Labour has lost touch with peo­ple

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

The Labour Party rightly got the name of the Red Tories be­cause they have lost touch with the val­ues of or­di­nary peo­ple.

It is now down to the pro­gres­sive par­ties to end the in­equalty in our so­ci­ety to re­dress the bal­ance of fair­ness and jus­tice.

Is it fair if you are poor in this coun­try that be­cause you can­not set up a di­rect debit you are charged ex­ces­sive amounts for pay­ing your bills and if you are at the lower in­come scale you are charged ex­sor­batant rates to bor­row money or forced to go to money shops?

It must be a right of ev­ery in­di­vid­ual to earn a living wage so they dont go to food­banks. There is no safety net for peo­ple who are in cri­sis, since the lo­cal au­thories took over the wel­fare fund it is nigh im­pos­si­ble to get help.

Is it fair that if you are sick or dis­abled that a pri­vate com­pany that has been set tar­gets by the gov­ern­ment de­cides your level of help, when peo­ple are dy­ing through this?

The poor sick and dis­ad­van­taged have to have voice it is time for a change and for a new po­lit­i­cal sys­tem to come into play. Ful­ton M Hunter, Cam­bus­lang.

Then-First Min­is­ter Alex Sal­mond said he was con­fi­dent vot­ers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang would back Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with the Re­former dur­ing his visit to the Burgh, Mr Sal­mond claimed there was a“nat­u­ral ma­jor­ity,”for a yes vote in the two towns. Ul­ti­mately, South La­nark­shire voted‘no’.

It was an his­toric day in the Burgh with the Scot­tish Cabi­net hold­ing a meet­ing in Ruther­glen for the first time, with 10 Scot­tish Min­is­ters in the Fern­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Else­where, Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club was ap­peal­ing for rugby play­ers living in the area to con­sider join­ing them.

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