Today feels like a day to protest – and we’re using patches as protest. The local election results are in – and showing gains for the Tory party. Areas which have never voted Tory decided that this was the moment. Clearly coverage of Tory lies, contracts for mates and the attempt to coverup who paid for Boris’s new sofa weren’t enough. Watching business owners in Hartlepool spend money on an inflatable Boris makes little sense. The Tories hung so many small business owners out to dry during this pandemic, but there isn’t an obvious alternative for some.
It’s also when I’m reminded what a bubble social media can create for us. If my twitter feed was a reliable indicator of political opinion it’s unlikely we’d ever see another Tory politician elected. I’d love to think this will be the huge wake up call the Labour party needs to start changing opinion. Everything crossed for that. It shouldn’t be too much to ask for an effective opposition. Without that the most vulnerable in society are sitting ducks. It’s very obvious who the Tory party will look after, and who it’s willing to write off as collateral damage.
Why This Matters To Us
When we started The Unruly Stitch we wanted to use the business as a way of helping others show what they believed in. Something as simple as a patch on a jacket gets seen many times over, and the snarky nature of these patches helps get the point across.
To help you protest in style we’re offering 3 £10 gift vouchers to spend in the shop. If you’d like to win one leave a comment telling us which of the political patches you like most. We’ll pick winners on Monday 10th May at 1800 UK time.
Thanks to our winners Neil, Karen and Jakki.
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Unsatisfactory….because I’m an art teacher and they are killing the arts in education. Funding cuts to higher education and changing the curriculum to put all the arts at the bottom of the gcse pile makes no sense when the creative arts is the 2nd biggest industry in the UK! I have an apron I wear at school and it will be proudly on display! Plus funding is at crisis point in schools and investment at an all time low despite the line they trot out about the most investment ever. Not forgetting 150000 corona virus deaths and all the sleazy politics going on….giving mates contracts with no experience. I don’t know how people can’t see this as betrayal!
It horrifies me that arts education is getting squeezed out – it’s way more essential than at least 90% of the stuff I learned in school.
Oh my these are just BRILLIANT!! Very hard to choose but I think it would have to be unsatisfactory…my daughter is in year 5 And I have been vocally against SATs from the beginning of her schooling… The years of Tory government has ruined the education system (along with everything else) and in particular their unhealthy obsession with testing is damaging our children… The last 13 months has proved how unnecessary they are yet I bet they bring them back next year just in time for her to do them. Unsatisfactory is too mild really. But I love the sentiment!
It does make you wonder how much better things would be if more time was available to be spent on learning rather than testing. I get there has to be some measurement, but it seems like that’s the majority of where time goes.
I’d pick PURGATORY as it describes what life is like for me under the Tories. I’m so fed up of having to prove that I’m entitled to DLA. Waiting to be vaccinated after being told to self isolate for almost a year proved how little I’m seen as valued.
It makes no sense to me that you’d vaccinate carers but not the people who need help from them. I’ve heard way to many people whose partners is a carer say their partner could get vaccinated but they struggled.
Discriminatory. The level of racism exhibited by this government if appalling. They won’t even acknowledge the problem.
Absolutely this. It makes me wonder what it would take for the problem to be acknowledged.