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My thoughts after general elections


Who can recall this message to the Nation from Ice Queen Theresa May:

Congratulations to those who refuse to vote and think everything will remain the same or continue to think that politicians are the same you have played right to the conservatives hands. Well done. In return the Conservatives continues to stuck two fingers at you and say thanks for the low turn out. Now you will have the following to consider of more of the continuation of the same of the Conservatives who just don’t care:

Brexit divided the country and will continue to be more of the same. I want to see the Nasty Party deliver a Brexit which put jobs, the economy and living standards first. Many EU citizens have made their Homes in UK. For the first time in modern history, the political and corporate elite who have ruled the UK for decades are edging dangerously close to being removed by the people.

After seven years of a Conservative Government, the majority of people in the UK are worse off. The poor have got poorer and those in the middle are increasingly finding it difficult.

Wages have stood still, while people in work have seen job security and working decline. Small businesses are struggling and cuts in welfare have hit working families who rely on tax credits, while many of those on benefits have been unfairly targeted and sanctioned.

Throughout the UK has been hit particularly hard by local government funding. This has put a squeeze on what can all city councils can deliver for local residents. Rent in the private sector are raising. Homelessness is increasing rapidly across all councils.

Anyone who works in the National Health Service or uses it as a patient, knows how stretched it is. It is harder to get a GP appointment and hospital waiting lists have risen. Meanwhile, £4.6bn in Tory cuts has created a crisis in social care.

The Conservatives are determined and eventually privatise state education. Forcing all schools to become academies bringing back grammar schools and selection and wasting vast sums on so called ‘Free Schools’ are part of their plans to end universal education for all which has existed for over 70 years.

Under the Tories the number of people on zero hour contracts has increased to nearly one million. These jobs give no security to employees and their families often leaving them at the mercy of unscrupulous employers. If re-elected the Tories will continue to destroy the rights which workers have painstakingly won over many years. House building has fallen to its lowest peacetime level since the 1920s. There are 200,000 fewer homeowners than 2010.

The Tory ideologically dislike public services because they believe that everything is run better in the private sector. They consistently undermine our public servants, whether they be nurses, teachers, local government workers, police, or member of the emergency services. They have capped public sector pay at a derisory 1% and yet they have no problem about hospitals buying in agency staff at much higher rates of pay.

Conservative Government under May would completely jeopardise both their domestic and international plans which have been in full effect since the Thatcher era.What has happened in Manchester and London is truly horrific and who’s responsible for it will probably remain unclear for many years to come.

One thing is for certain though, that this has come at an unbelievably ideal time for those in power and over the next five weeks the media will now be entirely focused on this terrorist attack and not the disastrous Conservative party campaign that was losing support daily. It will be entirely focused on using this attack as further proof of why we need a ‘strong and stable’ leader and not a man of peace with ‘terrorist links’. It will be focused on the need to get behind the party that will take the fight to the Islamic state and not the party who want to reduce military action in the Middle East. It will be used as proof of why we need to invest in nuclear weapons instead of social care.

Ultimately it will be used to further divide and conquer society and to try and stop the current progressive left uprising in its tracks. Don’t let this tragic loss of innocent life be used as a campaign tool for the people who inflict so much misery on the world. We need to double up our efforts and remind people of exactly why we need a government committed to equality and peace, not warmongering and western imperialism because the lives of people both here and overseas are depending on it more than ever. !

Are we beginning to see the first main signs of the Brexit recession? May likes us to assume there will rainbows everywhere and stardust will fall as rain by leaving the EU. Yet back in reality the economy is hardly ticking over, inflation is up and set to go higher! Peoples living standards are falling and wages for most are stagnate and below the rate of inflation. And when you take out the con of counting zero hour contracts as people in paid work unemployment is likely to be rising not falling.

May clearly is out of her depth with the EU negotiations, she stamped her feet and the EU just said, well you want to leave so its by our terms not yours. Of course May has no answer but to threaten to make us ridiculously poor and use World Trade Organisation rules. It’s a bit like saying if you do not give me all what I want, I will dump my car or van in the water, so there!

You can see the EU just yawning when they have to listen to Mays demands. And yet she makes out she needs a landslide to give her the ability to negotiate with the EU!!! Well Newsflash the EU have already said it makes not a jot of difference how many Tory MP’s there are when it comes to the negotiations!

Labour is now judged in two polls to be 5% and 8% behind respectively. That is an astonishing closing of the polling. Corbyn’s personal rating has improved significantly. All this is part of the mosaic of evidence that indicates Labour has conducted a far better campaign. Our policies are popular. The Tories’ are failed and uncosted. Everything they touch turns to dust. If Labour can deny May the landslide she craves we have done OK. If we stop her improving her number of seats, she is in trouble. If we deny her a majority, she is in crisis. That we are even talking about restricting her or even winning this election is evidence of a remarkable sea change. Nobody in the Labour Party should now be sowing disunity. We have a leader who is repairing our reputation after two demoralising election defeats and he is doing it on an inspirational and popular programme. This is an appeal, if you want to drive out this reactionary and weak government, join us out on the doorstep. When we talk face to face with the public we can correct the media lies. All out for the next two weeks. If you abstain, you will regret it.

The Tories are not being honest with people. Michael Portillo said David Cameron told him if people knew what he intended to do with the NHS he would not be elected because the British are wedded to the NHS. This is what David Cameron said in 2006.

“But when your family relies on the NHS all the time – day after day, night after night – you really know just how precious it is.  I know the problems. Turning up at A&E and the children’s one is closed. Waiting for the doctor when you’re desperate with worry. Waiting for the scan that is so desperately need. It can be incredibly frustrating. But more often than not, it is an inspiration – thanks to the people who work in the NHS. The nurses who do everything to make you comfortable. The doctors who desperately want to get to the truth. And the army of support staff who get forgotten so often but who make such a difference to all of us. For me, it’s not a question of saying the NHS is ‘safe in my hands’. My family is so often in the hands of the NHS. And I want them to be safe there.

Tony Blair once explained his priority in three words: education, education, education. I like to think I can do it in three letters. “NHS.” Who would have thought Tony Blair would use PFI on our the NHS to build more hospitals which was first used by a Conservative government to tender to the private contractors to rid the in house cleaning and catering services and then close Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Hospitals to sell off the lands to the highest bidders. Whilst those closures took place The then Conservatives introduced a bill Care into Community which opened the floodgate of increase demands in various communities which was not ready to accommodate the likes of support in the communities for mental health and learning disabilities.

It’s been alleged that this General Elections cost around £143 million an increase of 16% from £123 million it budgeted for the 2015 general elections. The price tag reflects the scale of operation to staff tens of thousands of polling stations, process millions of votes and distribution of candidates’ mailings. The EU Referendum was similar.

All the political parties uses the oldest trick in the world it’s more like a textbook example of this is, leaking documents to catch the attention of the press, social media, and bloggers to test the political climate then the party in concern will obviously will reply with textbook answers it’s like playing a game of(Chinese whispers). Voters are like marmite when it comes to voting patterns as they seek what political parties best represent them with their bread and butter issues and yes some may want jam or marmalade on their bread to etc.

Conservatives are famous for using the mantras that Labour is funded by the trade unions and Strong and Stable Leadership.

No doubt that Conservatives seem to forget that Labour born out of trade union movement which I’m proud to belong to a party for the many and not for the few. Labour believes by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we can achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few where rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.

