david camerons "big society" ARE the people of UK aware the welfare state is to be "privatised"?
consevatives= RIP OFF BRITAIN
irrespective of your political persuasion, ALL will suffer, while FAT CATS are encouraged by this government to put their SNOUTS deep in the trough
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
That is what Tories are all about. They did it in the 80s and doing it now with the aid of the Lib Dem suck ups. Every massive gas/electric/water bill you get>TORIES. Every high train/bus fare>TORIES. When you cant afford a mortgage and cant get a council home because they are all sold.>TORIES.It was the Tories who brought in NHS managers that they now complain about....Matrons used to do that job but the Tories created managers to give their cronies a job. They have backers in the private health market and they have to repay them for their election donations. When the Tories get in power all kinds of slime comes out of the woodwork. And finally watch for the destruction of the BBC as Rupert Murdock backed them too. PLUS THE BANKERS THAT PUT US IN THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. You couldnt make this stuff up could you.
- 9 years ago
"irrespective of your political persuasion" - So why have you started with an attack on the Conservatives? Do you think companies like Serco sprung up over night?
The Big Society is about individuals having more influence over how the country is run and being enabled by the state instead of punished for doing the right thing. If you cut out all the political rubbish (the big companies have good friends in all useful parties) Dispatches shows that these companies should be avoided. If you don't like these companies involvement then campaign against them.
- LongJohnsLv 79 years ago
Oh fabulous - so we can expect even worse standards of professionalism and competence. Marvellous. Some things should not be done in the private sector. There are areas of people's lives where the state cannot use the private sector and trust them to act properly. It's a bit like the banking industry really.
- Nick GLv 49 years ago
Conservatives have always been pro privatisation.
Nationalisation saves money, but causes taxpayers to pay. Wealthier people pay more tax. Therefore, under nationalisation, the rich overpay and the poor underpay. This is also called "society".
Mostly, the areas where the Conservatives get most votes (and seats in Parliament) are more affluent areas and therefore the majority of Conservative voters want privatisation so they pay the same amount as the least wealthy.
I would also point out, that while the Conservatives kicked off privatisation in the early and mid 1990s, Labour continued, if not, picked up pace in the late 1990s and 2000s. For example, Conservatives started privatisation of railways giving contracts of up to four years to private companies, but Labour continued with their plans and have issued contracts up to thirty years.
The largest political party against privatisation is the Liberal Democrats.
The problem is that too few people are interested in politics. Too many people don't seem to understand that politics effect them. They are happy to moan about rail fares, about selling utilities to multinationals in other countries, about laws they don't agree with, but when it comes to election day, they don't vote or they vote for parties without knowing what they stand for. People need to take an interest.
Too many people cannot name their MP. Too many people don't know what party they stand for. Too many people don't know how their party votes.
www.theyworkforyou.com is about trying to make people realise that their MP work for them. You can get a list of every vote by every MP in Parliament. You can get e-mail alerts every time your MP votes in Parliament.
Until people realise that politics affects them, things cannot change.
Wake up people!
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- phlatt.dawgLv 59 years ago
Your statement is totally inaccurate it should read." ALL will suffer while FAT CATS are encouraged to put their snouts DEEPER in the trough.
- Anonymous9 years ago
It is the avowed aim of this Thatcherite fascist "government" to destroy our NHS!
This is not being done to save money (privatisation will greatly increase costs, as always) but for purely ideological reasons!
"Big society" is a philosophy that is designed to divide society and produce a Broken Britain where the super-rich and their political chums are protected and encouraged to practice tax-avoidance and add to their large and unnecessary fortunes at our expense, while the rest of us are exposed to higher crime, poor or nonexistent health-care and education and mass-unemployment!
The only way to prevent OUR country being destroyed is to bring down this "coalition" filth as quickly as possible and by any means possible!!!
- old grumpyLv 79 years ago
I think you mis-understood Cameron when he called for the "big society".
What he actually meant to say was "high society", because that's were all the greedy and you know who I mean, are housed.
- nlvLv 69 years ago
I think the welfare system is far to big in the UK and should be trimmed. The civil service always performs below that of the private sector.
So my answer is So what? It can't can't continue in it's current form with claimants living in houses worth millions.
- your grandadLv 59 years ago
Cats don't have snouts.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Good.......... half the time the people in charge of handing out benefits via the Government could barely organise a piss-up in a brewery in my past experience, so it's about time something was done about them.