There isn’t *quite* a poem called sweeping the street by George Herbert, but you don’t have to be religious to grasp the wonderful truth of his idea that you can sweep the street ‘for god’.
(It’s a work in progress – I want to hear about yours, too.) What do we change, what do we scrap – what can we do?
Thoughts for VE Day…
I’m fretting because it’s raining and windy, and our election activity for today (street stall) is probably cancelled. What can I do instead? Why does it matter so much that it hurts?
Labour Roots events, run by the Labour Party’s Campaign Organisers Team have already trained up more local activists than the Tory party have members.
Our NHS has nearly gone. The destruction, which started long ago now, is nearly complete. It’ll take a general election to save it but there’s something we have to do first, and we need to be doing it now…
We are in a state of denial about what happens to us when we get old, or sick, or poor. In the case of the elderly, this has been our silent shame for decades.
Have you noticed just how many services and facilities just shut down the minute their managers saw snow falling from the sky?
“The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with faith to fight for it” – probably there are more people arguing about which politician misquoted which here than there are seriously fighting for the NHS – but whoever said it, the statement appears to be true.
Oh, just look what is being advertised on social media. Now, why would an election period where the Tories are angling for the ‘older’ vote be a good time to advertise ‘affordable’ private health provision? And, as with Tory affordable housing, may we ask ‘affordable to whom’?