Can’t help but to have a little dig at the Conservatives they claim to be the party of working class, it’s more like the party for the fatcats. In a nutshell it’s who is best at producing the best spin and who can donate more to the Conservative coffers as they don’t really care about working class, small businesses, homelessness or public services. If Theresa May lost the elections this would pave the way for the kiss of death(Boris Johnson) in waiting to become the new leader of the Conservative Party.  We are living in intriguing times post Snap General Elections was announced this was to cause the maximum effect just so the Conservatives receive a majority to railroad through the so-called Brexit negotiations in parliament and with the EU leaders by saying the people have spoken with one voice in Britain and so stick that up your pipe and smoke it.

I make no apologies by saying this elections was unwanted, unnecessary and opportunistic. The government had a working majority and nearly all votes in the commons by more than 30. There is no appetite among the population for a third national poll in two years. They were given a mandate in the referendum in June and they should carry it out. At the end of the negotiations process the deal should be voted upon in parliament and then put to the people through a general election or referendum.

Theresa May’s cynical decision is an attempt to eliminate dissent and to gain a larger majority in order to please the hard-right Tory agenda of dismantling the NHS, breaking up state education and undermining and selling off public facilities, while at the same time giving more tax cuts to the richest people. If this happens then inequality will rise even more dramatically and more and more people will rightly say that system is rigged against them.

All the political parties will have beaten their war drums to get their activists out on the doorsteps to promote their political parties who their candidate(s) are best to represent your area and of course it’s up to the voters to decide whether they will put their x on the ballot-box. The battle-lines had been drawn between the three main political parties this reminds me of a Chinese drama entitled Three Kingdoms where three kingdoms are at war with each other (Labour, Conservatives, and Libdems) who will best kingdom to serve the nation and the only way they can win is by using the best spin and which political parties has the best manifesto. Sadly there is only one winner which maybe or not be your choice of party that you voted in.

If any political party members are honest with themselves they will receive some negative views from various voters which include non-voters on the doorsteps then something needs changing to win over voters.  Like I mentioned in my previous article https://gordonlyew.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/my-thoughts-on-local-and-metro-mayoral-election-results/ I’m not preaching to the converted why they should vote Labour it’s the unconverted and undecided which include nonvoters that we all need to convince to vote Labour. I’m not for one moment indicating that Labour policies were rubbish if anything it’s policies which many would concur.

If there were a roomful of undecided voters both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn turns up into the room the undecided voters were put on the spot with a random question who do they feel safe to run the country and say if they all indicated  they will feel safe with Theresa May then there is cause for concern. In a nutshell it’s no good talking amongst ourselves and not listening to the voters as they will feel undervalued and less likely to return to Labour if we continue to ignoring them. That has now been eradicated. 

I’m very glad that the former Labour leader, Gordon Brown was incessantly vilified. His way of speaking was mocked. His efforts to offset the banking crisis created by casino style speculators in the city suddenly turned into blaming Labour for overspending on public services to create the deficit. Similarly, Ed Miliband was reviled as not being a ‘patriot’, for being unable to eat a bacon sandwich gracefully, for being too left-wing and lacking the qualities a ‘leader’ needs. The media had no interest in Labour’s policies. Now, in 2017, it is the same as it ever was. Unless Labour offers a right-wing, Tory agenda it will be constantly attacked as not fit to run the country. The ruling elite the establishment wants their Tory party in charge.

Gordon Brown is correct to say that Theresa May is “waging a war against the poor” and risks leaving the country more divided than at any time in 50 years. Poverty levels were set to eclipse those last seen in the early 1990s. “No Tory prime minister ever should be given a free hand”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39906815

I’m glad that Tom Watson has is sing the almost sing from the hymn book  in what I’ve been saying about a Maggie Thatcher Style majority by urged voters to back their local Labour MP in order to avoid Ice Queen Theresa May gaining a  landslide that would make it difficult to hold the Conservatives to account.  Labour’s deputy leader said the party had a “mountain to climb” over the four weeks until the general election and was lagging behind in the polls with all income groups, including working class voters.

See details below:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/12/tom-watson-labour-jeremy-corbyn-determined-to-stop-thatcher-style-tory-landslide

This to my followers who does not have clue who is Maggie Thatcher see enclosed bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher

My thoughts on Local and Metro Mayoral Election results


It’s no surprise that Conservatives won four out of six new Metro Mayoral Elections which includes West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridge, and Peterborough. In kind, I take the view it’s better to have won two seats than none (Manchester and Liverpool). Some of our traditional Labour voters in some of our heartlands turned to UKIP as they were speaking their language then afterwards winning the Brexit argument they abandon them, they turned their attention towards the Conservatives which is very worrying times if Labour does not address this issue quickly.
There is no denying that the Conservatives have gained in council seats and mayoral elections by winning 11 new councils, and also holding on to their existing seats to form a majority, of course all the commenters will say that Labour will lose with high opinion polls indicating of high gains in the General Elections for the Conservatives. Intriguingly this reminds me of the old fart(Donald Trump) quoting fake news when he wants to promote positives and can’t get his way then he takes to twitter when he was receiving a battering in the opinion polls and the press. Well this is expected as the press and media are paid to sell their newspapers and to increase their readerships This brings me to the question how effective is any political parties with large membership if they don’t come out and help to get the votes for the political parties they are representing on the doorsteps to get any political party into power with a very clear message why they deserve your vote or have political parties gone very complacent to the extent they think that low turn outs is the business. Well I can put my hand on my heart and say this not acceptable and this trend needs to change now, not tomorrow. This election should have been about local issues such as street cleaning, investment in community centres, schools, parks, roadworks, nurseries, and street lighting but instead it’s been marred by national issues such as Brexit and personalities.

Here is a reminder to all feel free to watch this youtube:

It is alleged that local government elections count towards the results which party will hold the keys to number 10 Downing St, this is false on the grounds of its local parties decides what local issues that affect their wards which helps to build towards the local government policies to enhance to the quality of life in their wards. Most voters will vote on issues that impact on their lifestyles and what political party best represent them and when political parties get out of favour with the voters, voters are like marmite like it or not they get voted out to pave the way for a new government in waiting.
No doubt that there will be winners and losers in any elections which the democratic process has been resolved at the ballot boxes. The other side of the coin is some parties may continue to play the blame game and their lack of failures to look at the root causes of why they lost the elections and it’s just not good enough just giving a good talk and not taking action as voters will see through it they will vote for other parties with a heavy heart instead or they will refuse to vote. In all political parties there will be always be infighting between the so called left and right which really does not help as the public views it as a political party can’t get its act together. When this happens voters can only take so much before they vote for other political parties into office.
Not long ago the Conservatives were fighting amongst themselves and they were very unpopular at the time but they still managed to last for eighteen years in power. The voters in turn paved the way for New Labour to take office in 1997. They spoke in a language that the centre ground understood very well and they continued to vote Labour. About right now some people will be chocking on their breakfast, coffee, lunch, or dinner by mentioning this part of history that the Conservatives will want to bury and forget. (Nasty Party image)
Any political parties can have increase in membership, but does it really translate to influencing the voters to vote in a particular way. To the Jones and Smiths it means nothing to them unless it affects their bread and butter issues. Local turns out are different and normally lower than General Election turn outs.
I question what does taking back control of the UK means to you, as it mean different things to many things to all of us. Does it mean immigration or watering down workers’ rights, selling off our NHS, decreasing our Welfare System, more cuts to our public services or more of Brexit which are all vote winners depending which party will deliver.
The snap general elections was designed to cause maximum confusion for a Conservative win not just to the the traditional conservative heartlands but they had the intention of chipping away into Labour, Libdem, and UKIP heartlands, to win Local and Mayoral Elections Maggie Thatcher did very well during her time in office.
It is been alleged that more than 930,000 new voters have registered to vote in this forthcoming Snap General Elections of those, is said to be under 25s. The highest number of the registration online 147,000 and 3,364 paper forms being submitted was done during Theresa May speech and another surge on the day of local government elections on 4 May. Now is the time to go on Labour doorsteps to convince voters that Labour is the party for the many and not the few.
To put it very bluntly I don’t give a flying monkeys if you voted for Corbyn or not in the Labour leadership contest. What matters is we all have a duty to our party to get a Labour victory out to help form the next Labour Government on 8 June. Don’t let the Conservatives use the Ed Miliband’s tomb stone manifesto plan in 2015 to hoodwink the voters to gain a landslide victory for the Conservatives.

