Where is this country going?
One of the worst and most upsetting sounds I hear almost daily, is that of an ambulance racing to save a life or attend to a serious medical situation.
Two things concern me; firstly the frequently ignored dedication our ambulance personnel provide, their selfless caring for patients, the risks they have to take to deliver those patients to A&E etc., via our awful roads and traffic; secondly, I know I could not do their jobs, and I wonder if they are rewarded adequately. (Answer most likely NO).
The other side of the equation so to speak, concerns the way that every possible loophole that can be exploited to make money in our country – loopholes typically left by civil servants and poorly written legislation – are used/abused by those with money!
A classic example is the number of wealthy people taking advantage of the government Help to Buy funds allocated to helping the young and needy to get a foot on the property ladder. I ask, “do we have any control” over taxpayers’ money?
What I read in the Press, and in this case believe, is that Builders are making a fortune from the scheme.
Years ago there used to be housing associations/groups of people who having acquired the land, planned and built with assistance where needed, their own houses. Why not now under the scheme?
Continuing the theme of “Them and Us”, there are civil servants/ quangos etc., enjoying a fantastic life “running” spend-as-you-go
(and as much as possible?), the International Development scheme, or HS2 planning and the like.
Can anyone tell me why the UK taxpayers have agreed with other “luncheon clubs” such as the OECD as to how OUR money is given to others?
To avoid boring readers on one of my soap-box subjects, I will close with the comment that our PM has a vast amount of work to bring some fairness and control to society – including an overhaul of the Police, the Law and of course the NHS.
She thus has no time to get us out of the EU. If she persists in managing everything herself, we are doomed. By that I infer that Labour will become more attractive as time passes – the situation being bad enough as it is. Reg Clifton, Wokingham