Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wealthy Tories insult the poor

It is always good to be reminded that however awful New Labour are (and they are) – the Tories are worse. This website (which is not new, but I had not visited it before now) shows them at their worst – it sets out to offer help to people in debt (but then it describes debtors as “tossers” which is hardly the non-judgemental approach necessary for good advice work). There are better places to go for advice.

Debt is a major social problem – and it is not down to people having “inner tossers”. Scapegoating debtors and the poor won’t help to understand or resolve the problem. As Councillor Bob Piper pointed out a while ago – this approach is hardly appropriate for a Party so much in debt itself. Even Liberal Democrats can work out that this is stupid.

Since low wages mean that work is not necessarily a route out of poverty – if the Tories really want to help they should back the living wage campaign. It is because the Tories really would be worse even than New Labour that we need Labour to sort itself out and to back policies which will appeal to our core supporters.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would really like to see the living wage campaign extended out of London.

If Ken was party leader, I'd be on the knocker every second of the day.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to see the living wage campaign extended out of London.

If Ken was party leader, I'd be on the knocker every second of the day.