My favourite Election comment of the week came from my lovely friend Rosie Conlon who is due to have her baby later this month.
” Did you catch that Cameron stalking round a maternity ward for publicity?! Urrrgh! That fucking toffy, Tory, headboy bastard would get nowhere near my baby!”
Literally couldn’t have put it better myself. Although the sad thing is, as a parent relying on things like SureStart Maternity grants (not just now, maybe later?!? Lol?) and Tax Credits which the Tory’s are going to slice into – then Cameron may as well be coming into our houses and taking food out the freezer, telling the kids they are going to have to wear their shoes that little bit longer and leaving me a wee note on the fridge telling me I’d better not think about moving up in my career or losing my job because I will be on my own if I do. Scary!
As much as Labour have pissed me off in the last 10 years (oh, where to start?) but at the end of the day they HAVE done more to help poor people than they Tories ever did. I know, I’ve benefited. Their policies have helped to buffer the effects of poverty in my life over these past few years and I will forever be grateful because now I’m on my feet and I couldn’t have done it without things like Tax Credit and SureStart (no, REALLY!).
It’s easy for people to be angry, and vote for the Conservatives but I hope people remember that the Tories are NOT interested in spending money on the poorest people, the single mothers, the out of work dads, the long-term sick, young unemployed…FORGET IT!
The truth is, I am SHITTING it that the Tories will be in Government. It doesn’t just affect me as a low-income, struggling parent. At the end of the day, I have a budding career – I’m still able to be socially mobile in society because I CAN work. I’m thinking about people like my dad who has a heart condition and can’t really work. Will they make him sit at a checkout? At 58? And my brother who has severe arthritis in his leg amongst other things…will they make him do something or risk losing his benefit? Ruining lives and health just to save money, all over the country? Sure, cost cutting is fine, getting scammers off benefits is fine but we are talking about lives being ruined to improve a bottom line.
So anyway, just remember that. Remember the YTS Scheme and don’t vote for the Tories, Scotland……and when the time comes vote for SNP and Independence so we never have to worry about those Tory Bastards ruining Scottish lives ever again!