Ah stereotypes – doncha just love ’em.
I am Welsh. I like rugby. But I can’t sing.
I remember many years ago staying in Newcastle with friends and deciding to sample the nightlife.
We ended up on the Tuxedo Princess, a car ferry converted into a nightclub.
On one deck of the ship was a Karaoke bar and fuelled by one too many cocktails, I decided to give the clientèle my rendition of Tom Jones’ “What’s new pussycat” (whoa, woha, woha) this culminated in the man in charge of the karaoke wrestling the microphone off me and shouting “Get off the stage, you’re bloody crap! I thought the Welsh could sing!”
Recently, there have been many instances where accepting stereotypes has had dire consequences …
Dr Sara Ryans 18 year old son – Connor Sparrowhawk who suffered with autism, learning disabilities and epilepsy, drowned in the bath at an assessment and treatment centre run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
At the inquest into his death, the jury ruled that Connors death was “contributed to by neglect”
Southern NHS Foundation Trust and it’s agents treated Connor and his family as if they did not matter because of Connors disability. The only thing they were interested in was the £3,500 per week they were receiving from the county council for Connors “care”
This government also treat the vulnerable and disabled as nothing, borne out by the death of Michael O’Sullivan. The coroner ruled that the DWP directly caused his death.
David CaMoron, IDS, Gidiot et al, constantly push the rhetoric that the unemployed, sick, disabled and mentally ill are skivers/scroungers/feckless/workshy and so on and so forth.
Members of the public believe that because the tory media (Daily Mail, Sun and Telegraph) push out this message on a daily basis.
Bear this in mind, by the DWP’s own figures, 0.7% of the Welfare bill is in respect of fraud an error – and that includes errors made on the part of the DWP.
The government don’ t seem too keen to let the public know about the corporate scroungers like Starbucks, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Boots … who make shedloads of money in the UK but pay next to no tax because they route their profits through an off shore entity and they do it legitimately because the taxes acts allow it.
The government can amend these acts any time they like by bringing in what’s called a statutory instrument – with one flick of the pen, the rules can be changed. But the government won’t do it because they don’t want to upset these firms, most of whom make donations to the tory party.
Most of the general public are not too concerned by the death of Connor or Michael or the mechanics of statutory instruments because for the most part, it doesn’t affect them.
I’m not having a go at those people or anything, generally speaking, people usually only become interested in something when it affects them.
But I think the brown stuff is going to hit the twirly thing in November/December of this year, when letters will be issued to tax credit claimants advising them of the changes with effect from 6 April 2016 and again in the individuals first pay day in April, when those people who receive tax credits realise just how much money they are going to lose; bearing in mind that CaMORON said he would not be cutting tax credits. That counts as a BIG FAT LIE in my book.
Cameron lied to get back in (tax credits and hard working people) – Cable Forum
Tax credits could become this governments poll tax moment when people will hopefully see just exactly what this government think of ordinary citizens.