reply to post by kindred
I bought into the Blair dream.
"Education, education, education" etc.
I feel completely let down.
They have let us down on so many things, including their erosion of civil and personal liberties and the invasion of the nanny state and the over
powering presence of the PC Brigade.
They disgust me.
But as always, there is always a but.........
Now I don't know how old you are or where you live and what sort of background you come from.
I live in a typical North East England town.
I left school in '82.
There were no apprenticeships at all in my hometown.
Manufacturing had been all but wiped out in what was traditional the home to lots of heavy engineering.
Unemployment was rampant and the area was a wasteland.
There is no longer any ship building on the Tyne, Tees or Wear.
There isn't asingle working pit open in the region now.
All the steel works have been shut down.
What was once the industrial heart of the UK has been decimated.
The North East has never recovered from The Thatcher years and is a pale imitation of it's former self.
Thatcher turned whole communities and families against each other.
She killed whole towns.
She sold off 'the family silver' to highest bidder.
I cannot begin to list all the ill's and wrong doing's of Thatcher's Conservative governement.
And make no bones about it, Cameron is a Thatcherite.
The Conservatives have a complete lack of interest in the well being of the everyday person in the UK.
Their only concern is the generation of wealth for themselves and their backers.
If, as strictly speaking should be, we get a Cameron government then I fear for this country, it can only be raped and pillaged for so long.