All in this together

What is happening to this lovely country of ours?

In my opinion I feel it is on a downward spiral to modern Dickensian times with families depending on food banks for some kind of meal.

There are those working 50 to 60 hours a week on minimum wage to make ends meet, when unions fought for less than 40 hour working weeks on reasonable pay.

At the other end of the scale it seems the sky is the limit if paid by the tax payer, with enormous bonuses in banks which continually fail and still expect to be propped up with more money. For what? When they are not lending and one person can walk away with nearly half a million pounds for a position he has only held for two months?

Austerity measures for the less well off but money is no object for those at the top.

The most ridiculous saying “We are all in this together” made by multimillionaires who have never wanted for anything and never will, should go down in history along with “the lady is not for turning”.

Who started the decline in this country with an obsession for privatising everything possible? This government is following in her footsteps with the NHS and education.

I am totally disillusioned for the future generations.

JACK SWALLOW

Healds Road

DEWSBURY