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On 25 Jan 2018 at 9:58am The Greek wrote:
Rough sleeping at its highest since records began.

Violent crime, robberies and sexual offences up 20%; murders up 10% (note no change in recording practices for murder).

People dying waiting for an ambulance or waiting 4 hours in hospital corridors.

Economy growing more slowly than the US and rest of Europe.

Still think the Tories are doing a good job?! The very fabric of this country is being destroyed for their own gain.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 10:12am Mark wrote:
I'm amused(not) by how they cling to the little things that they've got. One economic indicator is looking good... Unemployment - on the back of a casualised workforce and decimated productivity. The other (feeble) thing that they've got is poor NHS stats for performance in Wales. Wales - the most socioeconomicly deprived country in the UK.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 10:18am Lewes born and bread wrote:
All essential services cut to absolute basics (police, hospitals, prisons, customs, fire service, armed forces,) plus municipal services at breaking point.
Bloody awful times.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 10:48am Moan wrote:
Moan, moan, moan, complain, moan
Try living in africa, syria etc etc
On 25 Jan 2018 at 10:49am Ken wrote:
Im sure Maria Cauliflower is working hard to help sort it.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 10:52am Hyena wrote:
Thanks for the party political broadcast.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 11:06am Ross wrote:
Blessed be
On 25 Jan 2018 at 11:50am Harry Mac wrote:
You've never had it so good
On 25 Jan 2018 at 12:22pm Blatant Liar wrote:
Many years of socialist governments and pseudo conservatives Iím afraid dear boy
On 25 Jan 2018 at 12:31pm Sid wrote:
Ha, the bleaters are out in force again today. Get off your backsides and do something useful with your time.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 1:13pm Viscious wrote:
but true, Sid.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 2:34pm The Greek wrote:
Sid, is this acceptable in a civilised society? 169% increase in people without a house?

Check it out here »
On 25 Jan 2018 at 3:27pm Sid wrote:
The Greek, "He says his family could call him if they wanted to get in touch."
What happened to the family unit? Marriage - "for better, for worse". It seems to be just another part of our "throwaway society".
Having said that, there are some truly vulnerable people out there who deserve and would probably accept help. However, many are there because of their own folly. Is it really society's job to go round propping them up?
On 25 Jan 2018 at 5:08pm Tax and spend wrote:

Anyone not earning above about £35,000 is a net beneficiary from our tax and spend system. Should we really be propping up these people too?

How about if you don't earn more than that you have to choose some public services to miss out on? Remove their right to access roads? No access to police? Or maybe not allow them to use hospitals? Thoughts?

And what about those freeloading pensioners eh! They do nothing but take my NI contributions from work. Let's cut them loose.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 5:21pm Sid wrote:
Too many people gone soft, simply because they have never known tough times.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 6:01pm endoftheouse wrote:
You gorgers have never been any good with your money/lifestyle and the caring of your families.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 6:08pm headwateroftheouse wrote:
Ever paid tax, endof ?
On 25 Jan 2018 at 9:09pm King of Sussex wrote:
It doesn't matter one jot if people are homeless 'by their own folly'.
What the right wing snowflakes of this world seem to be unable to grasp is the plain fact that more and more people are 'choosing' to be homeless under a Tory government. That can only be because
a) There are more people being failed by the Tory version of Capitalism, or
b) The Tory government are encouraging people to be lazy and feckless freeloaders.
As for "Too many people gone soft, simply because they have never known tough times", well that just doesn't make any sense at all. It is, nonetheless, an admission that Tory government = tough times.

On 25 Jan 2018 at 9:17pm Sid wrote:
Another shoulder, another chip.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 9:32pm Closed Borders wrote:
230,000 net migration to the UK in 2017, that means a City half the size of Brighton was needed last year to accommodate this increased population, taking into account this figure does not include people entering illegally. Dress it up any way you want, this effects the NHS, schools, housing, jobs, and crime.
On 26 Jan 2018 at 1:01pm Tough times?! wrote:
@Sid, what are these tough times you refer to?

When one standard full time job afforded someone to live and save for a deposit for a house and then afford the mortgage?

When jobs came with final salary or defined benefit pensions that were unsustainable for those coming after?

When people could enjoy their lives without being told the reason they can't afford a house is because they are workshy and eat too many avocados?

When higher education was free or even provided grants from central funds? When hospitals weren't full to the brim? When you could actually get a GP appointment without waiting three weeks or joining the mad rush on the phones at 8am?
On 26 Jan 2018 at 1:18pm Sid wrote:
Try the 15 or so years after WW2!
On 26 Jan 2018 at 1:58pm Mark wrote:
Or what about Victorian times, Sid?Those were the days! Tuberculosis running rampant... Twelve year olds being forced up chimneys to sweep them. Meanwhile the aristos had quail eggs for breakfast. Nobody had time to lounge about bleating then. That was when things were proper.
On 26 Jan 2018 at 2:23pm Sid wrote:
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
On 27 Jan 2018 at 9:04am bored wrote:

Bunch of rubbish. Nobody here is saying that life was easier back in the 50s.
That generation made sacrifices during the war like we can never imagine. They worked hard to create a country for everyone post war. It's the generation after who who seem to think their life was all bootstraps and elbow grease.

What were the lengths they went to in order to get a house and all that. You got a job and worked. Wow, like we're not all doing that today. Get over yourself.

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