What is a fair society?


Today what is fair seems to be lost.  Everyone wants to be at the top and there is no respect for people at the bottom. In my society, everyone should be able to have a roof over their head, put food on the table, feel safe, free to learn, price of good and services are not effected by your method of payment, income differentials are no more than 20 times from the lowest to the highest paid. Who can help us create this type of society?

We live in a democracy, so my first thought is politicians. But they make me so angry, with their game playing. The games are so obvious. The spin and the influence of big business revolts me. Other parts of the economy, such as the public sector and the third sector (charities, Non-governmental organisations, not-for profit organisations etc.) are treated so badly, when they are the ones providing the extra elements, such as espoused by David Cameron in his Big Society.

At the moment, politicians are squeezing public servants and pushing for them to be accountable at every turn. This is in every service that we as a society need. The range of people giving their service are the men and women who keep the law; the doctors, nurses, and administrators who look after people who are sick; the teachers who help our children to read, write and do maths. These people are getting fed up and angry. Their professionalism is not respected and politicians continually blame the people trying to deliver services. However, the politicians need to check their own position. They have no Human Resources system. Where is the rating of politicians on if they are outstanding, good, average or poor (requiring special measures). Other public servants are required to do this, why not politicians? There is limited accountability (at least every five years an election is called, where a smaller percentage of the population choose to vote than in reality TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing). Where is the ombudsman for politicians? In these times, MPs are asking for a pay rise.

Well I say, prove you are worth the money?


One thought on “What is a fair society?

  1. Ada

    In the absence of an Ombudsman ruling on politicians’ actions, the Treason Act should be invoked against ‘our’ Government – for their relentless attacks on the electorate, their protection of tax avoiders and foreign investment interests, and and the lies they used to get elected, among other things.

    The 1351 Treason Act was and still is, framed solely around protecting the Royal family, in the days when the King etc were deemed to be the State. But… the following quote from the Daily Mail (May 2013) is backing the use of the Act, and the term State, in a different way, as follows.

    “The law of treason — formulated in 1351 — remains on the statute book specifically to protect the integrity of the state.

    Its continued existence assumes that citizens have a legal duty to preserve the state that confers citizenship upon them, in return for the protection and support the state gives them.”

    To ‘preserve the integrity of the state ….” the state needs to provide citizens with “the protection and support” they promise.

    That’s rather than sell us down the river by flogging off every commonly held inheritance, at knock down prices, and to fill their incredibly deep pockets and those of their rich mates.

    (BTW, I totally condemn the murder of Drummer Rigby, which was the context of the Mail’s article , it was claiming his murder was treason.)

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