Guardian coverage of Council Cuts fails to mention ‘easements’

The cuts to councils budgets has received very little coverage in the UK media.

The tone is always defeatist.

But look at the money the Bank of England and Treasury have injected into the economy to prop up the banks and big business.

The money is there.

But the government are still going after children, the disabled and senior citizens.

Easements are the government’s way of getting councils to decide who does not get social care. This could be a disabled child or a senior citizen. The duty of care has been replaced by a power of care – an obligation replaced by a choice.

Below is an example.

This story is not going away.


Theresa May decriminalises Bribery, Fraud & Election Rigging

The American satirist HL Mencken famously quipped that no-one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people.

But here in Britain we have a different maxim:

No Tory ever lost out overestimating the gullibility of the British Voter

I interviewed David Whyte of the University of Liverpool about various aspects of corruption last week.

He called for an investigation into allegations  the Tory party has received funding from laundered HSBC money.

Yesterday the Conservative Manifesto included proposals to scrap the Serious Fraud Office :

Tories are also proposing that all voters provide ID cards to vote – a move which has been criticised by the Electoral Commission which itself recently concluded that the Tories themselves broke electoral rules regarding local spending limits in the 2015 election.

The Tories got away with this and are now seeking to undermine the smooth running of future elections.

This is the sort of thing you expect from Turkey, Russia, or even Iran.

May is very scary. I cannot emphasise enough what  a bad idea it would be to vote for her.