A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found there were already (before covid) 334,327 excess deaths directly attributable to spending cuts to public services and benefits because of UK government ‘austerity’ policies.
which is why UK pensioners in France should be wary of Chloe Smith, the current SoS for Work & Pensions - a sworn enemy of the poor and needy with a desperate need to reduce benefits - and where better to start than where Iain Dunkin Donut started when he held the brief by cutting the WFP (amongst other things of course)
Watching the Chancellor sitting there grinning away after the damage he has already done and then having the cheek to blame his mistakes on the Queen,s passing is stomach churning,also the new Home Secretary laughing away after her disgusting comments about her dreams for Christmas of seeing a flight leaving with migrants to Rwanda was equally sickening.I didn,t think it was possible to have someone that was even more out of touch than Patel,but it seems that you can.
I was just watching Liz’s speech. It was boringly preditable until two young female Greenpeace supporters held up a poster and were manhandled, and I mean MAN, out. One of the Tory delegates even ripped the lanyard from around the neck of one of them.
Liz thinks Greenpeace is part of the anti growth coalition.
Ah yes ---- the anti growth coalition — which seems to be just about everyone apart from the Tory Party. It’s all their fault you see, this AGC lot.
Let’s blame it all on them and try to forget the increase in mortgage and interest rates that we directly caused, and which will heap even more misery on many folks who are already struggling to cope with rampant inflation.
No need to worry though, because little miss bouncy boobs is going to save us from the AGC/Putin/Covid/Opec/and even the Martians !
Just ignore the fact that your mortgage payments may have gone up by 50% or so. Clearly that is just a distraction.
If this woman really thinks that the electorate is going to swallow this drivel, then it is clearly an insult to the intelligence of every person on the electoral register.
Given the title of this thread, a little musing on forgiveness….
We tend to think of forgiveness as entirely for the benefit of the foregiven but we ought not. The act of forgiving actually is a form of letting go of all our own negative feelings and helps to free us to move on. It is better for the forgiver. It can be very hard to do but I like to take inspiration from Nelson Mandela amongst others.
Historically, and I wait to stand corrected by @Geof_Cox , the ancient Greek philosophers differed on the concept. Aristotle viewed forgiveness as a weakness and refused to contemplate any.
550BC There lived a man in China who we have come to call Confucius. He lived in very frightening times before China was one country but many with powerful armies fighting eachother for a very long time. He was recorded as he said many wise things, some of which you may consider as universal truths and which were repeated/reused in the Bible. Here is (translation) of one that may apply here:
“Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.”
Let’s just get the Tories out, make them pay for the ills they have perpetrated and then we can work on ourselves