Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic (or close to the beginning of it), everyone is proclaiming health care workers to be heroes. Not that I disagree.
But if they’re heroes, why have you been cutting their pay for the last ten years? For seven years there was a 1% cap on cost of living pay increases, which came to an end with a 6.5% increase over three years – which is nowhere near enough to make up for the shortfall.
Today a nurse is earning less in real terms (i.e. stuff he can buy) than a nurse earned in 2008.
Is this how you treat heros?
Now we are not individually responsible for taking a few more of life’s little luxuries away each year, but collectively we are.
So make a resolution: Never under any circumstances vote for a Tory ever again.