Monthly Archives: November 2015

Welcome to Jeremy Hunt’s Victorian Plan


Here is a song that sum it up in a nutshell about junior doctors:

 

I’m in solidarity of our Junior Doctors going strike action not because of my politics it’s more of the check of how arrogant Jeremy Hunt Is towards our public sector workers.

Is it trick or treat, oh wait Halloween of the past and present has Jeremy Hunt gone insane to suggest that non EU citizens should pay for their medical care. Yes I do. I feel my ears burning say Jeremy Hunt. It’s about time that he gets off his high horse and stop thinking he is living in the land of the Americas.

This is the sort of policy that UKIP would love to see in the UK. Oh yes with his ideology of Health Insurance which Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttal will be privately jumping for joy from behind the scenes then telling their members differently in their faces at all their conferences.

Another reason why we should support our Junior doctors see youtube:

 

Okay must admit that there may be some home truths that some tourist may abuse our NHS but they are far fewer than the numbers of people who uses our NHS. The NHS should be able to raise revenues from somewhere but should it be at the expense of these who can pay into the system via our taxes.

The British Medical Association (BMA) is correct to say that doctors are meant to treat service users and not act as boarder coppers or guards for the government.jjkdgb

Somehow my personal view is that we have not seen the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sun-dance Kid (David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt) to inflict further damage by heavily reliant on the involvement of the public sectors to do the work of the government to dismantle our Local Government, NHS and other public services in the name of austerity by throwing a few bits crust to the Local Government Association and British Medical Association (BMA) for their agreement to help the establishment.

To add insult to injury the very gull Heath Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s claims there is a “Monday to Friday” culture in the NHS by posting pictures of themselves working this weekend.

Mr Hunt made the comment earlier this week as he outlined plans to impose seven-day working at hospitals across the country.

But in riposte medics have gone on Twitter to post pictures and messages showing they are working at the weekend, causing the hashtag #ImInWorkJeremy to trend on the site.

Neurosurgeon Mark Wilson wrote: “24 patients seen about to do neurosurgery operation straight 72hrs on call!”

Sebastian Nixon uploaded a photograph of himself in his green medical scrubs and wrote: “Sixth shift this week in the Derriford ED. Damn these lazy doctors and their extravagant weekends. #ImInWorkJeremy.”

Mr Hunt went on Twitter to answer his critics, writing: “To drs on shift 2day: thx 4 ur hard work. Now we need 2 reflect that professionalism wth modern contract 2 make NHS safer! #ImInWorkJeremy.”jhefh

But the hapless Health Secretary landed himself in hot water after tweeting a photo of himself in blue scrubs with doctors at University College Hospital in London.

The photo captured a board listing the patients on the ward in the background, and critics demanded Mr Hunt issue an apology for the apparent breach of patient confidentiality.

On this note I would urge all political persuasion to support to our junior doctors and don’t let  Jeremy Hunt off the hook by taking us back to the Victorian times.

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Labour need to get its message across to voters


I was listening to song which it in a nutshell hit the nail on the head it worth while  listening to:

 

 

Labour need to get its message across and don’t take both its members and supporters for granted. 

Kind reminder that it was a  Labour Government that introduced the Tax Credit and it’s the Tories that is recking it and r they are claiming that Conservatives are the working party what an insult. 

If the Conservatives had their way they would like to claim credit for introducing the Living Wage and National Minimum Wage another insult. It’s the duty of Labour to remind voters it’s Labour who introduced it in the first instance. Remember the Conservatives will always be for the few and not the many.
Conservatives gives in one hand and takes it from the other hand. 

 

Lots of respect to the Leader of Labour Party (Jeremy Corbyn) for raising the Credit Tax in Prime Minister Question Time (PMQs) there is no doubt there seem to be on a buzz taking place(Jeremy Paxman Style of questioning) and David Cameron is yet to come up with the replies to the questions. There is no doubt that the leader of Labour Party has a 60 per cent mandate from Labour’s membership and its group of wider supporters. It’s hardly a secret he and the Parliamentary Labour Party aren’t quite marching to the same tune. That’s as much a problem for the leader as it is for his followers. Both sides need to do a bit of “retuning.” There are a few things we need to do.corbyn-cameron

This may come as a surprise to some quarters of the Labour whilst I and many others acknowledge that Gordon Brown is not the leader of the Labour Party he has put the challenge to his former counterpart George Osborne. It is worth to take note that  Gordon Brown, one of the leading architects of tax credits in the UK, has warned that even a phased in or watered-down version of his proposed tax credit cuts will condemn Britain to higher levels of child poverty than at any time since the 1970s.

