Austerity is over
Theresa May, 2018.
But, like many others, I can prove austerity is far from over.
People have died as a result of the changes in welfare, that have been gripping society’s most vulnerable since 2012.
Yesterday, in the 2018 budget, the government has said it will pump extra money into universal credit.
But it’s too late. The government placed saving money, as being something more valuable, than fellow human beings.
The welfare 2012 act swept through like a silent genocide.
If your country outright denies a 2 year United Nations investigation, where Disabled people have been systematically had their human rights violated, that’s got to ring alarm bells?
The government is so determined to make these changes work, that it’s not willing to listen to any dissent.
In true Orwellian style, the evidence stacks up, but is outright re-written, and spun.
Theresa May just this last week, stated in prime minister’s questions that her government had put more money into the NHS, the police force, and social care. But they haven’t.
In the era of #FakeNews, battling against social movements like #MeToo or the #DWPCrimes on Twitter, is this denial surprising?
But you can’t trust a government who dismisses so much evidence against them.
Fun fact: I’m not that keen on labour either. Because one thing almost worse than a bully is a bystander. Just last week, they backtracked on a claim that they scrap universal credit.
But anything is better than this mess.
How many more people are going to die, or not get to live (because without financial means, people exist, and don’t get to live) whilst the government stands by a system they know is failing people?
How much longer does the government want to focus on Brexit, and forget completely about all it’s internal affairs, as though those people don’t matter?
Child poverty and food bank use has sky rocketed, Disabled people, those who cannot work, and the U.K’s poorest families, are treated horrendously by the DWP. Social care budgets, the NHS, and school funding for disabled children, and Disabled university students, have all been virtually destroyed. Where does it end?
So, I’m sorry Theresa May. Just because you say it doesn’t make it true.
The government can continue to bury their heads in the sand: but only because it isn’t happening to them.