Some sensible suggestions, but turkeys don;t vote for Xmas. The public sector is far too big with too much to lose by being reformed.
Not a word abour self payers families for whom care costs can be catastrophic. After a good number of years, and £800k, my severely incapacitated mother in law was killed by Care Home Covid. I wonder where that came from? The government and NHS have a lot to answer for. I sense a class action here to recover the costs.
Agree entirely but WE HAVE TO SAVE THE NHS - an organisation that is paid £140Bn a year to save us with all the efficiency and financial acumen of a Russian tractor factory!
The people who order lockdown and tiers are all on full public sector pay and pensions and will lose neither money nor a night's sleep over destroying the economy and people's lives and livlihoods.
I have little to complain about but in my working life I have been unemployed twice at Xmas with a wife and family to suuport. Although some time ago the pain, and not a little anger, does not go away. The NHS might well have been "saved" but a disproportionate large section of society has not.
Meanwhile, in Downing Street...........
Let me know how you get on with your arithmetic when you have a close relative needing full nursing care. You also have to pay for it out of income that is subject to normal UK Income Tax
Preserving family wealth means that current and future generations do not have to rely on state aid under normal circumstances. Career benefit claimants will be a drain on the public purse from birth to death. I would rather people kept their own wealth than have to pay even more tax for those who do not.
Like it or not there is little equality or fairness in the financial economy with a percentage at the top writing their own pay cheques at the expense of those at the bottom.
There is little "fair" about the care system as it is those with low value houses (aka "the poor") who lose the greater part if not all of their lifetime accumulation.
There need s to be both advance planning and a safety net for those who lose this lottery in life.
Those who run universities do not want change. They like the situation (gravy train) as it is! I know, I once worked at one for a while as I needed a job!
Like the national government few local councils are willing or able to deliver a decent service in return for their taxes. Charging for using the local recycling centre (sic) is hardly a vote winner or a practical solution to the environment.
There still seems no liklihood of policies worth voting for in my lifetime. Even if there were it is unlikely that they would be put into practice. Anyone remember the cap on care fees? It has cost my mother in law the thick end of a million pounds so far although she has little concept of it!
From the information I have received it would appear that third parties are entitled to know even more about us than they already do! As we are leaving the EU it baffles me as to why we simply do not ignore all these ridiculous regulations. Another sign of weak government.