This is not intended to preach to the converted how to suck eggs, but to encourage the converted to take the message to the unconverted why it’s important not to lose their rights to vote in this snap General Elections called by the conservatives by stressing the importance of returning a Labour Government into office on 8 June as every vote counts for Labour leaving no stones unturned for this to happen both camps will have to work together for a Labour victory and don’t sit on the sidelines and play into the press and media just so they can sell their negative garbage to the electorates. Labour does have positive messages to promote and recognise they have a historical scale to win back power this can only happen when it’s members are united. It’s just not good enough taking selfies and thinking it’s good enough to win over voters or feeling safe over their comfort zone just being councillors or career politician. In a nutshell I urge all to put away your difference start to fight for the Labour Party. Remember “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”.
By my estimation we have four an half weeks to turn around some of the misfortunes that has accrued by learning from the lessons of Local and Mayoral Elections to convince voters that the Conservatives are for the rich and not for the working class and take the fight to the marginal seats to turn it into Labour seats. Let’s face it Ice Queen Theresa May is the reincarnation of Maggie Thatcher promoting Thatcherism in this election and make no mistake she will promote it for the 8 June Snap General Elections to gain a landslide victory. I’m sure as hell I don’t want to wake up on the morning of 9 June to see another Conservative in government do you, if not then now is the time to get active and do your duty for Labour by joining in our telephone banks, Branch Labour Parties, Constituency Labour Parties by actively helping out on Labour campaign trails for a Labour victory on 8 June

Theresa May Uturn


Drums will be beating very hard from now to the 8 June as General Elections takes place as voters goes to the polling station until it close at 10pm. 

All the political parties will be stating their case to the nation why they should be voted into office. This will be one of the prediction I said three weeks before David Cameron resigned as Leader of Conservatives and Prime Minister that a snap General Elections will be called the moment that Brexit was announced David Cameron went to the nation. I was laughed at, now I’m having the last laugh and it’s very loud. Theresa May took over the leadership of the Conservatives and  became Prime Ministers. She does not have a mandate by the nation. I was not surprised by the decision by Theresa May to hold snap General Elections to give her a mandate.

It’s been reported that around 50,000 disabled people have had specially adopted cars taken away since changes to disability benefits in 2013. The mobility scheme entitles disabled people to lease a specialty adopted new car, scooter or powered wheelchairs using part of their benefit. It alleged by a charity that around 51,000 people have had their vehicles taken away since the benefits taken away were changed in 2013.

It is alleged that two private firms that access people with claiming disability benefits will receive nearly 200m more than officials had originally expected figures suggest. The government had estimated that Atos and Capita would earn £512m for Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) assessments between 2013/2017.

Who would believe that people with learning disabilities are missing out on vital health checks this includes blood pressure, cancer screening, and mental health assessments. Only about half of women with learning disabilities received breast cancer screening last year, compared with about 70% of eligible women overall.

Millions of students and former students in England and Wales will face a sharp increase in interest rates on tuition fees and maintenance loans. The interest rates are linked to inflation and are set to continue to rise by about a third from 4.6% to 6.1% this will be enforced in the autumn alongside an increase in tuition fees to £9,250 for universities in English.

It is purported that Housing problems in England are causing people to suffer anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

Of people who had experienced housing worries within the past five years, 69% said their mental health was affected, suggests research for the charity.

The researchers interviewed 1,050 people from across England who reported poor housing, rent problems or being threatened with eviction.

The polling company ComRes carried out online interviews for the report in February this year with a representative sample of 3,509 adults from across England.

Of these, about 30% or 1,050 people, said they had experienced housing problems within the last five years.

Among this group the most common mental health problems were:

  • stress – 64%
  • anxiety – 60%
  • sleep problems – 55%
  • depression – 48%
  • panic attacks – 30%

About one in 20 had visited their GP because of their mental state and a worrying minority had contemplated suicide.

Shelter says that if these figures were replicated across the whole of England’s population, one million people would have sought medical intervention because of mental health issues brought on by poor housing or worries about eviction or affording rent or mortgage payments over the past five years.

Additionally, one in six said housing worries had also affected their physical health, causing symptoms like hair loss, nausea, exhaustion, dizzy spells and headaches, while damp or mouldy homes can exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma, says the charity. Telephone interviews with 20 inner-city GPs highlighted the extent to which housing has an impact on mental health.

Housing difficulties can be particularly harsh for people “on the line of coping or not coping. Then, they really do tip over the edge”, said one London GP.

A Sheffield GP said parents could become depressed because “they’re unable to provide a nice environment for their children”.

“In the children, they tend to get a little bit, sometimes withdrawn, sometimes a bit anxious and angry.”

London GP Andrew Carr said housing was a major contributing factor to mental illness.

“With evictions on the rise in my area, I’ve seen people with acute anxiety or severe stress because they’re facing the threat of losing their home.”

It is alleged that around four million homeowners in England do not own the freehold to property new government estimates have revealed.

The government promised action, saying it will end leaseholds for new housing developments.

Well there is saying which comes to mind ‘A promise is a comfort to a fool’. This is on the grounds of government makes all sorts of promises in order to gain your votes. In a nutshell they are all talk but no action.

To be frank I would rather believe the Labour Party Shadow Housing Minister John Healey position who said those leaseholders are currently ‘unprotected from rip off raises in ground rents from developers or management companies and under a Labour Government will end this sharp practice.

It is alleged that our dedicated nurses are being protected with affordable pay and their jobs. What a load of hogwash if this was the case why is the government are cutting funding to our NHS and it’s no wonder the Royal College of Nursing are assessing the mood for strike action in protest over pay. The union are asking 270,000 of its members across the U.K. whether they want to strike before deciding issuing a formal ballot on the grounds of pay freezes and caps on pay raise since 2010 have effectively led to a 14% pay cut due to the rising cost of living. This government just don’t get it, claiming that they are investing £1.4billon to ensure all children to get help they need. Children as young as four are suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, anxiety, and depression which is being reported by teachers. A survey done by the teaching union NASUWT suggest almost all of the 2,000 who responded say they had come into contact with mentally ill pupils. Members of the teaching union suggest schools are struggling to access enough support to deal with the issue.

