Written by Allan Todd
A tragic opportunity
- pushed millions into dependency on foodbanks - including many who are in employment, such as the nurses this government now wants to ‘reward’ for their Covid-19 sacrifices with another pay freeze
- forced thousands into rough-sleeping, via the Bedroom Tax and insufficient affordable properties for rent
- created, for the first time in over 100 years, a society in which life expectancy has stalled - and, for women in poorer areas, has actually declined
- consistently refused to take the steps necessary for protecting UK citizens from the growing threats from global warming
History tends to give only fleeting opportunities for fundamental change - if they are missed, the usual outcome is increased reaction. The past 40 years - in particular, the last decade - have shown only too clearly what kind of reaction can be expected if we let this opportunity slip from our grasp.