We asked a few Waverley Borough Councillors whether they were expecting a cash bonus for working from home. You know for all those telephone calls, e-mails, video conferences and setting up support through all manner of means during the COVID-19 crisis.
The answer was an emphatic No!
The Rt Hon ‘Entrepreneur’ Jeremy Hunt has now morphed into the RT Hon ‘Sanctimonious’ – the longest Health Minister in history has been bashing the Government for not carrying out sufficient testing.
He knows, and we all know, that in 2015 when he was head honcho there was a ‘pandemic exercise’ carried out. This revealed that the NHS did not have sufficient ventilators or other equipment and would effectively ‘fall over’ in the face of thousands of people dying. Numerous whistleblowers were ignored, and then sacked and thrown on the scrapheap during his tenure, and many of the ills suffered in our NHS can be laid at his multi-million-pound property empire’s doors.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Cygnus
Now in addition to his £81,932 salary plus expenses – and probably more for taking on the role of select health committee chairman for Health and Social Care he and his colleagues have been offered by the Government £10,000 extra cash, for assistance to work from home.
Neither he, or the Hon Angie the MP for Guildford & Villages, could even be bothered to rock up last week for ‘Your Waverley’s’ online conference held for leaders of Surrey County Council and the Waverley Towns – Godalming, Haslemere, Farnham and Cranleigh. Neither didn’t even have the courtesy to drop a line before or afterwards to say why not!
Are our councillors being offered an extra tuppence for working from home, as sure as hell we bet they are not? In fact some, we believe, don’t even claim the normal expenses they are offered!
Perhaps this dismal duo of MP’s who represent us should be donating their £10,000 to the tireless care home staff who are struggling with inadequate or no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). No doubt that will be top of JH’s list when he holds his next Select Committee meeting for Health and Social Care? As for the Hon Angie, we understand from our correspondents she refers to the ‘Herculean’ efforts of others in Government but is doing s*d all herself – most residents, or councillors, can’t even get a response to an e-mail! However, we understand former MP Anne Milton has risen to the challenge, as always, and is doing her bit for her old constituency.
Or perhaps ‘YW’s’ MP’s could go one better and follow the example of Waverley Councillors like John Robini and the town council in Haslemere, Paul Follows and the town council in Godalming, the stalwarts in Farnham, the Town Council and The Maltings. Liz Townsend and the parish council in Cranleigh who together with well over 100 Street Champions all rallying the troops to keep vulnerable elderly people, and the disabled fed and watered, and with their medication safe in their own homes.
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