When I look at all the u-turns that Theresa May has done such as:

  1. Not wanting to call a snap General Elections, she decided to call one.
  2. EU Citizens Right to remain during her leadership campaign she refuses to guarantee the right of EU nationals living in the UK, now she says they are allowed to stay.  
  3. Jeremy Hunt said that foreign doctors are not allowed to stay she refuse to say three times that they are allowed to stay.  
  4. Foreign Staff list purposed by Amber’s plan to force companies to publish how many foreign staff they employ has been kicked to the wilderness.  

For this reason the Conservatives with all the u turns its no wonder why they are in disarray and they cannot be trusted to run the nation. I would rather have a Labour Government and urge voters to create a political storm by voting Labour on 8 June.

 

 

All eyes on Sleaford and North Hykeham By-elections


I pass my deepest sympathy to my American family and friends. Hope is lost desperation stupidity and bigotry has won. The world is bowing to the right which is becoming a frightening place of uncertainties as people idolise false heroes.jndgmg

All Brexiters should try explaining to your more than two million fellow workers, not born here, how they have benefited from the decision of the House of Commons 295 – 250 votes last week NOT to protect their right to remain, consequent on the referendum result. This out-trumps Trump in that it will mean the removal of entirely ‘legal’ workers whereas he is only threatening so-called ‘illegals’. Defend and extend Freedom of Movement of People! We know what horrors lay down the path of forced extradition

David Remnick and Peter Edwards from the New Yorker from Labour List sums up so eloquently and about the USA Election in reference to Donald Trump.

Peter Edwards:

The world is in shock today at the election of Donald Trump. Of course, many of the headlines here – and the horror – are driven by how a supertanned former reality television host was catapulted to the role of leader of the free world on the back of a nasty, divisive and dangerous campaign but there are equally troubling questions over where this leaves the left.

Firstly, the result Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton after winning a handful of key swing states driven by votes from the white working class, who had abandoned a party of the centre-left.

The Donald won 48 per cent of the popular vote, one point ahead of Clinton, and delivered a further knock to the reputation of pollsters who had recorded a five point lead for the Democrat within the last week.

Trump’s win has been called a “Brexit-style” shock but the reality is it that it is far bigger. Britain can still proper in the aftermath of our decoupling from the EU but can the US economy, foreign relations and key left-wing reforms such as Obamacare survive this new Republican regime – indeed one led by a candidate who was such an embarrassment that even George W. Bush did not bother to cast a vote.

David Remnick:

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy. On January 20, 2017, we will bid farewell to the first African American President—a man of integrity, dignity, and generous spirit—and witness the inauguration of a con who did little to spurn endorsement by forces of xenophobia and white supremacy. It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety.

There are, inevitably, miseries to come: an increasingly reactionary Supreme Court; an emboldened right-wing Congress; a President whose disdain for women and minorities, civil liberties and scientific fact, to say nothing of simple decency, has been repeatedly demonstrated. Trump is vulgarity unbounded, a knowledge-free national leader who will not only set markets tumbling but will strike fear into the hearts of the vulnerable, the weak, and, above all, the many varieties of Other whom he has so deeply insulted. The African-American, Hispanic, females, Jewish and Muslim the most hopeful way to look at this grievous event and it’s a stretchis that this election and the years to follow will be a test of the strength, or the fragility, of American institutions. It will be a test of our seriousness and resolve.

Early on Election Day, the polls held out cause for concern, but they provided sufficiently promising news for Democrats in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and even Florida that there was every reason to think about celebrating the fulfilment of Seneca Falls, the election of the first woman to the White House. Potential victories in states like Georgia disappeared, little more than a week ago, with the F.B.I. director’s heedless and damaging letter to Congress about reopening his investigation and the reappearance of damaging buzzwords like “e-mails,” “Anthony Weiner,” and “fifteen-year-old girl.” But the odds were still with Hillary Clinton. See article below:

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/an-american-tragedy-donald-trump

It is said in some quarters thoughts on the Brexit debatet the Brexitiers want to ignore that over 16 million did not vote for Brexit. The tradition in the United Kingdom is that we have a PLURALIST society that means that the views of what in a substantial minority are taken into account when any settlement is made. If this is not so then we have what John Stewart Mill called the “TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY” and consequently, society would remain divided with the growth of intolerance and nationalism. khkhThe whole of Europe, including the UK has suffered with bloody wars for centuries caused by nationalism and we must be aware of their manifestation. The worry is that that Mrs May does not appear to have the intelligence to accept the ruling of the court and get a settlement that is acceptable to the whole of the UK people. What a disgrace our “British” newspapers are rottweilers how democratically accountable are they? What non-UK based interests do they represent and serve?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37888663

Respect to Gina Miller, I’ve got a lot of time for her by putting Nigel Farage in his place on the Andrew Marr show  one day I really  hope to meet her and shake her hand. In case you have not read the profile of Gina Miller here is a brief detail:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Miller

Gina Miller was the person who took the establishment to the high court for force the government to have a vote in parliament and her legal team won the case only for the government to decide to appeal the decision. See original case below:

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/judgment-r-miller-v-secretary-of-state-for-exiting-the-eu-20161103.pdf

Theresa May has insisted the government is “getting on” with Brexit, following a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on when the formal process of leaving the EU can get under way.

The prime minister urged MPs and peers to “remember” the referendum result. But the campaigner who brought the High Court case said it would stop ministers acting like a “tin-pot dictatorship”.

Judges ruled on that Parliament should vote on when the government can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting formal negotiations with the EU. Mrs May has promised to invoke Article 50 by the end of next March.

The government argues ministers already have sufficient powers – under the Royal Prerogative – to do this without MPs and peers having a vote. It has vowed to fight to get the ruling overturned next month in the Supreme Court.

What a lark, for once I have to concur with Jeremy Corbyn team singing from the same tune which I never thought this will happen over Brexit and give them credit where it is due. This is very unusual on the grounds of there are many from the party that are from political ideologies and the establishment would have got away with murder if it was not for the them to actually unite on a common goal for the establishment to explain to parliament what is Ice Queen Theresa May to allow a vote in parliament over article 50. See articles below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jeremy-corbyn-wants-to-hear-theresa-mays-brexit-plans-without-delay_uk_581db3bee4b020461a1c7852

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/yvette-cooper/article-50-high-court_b_12811676.html

Shadow Brexit secretary (Keir Starmer) says Labour will not frustrate the process of leaving the EU but wants government to reveal terms. Starmer did, however, say that the party could try to amend any bill to begin the process of beginning Brexit, and would seek to preserve access to the EU’s customs union and elements of the single market. He was speaking before the government’s official response in the Commons later on Monday 14 November 2016 to the court ruling, which said parliament must vote on article 50 before it happens.

The decision, against which the government will appeal, has prompted anger from some supporters of Brexit. See details below:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/07/keir-starmer-labour-will-not-block-article-50-but-must-know-plan

It’s highly noticeable that the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State and Ice Queen Theresa May continued to be very silent on the number of abuse the three high court judges are receiving. Then all of a sudden they broke their silence coming out in support of the three high court judges after the many abuse they received well honeys it’s too late the damage has been done.

The director of public prosecutions is considering a complaint that voters were misled by the Vote Leave and Leave.EU campaigns, in contravention of electoral law.

