This really sums up what the establishment budget is all about checkout this and feel free to share widely:
I love my country but hate what this establishment do on almost anything but to hand our children and grand children’s education over into the hands of corporate big business and be accountable to no body is about as low as it gets. Yet another major change that got absolutely no mention in their manifesto.
A Tory future is a very dark place unless you’re a wealthy Tory everything folk have fought for is being thrown down the drain by the Conservatives.
This reminded me of a short documentary the other day I was invited to watch courtesy of some of my Syrian friends which the children sum it up what they had to struggle to reach to the UK under the so called invitation of this current establishment and how they and their parent struggle to get into a school.
It with sad heart to say if children are the future of tomorrow, what future does the children of Syria has today with the constant bombardment of bombing from both sides something has to give to have any hope of any peaceful solution to allow children to be safe and attend schools and feel safe to learn.
On saying this I’m wholeheartedly support the part withdrawal of Russian troops out of Syria and let there be a good working relationship can hold and democratic elections can take place with a diplomatic solution.
The hard reality is those who are already in the UK some will return to Syria and some will remain in the UK as some have restarted to rebuild their lives and have young families. I can’t see them living to return to a country that does not have the capacity to rebuild their homes from scratch it cost a fortune and whoever is elected as the democratic government has their work cut out for them.
It’s like me saying I long to return to our land(China) when we have a democratic and free elections knowing full well it’s just a pipe dream and acknowledging it’s our people that needs to have a will to do so.
Hence the heart is willing but the flesh is weak I kid you not. Oh let me take a look at my Crystal Ball I see the nasty party budget decreeing:
That they will introduce a Sugar Tax on soft drinks raising £520 million which will allegedly spent on primary school sport.
Now the establishment has over step the line by introducing legislation to turn all schools into academy.
This includes £500 million to ensure fair funding formula for schools in England.
Plans to enable all pupils to study maths until 18.
The Conservatives seem to fall into the trap that one size fits all and in actual fact this is not the case as what the Conservatives want us all to believe. Don’t be hoodwinked into believing this.
Libor funds to be spent on children hospital services specifically in Birmingham Manchester Sheffield and South Hampton
Somehow my personal view is we have not seen the end of Jeremy Hunt backing down on a 7 day NHS services and he still does not get it or refuse to comprehend that there is not enough doctors to run a 7 day NHS in England as the current posts are left vacant and are not being filled and gaps in rotas are being seen and I will continue to say solidarity to all junior doctors in their case against Jeremy Hunt.
It’s no surprise that fourteen leading doctors have formally written to George Osborne asking for further funding for Social Care. They have highlighted cuts in social care funding were putting real pressure on NHS, they also highlighted social care was vital to the success of the NHS. Whilst I concur with the leading doctors speaking out let’s not forget that it’s not just the NHS in this predicament it also applies to Local Government as they too are underfunded with social care. It’s hurting but it’s not working so my message to all is to lobby your local member of parliament to lobby the establishment to put more investment to Local Government Social Care.
The Money Advice Services which has provided financial advice to consumers since 2010 is to be abolished.
You’ve heard of stealth taxes? Now there’s stealth austerity.
The £1.6bn cuts to business rates for small a business which means £1.6bn less funding to local councils. And that means more cuts to services that vulnerable people rely on.
Stealth austerity brought to you by George Osborne in Budget 2016. Few people seem to have picked up a flaw in the Chancellors sugar tax. He has announced this fanfare tax but giving the sugar donors two years to address the problem of over saturated sweet drinks. In the same breath he tells us that he will collect over half a £Billion pounds from this tax. How does he know that he will still be able to collect that tax if he is giving them 2 years to reduce it which means nothing adds up but then again nothing ever does with this Chancellor.
As if this not bad enough we see that Tory front bench left ‘ashen-faced’ in response to Corbyn’s attack on Osborne’s disability cuts Cameron, May and Osborne were left ‘completely ashen-faced’ as Mr Corbyn raised the issue of cuts to benefits for disabled people that will see some claimants lose £30 per week.
Corbyn said: “Earlier this month the government pushed through a £30-per-week cut to disabled ESA claimants.
“Last week we learned that half a million people will lose up to £150 per week due to cuts in personal independence payments.
Simple question to the chancellor if he can finance the giveaways he has put in his budget to different sectors, why can’t he fund the need for dignity for disabled people in this country?”
