Hobson’s choice via Renfrewshire Council

This is the headline of “The People’s News” a free newspaper distributed to council tenants in Renfrewshire. The banner headline. The result of the rent consultation is a 3.5% rise in Council rent increase. The “choice” given to tenants was either 3.5% or 4.5% rise. It is no surprise then that tenants being squeezed by the policies of a Westminster government would vote for the lower increase. Mind you this is nearly double the rate of inflation and over three times higher than the wage increase of 1% they are offering staff. The labour party announces itself to be the party of hard working families. This rent increase will particularly hit the very families they pledge to support. This is just an example of consumer choice taken to the extreme and is indeed a hobson’s choice. No doubt the labour administration will say this is an example of how we who are all in this together have to make difficult choices. For me it is just an example of their cynicism and smoke and mirror politics. Yet again we have to pay for the mistakes of the bankers. Shame on you the Labour administration of Renfrewshire Council.

About sandrassp

I am the mum to two sons who both live with autism. I am an ambassador for NAS Scotland and co-spokesperson of the Scottish Socialist Party. I am passionate about my politics both upper and Lower key, the arts in general and like to comment on everything that shapes my landscape. I am a mature student and have begun to dabble my toes into writing. I blog about family life and my day to day experiences. My philosophy is Up and At them and Always with a smile on my face.
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