The complaint about “undue influence” on the referendum campaign has been submitted by an independent group, spearheaded by Prof Bob Watt, an expert in electoral law from the University of Buckingham. Though most cases require a police complaint before evidence can be considered by the Crown Prosecution services see details below:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/07/brexit-cps-considers-complaint-that-leave-campaigns-misled-voters

In another intriguing development Jeremy Hunt has admitted that the NHS needs more money and warned that this winter could be “very challenging” for the service.

The Health Secretary gave his strongest hint yet that he is urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to provide an emergency cash boost in the coming Autumn Statement.

Hunt also appeared to drop the claim that the NHS was already getting an extra £10bn from the Government, referring instead to “£4bn”, the figure that the Health Select Committee and think tanks say is the real number expected by 2021.

A trio of leading health bodies the King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation will this week call for billions more to help the service cope with growing pressures from an elderly population and record budget deficits. Hunt conceded that he wanted both more reform and more resources for the NHS. “Many of these people are my dear friends and like me they are totally passionate about the NHS,” he said.

“We do tend to get in the run up to an Autumn Statement or a Budget, a coalition of people who do say that the answer to all the NHS problems is more money from the Government.

“The big question here is, does the NHS have enough money?  And the answer to that is we do need more resources.

“We are looking after a million more over-75s than we were five years ago…and that’s why we are putting in £4bn more.” See details below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jeremy-hunt-admits-nhs-needs-more-money-autumn-statement-winter-crisis-philip-hammond-10bn-4bn_uk_581f3c0ae4b0c2e24aafc910

Now that the nitty gritty is partly out of the way here something that many of us have been saying all along. UK households should brace themselves for a combination of rising inflation, low pay and increased debt that will squeeze living standards next year and push more people into financial difficulty, experts have warned.

Higher inflation, weak wage growth and rising levels of consumer debt are expected to weigh on households next year as the economy adjusts to the post-referendum environment.

Joanna Elson, chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: “The spectre of significantly higher inflation is a real concern. Many households have still not recovered from the last big squeeze on incomes in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The risk is that this new pressure on household budgets could tip many more people into financial difficulty. “As a society we need to prepare for what could be a significant increase in problem debt in the years ahead.” See further details below:

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/nov/05/higher-inflation-rising-debt-millions-fall-living-standards

THE Chancellor’s Autumn Statement later this month comes at a crossroads for our country.

The new Prime Minister has sacked George Osborne but the government has not yet ended his poisonous policies.

If Philip Hammond wants to make any kind of mark at all then he must kill stone dead George Osborne’s austerity policies.

Remember, austerity was partly justified by Osborne in 2010 on the need to keep credit rating agencies happy and maintain the confidence of the markets — an absurd and flawed basis at the time which resulted in sluggish recovery, greater insecurity, a decline in wages and the erosion of public services.

Osborne’s justification was insincere and the motivation was ideologically driven by the interests of the 1 per cent. After the EU referendum we are clearly well beyond what the ratings agencies may or may not think. That ship has well and truly sailed.

The irony for Osborne and David Cameron is that their austerity policies created many of the conditions in which the Leave campaign prospered and finished off their careers.

No-one would have batted an eye at the bus adverts promising much-needed funds for the NHS if we believed it was already fully funded.

Instead it is a struggle to get appointments, hospital services are closing, blue-light ambulances are missing their targets, and the Health Secretary is driving doctors either out of the country or into early retirement.

Similar mistakes were made with housing. If the government had invested in council housebuilding after the financial crash and recognised the opportunity as well as the need, then not only would we have shorter waiting lists but housing would not be viewed through the prism of migration.

We’d also have many thousands more younger people employed working in trades.

There’d have been more of a sense among working-class people throughout the country that things could and would get better.

For many voters, voting to leave the European Union was presented as a solution to austerity.

We had Tory MPs and Leave campaigners promise that leaving the EU would mean an end to austerity. In April, arch-Thatcherite John Redwood wrote in the Guardian: “I want to end austerity. Voters want prosperity, not austerity … If we leave the EU we will regain control of our own money. We could increase existing budgets and end the upcoming reductions.”

I disagree with this analysis, which ignores the importance of trade to the economy. But the sheer cynicism is staggering and sickening given everything this government has put the country through, with those with the least paying the highest price of all.

Redwood is right about one thing voters want prosperity not austerity. Yet on Monday next week the Tory government will be ploughing ahead with an ever-lower benefit cap which will affect 116,000 families by up to £6,000 a year, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing. It will push 300,000 children closer to homelessness. It is cruel, it is distressing and it must stop.

There are no shortages of moral and political arguments for announcing the end of austerity, but there is a practical one too.

The government has said it wants to have an industrial strategy. It has even changed the name of a government department to reflect this.

Yet continuing with even more austerity measures will reduce the ingredients that are crucial for a functioning industrial strategy.

We won’t just see reduced spending, but lower demand, fragile confidence, insufficient public investment in both the economy and public services which invest in the people would continue to be undermined.

Given the uncertainty of the coming years, why would a company invest in Britain if its own government is not prepared to?

Industrial strategy relies as much on the classroom as it does on the boardroom. Throughout the 21st century, our young people are going to need to be trained and retrained countless times to meet challenges and create new opportunities.

Jobs that don’t yet exist will come and go through the course of their working lives. Further education is going to be critical to all our economic health.

Yet in the first five years of Tory-led government, adult skills funding didn’t increase it was cut by 35 per cent. Colleges have been pushed to the brink of collapse when they should have been flourishing and equipping us for today and tomorrow.

Politics is in a state of flux. Expectations have been raised through the referendum. If Theresa May falls short, then her honeymoon will come to a juddering halt. Our job is to be ready with the answers, the arguments and the organisation for the Labour alternative.

Conservative MP Stephen Phillips has quit over “irreconcilable policy differences” with the government.

The MP, who has held the Lincolnshire seat of Sleaford and North Hykeham since 2010, backed leaving the EU but has accused ministers of ignoring Parliament since the Brexit vote.

He said he was “unable properly to represent the people who elected me”.

It comes as Theresa May said she was confident she would win a legal battle over her approach to Brexit talks.

Although Mr Phillips represents a safe Conservative seat, his surprise departure increases the pressure on Mrs May’s government – which has a working majority of 17.

It is not yet clear whether Mr Phillips, who won the seat last year with a majority of more than 24,000, will stand as an independent in a future by-election although this is thought to be unlikely. This is a short profile of him in a nutshell:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Phillips_(politician)

Well folks, it comes as no surprise on which I’m backing in this by-election of course it will be our Labour candidate Jim Clarke. See profile below:

http://labourlist.org/2016/11/it-is-not-right-that-working-people-have-to-choose-between-heating-and-eating-labours-ppc-in-lincolnshire/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where is our NHS 350 million pounds was that was promised to us


jngrktI’m not one bit surprised by the media intentions towards David Cameron they were all over him from the beginning then they spat him out as soon as he lost the referendum by saying that he was the worst Prime Minister in history see article below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/david-cameron-rated-one-of-the-worst-prime-ministers-in-modern-history_uk_57ff5845e4b0ee335211a53b

What has the nation learned today let’s begin with the establishment was taken to High Court over Brexit. If the establishment had its way they would not give parliament its approval to give the house a vote. Therefore I’m glad that this has been resolved by the court to clarify that the need for parliament to give its approval before the Brexit process starts is of huge constitutional importance. QC Lord Pannick said the case raises an issue concerning the limits of the power of the executive. According to the attorney general Jeremy Wright, Ice Queen Theresa May does not require consent from Parliament to go ahead with getting Brexit under way, it was proper and established principle that government use the royal prerogative in such cases. Now it is claimed the house will have a vote after all then all of a sudden there will be no secord referendum See article below:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1994117/theresa-may-does-not-need-mps-approval-for-brexit-because-it-is-the-will-of-the-people-court-hears/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/20/theresa-may-to-tell-eus-other-leaders-there-will-be-no-second-referendum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37691270

