Over recent weeks I have noticed a surge in incidents of violence amongst local youngsters who seem to be turning against and fighting one another in the streets in my local area. There have also been incidents involving the Police at local businesses in the area too where fights have actually broke out inside the premises of these businesses, and they have involved staff at a local pizza takeaway and also youngsters fighting one another in the local newsagents.
I know and understand that these kind of incidents have been going on in our society for a long time and indeed when I was young and growing up it was the same then. I do however think that such incidents have gradually worsened over the years as our society develops into what it has become today. I do feel that our younger generations are being unfairly targeted by the likes of the higher powers who are actually elected to represent everyone, but this political system is actually neglecting our youngsters a great deal. The kind of policies that this Consevativgovernment have implemented since coming to power have only sought to hit the young, poor, sick and disabled the hardest, making these people bear the full brunt of the severe austerity measures and cuts to our public services. Under this government many Youth Centres have also been closed down as their funding was cruelly slashed under the previous ConDem coalition 2010-2015.
The Tory party look like they will continue along the same trajectory in 2015 as they now command an overall majority in the House of Commons (House of Conmen)!! I feel that they certainly will continue to hit the youngest in our society the hardest and this will only cause serious issues of anger, resentment, jealousy, division in our society and growing levels of poverty and homelessness in the years to come. These are but just a few of the knock-on effects that are caused as the direct end result of the policies that this government continue to implement.
It is completely unacceptable for this government to feel that is ok to make the British people pay the ultimate price for the mistakes and gross incompetence of Bankers & previous political parties who governed this country so badly & incompently that they caused huge levels of Debt. Still it is crucially important to remember that these Bankers & MPs were rewarding themselves with huge bonuses and lucrative salaries & pay at a time when we were in a deep recession and they have evidently continued to reward their own failure since then.
In fact this year the MP’s have again rewarded themselves with a huge 10.3% Pay rise in addition to the huge expenses and housing allowances they already receive at the direct cost of taxpayers up and down this country. All the while many British people in this country are really struggling in great hardship and poverty to make ends meet. People that are struggling to find the money in order to put food on the table for themselves and their families. Why do we think that it’s ok for these politicians to reward themselves with taxpayers money for inflicting such austerity, hardship and poverty on the people for whom they are elected to represent and work for. It is wrong for any political party to claim that “We are all in this together”and then in the next breath say that “We are the party of Working People” during the last general election campaign.
This Tory establishment continue to impact on the lives of the youngest,poor,sick and disabled with ideological and severely damaging measures that will have a direct impact on people’s everyday lives for years to come.
The Conservative Party has already tried to abolished under 25’s from claiming housing benefit and they have also stopped 16 and 17 year olds from being able to claim Jobseekers Allowance. These 2 policies alone can only represent the loathing views of these MPs along with their complete lack of understanding and callous disregard as to how the effect of these policies has a direct impact and critical effect on the lives of our younger generations. So it does really come as no surprise to me that youngsters are growing up in some terribly difficult situations at home with parents who are trapped in some horrific situations of hardship and poverty.
To put things quite simply the Conservatives are a political party that only caters for the needs of the richest in society and they have a loathing contempt for the poorest, sickest and disabled in this country. They also hate young people despite David Cameron’s false pretences with his Hug-a-Hoodie campaign in the run up to the 2010 election. He has done anything but hug a hoodie since the Tories came to power in 2010 and has in fact implemented policies that have hit these people the hardest.
This can only lead me to believe that the best progressive government for this country and the long-term prosperous futures of all our British people is for a coalition government between Labour & UKIP, they must bang their heads together and join forces with some real common sense policies that I’m sure would strike appeal with a far greater audience.
Original Article written by Sy Hawkes & published via www syhawkes.wordpress.com on August 17th 2015