Today is the day after 6 months of campaigning, witty insults, cutting comments and deliberate government discrimination and impoverished ness; I get to meet with a senior Cabinet Minister to plead my case and those of 3 million others #ExcludedUK
I’m sure I will be politely listened to and ignored as no-one really cares but for 15-20 minutes I will give it both barrels, in my usual polite and honest way.
Since February I have been unable to work not just due to the virus but in the case of tourism as a result of direct government policy and yet I don’t receive a penny of help or any form of assistance. It doesn’t seem quite right when even criminals get free food, clothing, heating, accommodation and even television and social activities.
It doesn’t seem much to ask from a government who promised no-one would be left behind or without hope…. yet here I am left behind and utterly without hope.
Not even the opposition Labour Leader has ever spoken up. Maybe I’m just the wrong sex, colour, race, religion, class? I know being a decent person isn’t very fashionable these days.