I don’t usually use my blog for political messages but I feel very empathic with the words of one of my Facebook friends, Rick Ormrod, because David Cameron and the UK Government are disadvantaging many people who are less fortunate than themselves.
As commentators are now pointing out, David Cameron said yesterday that we are a wealthy nation and can afford to help those affected by flooding with no limit put on the spending.
Yet when it comes to the disabled, the unemployed and those who cannot even afford to feed themselves and must go to Foodbanks for handouts there must be severe cuts because of the government’s austerity programme.
Whilst I feel desperately sorry for all those whose lives are adversely affected by flooding I can’t help but think that there is a double standard operating here.
If we are a wealthy nation then we can afford to increase benefits to humane levels to give people a chance. If we truly need austerity, then we can’t have a bottomless purse to sort out the flooding problems!
(Is it just my perception that David Cameron is more interested in money than the people he is supposed to represent?)