Letter: Our country is being levelled down by this Tory Government

Bolsover’s MP Mark Fletcher writes Boris Johnson “got the big calls right” (words that came from Johnson himself).

By Tracy Smith
Wednesday, 15th June 2022, 4:00 pm

If Johnson ‘delivered on Brexit’, why is he now trying to break his ‘oven-ready deal’ with its Northern Ireland Protocol?

The vaccine rollout was delivered by the NHS – after privatised PPE provision and chaotic privatised Track and Trace failed to stop Covid ripping through our communities.

Fletcher claims Johnson “has delivered on more nurses, more police officers and more funding for hospitals”. He should add that years of Tory cuts left these and all public services in permanent under-staffed crisis.

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A letter this week about the views of Mark Fletcher, MP for Bolsover.

Desperately ill or injured people wait hours for ambulances that don’t come because they’re stuck in queues outside A&E, because of shortage of beds and staff.

Now the Tory Government expect workers, previously clapped as ‘heroes’, to accept cuts in their living standards with below-inflation pay rises. Council care homes close and day centres are threatened with closure. We’re being levelled down, while the super-rich make record fortunes!

Working-class people need a new mass workers’ party, fighting to end this ‘one rule for them and another for us’ society.

Jon Dale


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