Overall we now face five years of attacks on the poor, benefit cuts, slashes in local government funding, more food banks and the further privatisation of the NHS and education.
At the same time right wing Tory MPs, with the aid of the press, will be working towards our exit from Europe. All this will fall into the hands of the SNP like manna from heaven. They will be able to claim, quite rightly, that Westminster no longer represents the interests of the people of Scotland and the breakup of the UK will be very real possibility.
On top of this of course will be the effect on our members who face ever worsening conditions at work. We can expect the continuing use of agencies and more and more people working on zero hours contracts while being barely able to rent a home never mind buy a house. All the while the rich can look forward to more tax cuts while they continue to live off the fat of the land.
We at the GMB will continue to represent the interests of our members but it’s going to be a long, hard five years.
GMB Northants Community Branch