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?