The Mail on Sunday claims that Ed Miliband has been embarrassed by MPs in his own party, after the Labour leader called for ‘good citizens’ to be fast-tracked up council-housing lists. The paper notes that the local Labour council in Camden has said that they don’t have enough houses, while Labour runMerton Council has said such a move would breach Harriet Harman’s equalities legislation.
I read this story with dismay as the word ” Good ” has many onerous ways to be understood! The free dictionary has many ways to tell us how it should be used, please read it at this link http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Good
The good l mean is who decides one man or woman is good and by what guidelines do we apply this meaning? If we refer to one person being good at sport ,do we believe those people get a council house first! Or maybe someone who teaches our children and who earns enough, to pay for a home and does not need this type of help! Or maybe simply the tramp in the street, who for no fault of his own is on their uppers! Once a shopkeeper and a supermarket is allowed to open up and his business goes crash!
So l look at good as what one person does for another and not by what that person expects in return! The meaning of giving of oneself for no reward is a seldom gift and so easily abused, by us and our society!