Tits up Tory policies announced by Queenie

Not too sure what to think of the bills in the Queens speech today. From a personal point of view 30 hours of free childcare will be great but this should be means tested. Why, in a period of ‘austerity’, are they handing out free childcare regardless of earnings? I am also worried about the entitlement for families where one partner doesn’t work – as they insist this new entitlement is only for couples who both work – what about children who need the stimulation of pre-school because they don’t get help at home? Or mothers who aren’t working but would benefit from their child spending some time in pre-school. It’s a narrow minded and ignorant approach to a policy designed to satisfy the chattering middle classes – it’s bullshit.

Don’t even get me started on the human rights bill – glad they left that out of Queenies speech as it quite rightly will receive a lot of opposition.

I am not sure what is trying to be achieved with regional adoption agencies – if it speeds up the process of adoption then great but still based on sound decisions by social workers, not private companies. I would be interested to hear from a social worker on whether this is a good move or not.

Housing Assiciation houses being sold off. Yeah right they will replace them ….and I once thought about becoming a nun…..have they not learnt anything from the Thatcher days?

Giving local authorities 100% power over permission for wind farms – what local authority will ever give such an initiative approval under the pressures of the NIMBYs – bye bye wind farms. Bye bye green energy. 

As you can tell still annoyed about spending my thirties under the Torys, am trying my best to find something they might be doing right – HS2 rail link to the West Midlands to get people out of London fast? 

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Thanks for reading. 

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