KLAXON – Only 24 days left of campaigning and actual policies have been discovered from the Tory party!
Of course how much do you believe the election promises of a woman who said she wasn’t going to call an election in the first place?
We start with the promise to build social housing in England – it appears that it will be funded by selling off “fixed term” council houses after 10 to 15 years, I was under the impression the longest tenancy secure tenancy is now 5 years, so…
- how many tenants will become eligible, and
- ISN’T THIS WHAT STARTED THE BLOODY HOUSING BUBBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
And rather than me copy & pasting the whole article I would suggest you read this by LeftFootForward.
Then under a line of “improving employee’s rights” people will be able to take a year off work to care for a sick relative. Hmm.
So that’s a year unpaid to cover for the appalling state the Care Sector is in.
A year unpaid – now I don’t know anyone that can afford to do that. Will people get carer’s allowance while they are doing it? Because at £62.70 per week it is a pitiful amount when you think of how much carers are saving the country by not handing over their loved ones.
And what happens at the end of the year if the family member still requires care?
Also in this gig economy how many employers will actually support this? Because if they don’t it’s not exactly easy or cheap to take them to a tribunal = costs in England are between £390 and £1,200.
Then there will be statutory bereavement leave for parents who lose a child – How is this not a thing already? Honestly, they produce something which I would already expect to be part of our system and we are supposed to be grateful. I suppose it’s better than a letter informing you that the Bedroom Tax is kicking in
In Scotland, branch manager Ruth “No Referendum” Davidson has dropped her previously vehement opposition to universal free prescriptions. The woman who once declared that free prescriptions were causing deaths has not so much U-turned as handbrake turned, smoke pouring from her tank tracks.
And if you think the “death by free prescription” is bad, be aware that some are using that argument against Corbyn’s policy to scrap parking charges at hospitals in England. We seem to be doing okay in Scotland with free prescriptions and free parking. I say free – it comes out of our taxation and it what our government sees as a priority.
VOTE TORY and keep something you already have…..
Actually I suppose that’s quite groundbreaking for them.
More to the point – it is a devolved issue and has nothing to do with a General Election. In normal situations I would expect this to be leaped upon by a press eager to inform their readers however *sighs* we have ScotPol who come out with this: