Posts Tagged ‘government’

People keep asking me why I’m still in this office and what I’m doing, well im working to inform people about the affect of the governments cuts and stressing out day after day to get myself heard. I tell people that it’s because I’d rather work to try and create a decent future, rather than let the government take control of everything that is good left in this country and rip it to pieces. My future, everyones future is at stake. We work on the anti-cuts campaign because we want the people in charge to get the message that they are wrong, it’s not ok, and yes you do have to leave number ten. The direct attack on the Arts, for example has become a genuine concern, the devaluation of arts and humanities is writhe in the air with funding cuts and slanderous propaganda, even Russell group universities deeming them to be an easy option as ‘soft subjects’ and therefore of less value. This attitude is both appalling and untrue with many humanities subjects showing the same level of difficulty as science and maths based causes, which are held in such high regard by the Russell Group.

This has come after much concentration on the cutting of funding for any non-core subject. The clocks really are turning back, to a point where universities will be full of the rich and the lower classes will be taught to function as a body only to serve its country. This whole strict curb on the arts and humanities is simply an attack on individualism, something everyone in the U.K and indeed the world is entitled to. we pride ourselves on being a democracy. the country is becoming, little by little, the controlled state you see in some of the movies. With every gesture that the condems say they will put forward, they sweep under the proverbial carpet countless little freedoms and lifelines thousands depend on. They are attacking the people of this country and the people have and will start fighting back.

Solidarity and good health

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Old clegg has come out with some nonsense today that the “economy had been “lopsided” since the mid 1980s and its “fundamentals” needed to change”. This coming from a former member of said party that made the 80’s the dreaded era we talk about now. Now I’m sorry, but to be quite frank the situation is pretty clear. This government has been cowardly. It still is cowardly and has not come forth with the right attitude, we all know about the tax dodgers and the profits of the highest grossing people in the world gaining still. This has to stop. And these peddled lies about the concerned coalition trying to make up for labours mistake are no excuse and a tired one at that. They need to realise that no one is buying what their selling. (Excuse the capitalist phrasing.) The local election run so far have been proof people are done with this government who cut and hoard and yet show nothing stable and no concept that is not half baked.
Labour has no real way to hide either. After blanketing the nation in borrowed debt and drugging the nation with its lies, this apathetic nation must begin to break free of this consistently narrow minded view that the government is there to control us and instead that it is our choice who to put there to help and assist us. But first we need the party, not of the big three, but one who can take the steps needed to enforce the main issues are dealt with properly, and not slink around them and makes low income families pay more than any others. They may want to change things but it is definitely not for the better. The confirmed studies report from the IFS states that the cuts are “regressive” and a clear oppressive push on the lower class. I’m not comfortable when economic experts such as CBI boss Sir Richard Lambert statements “It’s (the coalition) failed to articulate in big picture terms its vision of what the UK economy might become … (The government has) taken a series of policy initiatives for political reasons, apparently careless of the damage they might do to business and to job creation” when Clegg speaks about finding a sustainable economic system. They are clueless comrades, and it is time to say No more.
It is apparent that the rights of British citizens are ever increasingly being removed; this can clearly be seen in a legislation that is to be discussed in the commons next week. This is in regard to teachers being able to search students phones and remove information that ‘they deem’ inappropriate. While we would not condone the sharing of inappropriate materials between students at an educational facility, this does not condone such breaches of privacy that the bill would implement.
The current government seems once again to be systematically attempting to legislate in a way that aims to remove basic human rights of its citizens and this should not be allowed.
Solidarity and good health.

As students fighting for education it can sometimes be forgotten by onlookers that we don’t all just refer to our own education, we refer to education for the masses, we refer to the education our younger brothers and sisters should have the opportunity to have. Sometimes the student movement can be seen as something that people will suggest is self interested and even just an excuse to kick off about.
However, this is not, never has been and never will be the case. The student anti cuts movement is one that wants to see equality and the standards of academic institutions to be able to offer experienced supportive lecturers, who have time to spend with their students and offer a high standard of education.
An article in the guardian this morning states:
‘Universities admit ‘soft’ A-levels damage chance of top places’.
Shocking statement isn’t it? Well if you read on it actually states that this is the opinion of Russell group universities, the most prestigious universities in the country fall under the Russell group, these universities are backed by some of the wealthiest people here and abroad.

So what this article actually suggests is ‘Countries richest hate humanities and arts’.
Seems to be a continuing theme in education as of late, instead of being able to freely choose the subjects you would like and to develop your education in order to go on to your chosen career, we are all being funnelled in to specific courses like drones being trained for a specific purpose.

We all have a right to education and we all have the right to choose our field of interest!
We won’t be told that our subjects are of ‘less value’ or ‘bogus’. As a student who took Psychology at A level and is now continuing it at university, I can tell you that this ‘Pseudo science’ as suggested by many is just as valuable and just as difficult in terms of content as any maths or science degree.

The devaluation of subjects by our country’s wealthiest and ‘elite’ population is something that cannot continue, this government is ever increasing its progression towards an elitist culture in which its poorest and most vulnerable are ideologically attacked, systematically and without remorse.

When you look at this government and the things the anti cuts movement are combating, is it really so hard to believe that the systematic assault by the richest minority on the poorest majority in this country is simply a smaller piece of a greater Elitist culture?

We are fighting for your right to education, we are fighting for your right to individuality and we are fighting for your right to equality. We are fighting because we are passionate that everyone deserves these things, we are fighting for school kids, college kids, university students, mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, lecturers and the whole of this country.

We won’t be ignored and we won’t be silenced.
Solidarity and good health.