It is said that the Foreign Secretary (Boris Johnson) has promised that those who prophesied doom over Brexit will be proven wrong. Well Joker Johnson there is a saying that a promise is a comfort to a fool. How about acknowledging that hate crimes have increased post Brexit against EU citizens, foreign nationals, Jews and Muslims in U.K. and what is the Conservatives are doing to address this issue. People don’t want lip services they want to see action taken against the perpetrators.jfjf

Intriguingly it now transpired that Joker Johnson (Boris Johnson) decided he wanted to support the remain camp then was hoodwinked into believing that if he supported the remain campaigner he would hamper his chances of succeeding his leadership campaign in the conservatives so he decided to switch over to the Brexit camp with a promise that he will become leader. See article below:

http://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnsons-secret-remain-article-revealed-10619546

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/post-brexit-hate-crime-racism_uk_57ff7bf6e4b0e982146c0ac1

For all the spin that the establishment gives on Brexit it’s no wonder why Nissan is in panic mode and seeking assurances that the establishment that they will continue to keep UK a competitive nation to do business after it leaves the EU.  Thanks to the people who voted for Brexit people are being to see a raise in prices like household items, food, mobile, gas, and electricity bills.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/post-brexit-hate-crime-racism_uk_57ff7bf6e4b0e982146c0ac1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37688593

Michael Wilshaw in a must-read interview in the guardian newspaper more grammars “will actually lower standards for the great majority of children. That is my view. And it is socially divisive as well.” He can’t understand May’s assertion that grammars can be introduced in a way that lifts up all schools, and is aghast at her claim that the plans will not mean a return to a “binary system”. “What does that mean? If you are taking away the most able kids from the comprehensive system, you’re creating by another name secondary moderns. You can call it what you like It’s been alleged fewer than half of England’s grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places. An analysis of the 163 grammar schools’ admissions policies found 90 do not take account of a child’s eligibility for free school meals. Then add David Morgan’s comments and article below:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/oct/15/sir-michael-wilshaw-politicians-inevitably-come-up-against-people-like-me-chief-inspector-schools

In light of this the question I will to all the political parties in the UK now the vote for Brexit has taken place how many MEPs will continue stand for the European Parliament now Brexit has taken place. Moreover, will UKIP still continue to stand as candidates In European Parliament as their continued to be leaderless or will we see the return of Nigel Farage to emerge as the new leader of the one man party (UKIP).

Wow this something that is not new, now Steven Wolf decides that he will quite UKIP and go as an independent. See article below:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/17/ukip-mep-steven-woolfe-quits-party

Somehow I’m reassured that Labour Party have asked 170 questions to parliament to get some answers about the establishment position for the economy post Brexit to get an idea of the government stance.

The establishment should be ashamed of themselves for cutting Mental Health budget they give in one hand and take on the other hand. It was the Thatcher Government that started the cuts in Mental Health and Learning Disability hospitals and closed some of the hospitals and homes to sell it to the highest bidders who then in turned decided to not to build on the land just to wait until the right time to build luxury apartments. I take no lessons about blaming Labour mismanagement of the economy from the conservatives. How strange that even the King’s Fund have come out in favor of investing more funding in our NHS and at Prime Minister Question Time Ice Queen Theresa May was ducking the questions. See article from King’s Fund below:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2016/october/prime-ministers-questions-19-october-2016/

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/press/press-releases/commitments-increase-mental-health-funding-not-reaching-front-line?utm_source=email&utm_medium=social&utm_term=socialshare

Let’s be honest it was the Conservatives who to introduce Private Finance Initiative(PFI) which they did in small parts during Thatcher and Major reign and when Labour got into power they carried on with much of the policy in public services.

I do seem to recall that a certain Boris Johnson saying that if the nation votes to leave the EU that our NHS will be better off out of EU by £350 million. If this is the case where is the money gone to as our NHS could do with this money now. An MP is demanding the health secretary investigates how a private firm running dozens of GP surgeries and NHS walk-in centres is handling its finances.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-vote-leave-wipes-nhs-350m-claim-and-rest-of-its-website-after-eu-referendum-a7105546.html

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/04/theresa-may-refuses-to-guarantee-brexit-pledges-on-immigration-and-nhs

Satire: Shortage of Housing and Homelessness


Here is something the Ice Queen Theresa May will have to address as it continues to happen under her watch which she was a minister under the Tory Coalition to the present time:

Well what have here, the alleged Cameron guilty of pay cronyism to date when he left as Prime Minister if true then those in concerned should back it back. What are the chances of this happening your guess is good as mine a big no they won’t pay it back unless it goes to employment tribunal but even then they may or may not win their case. It is purported that the Civil Service World reported that seven Downing Street special advisors got raises as much as £14, 976 after last year’s elections on top of their salary.

It’s further purported that overseas investment into UK with a record number of investments were made by foreign companies up by 11% on the previous year. Not a lot have been mentioned about people who are on state benefits that had a £30:00 cut on their benefit per year. Well done Mr and Mrs Politicians for looking after yourselves and your fatcat friends whilst the poor get poorer. Foodbanks at a all-time high which most of my followers will know of someone who falls into this category. Then there is an endemic of housing shortage which parliament is happy to brush under the carpet and fail to acknowledge its happening on their watch which is current.

Ice Queen Theresa May is being urged to consider a policy under which housing rents would be linked to local wage levels.

The call, in a report suggesting the government consider a radical new policy of “living rents”, comes as the prime minister chairs the first session of her social reform committee, which will look into how to make housing more affordable for families.

The prime minister has put together a team of 11 cabinet ministers, including Sajid Javid who will oversee housing as communities secretary. She said the group would meet regularly to discuss making “life easier for the majority of people in this country who just about manage”.

As well as housing it will look at issues such as job security, education and the way that non-white people are treated by public services.

May said she wanted ministers to focus on vulnerable individuals but also a much wider group who just get by. “You might have a job but you don’t always have job security,” she said. “You may have your own home, but you worry about paying a mortgage. You can just about manage but you worry about the cost of living and getting your kids into a good school.

See article below:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/01/theresa-may-consider-living-rent-policy-linked-wage

There are those who will openly say that Labour did not do a lot to address this issue after 13 years in power. Under their watch they did build some houses but it was out of reach of working class pockets. Since the Tory coalition they did not want to rock the boat but instead blamed Labour of mismanagement during their five years in government. Since last year the Tories came into power they are more than happy to continue to blame Labour. I hate to disappoint Ice Queen Theresa May since David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister over brexit the buck stops with you, you were on his watch too and had a hand in it. There is no getting away from it no matter how you rebrand it or no amount of spin will do.

They have the cheek to say the best solution to solve the social housing is to reintroduce the right to buy which was abolished under Labour. What is wrong about the right to buy you may ask. Councils across the UK have been held back from building truly afford housing which restricts them from building more houses. If I’m honest I say that a Labour, Coalition, and Tory Governments are to blame.

