Unite general secretary-elect responds to Cameron decision to introduce a well being index

Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary-elect said:

“The so called happiness index will just be another attempt by the coalition to pull the wool over peoples’ eyes. No doubt Cameron will use the index to claim that despite rising unemployment, home reposessions, longer NHS waiting lists and unaffordable education, the people of this country are happier under Tory rule. The reality is a gathering gloom.

“All the essential elements which make people happy and secure are fair game for the chop by this coalition government. People need a secure job, a healthy family, a good and affordable education and a roof over their heads. The coalition government’s cuts are targeting these fundamental rights for millions of people.”

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