We are delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Cradle To the Grave Campaign’ to stop the demolition of the welfare state as we know it.
Over it’s lifetime the welfare state has provided support to millions of people who had fallen on hard times and provided them with a safety net until their lives were improved across many generations since WW2.
In recent times this has been seen as a negative thing, where those needing support are seen as a burden to the state and the taxpayer. It is natural that with people living longer and population growth over the decades that the costs of ‘welfare’ has risen since its inception.
However we should not allow this to be demolished in the name of an ideological driven policy of austerity, designed to remove the safety net from the poorest in society by the global elite.
The 1% has seen it’s wealth grow at a phenomenal rate, while the rest of the population has to pay the price for the global banking crisis.. which they did not cause.
It is our intention as a grassroots movement to make the public aware of what is happening; to prevent our numerous political figures from continuing to remove the safety net needed by so many, and to preserve it for generations to come.
Our aim is to publicly crowdfund this collaboration between Black Triangle Campaign and Cross Border Alliance, in the hope that the people still believe in what they were told when the welfare state was created by Nye Bevan, and that is, we were promised a ‘welfare state from the cradle to the grave’.
In recent times this has been under serious threat and is almost gone unless the people fight to retain it, we will lose it in the next few years and we will have a society where if you can pay you will survive,if you cannot your chances of surviving are slim. We cannot allow this to continue and return us to dickensian times.
We hope that many will support this with the launch of our website. Our aim is to fund a poster in every town and city to accompany our website, where you can find out more of whats been happening to the welfare state and how to save it.
You never can tell what is around the corner in life,at the blink of an eye our lives can be turned upside down and you may need to depend on this safety net to support you and your family!
We thank Ken Loach and Paul Laverty for their support for our campaign and urge everyone to go and see ‘I Daniel Blake’, released on the 21st October 2016, which highlights many issues faced today by those who are depending on the ‘safety net’ to prevent them from falling through the cracks.
Thanks for your support.
The above is an official press release from the ‘Cradle To Grave Campaign‘. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this article are those of the author only.