We do avoid being party political as much as is possible and the forthcoming election is confused by so many factors and agendas that you’re doing well if you’ve found a party that offers all you desire!
However this is not the first time we’ve heard an M.P. say don’t blame us. Until a political party is prepared to bite the bullet, tax the rich, especially the currently un-taxed and spend more we are never going to have a fair society and see the end of Food Banks.
Priti Patel has been criticised for arrogantly dismissing the government’s role in poverty while stood in a food bank in Barrow.
The Home Secretary attempted to push blame onto local authorities during an interview, even though local government has suffered “enormously from vicious Tory cuts”, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said.
When told that four in 10 children in parts of Barrow, Cumbria, are born into poverty, she told BBC North West Tonight: “Well it’s appalling …….. But of course it’s everybody, and it’s not just people in Westminster, it’s not just at a national level it’s at a local level.”
“Everybody just says it’s the Government as if it’s this sort of like bland blob that you know, you can just go and blame.”
One can’t help but feel a bit sorry for politicians who are forced to make off the cuff remarks!