His challenge to the chancellor in a speech to the Child Poverty Action Group came as Stephen McPartland, the Conservative MP for Stevenage, revealed he was so angry at the cuts that he boycotted a visit by the Treasury minister David Gauke to his constituency.

He said Gauke was only willing to talk about research and development credits for industry, and not prepared to discuss cuts to family tax credits.

McPartland published figures from the Commons library showing that a family on £20,000 a year currently receives 87% of their maximum child tax credit award. This will be cut to 51% from April when the planned changes take effect, leading to an overall loss of £2,000. He said the cuts were unacceptable. “I know there was a lot of sympathy with my view right across the Conservative Party,” he said.GB

He said the government had turned its fire on the working poor and their children, breaking election promises and penalising the very people they said they were in business to help. He accused the Tories of forgetting that the majority of poor people are not in workless or “chaotic” families but in hard-working families struggling to give their children the best start in life.

He said: “By cutting work incentives and hitting children hardest they shame Britain, betraying our core values that encourage fair play, hard work, taking responsibility and compassion to children.”

Brown said the Conservatives were ignoring a similar debate in the US, where several rightwing Republican presidential candidates are vying with each other to support tax credits.

He said: “Tory analysis is so wrong a mistake on a par with the poll tax and worse than bedroom tax. The impact of cuts cannot be massaged or phased to soften the blow. Even a modified version will destroy jobs, stunt children’s development and impoverish hard-working families.”

The Conservative-controlled work and pensions select committee has condemned Osborne’s proposed reforms and urged him to consider a pause to undertake a fundamental rethink of his priorities in reforming the welfare state.

I have always believed that Labour is a broad church with different views and this makes Labour stronger here is another challenge to all Labour membership and supporters group.  The nature and purpose of the Labour Party is to challenge vested interests and acknowledge that, at times, only collective action will do. It also gives you a chance to point out that government only has the money it can raise by taxes.

MPs need to have more of these fundamental conversations. They have done too much searching for the pithy slogan, with few insights and even fewer precise ideas of what to do.

Helping the poorest and getting more money into their pockets can be done in two ways: by increasing benefits or by looking at the cost of things which disproportionately affect less well-off people. If Labour were to say “we focus on the cost of housing, energy and food and combine this with working on skills and employability,” then the party would have a coherent narrative.jjfgk

Only then will those emails from constituents and individual cases of hardship read out by the party’s leader at the despatch box form part of a coherent political narrative. Perhaps more importantly, I can concur that the Jeremy Corbyn’s team needs to talk to people who are instinctively not on their side. There is no denying that Jeremy Corbyn had a success in packing public halls to overflowing, but the audiences were already supporters of his cause. Ideas need to be tested in hostile, critical environments. If the party insulates itself from intellectual challenge, it will get nowhere.

I’m sure that I don’t have to remind comrades of the party that there is a byelections being called for the 3rd Dec in Oldham West and Royton which comes after the death of Michael Meacher MP and may he rest in peace (RIP) that Labour will have to regain and not be complacent which has happened in the past in other parts of the UK.

So I leave by saying that Labour needs to send a very clear message to it’s supporters why Labour is on the side of the working people and what policies will make a difference to the Tories, and UKIP so far.

What will Labour Party Legacy in five years.


Frankly I don’t give a flying monkeys if Jeremy Corbyn for PM bow slightly or give a full bow. I’m more concerned in how he will do in five years and how will he modernize Labour to gain victories.Hence I take all Tory rags with a pinch of salt.jfjj

Since the party members and supporters have chosen to elect its new leader (Jeremy Corbyn) the membership is alleged to have increased which may or may be true it’s been widely rumoured that the party is returning to its roots.

It’s been 10 weeks since Labour has a new leader and chancellor and they will have to wake up and really smell the coffee by being more firm and tactful with the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP). I acknowledge that Labour is a broad church and there are differences of opinion.

We now have a clear indication that around 21 Labour MPs alleged to have abstained from voting the so called budget introduced by this chancellor. This begs the question who is in control of Labour Party. I’ve always believe when our party gets their policies wrong we should criticize them and when the party gets its policies right we should praise them.

The testing starts from next year when there Local Government, Police Crime Commissioners, London Mayor Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament Elections.

