AUS­TER­ITY IS TO BLAME

Rossendale Free Press - - Your Views -

I WOULD like to re­spond to Granville Barker (‘Res­ig­na­tions are over­due’, Novem­ber 30).

Whilst I ac­cept that Labour got too friendly with the bank­ing sec­tor be­fore the world­wide crash of 2008 I think we can lay the state of the UK at the door of the Tory party. Their aus­ter­ity mea­sures have driven many of our ci­ti­zens into poverty. Even the UN has recog­nised the ‘cal­lous­ness’.

We are one of the five rich­est coun­tries in the world but we have so many peo­ple re­ally strug­gling to make ends meet. We may be a wealthy na­tion but we are as­set poor. We have sold most of our in­fra­struc­ture via pri­vati­sa­tion, en­ergy, wa­ter, rail­ways etc, etc.

A lot of the coun­try’s busi­nesses are now owned by for­eign gov­ern­ments/com­pa­nies.

We may be leav­ing the EU but I think the cause of our prob­lems are closer to home. Look at the way the gov­ern­ment can’t even agree over the terms of our exit. How many ‘Brexit sec­re­taries’?

Blam­ing ‘Johnny For­eigner’ for our woes is a dis­trac­tion from what is ac­tu­ally hap­pen­ing.

As for ‘apolo­gies’ they won’t put food on the ta­ble and for lo­cal me­dia protests, the Scrib­bler has high­lighted some of our prob­lems.

I fear for the young of the na­tion, a lack of af­ford­able hous­ing and real ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties are ahead of them un­less our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives get their act to­gether Name and ad­dress sup­plied Via email

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