A.report published by the British Medical Journal exposes the sheer horror of the British Government's assault on the poor. Since 2010 there have been over 120,000 'unnecessary deaths' of sick, disabled and unemployed people.
Suicide. Starvation. Chronic diseases exacerbated by poverty. One hundred and twenty thousand.
A mother who can no longer care for her adult disabled son kills herself.
A former soldier dies because he can't keep his insulin at the correct temperature because his electricity has been cut off.
A woman dying of hypothermia in a home she can't afford to heat.
A homeless man freezing to death in a car park, because the night shelters have closed.
One hundred and twenty thousand.
Had these fellow-citizens died of influenza, it would be a public health emergency.
The Department of Work and Pensions, embarrassed by the statistics showing how many people have died within weeks of being declared, 'fit for work', no longer collects them.
Celebrities engaging in massive tax avoidance schemes go on television asking those of us without clever accountants to give to help children in need.
Does anyone believe this is right?
I tell you what gets me really, really, mad. The OUTRAGE by the right-wing media that Greggs the bakers replaced the infant Christ in a manger with a sausage roll. Not a WORD about the professor's report on the 'unnecessary deaths', mind you, forget them, here's a real issue ...
This is what I think, and it might shock you:
If your 'Christ' doesn't compel you to feed the hungry, tend the sick, help the vulnerable and shelter the homeless, you might as well worship a sausage roll.