macliam wrote: dorisifa wrote:
macliam wrote:It's hard to see past the gleeful also-rans and rejects propping up May because they think their time has finally come.
It's many of the same people who were agitating when Major was in office, and made the conservatives "unelectable" for a decade. And now they're back on a tide of disquiet, ignorance and nationalism. The most unwelcome comeback since Birds of a Feather.
Thank the Lord I'm not alone - anyyone supported by Howard, Duncan Smith and Hague can't be all ...... there
John Major when he did not realise the mike was still live referred to "the bastards" and Cameron only called the referendum to shut them up once and for all. Now "the bastards" are running the Tory Party.
And if you think either any Govt. cares about the poor think about this:
I went back to college in the 1980's and there was no grant for what I was doing so I was on Income Support. I can still remember thinking how unfair it was that I could only earn £5 a week before I started to lose some of my benefit but my friend who had also returned to college to enhance job prospects was allowed to earn £15 a week because he had a wife. But the Major Govt. spotted this unfairness and cut the couples allowance to £10.
Now when these allowances were introduced £5 was a lot of money, but inflation caused by mismanagement of the economy by the Wilson and Thatcher Govts. meant inflation had made it worth very little. Same as savings, not sure what it is now but it was stuck at £3,000 before you started to lose benefits despite the fact that the spending had dropped dramatically due to inflation.
Same as Guaranteed Pension Credit. It was decreed that once your savings exceeded £10,000 then your Pension credit would be reduced. Despite inflation in the years since the savings amount has remained the same.
Compare that with the annual rise in Captial Gains allowances and you will see that the poorest and most vulnerable in society have always been hit the hardest.
Keep smiling because the light at the end of someone's tunnel may be you, Ron Cheneler