AUSTERITY IS TO BLAME
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