speechless.... knowing that the work we do among the poor and the vulnerable is just going to grow! This is not a good thing.
Gutted Katie Hopkins is staying in the
'The British election is still more proof that the problem with government of the people, by the people, and for the people, is the people'. (Tweet of God)
how on earth do we respond to what has happened in this country...
The Lib Dems have got exactly what they deserved. Now we can look forward to another 5 years of food-banks and austerity.
I despair of our so called democracy...maybe local organising of communities, local economies and welfare support is the best way forward..."politics" seems to have failed those on the margins... there are lessons from Scotland and it's new style of politics
Struggling to find an explanation as to why those who voted Lib Dem last time would now vote for the Conservatives in huge numbers - they have nothing in common!
I suspect the young people who we work with who may now be made homeless if changes to housing benefit for young people go through, may need a bit of hope just to survive. The future for them looks very bleak ...
So, those of us who can need to dig a little deeper in order feed, house, clothe those who the government have overlooked and will continue to overlook
The news this morning is even worse than it was looking when I went to bed at 2.00. Labour wiped out in
The election result demonstrates for me that the
Farage fails to win his seat. I know it's a low bar, but I can safely say that it's the best news I've had all day.
The NHS, Education, Working Benefits, A Safety Net. Yesterday 58% of the
Tough night for Labour but glad to have increased our voter numbers in
Maybe now the church will rise up, speak up & be the radical, subversive, dissenting, advocating voice for the poor & excluded. Please?
Today should be a day of much rejoicing. And we will celebrate ******'s birthday and thank God for him. But in the midst of it all, we will also pause to reflect on the growing realisation that our country is becoming ever more divided and torn apart by social inequality and an access to opportunity only afforded to people by consequence of their social class and status. Watch the exponential growth of food banks, waiting lists for hospital treatment and the numbers of those in extreme poverty in our land, over the next five years. May God have mercy on us - heaven knows we'll need it......
"So a depressing election night draws to a close ... But politics doesn't just happen once every five years, it happens every day: in creative action, in voices speaking out about what they believe, in changing hearts and minds. So I will not cry into my morning cup of tea, I will aspire to go out and continue with the real politics I and others can believe in. Because boy will there be work to be done!"
There are things to celebrate election wise, great news in
God help us all now! Foodbanks, poverty, inequality, demonising diversity, detaining asylum seekers > Where now for progressive politics?
Oh dear I can't believe it
Not Ed Balls
Reasons to be depressed this morning: Tory majority, Murdoch victory, likelihood of Scottish independence, boundary changes & further shifting of BBC towards right-wing agenda making it even more difficult for other voices to be heard or prevail. Oh, and 5 years more of nasty, divisive scapegoating, marginalising the most vulnerable and cuts like we haven't seen.
Reasons to be hopeful: passion, compassion, solidarity and real politics start local, between neighbours; truth and justice, mercy and love *will* have the last word.
Now, as friends of mine have already said this morning, time to roll up sleeves and get stuck in. The politicians won't do it. We need to.
Can any of my friends tell me where one fills out emigration forms.....?
If you're moving to
more years of government murders then?
My picture is one of mourning for our country and the impact this result will have on the most vulnerable. For the fact the Tory party have gained support despite what they have done for the last five years. For the disappointment of people voting to benefit the individual rather than the community. Devastating.
Whatever political landscape we find ourselves in, we all have the capacity to inspire and work out a soulful politics from below. Shalom.
A more hopeful message, "Politics is about far, far more than parties, elections and polling days. We need to resist the plans for a massive extra £12bn in welfare cuts, the privatisation of the National Health Service, the ongoing attacks on education and the welfare state, the fuelling of climate change, the sale of arms to tyrants and the plans to throw £100 bn into a new generation of weapons of mass destruction... We can resist such policies in Parliament, through fresh ideas, in the media, on the streets, in our workplaces, in our communities and faith groups and places of education, through strikes, through protests, through nonviolent direct action and in our daily lives."
Retweeted Polly Toynbee (@pollytoynbee): So much to fear - for the NHS, for the BBC, for the low paid and the sick
Labour seat in Lancaster & Fleetwood just announced!! a small piece of good news.. Congratulations Cat Smith.
I'm conflicted by the fact that despite getting 12.4% of the vote, UKIP has one seat. Glad we were protected, devastated that it can happen in a 'democracy'
Its a long way up this bloody hill !
I am tired of politics... I wish I was stood here again watching the sun go down over Derwentwater & Keswick. In fact - If I get my way, I might just do that tonight!
Pray, pray pray for our best beloved community- it's gonna get a lot worse
getting the Blues; feeling so sad; wish i were asleep...
Moment of silence please, for all those trying to make it in the arts industry for the next 5 years under a Tory-led
What a disaster
Perfect fear casts out love. I cannot believe the political illiteracy and mean spirit of so many voters in
Shame on you who voted Tory !
PR is a fairer system
Something has gone horribly wrong when the best bit of news all night is that George Galloway and Tim Aker have failed to win.
I can't bear the thought of another Tory government. They will destroy everything. I cannot believe so many people have opted for such an uncaring, selfish, arrogant, bunch of blockheads.
I am without hope !
Woke to find I live in a country where the desire and greed of the well off and rich few is put before the needs of the many
Shocking number of people in #England who lied to the pollsters about their voting intentions..
I dread to think what will happen to the poorest areas now. It will signal the death knell of Local Government as central government funding is decimated.
I'm going to be having to work even harder for disabled people
Cameron's victory speech. Horrible, cruel drama tonight. Some bewildering losses. Expectation raised by polls & lost. So sorry. Knackered...
Looks like Conservatives will govern the
Reading Facebook posts, I don't seem to know any Tories . Do they just keep their heads down more than gobby lefties?
One consolation is that the lib dems are being destroyed (given how much they sold their supporters short of their 2010 manifesto, they deserve it!)
My former home,
Wow, scary looks as if the tories may have a majority, umm ukips getting some votes
Sorry to see Douglas Alexander go. One of the good guys, with a world-wide perspective on the common good.
Get Boris off the air!!!
Retweeted Milton Jones (@themiltonjones): Think tonight all returning officers should start with 'it's great to be back
Hey ho. The great British public have bottled it and voted in favour of another 5 years of Katie Hopkins. Self-interest once again looks like trumping the common good, but that's democracy for you (or at least what passes for democracy in a first-past-the-post system).
It just hit me and I sobbed my heart out. I am genuinely frightened for the sick, young, poor, disabled, all of us.
I think that I'll be re-discovering my Scottish Roots. I think that the Australian ones are less attractive at the moment ...
cannot tell you how sick the election results are making me feel