Opinion: I Remember, In Fact I’ll Never Forget…
“Remember when Teachers, Civil Servants, Policemen, Ambulance staff, Nurses, Midwives, Doctors and Fireman crashed the stock market, wiped out banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither.”
So goes the recent profile update that is doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter.
While I agree wholeheartedly, there are however things I CAN remember.
I remember the first time I was brutally assaulted and knocked unconscious by a tooled up gang….of police.
I remember losing my house due to unsubstantiated complaints by a neighbour who was in the BNP….by the nice people in the housing office.
I remember it taking five years to get custody of my small vulnerable children from their mentally ill mother because my word as a father was not given as much importance as the denials of maltreatment by their mother…by the nice lady social worker.
I remember being cut off the dole and having to beg on the street for money due to refusal of help…from the nice people at the Jobcentre.
I remember years of verbal, mental and physical abuse….at the hands of teachers.
I remember being brutalized and tormented while in custody and how currently a friend is having his mail thrown away…by prison officers.
I remember the year long battle to sort out my PAYE deductions that left me having to work an extra 4 hours a day just to break even…by the most helpful people at the tax office.
Yes, I remember.
It’s just as well I also remember that I’d never cross a picket line and I’ll be phoning in sick on November 30th because members of my union are going on strike. Ironic isn’t it….
This entry was posted on November 28, 2011 by norfolknonaligned. It was filed under Benefits, Class Struggle, Cuts, Homelessness, Police, Public Services, Rick Dutton, Social Care, Taxes, Uncategorized, Unemployed, Unions .