I’m still fucking angry, well to be honest that’s an understatement. I’ve been trying to get my head round how people are actually going to survive the constant barrage of energy costs and of course the ever increasing cost of living which is spiralling out of control.
Having food, shelter, warmth and water are a basic human right that is being blatantly ignored by the government. This despite the fact that these basic needs that are recognised worldwide.
Food shopping in supermarkets have become a thing of the past, swapping supermarket queues for food bank queues.
Heating has been replaced with wrapping up in a blanket or quilt with outside often being warmer than being indoors.
Disabled children and their parents reliant upon oxygen machines and pumps, needing a warm homes are forced to make the decision of having to cut down on their energy consumption even though it’s extremely dangerous to do so.
Thousands of disabled people are living in extreme poverty, unable to pay heating and food costs which will exacerbate their health conditions. Forced to live in mental distress because they can’t cover their basic needs.
Food-banks are quickly becoming over subscribed and now have waiting lists leaving many with nowhere to go.
People reliant upon public transport are becoming isolated because they can no longer afford to use it.leaving them unable to travel to the nearest town for appointments and to go food shopping for basic essentials.
Already vulnerable people are being forced to have to go without phone credit because they can no longer afford it. They know that if they don’t complete their job searches the DWP will sanction them.
Every day thousands of individuals and families are becoming homeless because they can no longer afford to pay their rent.
Children are hungry and cold their parents struggling financially to buy the basics for them, their parents in distress because they feel like they’ve failed their children.
The reality is for the working class they can never work enough hours to cover the ever rising costs that they are facing every day. The old Tory and DWP mantra ‘Work sets you free’ certainly doesn’t apply anymore, not like it ever did in the first place..
This leaves us with the dilemma, how can we change this? What can we do to stop it?
Truth be told it isn’t going to change overnight, we’ve got years of Tory rule approaching us and sadly I predict that things will undoubtably become worse.
There are however actions that we can do now that will make a difference towards the next general election results.
Use your vote in the upcoming local elections.
Vote labour if you have the option to or an alternative if that’s the only option. It isn’t about liking Starmer, after all we all have our own opinions about him. It’s about getting as many Tory councillors out of their comfy seats in local government. Doing this weakens their power base and ensures that less of them have a say in local government. This can only be a good thing.
Some are of the opinion that protesting does nothing but that isn’t true at all. Protesting causes disruption and it raises awareness massively. It’s a tool that’s been proven to work time and again even if the results aren’t seen straight away.
This can be done in several ways.
Showing our disgust via demonstrations really does rattle them, especially when they take place near parliament. Maybe a weekend march won’t be seen to do anything but it does raise awareness and that can only be a good thing.
If you want to join a protest head over to http:https//thepeoplesassembly.org.uk
I’m aware that many people are unable to go out and protest, many being too exhausted, hungry and worn out to do so but there are alternatives.
Use social media as a platform to get your message out there. It’s a very powerful tool and it does make a difference. It now plays a huge part in raising awareness and it shouldn’t be underestimated.
Join a group like DPAC here athttps:manchesterdpac.com They do amazing effective work.
Talk to neighbours and friends.
Raising awareness this way is amazing, it raises awareness locally and maybe to people that aren’t on the internet.
Support your local food bank and community centre.
They’re often the heart of the community and once again this raises awareness.
With many long term Tory voters now changing their votes to Labour or their alternative it looks like the worm might finally be turning. Hopefully at the next general election they’ll be voted out of government.
It’s time to take action.
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7 thoughts on “Energy And Cost Of Living Crisis. Basic Human Rights Being Ignored.”
Whilst I agree with you on nearly all of what you say Charlotte, if I did go out and vote for Labour in the May elections it would go against everything I morally believe in & I honestly believe that if Labour get a good result it will empower Starmer he’ll think that we agree with what he is doing decimating the socialists in the Party & Labour values, he’s broken every pledge he has made & is just a puppet leader for the Right Wing of Labour.
I cannot in good faith vote for Labour & I will never vote Tory.
What a bloody mess after 52 years of voting every General Elections I will either not vote at all or vote green which would be a wasted vote in a GE I may vote for the best candidate in the locals who offers the most to my local community which is a LibDem or not vote at all.
I’m so sad it has come to this😪😪😪
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That’s fair enough I respect your opinion. It’s the only way to get this lot out if there isn’t any other party standing in your area.
Voting tactically is essential to getting them out xx
You’re not alone in feeling that way Hilary, a hell of a lot are feeling exactly the same, I don’t know what to do either, I don’t want to support Starmer and the Labour Right, and I don’t want New Labour 2.0 , but I desperately want the Tories out. With Corbyn gone there’s no one to vote for. I might have to grit my teeth and vote Labour, or not vote at all.
I’m doing exactly that, we need to get these evil b#####ds out asap
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All of what you’ve said is correct, but how about this for Human Rights, the Tories have announced that migrants who cross the Channel will now be flown to Rwanda. What is it going to take to bring down this bunch of Fascists?
Yep bastard the lot of them x