it was, I believe, the American author and critic H L Mencken who quipped, in relation to the tabloid press,that no one ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the public, and likewise no one ever went broke by underestimating the self regarding callow cruelty of a Conservative MP. Having being, rightly, heavily and severely castigated on social media following their appalling decision to vote to deprive the poorest children of free school meals.The Tories have reflected and have decided that it’s them who are the real victims here.the poor things, you can’t even steal food out of the mouths of babies these days without someone calling you out for it. It’spolitical correctness gone mad,after all it’s the duty of politicians to take these difficult decisions so that SERCO shareholders don’t suffer and so that the partners and associates of Conservative MPs can continue to rake in millions in consultancy fees. However since a plea for sympathy from aTory MP who has just stolen a hungry wean’s chance of dinner while he himself tucks into a posho six chip fish dinner that is heavily subsidised by the taxpayer is about as likely to succeed as an attempt to get Ruth Davidson to appear in an interview and answer difficult questions about why her Scottish Tory colleagues voted against free school meals just a week or so after promising to guarantee free school meals, the lunch snatchers have decided to try another tactic to divert the well deserved opprobrium which is currently raining down upon their heads. you see, they had to vote against free school meals because they’d only have been used to buy drugs. Now personally I’ve never pitched up at a drug dealer’s house bearing nothing but a Tesco chicken and mayonnaise sandwich, a pack of dried pasta and a pork pie and expected to depart with a gramme of cocaine. And if it had been anyone else who had suggested such a thing I would have scoffed in disbelief, but who am I to contradict Michael Gove’s lived experience? next time there’s s report of a drugs bust on the news we can expect to be told that the polis have seized heroin with a street value of a dozen Scotch eggs and three sausage rolls.
it was Mark Jenkinson, the Conservative MP for Workington, who claimed on social media that in his constituency people were exchanging food parcels for drugs, only now there’s a veritable convoy of drug addicts setting off for Cumbria carrying Greggs meal deals which they intend to exchange for crack. faced with any normal person would have seen as an entirely predictable torrent of ridicule, Mark has been forced to issue a clarification, pointing out that he’d been taken out of context and had only ever said that it was a tiny minority of people who used supplies of free food in order to buy drugs, But Mark’s ‘ clarification’ has only made things worse , because he has in effect admitted that because of the behaviour of a tiny minority he is going to penalise the vast majority of children who are living in food poverty due to the economic and political priorities of this Conservative govern ment, That’s how it works with this government, poverty is held to be the fault of the poor,who are to be collectively punished for the actions of a few. it’s hard to decide whether it’s poor people or people with a drug habit that Mark is smearing by anecdote, but being a Tory the chances are that he doesn’t distinguish between the two, so in order to help him tell the difference, poor people are folk who go to bed hungry and who struggle to keep a roof over their heads because s this government has gutted the social security system and presided over a proliferation of zero hours contracts and gig economy jobs that don’t pay living wage, whereas a person with a cocaine habit sits in the cabinet as the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Mark has so far failed to produce any evidence to support his claims, yet he is prepared to condemn an entire generation on the basis of groundless gossip.but then destroying the lives of tens of thousands on the basis of nothing more than spurious evidence free claims is very much this government’s modus operandi and rationale, That is after all what has brought us Brexit. today Tory Mps are in full on victimhood mode because LabourMP ANGELA raynor called those Conservatives who voted to deprive needy children of a free meal ‘scum’. they’re not scum, scum floats to the top, this lot would need the assistance of a ladder in order to get into the gutter. In response to news that some local businesse were going to step in and help the kids that the government has refused to help. Conservative MP for North Devon, Selaine Saxby, has said that she very much” hopes businesses offering to feed hungry children for free “will not be seeking any further government , because she believes that if they are able to give away ood for free that this must mean that the business doesn’t need help to survive the covid crisis. You could not invent a more perfect illustration of the moral bankruptcy of the Conservatives, not only do they refuse to show compassion for those less fortunate than themselves, but they are determined to punish those who do have a grasp of the concepts of decency humanity and compassion. calling Conservative MPs scum is indeed unfair and uncalled for it is unfair to the single celled organisms which make up pondscum. they are for the most part harmless and innocent snd play a,vital role in the ecosystem you certainly can’t say the same about Conservative MPs. Thatcher starved the miners, this lot of moral vacuums are starving the minors. Meanwhile Priti Patel is set to hand private firms £28 million in government contracts in order to deport asylum seekersfrom m the UK.This government can always find the money to victimise and punish vulnerable, desperate people – especially when that cash goes to line the pockets of their friends but it won’t find the money to feed hungry children ,Cruel Brittania.
typos, sorry, there’s going to be a lot of them while I learn how to type all over again, please be patient.
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