Like many of us we acknowledge that Labour is a broad church and it’s a hard task to unite the party. I’m sure that many of us who joined the party during the 1960s -1980s will recall various divisions which led to the explosions of militants from the party.jfbnfg

Why do I refer to this period of the Labour Party history it’s simple it was alleged then that the far left or extreme left dominated the party and progress was not being made.  There still members who bare the scares on their shoulders from it. It’s painful watching the farce that is Labour at the moment. The pretence that everything is OK and there is nothing wrong is just adding why Labour will lose and lose again. It has failed 100% to address the reasons why Labour lost in May.

Some party members see is a repeat of the failed 70’s and 80s. Where Labour just dragged its feet on wider issues and just assumed the only people in society you speak for are those who are poor or struggling and sod everyone else. Never mind if middle class people are not rich, they all the same according to hard left thinking according to some people. Well it was attitudes likes that, that gave us 18 years of Thatcher and Major.

There is a saying honesty is the best policy no matter how painful it is whether they are the Shadow Chancellor or Chancellor it only goes to show they are human and are willing to show leadership quality by admitting they made a mistake. I am prepared to give the benefit of doubt on this occasion.

I’m sure that many Labour supporters would want to know what is the Labour Party position on Credit Tax, Affordable Housing for rent, Economy, Immigration, Education, Small Businesses Welfare, Education, NHS, Foreign Affairs, Localism, English Votes, Devolution

It’s alleged that hard left, left millions to suffer under the Tories due to their own arrogance in confusing compromise with defeat. Its already happening again and Corbyn’s henchmen are already ensuring Labour looks ridiculous not just at national lever but at local to with the creation of Momentum. Or in other words Militants.hfv

Some party members have openly said they see absolutely nothing to vote for as things stand. They see no difference between Cameron or Corbyn. Both ignore tens of millions and both do and would screw up the economy. While social justice is only for those they deem worthy and equality is just something that is spoken of but is never for all in the society.

There is another argument that hard left and Corbyn are a total disgrace, far from helping people they have robbed them of their only chance to get rid of the Tories. The rot started before May, but Corbyns election has sealed Labours fate and there is just nothing positive about him. People do not trust Corbyn with national security, they do not trust him on foreign affairs, and they do not trust him with the economy. They do not trust him on Welfare. So in short the biggest issues people chose a political party to vote for and he is un-trusted on all of them.

If makes not a jot of difference any spin stories made up about him being capable. The wider public do not believe it and that will not change. The cast is set and there is not going to be a magic moment that changes public perception of Corbyn or of Labour led by him. Until he goes then there is no effective opposition in the UK to the Tories and that is the reality.

Some say that Corbyn and McDonald are the biggest liability ever in the history of the Labour Party. Yet it’s not them that will suffer when Labour loses, it will be the millions who face endless low paid jobs, harassment for being sick and those who want to see the economy do more than just sink every time Osborne has an idea.

Let us not forget we elect Member of Parliament to represent our views in the house. There are many disillusioned voters will continue to harp on that our elected representatives are only there to represent their own interest by lining their own pockets.
Labour brought an Opposition Day debate on tax credits to the Commons and it was defeated. While both Cameron and Osborne are adamant, even apparently in private, that they will not back down on the cuts, there is growing sense in Parliament that they are heading towards defeat.

Many Labour members acknowledge that the debate was in order to keep pressure on the Tories over the debacle. A good example of the panic hitting Number 10 over the issue is the hysterical reaction to the threat from the Lords to block the legislation. The Sun’s political editor thinks the policy shows why Osborne will never become PM, while The Times splashes with reports of a rebellion threatening the Chancellor.

Frank Field, chair of the welfare select committee, is putting forward his own alternative proposal to Osborne’s plans – and sets out his reforms on LabourList this morning.

News emerged last night that Lord Warner has resigned the Labour whip in protest at Corbyn’s leadership. Warner was a health minister for three years during the last Labour Government, and made headlines last year for proposing a £10 monthly NHS fee.

On the radio this morning, Warner bemoaned that he ‘didn’t leave Labour, Labour left me’. Note it down, if you haven’t already: that is the self-pitying alarm sound of a politician no longer worth listening to.

It looks as though he may be trudging off alone. Last night’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party did not have the, er, lively atmosphere of recent weeks, with one MP grinning that it had been “boring” as they left.

Labour Party has its work cut out for them and it’s up to the members and PLP to work together and come with policies that reflect all the communities or we face years in the wilderness which will be Labour legacy for the next five year.