Guildford Labour member Mary Davies offers a poem on the anxiety of growing inequality in Britain
The Age Of Insecurity (For Some)
Now is the era of the insecure job,
Economic disasters are workers darkest fears.
Zero hours contracts and stagnant wages rob
Families of hope and well-being for many years.
4.5 million self-employed, scratch out
A living, for times are getting hard
For some, not all. Just look about
London to see homage to wealth, the Shard.
Work place flexibility works for the bosses.
Not for frightened families who cope with the shame
Of diminishing income, amongst other losses.
Let’s face it, global capitalism is to blame.
Despite it all, profit must come first
Rising anxiety, families feel the pain.
For many young people the bubble has burst,
So that the top 1%, as always gain.
Mary Davies 2014