On this day a year ago
The above tweet is from a lady whose husband developed an awful and painful condition, as a result of which he and she both lost their jobs and were plunged into poverty. She paid out monies to “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, then (apparently because the items to be provided in return were never supplied) asked for a refund, but was fobbed off. A circumstance common to many who have sent monies to “Jack Monroe”, it seems (reading tweets about it all).
A very worthwhile crowdfunder. If some of those who read this blog were to give even £5 each, the lives of that couple would be greatly transformed.
Incidentally, I do not know the couple personally.
After everything recently exposed, thick Labour frontbencher Angela Rayner is following “Jack Monroe” on Twitter? Very misguided, in view of the continuing controversy.
That “@AntheaRogers” Twitter account has been accused of being a “Jack Monroe” “sock-account”. Maybe.
There is obviously a need for an investigation by competent agencies or orgnaizations into the whole “Jack Monroe” thing, especially the money and/or fundraising aspects.
It is only when you consider what else the UK government could get for £37 BILLION that you comprehend the sheer scale of the wastage. For example, completed cost of about 12 new aircraft carriers like these two:
Or funding for the entire NHS for 3 months.
Or funding for the whole of the British Army for about 10 months.
Worked in NHS for about a year. Now plays on the “doctor” thing to make money as supposed “activist”; was selling facemasks etc online.
Organizations need to be more cautious before allying themselves with people who may not be quite what they seem, as in the notorious Jimmy Saville case.
According to Viktor Suvorov [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Suvorov], the Soviet-era Spetsnaz used to joke that “when the real Revolution comes, we shall not kill the rich, and we shall not kill those who spout about ‘social justice’, but only kill the rich who spout about ‘social justice’.“
Makes you think…