From our Swindon Correspondent:
From the Telegraph
Boris Johnson on Friday made it clear there was “no question” of freezing public sector workers’ pay, and said he would “double down” on funding new transport projects in the north of England.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but that’s it. I’m done with them.
I expect the Labour Party to suck up to the public sector. The public sector, via union subs pays for the Labour Party. As a bloc, they overwhelmingly vote for them. And while we do need some public services, the other party should be less about trying to stuff gold into their mouths and more about the voters who have to pay for it.
Most of the public sector have had a reasonable Covid-19. Sure, there’s a few nurses that have affected, but then, so have some care home workers, pharmacists and bus drivers in the private sector. Financially, most of them have been sent off to sit at home on full pay, while people running businesses have been those struggling most.
At the end of all of this, there’s going to be certain sectors that will be wrecked. Hospitality, entertainment. People aren’t going to have as much money in their pockets to spend. The effect of this might be a very hard recession. That’s going to mean falling wages in the private sector.
Public sector wages are pegged to the private sector. Someone working as an administrator for the NHS could leave and go and work in the private sector. So if private sector wages are falling (or not rising), you don’t have to pay the public sector more.
In addition to that, why in the name of all that is holy is anyone promising transport schemes now? The north doesn’t even have transport demand problems (or the fares would be higher than they are). And after all this we’re going to have a decline in transport.
Add all of this to Boris talking about pushing for more government health stuff, and well, why should someone working in the private sector even bother voting for them? They aren’t looking out for our interests, just the public sector, like the other parties. After May and Cameron, we have to accept that this is the state of the Conservative Party.