30_march_2016A letter a day to number 10. No 1,387

Wednesday 30 March 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

It looks like another shambolic coup for George Osborne as we approach the roll out of the new living (minimum) wage.

Your government has created another policy with no structure behind it to facilitate it’s roll out, leaving workers vulnerable to exploitation, lower pay and even loss of jobs.

Private companies are already changing employees hours, terms and conditions effectively neutering any advantages in increased pay.

In the public sector, with no extra cash available services will be affected through scaled back hours, job losses and services abandoned with private service providers driven from or abandoning the market.

This is the real trickle down effect in action, the pain is passed down to the bottom, to employees and end users.

Osborne is, of course, not alone, Theresa May’s new immigration rules will see highly motivated and qualified teachers recruited from overseas being deported for earning too little as they fall under the £35,000 salary threshold rule for staying in the UK.

How to destroy a nation the neoliberal way, hollow out the country forcing people and service providers to throw up emergency scaffolding to shore up the structures that are failing because of your policies, then your government destroying the scaffolding.

This is government by economic hitmen and women, Osborne, Gove, Morgan, Grayling, May, Hunt, Smith, Crabb, Patel, to name but a few, headed up by you, the man who announced permanent austerity at a gold plated banquet at which you appeared too sated to move, which was really little more than a meeting of criminals overseeing the fall of Britain.

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/work/news/73231/tory-council-boss-warns-minimum-wage-rise-could-cause-care-providers-quit

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/05/bq-to-raise-basic-wage-at-the-cost-of-pay-for-unsociable-hours

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/13/david-cameron-austerity-public-sector-cuts

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