Thought I would get this song in to sum up David Cameron check it out:
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all good will people. Remember that there will be people who won’t get no supper tonight, they have been evicted from their accommodation, going through a divorce, separation and family problems. Worse of all being homeless at this time of the year.
Next year Local Government elections 2016 which includes Police Crime Commissioners and Mayor Elections opposition parties in some cases do well in most Local Government elections whilst the press will continue to be negative towards National Labour Party.
Remember wining by-elections, and Labour safe seats are one thing but wining in marginal seats is another which puts it to prospective then you know that Labour is within a chance of a victory come the general elections in 2020. I kid you all not. This is what a Chinese elder said to me whilst taking time out from campaigning.
Our task is to ensure Labour candidates gets elected to as many seats as possible and to be ready to do our part to knock on every door to convince the public why they should use their vote(s) for Labour. Local Government budgets has been the hardest hit since they came into office and it is up to us all to spread this message across to the voters coupled by cuts in our local police, fire, social services, dust bin collections, and local flooding to name a few.
It is my understanding that some parts of UK have Local Elections or Mayor and Police Crime Commissioner Elections. Then there is the Scottish Parliament where Labour needs to contest all the seats to gain a Labour victory and to gain more in roads. Some people will say that Labour is finished in Scotland and say that in Scotland we have a new Labour Leader who is committed to fight for Scotland. Old Chinese saying “Wisdom Comes In All Directions”.
I would urge where there is no elections being called in other regions or wards Labour activists please help out in other wards or regions by contacting the regional offices or branch secretaries who would be glad to receive as much assistance to gain a Labour victory.
Just remember this whilst out campaigning and canvassing for Labour votes:
Well it comes as no surprise that a damning report slipped out by the Department of Work and Pensions reveals 78 per cent of those hit by the cruel tax are left penniless by the end of each month. The bedroom tax leaves nearly four out of five people penniless by the month end, as Department works and Pension department has revealed 78 per cent of those clobbered by the cruel Tax are left penniless by the end of each month.
Three-quarters of people affected said they had cut back on food. Almost half had cut back on heating, and a third on travel.
And just 23 per cent had received assistance from the hardship fund set up to help the hardest-hit.
“This damning independent report published by the DWP itself shows how this brutal and unfair policy deliberately drives people deeper and deeper in to poverty,” said Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith.
“It’s shameful especially in the run up to Christmas and New year that 80 per cent of people hit by the Bedroom Tax regularly run out of money by the end of the week or month.”
Just to bring back to you checkout this Youtube:
The report confirmed the Bedroom Tax “had an impact on some claimants’ health and emotional well-being”. It said “the most vulnerable reporting experiences of stress and worry”.
And it revealed just one in nine people were able to escape the tax by downsizing into a smaller home – blowing apart the Government case for introducing the cruel policy.
So in a nutshell who can blame Campaigners for being furious with the report was slipped out by the DWP among a deluge of documents just as MPs left Parliament for the Christmas break.
“The DWP’s own evaluation finds the ‘bedroom tax’ is not only pushing families into hardship but it’s also failing to free up more accommodation for families – the key argument ministers used to justify this controversial policy,” said Alison Garnham, of the Child Poverty Action Group.
“This is a long and deep look at a hugely controversial policy – it really should not have been released just as MPs rise for Christmas.”
Oh what a surprise that the Tories took out the trash. In an attempt to bury bad news the Government issued 424 announcements, including 36 ministerial statements.
The Conservative spin chiefs deliberately unleashed the blizzard of information so that embarrassing news is hidden in the avalanche.
A damning report on the Bedroom Tax, cuts to the police and the spiralling bill for special advisers were just some of news they tried to hide.
Then there as PM’s travel bill, the long-awaited report on the Muslim Brotherhood and an increase in court charges.
Our police budget is being cut at a time when united kingdom is on high alert from terrorist attack this is despite a pledge by George Osborne to protect police budgets.
The Chancellor announced in last month’s spending review there would be no cuts the policing budget.
He bragged(smarmy git): “The police protect us so we will protect the police.”
But a Home Office statement released yesterday revealed that the central government funding for police forces is being reduced by 2.3% a year – an estimated £41million.
Any additional money will have to come from local government – but town hall budgets are also being slashed.
How ironic the Conservative Government pledged that they will spend within their means to rid the debt that Labour left behind only to find that they are spending over £10million of our hard earn money in taxes to recruit more spin doctors and advisors promising to cut the cost of politics, the Tories now have 97 special advisers costing the taxpayer £11.1m last year.
While 5.3m public sector workers have been hit with pay freeze, the Conservatives have found money to pay for nearly 100 spin doctors and political aides – up from 71 when they came to power in 2010.
At the same time, George Osborne has slashed the money given to opposition parties to help them hold the Government to account.
Oh let’s not forget the icing on the cake Local Government is facing cuts the Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced the spending review meant overall funding for councils will fall by 2.8% in 2016/17.
Under the funding settlement for 2016-17, councils’ “spending power” per dwelling will fall from £1,881 this year to £1,829.
Labour’s Jon Trickett said: “The central message is just the same as always – it’s cuts, cuts and more cuts.”
He told Mr Clark: “You admit to a cash decrease of £200 million between now and 2019/20, but you forget to say that the additional spending pressures amount to at least £6.3 billion, according to the LGA.
“This is the scale of the cuts which will be inflicted on our communities by this settlement.”
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry (Boohoo) Figures released by the Government also show the Prime Minister spent £713,182 on jetting around the world between April and October this year, including visits the Caribbean, the States, Indonesia, Vietnam, Germany and Portugal.
The Cabinet Office also released the gifts received by the Prime Minister since April this year. These include a glass art platter from First Lady Michelle Obama, two rugs from the Prime Minister of Pakistan and a watch from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
And they revealed the politicians wined and dined at the PM’s country retreat of Chequers.
Before entering No 10 Mr Cameron claimed there was “too much money is spent on pay for staff and going on foreign trips.”
Let’s face it David Cameron hit the road and don’t come back. Withholding benefits from EU migrants for up to four years has become stalemate there was no chance of getting this deal in the first place. Nor do I concur with Labour position to withdraw benefits for two years either. So it’s no wonder David Cameron is hanging on to a shoestring by inviting likeminded EU leaders to propose other ways to address the UKIP issue about immigration damn if he does and damn if he does not come to mind. Granted there will always be some bad apples that will abuse our Welfare system but the vast majority who enters the UK do contribute to our economy. The idea that EU citizens will work for half the price of our national minimum wage or living wage as expressed by the media is a case of a myth.
Yes there is no doubt there are rouge recruiting companies in some cases will abuse the tax system. The establishment should take a more hard-line with them by closing the loopholes and continue to introduce more stringent legislation to clampdown on those companies.
Time for Labour activists to do our best to help rid David Cameron from 10 Downing Street and tell him and the rest of the conservatives to hit the Road Jack and don’t come back.