Are some of Labour’s critics old enough to understand that we have a national health service and welfare state, and had a free education service with maintenance grants , an Open university, all because of the Labour Party? All is provided universally – for us all – free at point of use. So when troubles happen, when the unthinkable happens, they are not alone.
In addition , when starting out in life, I had assistance with housing – a Birmingham City 100% mortgage to help me get a first home. Thatcher sold off social housing and people who could not afford their mortgage lost their homes which eventually fell in the hands of wealthy, so they became private landlords. Young people today have no chance of a home, and are left with huge student debts.
To those who are not old enough to remember, this and more is possible. It is because I believe young people deserve the chances I have had, that I will be voting Labour on June 8th.
Maintenance grants will be reinstated, and tuition fees scrapped, an NES will be set up providing an education for everyone, free at the point of use. The NHS is to stay in public hands, and Labour will be returning water, energy, rail and mail to public ownership and control. We must not allow foreign speculators to gamble with these basic needs and our food, our health and education. What was the point of #Brexit if we allow this to continue?
The #LabourManifesto is the Book of the Year, and it is well worth spending time reading it, it is there on the internet, and not to give time or credence to the evil lies which the very rich are peddling because they don’t want to share an ounce of their wealth with you, me, or our grandchildren.
The Conservatives social care policy is based on a #DementiaTax taking costs from the sale of any property left in your estate when you die. But when a recession hits, it has been predicted, and growth is slowimg , house prices will inevitably fall. How will the Tories then fund social care – bring in workhouses? It is likely they will snap up cheap housing and become landlords of your grandchildren, leaving people with no hope at all.
Who, with any sense of justice, compassion – or any empathy can vote Tory? For goodness sake, for all our sakes, we must #VoteLabour on June 8th.