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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:11 pm
Superb debate - never before have carers managed to take centre stage in a General Election.
This evening, we did.
I think we should take our hats off to the superb campaigning work of ordinary carers at local level, to the trustees and staff of Carers UK, Imelda and Matt in particular, to the direct action work on the streets of the Carers Poverty Alliance, and to our friends and allies on all sides of the House and in the BBC.
There are so many issues that could have been raised: the fact that caring was even on the agenda is really quite amazing. Things will never be quite the same again: we have finally arrived.
i enjoyed the debate, but
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:40 pm
i enjoyed the debate, but wont hold my breath on anything happrning for us. just another pat on the back. yet nothing new
There is no credit due
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:34 pm
There is no credit due to anybody for the content of that debate! We are being USED as an electioneering tool and once the election is over they will drop us like a hot brick!
The whole issue of carers being USED in this way reduced me to tears - because not one of them actually meant a thing they were saying - LIES LIES and more damned LIES!!!!!!
Many carers' have been campaigning
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:07 am
Many carers' have been campaigning behind the scenes, and tonight is an historic moment for carers.
Anyway at least we were
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:13 am
Anyway at least we were Acknowleged
All I seen was three
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:14 am
All I seen was three of them agreeing that the elderly shouldn't have to sell their homes and all carers number one issue is respite, one of them said something about a weeks holiday I'm taking that to mean I can book a week in the Maldives, where the rest of you going
No mention of increase in carers allowance, so presumably they all agree there won't be any increase.
Very disappointing imo.
I'm off to Thebes with
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:15 am
I'm off to Thebes with my caree on Monday for a Nile cruise , assuming the flights are back on schedule.
But in the meantime, , thanks ...mmmm ... I just love to be used and abused like this!!
Why? well, it means we have been noticed.
Now, that's progress - at least we are no longer invisible.
What's more, we now have a clear reference point to hold all three leaders to account.
Big changes are often quite subtle when they happen, but the debate tonight was rather more important if less spectacular than a volcanic eruption in Iceland, and in the long run, I know which event will have the greater long-term consequences.
We will revert to being
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:18 am
We will revert to being invisible as soon as the election is over!
I think they should have
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:22 am
I think they should have mentioned that all carers want more respite except for some bloke up in Scotland called Excalibur as he would have trouble fitting any more in
Speak for yourself, Boggle, I
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:24 am