I haven’t written a post on here since June 2nd.
I’m not sure why but I think I just needed a break. I had begun to lose the plot and was starting to bore myself (and probably everyone else) with my own thoughts.
After the much hyped election in May, I was, like so many others, hoping for a new era in politics. Almost three months on, we have the same excuses, the same blame games and the same public posturing we have always had. Little has changed except the faces behind the sickly smiles.
The marriage of political convenience between the Tories and the Lib Dems, to gain the keys to Parliament, has not fired me with a renewed confidence in politics but instead has made me question the validity of a ‘dual government’ policy even more closely than I did the previous government. It has been a bit like experiencing the love child produced from mating a Rottweiler with a Springer Spaniel – all bark at the public but, so far at least, no meaningful bite.
PM David Cameron’s ‘big society’ plans, in reality mean those who have in the past struggled to make ends meet while on benefits (and not all are as the Daily Mail or some government ministers would have you believe – ‘rolling in it’ by abusing the ‘system’) are living with even more insecurity and worry, as this government attempts to force people back to work, into jobs that do not even exist, using skills and self confidence they no longer possess.
Meanwhile, those who have money or run businesses are reaping the benefits with tax breaks and grants which they are then failing to pass on to promote chances for those less fortunate to train and gain experience and a sense of worth.
I am not even going to mention the behaviour of the banks (even though I just did!).
In short, the divide in our society between those who have and those who struggle is becoming ever greater and we will eventually all have to live with the political and social consequences!