Prioritising our Priorities


Our government can find £37bn (and counting) to bail out UK banks but cannot fulfill it’s own 1999 pledge to alleviate child poverty by 2020.

Our government can find some £65bn over thirty years to replace Trident but cannot fulfill it’s own pledge to alleviate child poverty by 2020.

Our government can find approximately £10bn (and counting) to host the 2012 London Olympic Games but cannot fulfill it’s own pledge to alleviate child poverty by 2020.

Sigh. This is how we judge and base our values.

This post was written in participation of Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I understand this crisis we are going through now has triggered the sale in Germany of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Does it not open the eyes of those who take decisions?

    Does it not ring a bell of events that took place in the world decades ago?

    Do they want a repetition of history?

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  2. Jose, our leaders simply can’t learn from history. It seems they are doomed to repeat it.

    Reply

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