In my 70 years of being in Yorkshire, especially Sheffield, rail development has always left us behind, but I believed that this would not be so with HS2. However, it seems that past experience is coming true again.
London appears to get anything it wishes for, but not the East of the Pennines.
No mention was made of Manchester so I assume that HS2 will be being extended up the West of the Pennines, so a double blow for the East.
So, much for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, broken promises again, but not for London.
Source: Anger at proposals to scale back HS2 connection | TheBusinessDesk.com
This is not good news for the disabled and others on low incomes and just proves that you can not trust this Government. On coming into office as Prime Minister Theresa May promised that she would ‘place fairness and social justice at the heart of her premiership’. This we now see was an empty promise and further reduces the trust we all have with regards to our politicians.
At a time when Brexit is a major Government priority, social justice should be, at least, an equal footing.
It now appears that the plight of the disabled and others on low incomes will be made even worse than it is now. We have already seen the punitive cuts to welfare benefits and the assessment processes that are ‘not fit for purpose’.
At a time when our trust in politicians and this Government ,in particular, is extremely low, it is now to be reduced even further.
Does this Government really wish to remove disability and others on low incomes by causing their extinction, by creating conditions that will cause situations where their life survival cannot be maintained. Thus removing many from the welfare system, not by improving their quality of life, but by ending their life.
Source: Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy