Have you ever heard of 'RAAC'? Well if you have been watching UK news broadcasts, you will know, that it is a cheap concrete form. It was used to construct schools in the 70s-80s and probably into the 90s. Not only in schools but in other municipal buildings like courts. Now many schools have been closed because this cheap concrete is causing schools to crumble. This has disrupted thousands of children's school lives. Money will now be needed to upgrade and repair these houses of education.
When this concrete was used people back then didn't realise the troubles it was storing up for the future. This 'RAAC' fiasco echoes the cheap cladding on flats. Which was brought to light by the awful 'towering inferno' of Grenfell Tower. Let us hope the government who is to blame for this disaster is dealing adequately with this now.
Sunak when he was Chancellor has been accused of only allowing money for 50 schools to be upgraded and repaired. A top civil servant has accused the Prime Minister of ignoring the plight of many schools with structural problems. Originally 200 schools were supposed to be receiving this money. However, for some reason, Sunak only allowed it for 50 schools.
Nick Gibb, MP, has said Sunak did not ignore schools with structural problems. Only allowing 50 schools at a time to receive funding is what the government has been doing since it came to power.
One wonders, if private schools, that the the so-called elite pupils go to would have had this difficulty. Of course, fee-paying schools, wouldn't need state funding. The amount of money they receive from the well-off who send their children there is enough to take care of repairs no doubt. It is unlikely, that private schools would have been built with such cheap materials. When public buildings were put up in the past using RAAC concrete it's possible people back then knew how rubbish it was. It was cheap and saved money so that's why it was used. I am not saying that was the case, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Once more this latest revelation is a smack in the face for Wishy-Washy. According to the latest poll Labour are 46% and the Tories 26%. If this poll is a true reflection of political parties ratings then Sunak's administration is still in the bin. Not surprising really because let's be honest 2023 will no doubt be a year Sunak will want to forget. It's been disaster after disaster. It seems karma, a concept, Sunak as a Hindu would understand, has come back and bitten Sunak on his brown arse.
Sir Keir, with his latest cabinet reshuffle, is no doubt to quote one-time Liberal leader David Steel, "preparing for government". Sir Keir and his team will be aware of the government's continuing troubles. His team will be preparing their 'modus operandi' of attack. This concrete fiasco will be another weapon handed to Labour on a plate with which to beat the government.
Short of a miracle, Sunak's days are numbered. The UK's first Hindu Prime Minister could be out of office by 2024/25. How ironic then that on the other side of the pond America's very own Rishi Sunak is on the rise. Vivek Ramaswamy is breathing down the neck of Trump. Ramaswamy is the darling of the Republican right just as Trump was and probably still is. Ramaswamy is also a Hindu, a billionaire, and supports Hindu Nationalist fascist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Similar to Sunak, the difference is that Ramaswamy is on the rise. Ramaswamy may end up as President or end up as Trump's Vice-President. So how ironic if Keir becomes Prime Minister who will have to deal with the US Sunak Ramaswamy if he becomes President?