Today I was at a former teacher training college and thought about the futures of the young people I saw there. I’ve also been thinking on food bank use, the political views (as reported) of some of their users, and the resignation of Andrew Sabisky.
The common thread in reflecting on the above, is ‘level of contribution’. I believe the UK economy can and should afford a safety net for all. At the same time, all members of society should contribute in the ways that they can, so the safety net isn’t resented by those whose contribution pays for it but, at least so far, haven’t used it.
A fair society is not one that simply re-distributes wealth and provides rights. It must consider application and responsibilities, too.