A case of greed over need?

Very puzzling are the ways of the Conservative government.

Cameron tells us school attendance is absolutely vital.

A punitive approach is adopted to parents who take their children out of school during term time but how closely does it control the holidays of home tutored children?

Clearly MPs have greater scope and money to choose when to take their holidays.

Grammar schools in Kent, do not now boost social mobility, but are rather a tool for middle class parents, who can afford to have tutors and know how the appeals system works.

We were told no new grammar schools would be created but now discover we are to have a large annex 10 miles from what we are asked to believe is the main school. Words, words, words.

Parents are encouraged to return to work by a government which funds some early childcare if both parents are working.

Would it be better to incentivise and give mothers a choice to stay at home, take responsibility and focus on the behaviour and social development of their children?

Should the Conservatives be paying for the school meals of all young children in early learning, even those whose parents can afford to pay?

Should they be cutting tax credits which will adversely affect the low earners?

Cameron says he wishes to reward the working man, but has he thought about the effect of his words on people who are desperately seeking jobs and the steelworkers in the north who have just lost theirs.

The reduced government funding means East Sussex County Council has to reduce its bill by 20 per cent.

Where will these cuts fall? On the needy and vulnerable?

Do we see a government favouring the selfish and greedy rather than the deserving and needy?

Carole Woodland

Cooden Drive


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