Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Cameron got off too lightly!

Whilst your editorial was right to say that it wasn`t just Cameron to blame for the 2011 "bombing of Libya into chronic chaos", and that the Commons are "guilty of washing their hands", we must not forget where the blame lies for the current abysmal state of our society (Morning Star,15/09/16).
     Tory historians will want to concentrate on his decision to hold a referendum on the EU, but a less biased verdict will not ignore his overriding aim to shrink the state, at a time when laissez faire policies were the exact opposite of what the country required. Despite his ridiculous claims of us all "being in it together", Cameron`s callous austerity measures fooled no-one, aimed as they were on the poorest and most vulnerable. Lower taxes for the rich, and fancy rhetoric on making the tax avoiders "smell the coffee", accompanied by little action, meant inequality soared, leading to the shocking figures issued by Oxfam this week, that the richest 1% own "more than 20 times the wealth of the poorest fifth".
      It can be argued that Osborne was equally to blame, but Cameron was his boss, and not only could have, but should have, sacked him after calamitous, embarrassing budgets, and after the endless stream of missed economic targets. Selling off state-owned companies, including bank shares and the Royal Mail, at stupidly low prices to benefit friends in the City, could not have happened without the PM`s approval. He did sack Gove, but not until the appalling Secretary of State for Education had done his darndest to destroy the fantastic work done by teachers and educationalists in the previous twenty years. When it comes down to it, who is responsible for the current teacher recruitment crisis? Or the deep discontent felt in very staffroom throughout England?
 The list cannot stop there; privatising and underfunding of the NHS leading to the present predicament, the decision to go for a seven day service when the funding foir a five day one is hugely insufficient, and the failure to remove possibly the most unpopular health secretary ever, all are Cameron`s fault.
         The blame for the continued exploitation of workers, obscene pay for the "socially useless", a vindictive legislative attack on the rights of trade unions, and a lethargic approach to the refugee crisis which embarrasses us all, has to be directed at the same person. Six years of governments led by such an arrogant old-Etonian, who thought he could treat the electorate like mugs one more time and they would still follow his guidance on Europe, have dragged the country backwards.
    This is, of course, before we mention housing shortages, Rachman-like private landlords charging exorbitant rents, huge "corporate grants" to private companies, students leaving universities with £50,000 worth of debt, thousands employed on zero-hours contracts, and a million people relying on food banks to survive.

 I blame Cameron for all of this; he had six years to improve thingsand all he did was to allow equal marriage. It`s no wonder he`s leaving the Commons, ostensibly to write his memoirs, but no doubt, soon to be raking in the cash in the City. He`ll be safe from criticism there, that`s for sure.

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