Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Big Society? They Should Be Ashamed

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Big Society? They Should Be Ashamed

Article excerpt

YES, we are all aware of the mammoth debt legacy the Labour administration left, yes, we are all aware of the banks behaving badly in an irresponsible manner and yes, we are all aware of the fraudulent goings on in the House but has anyone learnt from this? No, this so-called coalition government has shirked from resolving the situation.

The NHS is in turmoil and by the look of new proposals, will be in even bigger turmoil. The aim of this administration is to put the NHS out to privatisation and push loads more work onto our overworked GPs.

We all know the adverse effects privatisation brings: people lining their own pockets to the detriment of us all, just like de-mutualisation in the 1990s where greedy customers could end up with big payouts and the virtual demise of the Northern Rock, for example. We are still paying for it.

This government is good at putting people out of work, making our military personnel redundant and leaving our country vulnerable and insecure. …

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