Boris Johnson and his Tory government have been called out for contact as nurses, teachers and more join railway workers in a fight to protect their living standards amid a deepening cost-of-living crisis
Nurses and teachers, as well as rail workers and every single instigator in the private sector, have a right to protect their quality of life if they did not cause the cost-of-living crisis.
Contactless Boris Johnson and his government are guilty of criminal complacency when they fail to recognize that public sentiment is turning ugly, the cheated workers tired of official lectures as Tory taxes rise add the toll.
Inflation drives wage demands, not the wage increases that fuel inflation. Yet dogmatic ministers set the tone of masters who expect their servants to know their status and tighten their belts instead of doing everything to fight for their livelihoods and families.
Government and profitable companies will have to pay fairly when inflation, already at a horrid 9%, is expected to hit 11%.
Nobody wants industrial action, especially unpaid strikers. But treat people badly and they bite back.
spare the children
Money worries, which lead some children to self-harm, make young people as vulnerable to the cost-of-living crisis as adults.
Children’s charity The Childhood Trust’s report on the impact of the severe financial squeeze under the Tory government is heartbreaking, with one in five adults noticing their children are smiling less and almost half reporting their sons and daughters are feeling the pressure.
Two or three children in a class of 30 who harm themselves, the charity claims, would be disastrous to their physical and mental health.
It’s not easy protecting the vulnerable innocent in households where groceries are being cut, money is tight for toys and travel, and bills go unpaid.
This crisis affects entire families.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/out-touch-boris-johnson-government-27275764 "Non-contact Boris Johnson and his government are guilty of criminal complacency" - Voice of the Mirror