A left-out generation that will never recover from the scars

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The reality is grim and undeniable: a financial timebomb will explode for families in October as a second round of fuel price rises in six months sends shockwaves through every household and pushes millions over the edge. A few months ago, Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung at York University estimated that April’s 54% increase in fuel prices would trap 27 million people in 10m households in fuel poverty. Now, 35 million people in 13m households – an unprecedented 49.6% of the population of the United Kingdom – are under threat of fuel poverty in October… More here.

It is truly shocking what is happening in the UK at the moment because literally nothing is happening to stop the disaster that is coming this Winter. The government is paralysed by infighting and a silly election for the next Prime Minster who will be voted for by 0.3% of the population. Johnson has been on holiday as has the Chancellor and they simply do not care.

Financiers and insurers are getting +10% pay rises while those who keep the country going are at approx 3% and big business is taking more rights away from workers every day without any consequence. I really don’t want to moan, but seriously. This has all gone on for way too long!

I am so f*cking angry

How dare they. This government has done so many bad things over the past 12 years that they are almost impossible to count, but effectively making strikes invalid and potentially destroying worker’s rights in a world where so many corporations are trying to get more and more for less from their employees is an absolute disgrace.

I, like many others, am currently in the horrible position of having to decide whether to join a strike my union has called and I have been truly torn. The above just changed my mind in an instant because some things are truly worth fighting for.

Britain’s system is working (is it really?)

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The British constitution is far from perfect—none are. And plenty of written constitutions function well. The British constitution was not flexible enough to stop the country from breaking apart in 1922 when the Republic of Ireland seceded. It may not be adaptable enough—or restrictive enough—to keep either Scotland or Northern Ireland in the Union either. Its electoral system might create a strong government from time to time, but it also creates problems of representation. More recently, the constitution has produced a string of governments that have not been very successful… More here.

This article has left me perplexed. One sentence I think it’s brilliant and in the next I am thinking it’s utter tosh.

What has the ECHR ever done for us?

The above should add some clarity to the below about which many (who do not understand) are getting upset-

Boris Johnson’s plan to send an inaugural flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda has been abandoned after a dramatic 11th-hour ruling by the European court of human rights.

Up to seven people who had come to the UK seeking refuge had been expected to be removed to the east African country an hour and a half before the flight was due to take off.

But a ruling by the ECHR on one of the seven cases allowed lawyers for the other six to make successful last-minute applications… More here.