To Hell with Poverty

Final blog of this morning, then I must get back to doing some proper work. I went to see Gang Of Four on Wednesday night. Excellent gig. I’m no good at writing about such things, but here’s someone else’s review. Andy Gill has always been one of my favourite guitarists, but they’re one of those bands like Joy Division where you can’t decide if it’s the bass that’s brilliant, or the drums, or the guitar…

Jon King introduced “To Hell with Poverty” by referring to this Government ‘crushing the poor’, which depressed me no end – I’m constantly getting a sense of deja vu these days, back to the 80s, youth unemployment on the rise, privatisation, cuts… angry music.

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  • Derek Bunce  On February 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

    The problem is that successive governments have never really tried to tackle poverty. Blair and New Labour said all the right things, but at the end of the day, failed dismally.

    And if you think Cameron will protect the poor, you are in cloud cuckoo-land.

    Ed Miliband needs to demonstrate now that Labour has the willingnmess and passion to protect those affected by rising inflation, unemployment and deprivation. He needs to show we have a clear strategy that can tackle once and for all the rising unemployment that has blighted this country for too long.

  • woodsy  On February 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I’m constantly getting a sense of deja vu these days, back to the 80s, youth unemployment on the rise, privatisation, cuts… angry music.

    It has been suggested to me that there’s one big change between now and the 1980s, namely that Thatcher’s crew of Tory wreckers was composed mostly of new money, whereas Cameron’s crew of Tory wreckers is mostly old money.

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