Poverty – What the people say and the politicians ignore

I’m just going to leave this one here for the politicians and the unionists to have a think about and hang their heads in shame.

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13 Responses to Poverty – What the people say and the politicians ignore

  1. paulineso21@yahoo.co.uk says:

    It’s so utterly, utterly sad that folk are starving and can’t meet basic human needs . While those bastards who govern us hoard their wealth like rats and look down on the less fortunate . I hate this world we live in at present it’s inhumane those that hoard wealth should be ashamed . Unfortunately it’s only going to get worse for us all. I know I’m dreading it and l work 40 hours a week . It’s a Worry.

    • Pauline

      The tweet feed ran into hundreds and was heart breaking. Reminded me how much I hate the Tories for what they do when they are in power and the rest for sitting on their hands and doing nothing. Poverty is a choice made for us in this shit hole of a country and the SNP are as big a part of the problem as the rest due their cowardice, it makes me sick it really does.

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. Wee Chid says:

    Yet my local council is concentrating on trying to save a few measly pounds by hounding people who claim a single person discount on their council tax – sending them out forms to sign and declare that they are still living on their own and then following up with a visit by a council official and someone from an “outside agency”.(How much is that costing them?) Of course, they have written to people in the council estates first. So utterly sick and tired of the continual onslaught on the poorest in society while the wealthiest get away with ripping everyone off.

    • WC

      Totally agree, i just wonder how much more it will take for people to be on the streets, I think by the summer it will happen if the Tories don’t fix this mess which they won’t. They are in for a surprise and if the SNP don’t act they will be too. It’s coming to a head, it has to be surely. I like you are sick of the demonisation of the poor and vulnerable and who are see as easy pray by some councils.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. Black Rab says:

    The political system works against the interests of people. Politicians cannot dream up ways of how to fleece the general public quick enough. Governments no longer work to protect people, but instead work to protect themselves from the people. We really need to stop voting and register our disgust at their pathetic displays of attempting to be serious people. They are abject failures. Sturgeon and the SNP are abject failures. What’s to be done.

    • BR

      Members of parties have allowed an internal elite to create a system that only puts forward candidates that the leadership approve of, those with money in many cases, those people are often the least suitable to be our politicians. We are then left with voting choices where we pretty much have to hold our noses when we vote, the blame in so many ways lays with ourselves as these people have few brains and don’t really care. Our politics are broken, we are moving to the right which is very dangerous. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better that is for sure.

      Thanks for commenting.

  4. Jan Cowan says:

    I’ve been fortunate so far in that I’ve never been wealthy but have always had sufficient; however the fact that countless children living in our wealthy Scotland are going hungry makes me so angry. We MUST have independence to make amends. Essential.

    • Jan

      I am also fortunate, while not near wealthy I get by without over stressing but even I see the difference and starting to budget differently now with more planning and less extravagant buys. I also work with young people and one big change the last two years is the amount of food we provide on all of our programmes now, clothes also in the winter. That is a total condemnation of this country and the abject failure of all of our politicians in every party, they should be ashamed but we know they are not. People will take to the streets this year if they don’t sort this out.

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. Some, like me, remember parents trying to provide for families while only living off a father’s wages… it’s no wonder that such families get into debt! Historically, mothers were usually responsible for cooking and all that that entails; my parent’s generation experienced the World War2 years — other than the military challenges, the domestic ones were personally challenging as well!

    Naturally, we have different challenges, nowadays – yet, where the SNP had once been a meritorious political party, that’s changed in recent years! I have ended my long membership of that party – I needn’t explain that here, perhaps? Anyway, I do often see: “The British SNP” appearing in online articles. Obviously, one’s more senior experiences are different to what a younger person may recognise? Scotlands political options are less clear than before, and what influences younger voters are different from what my ‘retired-generation’ may think?

    Being aware that personal preferences and choices are exactly that: personal! From this point, one engages with the honourable political politics of a given nation… Alternatively and historically, we see the opposite of honourable politics like Hitler’s types and so forth! The world needed to change for the better! That change was essential, but was interacted with for various reasons: notably, the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    There are countless political distractions and elements of political uncertainties that are more complex than most of us can easily react to; When someone feels these ‘elements of political uncertainties’. then one’s bound to hesitate about proposing OR following any form of political strategy! Whatever else’s likely to happen on this archipelago, I’m aiming to see Scotland regaining its independence again; Saor Alba/Free Scotland and an END to the so-called ‘UK’!

    • Ewen

      Most young people I know want independence but you are correct for different reasons, mainly being a member of the EU comes up a lot of the time. They don’t want passports to travel to Europe and if it means a passport to travel to England they appear fine with that. Sadly not many will be doing any travelling any time soo with the state that the UK is in. My daughter completed her degree last year and works in McDonalds struggling to make ends meat and that sadly is going to be what they have to do. Having grown up in the 80’s I had hoped my kids wouldn’t experience what I did, sadly every time the Tories are in power we seem to take 10 steps back and if that is not an advertisement for independence I don’t know what ever will, I despair at many of our fellow Scots I really do while feeling for the ones struggling now and all of us who will be struggling soon.

      Thanks for commenting.

  6. alasdairmacnab says:

    The greedy elite hide their wealth in off shore tax havens while wrapping themselves in Union Jack’s ,enriching themselves with taxpayers hard earned cash, It is estimated 40% of UK wealth is hidden and not circulating in the UK economy. What is more important is the Taxation that should be generated from this is being denied, starving the NHS, education and the social services. .Someone should tell the Torys that Patrotism is about paying you taxes and creating a country worth living in., Not flag shagging..Dissolve the Union.

    • Alasdair

      I agree but who is going to challenge it in the UK, no one. The UK is a disgusting union it always has been. We are loathed pretty much everywhere, it is all about power and money and they go together as being the only thing the wealthy care about and we let them. The politicians are afraid to take on the wealth because their wealth depends on it yet people go hungry and vote Tory, that is so messed up.

      Thanks for commenting.

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