This is what Theresa May had to say on her very first day as unelected Prime Minister. For the record, I also thought Gordon Brown serving as Prime Minister without a mandate from the people was wrong. Mr Brown and the remnants of New Labour paid the price in 2010.
Anyway, back to Theresa May, do you remember her saying his just a few months back?
"That means fighting against the burning injustice that if you’re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others. If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white. If you’re a white, working class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university. If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately. If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man. If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help to hand. If you’re young, you’ll find it harder than ever before to own your own home."
That is what she said. I doubt I was alone in thinking it was a huge pile of tosh at the time. David Cameron had "We're all in this together" and Theresa May has "A country that works for everyone".
There was no togetherness for me with Mr Cameron and I can guarantee May's country that works for everyone won't work for me, and millions of others.
Today we need to talk about the Child Poverty Unit. The what? The Child Poverty Unit was set up by Tony Blair and between 1998-2012 it was credited with lifting 800,000 children out of poverty, a record that is recognised around the world. In 2013, the CPU had just over 23 full time staff members, which had fallen to 10.5 for 2015-16, an earlier ministerial statement revealed. I have no idea who the .5 of a person is, but I do know the CPU has now been swallowed up by the toxic and disastrous Department For Work and Pensions.
Skip forward a few years of Tory mayhem and embarrassing figures the Tories released themselves confirmed child poverty now stands at 3.9 million. This jumped up by a massive 200,000 in just 1 year. So that's around 28% of children in Britain now living in poverty. The Tories keep telling people that they are "making work pay". AN INCREDIBLE 66% of those children living in poverty have at least one family member in work.
Imagine a school class of 30 children. 9 of those children are living in poverty under Theresa May's Tory government.
Now this comes on top of the shocking revelation from homeless charity Shelter that 124,000 children are now homeless in Britain.
Go back to that school class of 30 children. This is around 4 in every 30 that are homeless under Theresa May's Tory Government.
So this is how Theresa is getting on with sorting out these "burning injustices" that undoubtedly cause her many sleepless nights:
- Food Bank Use - UP AND OUT OF CONTROL
- Child Poverty - 200,000 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR
- Damning Sure Start closures report - SNEAKED OUT
- Spending on Children's Mental Health Services - CUT BY £50 MILLION
- The Tories new Benefit Cap - HITS 300,000 POORER CHILDREN
- Poverty - NOW COSTING BRITAIN £78 BILLION A YEAR
I think you get my point. Theresa May is part of the problem, she is not the solution and she never will be. Show your Tory voting friends how their government (it'll never be mine) are actually getting on. Do they understand the misery they are causing? The Prime Minister has absolutely no intention of fighting poverty, this generation of children will go the same way as millions did under Margaret Thatcher.
I'm sure the 120 BILLIONAIRES IN BRITAIN with a combined wealth of £344 billion could all pay just a little bit more tax. What's the problem with this?
I will leave the last words to Jeremy Corbyn. He is one of the few voices in British politics that wants to change things. He wants the top 1% to pay just a little bit more in. He can only do this with a party that unites behind him and the vast majority of members that have elected him twice. You can find out a bit more about Jeremy Corbyn's 10 pledges ON THIS LINK - The media won't give them much publicity so share them as much as you can. WE are his media, after all.
"We don't have to be unequal. It does not have to be unfair, poverty isn't inevitable. Things can, and they will change."