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So, the Tories won the election. And have taken this as a mandate to scrap the Human Rights Act, force the disabled into work, and continue their drive to make the rich richer and the poor homeless.
I left the US, in large part, because of its selfish capitalist attitudes and lack of empathy for its most vulnerable citizens. The fact that the country I moved to now wants to go in exactly the same direction makes me hopping mad.
Well this time I'm not leaving. I'm going to stay and fight.
Not only by taking even more of the tax money I'm saving, but shouldn't be, and donating it to the causes the Tories should be funding instead, but by getting involved and going to protests and not just posting about it on Facebook. The time has come for more action. They will not ruin the place I chose to call home, not without a fight.

Date: 2015-05-11 12:36 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure they necessarily want to make the poor homeless: if people starve to death or resort to suicide at home it's less untidy on the streets and they can carry on pretending that 'we're all in this together'. *grimaces*

But, yeah, having graduated and started working in the public sector towards the end of an 18-year period of Tory rule and seen the impact back then, I am dreading what they are going to do this time and feeling a need to Do Something.

Date: 2015-05-11 12:10 pm (UTC)
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The fact that the country I moved to now wants to go

Well, just over a third of them. I'm still in shock to be honest, but definitely agree that fighting (and more importantly persuading) is the best response.

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