The Other Side

There are always two sides to a story and whereas I do not condone the actions of these thugs and hooligans, children running riot in our streets, I must point out a few things and have to say that this government is not good for England.

Cameron and Clegg decided to ‘put the country right’.  They were going to show how badly the Labour Party had run the country.  Things were going to be put right at any cost, at any price.  After all they have protection, they have security, they are rich, they are in charge so they would have their way.

So what do they know of the lives of the lowest class (and yes there is such a class) the people who for one reason or another are unemployable, un-educated. Of the lives of those who live with drug addict parents, alcoholics, some trying hard to make a better life for themselves only to be kicked down by this government, what is their option? selling drugs? thuggery?

Then there are those who want to work, but because of a disability of one sort of the other cannot, who now suffer because these same heartless fools decree they must lose their care and assistance. They do so amidst empty words of ‘it’s all Labour’s fault’ and in full knowledge that the civil servants will have to implement their wishes, take any flack that comes and can be blamed for doing as they are told whilst the ‘Dictators’ sit tight in righteous arrogance. As for the ones who do not want to work Labour was beginning to Winkle them out.  You cannot blame another party endlessly when policies you have made are responsible for the tragic outcome.

Then came the cuts to councils, so they in turn had to cut amenities.  These included libraries, clubs, halls, places where those now turned thugs could go. Places where they could feel part of something, talk to the people who gave their time to work with them, people who would listen and give advice.  Now they have no where and no one. So with resentment boiling inside they eventually explode and the result is what we have seen over the past few days. It is not good for our society when rage lashes out at all around, decent honest people have their livelihoods destroyed, but you cannot ignore the under-class that exists within large area’s of poor Britain, by feeding them benefits it kept them quiet, but take them away and you see what happens.

Cameron and Clegg talked about ‘The Big Society’. Is this what they meant?  less police, now disgruntled at the way they are being treated and blamed?  vigilantes on the streets protecting their community is this right? A lynch mob is a dangerous group, not a healthy sign in a civilised country.

Fine words come now, about protecting people, but there is no mention of the job cuts in the police force which have still to be implemented what happens when there are 28000, less police on the streets. Fine words mean nothing especially when it’s from the people who caused the situation in the first place, and people have already died.

I and I am sure plenty of people remember Mrs Thatcher’s reign, running battles with mining communities, with her determination to destroy the NUM, and with Arthur Scargills assistance achieved that.  I can not help but wonder, once again a conservative government is determined to keep the poor in their place, is this right, Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg, only time will tell. People have lost homes, businesses, jobs. How will they pay their bills? feed themselves?

We have the largest goal population in western Europe only America incarcerate’s a higher proportion of their society, does this say more about how people are treated or the society in general, because you know what will happen next, the goals are full to overflowing we need to build more, well at least that would be good for the construction industry.

About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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