Posts Tagged ‘Tories’

Fairness according to the Tories

December 12, 2015

I saw the advert which tells potential home-owners that if they can afford to save for the deposit to a house, then the Government will contribute a maximum of £3000 towards this.
So, if you are wealthy, and can afford a deposit – and so therefore a mortgage – this generous Tory government will assist you in making the biggest purchase of your life.

At the other end of the spectrum, if you are poor, and live on benefits in rented accommodation with a spare bedroom, this generous Tory government will deduct 13% from your housing benefit and cause you to pay the 13% of the rent from your meagre Job Seekers Allowance or Sickness Benefit or Employment Support Allowance.

The poor ARE subsidising the rich.

But it has always been thus.

 

Housing sell-off

May 28, 2015

Remember nice Mr David Cameron, our wonderful leader, all that time ago, when he stated that social housing should be for those in need.
When he said, that nice, smoochy David Cameron, that when tenants of social housing reached a certain earnings limit, that they would have to move.
Remember.
The thoughts of David Cameron.
He thought it a good idea to insist that those who could afford it should vacate social housing – that those who had reached a level of wealth that allowed them to, to leave and buy their own home in the private sector.
Remember?
Well, now, nice, smoochy, gorgeously beautiful David Cameron has had second thoughts.
Maybe someone who is his senior in Government (a Tory Grandee) has decided it would buy the Tories more votes to give-away (sell-off at a huge discount – same thing, basically.) houses in the social sector.
So, to further divide a divided Britain, a second sell-off of homes is to be legislated for.
A shredded Britain will ensure.
A Britain that dangles from the lamp-posts like strips of cheap rag will result.
Everyone is out for themselves.
No one wants to pay for anyone else.
But how long will it be before people realise that everyone pays for everyone else in Capitalism.
We all pay the profits, we all pay the benefits.

Bedroom Tax BS.

March 12, 2013

Cameron ‘justifies’ this benefit reduction by saying the total spend on housing benefit has to be reduced AND that this move will make the apportioning of housing fair (or fairer) because single people won’t be stranded with excess rooms and families will be given adequate accommodation.

The problem is, however, if, eventually, everyone gets a suitable home with the ‘correct’ number of rooms, no one will pay Bedroom Tax – so no money will be saved at all.

It shows-up the lie that lurks behind Cameron’s smiling words.

It reinforces the idea that the Tories do broadcast untruths.

It adds weight to the theory that all of these benefit changes/cuts/alterations are intended, primarily, to punish the less well-off.

That wonderfully bigoted zealot, Iain Duncan Smith tells us he wishes to free those on welfare from the strangle-hold of poverty- he tells us that universal benefits are part of this attempt. But,really, IDS is trying to make the poor suffer – he is making them destitute to liberate them from the benefit merry-go-round. He is making them poorer to allow them to find dignity.

He is telling porkies in his monotone drawl – but you  cannot question a zealot.