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We’re a wealthy country… money’s no object…

Reblogging this post will probably upset some people I know who have opposing views. But, the comment made by David Cameron the other day, about the UK floods, that “My message to the country today is this. Money is no object in this relief effort, whatever money is needed for it will be spent. We will take whatever steps are necessary”. Also, insisting “we are a wealthy country and we have taken good care of our public finances”.

If you’ve taken such good care of the public finances does that mean austerity is over now David? Does that mean you no longer need to make the cuts you are planning? This all seems to be a contradiction.

What has this to do with counselling? Maybe nothing directly – except the need for compassion for all those in need.

Jane Young

Flooding I’m supposed to be writing an important human rights report, but the political messages around today have tempted me to blog – for the first time since the turn of the year, when my anger about poverty spilled into a much less measured blog than usual. My anger has now got the better of me again…

First of all I must say, very clearly, that flooding is terrible for those affected and my heart goes out to all those who have experienced the horror of dirty, sewage-contaminated water flowing through their homes. This blog is not directed against flood victims, but is a comment on the political message and reality behind the Prime Minister’s promises.

The floods have reached the home counties. Beautiful homes next to the River Thames are awash. This is archetypal middle England. Confirmed Tory voters are now being affected by the floods which have ravaged the…

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One response to “We’re a wealthy country… money’s no object…

  1. Ray Summer 14 February, 2014 at 08:09

    Thanks Neil. Appreciate your drawing attention to the excellent original blog.

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