Successful governments in UK have failed to address mental health properly which is an added stress to local services ie Council Housing Departments and police services which are at bursting point. Since the introduction of Care in the Community the rate of mental health hospitals closed and offering very little support for them to integrate into the community. The government has a lot to answer for leaving people with mental health problems. Instead voluntary sectors that made a mint out of the situation during the late 1970s to 2010 then they soon realized the so called Big Society introduced by the coalition was a con they saw their funding cut and they had to lay off staff. Instead the coalition came out with a slogan “We Are All in It Together” which did not last for long.Council Housing Departments across the UK started to invest in Housing Liaising Boards the idea was to use them as advisory group to advise Housing Departments the unfortunate thing about them is the tenants have very little knowledge how to address the situations of mental health instead they are happy to give a good talk but with little action. Most of them talks about is housing repairs, bulk rubbish, anti-social behavior,  car parking and some are still happy with housing stock transfer. I do recall the three major trade unions were against the idea and the battle was lost as the tenants won the the day. There are tenants who have been on the waiting list to move to other property and when they see asylum seekers and refugees moving into some accommodation then resentment comes to play and they don’t know what their circumstances are on why they managed to move into the property instead of them. If the truth is to be told the establishment are happy to let the council estates to be run down so they can sell it to the highest bidder to build houses and flats only for the contractors to sell them to the wealthy investors from abroad and to UK citizens who can afford the inflatable prices. In some parts of London Councils are moving tenants out of their properties and moving them some 60 miles away and further. Oh before I forget not all council tenants are on full benefits as some of them do pay their taxes and they are still not receiving a decent housing service and some end up in hostels or even worse made homeless.

Although there is some evidence on a small scale that Housing Associations are building some housing they are still overpriced and they rather rent it to people on a certain income which means that working class don’t get a look in as they cannot afford the rent and to add insult to injury there is a benefit cap which disadvantage people who are on benefits. If you are on universal credit one of the idea is that people on benefits are to pay their own rent and council tax instead of the old system which made it easier for it being paid directly to the agencies from the Department of Works and Pension. Whilst I concur that, that people should be held responsible for paying their rent, and council tax directly to the various departments there are some people who does not know how to budget and I’m not saying this in a negative way there are people who are registered as Learning Disability and some have to depend on their carers to pay their rent, and council tax another forgotten lot which the establishment have misplaced also not forgetting people with physical disabilities and hidden disabilities.

See below a youtube on Supported Accommodation:

The government are also failing to address care homes which are both in Local Government, Health and Voluntary Sectors which are closing at an alarming rate only for the land to sold to the highest bidder for  multiplex projects which all monies to go back to central government instead of going directly to local government they are left to put in a bid just to get the money.

The establishment are still failing to address homelessness which has increased and charities started to feed the homeless and rough sleepers to provide them with a hot meal during the weekends out of humanity in some cases. But I do know of one charity that really does it out of humanity and this is not an easy task to do but give credit where it’s due they have been around for three years come rain, sun or snow they continue to provide food for the homeless and rough sleepers without central government, local government, or European funding they receive donations from the public to feed them which can be a thankless task.

Satire: who are you kidding Ice Queen Theresa May


Here is a Political Broadcast of what Ice Queen Teresa May will outline of a Conservative Government under her Leadership. You have been warned this will bring tears to your eyes:

Recently I had the opportunity to be invited to socialist wedding reception (not mine) which I was the best man. Intriguingly some people would say that there is no such thing but there is something called working man wedding to be honest I would concur to all. A group of us went out for a cigarette break and I declined but hopped instead to break with tradition I lit up a Havana Cigar for the occasion some of the wedding guests joined in the conversation about changing times both in Labour Party and the present Tory establishment. Such there are something we all concur with and we can all beg to disagree.

Tory, UKIP Greens, Libdems and Labour all claims to be the party of working peope the difference is it’s called re branding policies to convince their floating voters to hoodwink them vote for a particular party and after the elections it’s back to normal business again which is more of the same crap dished out in a package of deceit around the West Minister Village. In some part of the country politicians who are elected to represent the views of the constituency are not fully represented for various reasons and report back to the constituents. There are some Members of Parliament (MP) which includes local representatives (Local Councillors) that are good at using spin doctoring and some are very bad at it. And there are some Members of Parliament and Local Councillors don’t report back to their constituents let along to give a report back to both their retrospective constituencies and wards yet members still elect them to represent their views it’s just not good enough unfortunately this is a regular occurrence with all political parties.

There are issues I strongly have to raise an objection that a Tory establishment use their brand of spin to address the nation of Modern Day Slavery, National Minimum Wage National Living Wage, Academies, NHS and the list goes on as if it was a conservative Government introduced those policies when it was a Labour Government that introduced those act of Parliament then only for the conservatives to claim credit for it.

This comes as no surprise to all that under David Cameron government those Syrian refuges will be allowed to come to UK from the refugee camps and under Ice Queen Teresa May premiership that a report has said the UK Government is failing to meet its promise to accommodate 20,000 Syrians by 2020, and called the UK’s coastal security “under-resourced”.

The Home Office Select Committee report said that “there is scant evidence that the Government is on track to meet its commitment to resettle 20,000 Syrians by 2020”.

The report, which for the first time published the number of refugees placed in different parts of the UK, said many areas are “not pulling their weight” in accommodating them, and called on ministers to help bring more Syrian refugees into their constituencies. In September 2015 David Cameron told MPs the UK would accept up to 20,000 refugees from Syria over the next five years, and said the UK had a “moral responsibility” to those living in camps bordering Syria.

Here is song worthwhile listening to as it brings it home. Lots of people won’t get no super tonight and lots of people won’t get no justice tonight:

I have to say that one fully concur with the former shadow home secretary (Yvette Cooper) statement that  it is three months since the Dubs Amendment in the House of Lords forced the government to say it would accept some child refugees, but it emerged this week that fewer than 20 have arrived so far.  “Britain should be stepping up and showing leadership in the face of this crisis yet this report suggests we are set to miss the government’s target of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees here in Britain by 2020.

“Three months after the Dubs amendment, hardly any children have been helped at all – it is shameful that the British government has done almost nothing to bring desperate child refugees here.

“Theresa May has shown no leadership on this issue, dragging her feet at every turn. As prime minister, she now has a duty to ensure the UK fulfils the promises we made.”

“Britain should be stepping up and showing leadership in the face of this crisis yet this report suggests we are set to miss the government’s target of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees here in Britain by 2020.

“Three months after the Dubs amendment, hardly any children have been helped at all it is shameful that the British government has done almost nothing to bring desperate child refugees here.

“Theresa May has shown no leadership on this issue, dragging her feet at every turn. As prime minister, she now has a duty to ensure the UK fulfils the promises we made.”

Remember when Theresa May when she was Home Secretary she appointed a New Zealand high court judge, well it’s a sad day for the people who suffered child abuse again the person in concern handed in her resignation this is the third person to do so under the Conservative Government watch. The investigation was set up in March 2015 to examine claims made against public and private institutions. Judge Goddard was selected after two previous chairwoman quit.

How ironic can Theresa May get under a Labour Government back in 1998 the government at the time banned Grammar Schools now she is reversing the ban to expand the Grammar Schools  to please the Brexit MPs. Well done Ms. Politician for putting equality back to the dark ages of the Victorian years. Ask yourselves this question, why Ice Queen Theresa May did not get rid of Jeremy Hunt from the front-bench. I can only come to the conclusion that she and her associates what to privatise our beloved NHS by attacking our junior doctors’ contract here is an article which sums it up eloquently by Dr Rosena Allin-Khan:

Jeremy Hunt recently charged a group of junior doctors £150,000 to take him to court over the ­increasingly bitter contracts dispute.