More of this please, Jeremy week in, week out; in season, out of season until the truth is rammed home to everyone in the UK who has ears to hear, a mind to understand and a heart to care.
This is the sixth year of George Osborne’s tenure as Chancellor. This is the sixth year he has delivered the budget. And this is the sixth year that he has blamed the ‘last Labour government’.
But, today, we have learned that the Chancellor has failed on debt. In 2010 he vowed to eliminate the budget deficit.
Six years later, he has failed in 2010 George Osborne gave a cast iron promise to tackle debt. Six years later, he has missed his own targets. Forecast debt as a share of GDP has been revised up in 2016-17, in 2017-18, in 2018-19, in 2019-20 and in 2020-21. He has broken his promise, he has missed his targets and he has failed to tackle debt.
On the 16 March 2016 George Osborne did what he does best he blamed the ‘last Labour government’. But six years of failure on the economy are catching up with him and now he needs to take responsibility for his own actions.
“In fact, we heard his warning today of the potential for another ‘global economic crisis.’ It seems that he’s getting his excused in early. In 2008 there was a global economic crisis and he blamed it on the Labour government. I wonder if he will blame any looming global economic crisis on this government.”
So we have had the budget we know how cack-handed this government has become
We know that have not got a Martin Luther King, or a Malcolm X to help us or lead us out of darkness.
We have to look at what is inside ourselves, ask yourselves what I can do to help campaigns, help and support others. The power is in us each one of us can and does make a difference never ever forget that.
Turn the anger into action and rattle them some more today and until the give in to submission there is a way around it by naming and shaming every MP with vested interests in private health care companies, got their fingers in the profit pies, keep naming and shaming MPs who voted for ESA Cuts,
I think that we should show up all MPs up in regards their expenses, their massive house of commons bar bill. Or we can get creative, imaginative and let’s show this underhand government enough is enough is enough.
George Osborne should be judged by what he promised. In 2010, he said he would get rid of the deficit in five years. By 2015, there was a black hole of £18bn in the public finances, while the deficit was going up and had reached £90.2bn.
He promised a “march of the makers”. He promised that manufacturing would lead the recovery in our economy. But manufacturing is in recession and we have a growing trade deficit, meaning we are not exporting enough and are importing too much. The difficulties in manufacturing are a big part of the problem. Meanwhile, construction output fell in January of this year. He has failed to support key parts of our economy and both manufacturing and construction are struggling.
In 2011, he first announced the electrification of the railway from Leeds to Manchester. Last year it was paused, without having started. His talk of a Northern Powerhouse, has been just talk and a shortage of technical skills means that he cannot deliver his promises even if he wants to.
He promised to crack down on tax avoidance and tax evasion. Yet, he has done a deal with Google, which generated £130m while the Italian government is set to collect £1bn. Meanwhile, small businesses see tax increases and cuts to grants including the growth accelerator, which have been successful at supporting manufacturing and jobs in small and medium sized firms up and down the country.
The chancellor has given councils in the wealthiest parts of the country like Surrey, millions of pounds more, with not a penny extra for Merseyside. Sefton Council has had its budget cut by nearly half. In Liverpool, it’s even higher. Yet the extra cash went to councils who had had no cuts at all.
Meanwhile, the chancellor gave tax handouts to those being paid more than £150,000 a year while cutting the pay of 2 million of the poorest working families by £1,600 through cuts in Universal Credit.
George Osborne has failed on his own measures. And that failure is being paid for by the many working people in this country and by businesses.
We need our government to invest in skills, in transport, housing, broadband and energy. We should support responsible businesses of all sizes who want to create good well-paid jobs.
Government’s priority should be a successful economy, supported by high quality public services.
The Chancellor has refused to borrow to invest in the infrastructure of our country. This is one reason for his failure to deliver by his own measures. There is a compelling business case for investment at historically low interest rates, which will produce a return on investment for our economy. Businesses borrow money to invest.
Home owners borrow money to buy a house. Both do so having demonstrated the ability to repay money. Governments should do so too and this government is making a big mistake in refusing to take a business like approach to investing for the future.
The approach of the Chancellor shows he is out of touch and unable to deliver for young or old, those in work or in retirement, for businesses, public services or for the voluntary sector. We need a change of approach, which invests in our economy and in our future. Sadly, the government record so far is heading in the wrong direction.