children in poverty are a national disgrace:
Dundee West 26%
West End 19%
There is no way that the UK, the Union is anything that can be defended anymore. I hate this UK more than I have hated anything in my life. I always say I don’t hate but that’s a lie, I hate a country that is happy to see kids go hungry. I challenge any NO voter who reads this blog to reply and tell me why we are better off together, most of us are one pay packet away from a food back, come on tell why I am Better Together. If I had my way I would force every one of them to watch tonight’s dispatches.
We should all be ashamed. We should all be disgusted. We should all be angry.
Here in Scotland we hear it all the time that vote Labour and we will fight poverty blah blah blah. All Labour MPs fight is their bank balance and their waistline. Tonight I am more convinced than ever that it has to be a YES and I can honestly say that I will never forgive anyone who votes NO, I won’t abuse you, I won’t argue with you, but I will pity you, I will not entertain you and I will never forgive you, esp the unionist I’m alright jack politicians.
I wrote to my MP Jim McGovern some time ago asking that he request an investigation into the rise of food banks, he didn’t even reply. Labour are a joke, do not believe their lies.