This junior doctor, now an MP can’t be charged, won’t be silenced and is determined to speak out and spread the word.

As an A&E doctor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London, I, like many others, left my young children to work nights and ­weekends. My department operated seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Despite claims to the contrary, the Tories never had the best ­interests of patients or doctor at heart. Their seven-day week proposals were based on a false premise and flawed from the beginning. Recently leaked evidence actually shows them to be potentially dangerous.

I know hospital doctors who have finished long night shifts and gone straight on to the next day shift, ­simply because of staff shortages.

See the rest of the article below:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-hunt-putting-junior-doctors-8577838

So it no surprise that the Conservatives wants to continue with an another crake of the whip which dates back to the 1992 as they started to attack by closing down on Mental Health and Learning Difficulties Hospitals and by contracting out the cleaning services department by introducing Private Finance Initiative. Then when a Labour Government into power they continued using PFI on a much wider scale.

NHS faces having to close hospitals, cut treatments and make patients wait longer to save £22billion by 2020, a think-tank claims.

Without extra cash or reforms it will have to make “unpalatable” choices, the Nuffield Trust have said. See article below:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-may-shut-hospitals-make-8571045#ICID=sharebar_twitter

I do recall I did an article about housing crisis in my last blog https://gordonlyew.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/satire-housing-crisis/

This has now been reported that home ownership has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years as the growing gap between earnings and property prices has created a housing crisis that extends beyond London to cities including Manchester.

The struggle to get on the housing ladder is not just a feature of the London property market, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation thinktank, with Greater Manchester seeing as big a slump in ownership since its peak in the early 2000s as parts of the capital, and cities in Yorkshire and the West Midlands also seeing sharp drops. Home ownership across England reached a peak in April 2003, when 71% of households owned their home, either outright or with a mortgage, but by February this year the figure had fallen to 64%, the Resolution Foundation said.

The figure is the lowest since 1986, when home ownership levels were on the way up, with a housing market boom fuelled by the deregulation of the mortgage industry and the introduction of the right to buy Council House Scheme by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government.

This will also come as no surprise to all of us coming from a troy government they refuse to abandon the “triple lock” for protecting state pensions would be a “grand betrayal” of pensioners, Labour warned.

State pensions increase annually by the inflation rate, average earnings or 2.5 per cent, whichever is highest, known as the triple lock. But Tory peer Baroness Altmann, who lost her post as pensions minister in Theresa May’s reshuffle, wants the 2.5 per cent safety net scrapped. She said she’d tried to persuade David Cameron to drop the “totemic” guarantee but thought it could be easier to get rid of under Ice Queen May.

Lady Altmann told The Observer the safety net “doesn’t make any sense” and would be “out of proportion” in a period of deflation.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams said: “The Tories went to the country on a solemn promise to protect pensioners, saying their triple lock was guaranteed, that people could trust them, now we hear they’re considering dumping it.

“Make no mistake, this would be a grand betrayal a shocking broken promise hitting pensioners in the pocket.”

National Pensioners’ Convention officer Neil Duncan-Jordan in an interview has confirmed that “The fact is that the UK has got one of the lowest pensions in the developed world.

“Even now it is only £119 a week, and the 2.5 per cent guaranteed increase is the least people need to ensure their income does not fall any further.”

So it’s no wonder why that Ice Queen Theresa May want to distance herself from her Tory counterpart in the Lords.

Does this sends alarm bells ringing Theresa May wants stamp out modern slavery has been undermined by her shameful track record in tackling child victims of slavery during her tenure as home secretary.

The Prime Minister has pledged a £33 million investment aimed at clamping down on people-trafficking routes and has announced that she will chair a new task force set up to co-ordinate the government’s response to slavery.

The government has also asked Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to assess the police response to modern slavery.

However shadow minister for preventing abuse Sarah Champion, who said she is “not optimistic” given Ms May’s track record as home secretary.

She said the PM “should be ashamed” for not acting on the protection of children in the Modern Slavery Act.

Sarah Champion MP highlighted that last year 60 per cent of the 982 child victims of modern slavery went missing within days of being taken into local authority care.

She said the children are “presumed to be back with their traffickers, where they would continue to be exploited and abused. “This is simply not good enough.

“Modern slavery is on the increase but under Theresa May’s watch, the Police and Border Force have been cut and her government cut local authorities by over 40 per cent.

“If Theresa May is serious about tackling slavery, she needs to give professionals the resources to stamp it out.”

Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland also warned that child people-trafficking cases are not being investigated properly.

“What’s alarming about that is that we do have people reporting to the authorities, but then they are not being properly investigated,” he said.

Mr Hyland said that there were 986 cases involving children last year but only 928 recorded as crimes.

Ministers estimate there are between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of slavery in Britain.

A review by barrister Caroline Haughey to mark the first anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act found that 289 modern slavery offences were prosecuted in 2015.

She also found a 40 per cent rise in the number of victims referred for support.

How low can this establishment get by axing maintenance grants for the poorest undergraduates to replace them with loans will saddle them with “a lifetime of debt.

Now who is playing party political politics by ending the grants worth around £3,500 a year? It was announced that loans are available but would need repaying once a graduate starts earning £21,000 or more.

This change by the Tories will hit students from low-income families who are more likely to have applied for grants and are less able to afford high rents and living costs, critics say.

The NUS warned the new loans in addition to those taken out by students having to stump up tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year would put people off applying for university altogether.

Let us all be reminded that it was Labour that introduced the tuition fees, Academies, and the Conservatives continued with the policy from a Labour Government.

All of sudden Theresa May wants to “tackle corporate irresponsibility and reform capitalism to make sure it works for everyone not just the privileged few.”

She was responding to the joint report of parliamentary committees on the collapse of BHS, which held Sir Philip Green, other company directors and their financial advisers responsible for displaying the “unacceptable face of capitalism.”

Eleven thousand BHS workers are losing their jobs and 22,000 past and present employees have been robbed of their pensions to the tune of £571 million. Theft and fraud on such a scale should be a matter for the criminal justice system, not merely the subject of a squabble over whether to revoke one person’s knighthood.

But the likelihood in Great Britain plc is, of course, that nobody will go to prison over the BHS scandal. Whether it’s mis-selling pensions and insurance, rigging the financial markets or laundering the ill-gotten gains of overseas crooks and dictators, the corporate culprits are rarely, if ever, put in the dock, never mind prison.

Stealing a packet of food or a posh jacket from a high street store is far more likely to result in a jail sentence.

Prime Minister May is fully aware that big business capitalism is generating inequality and resentment among millions of people who share little or nothing of the wealth produced by the working class.

Two weeks ago, launching her Tory leadership campaign, she insisted that anger and frustration had played an important part in the EU poll result.

“Make no mistake, the referendum was a vote to leave the European Union but it was also a vote for serious change,” she told her audience in Birmingham. “The only surprise is that there is so much surprise in Westminster about the public’s appetite for change.”

I make no bones about it that I will never trust the Conservatives, Libdems, UKIP, or Greens to be the parties of working people  I rather have a Labour Government anytime of the day.