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#GE2019: IT’S TIME FOR REAL CHANGE FOR WORKING PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES. VOTE LABOUR ON DECEMBER 12.

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The following has been taken from the Labour Unions website and can be viewed by clicking here.

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Working people are finding it harder to make ends meet, jobs aren’t secure, and our schools and hospitals have been pushed to the brink. Britain simply cannot afford 5 more years of the Tories.

LABOUR WILL:

  1. Protect our NHS and improve patient care, with a £26bn rescue package, and increase GP training places so everyone can get an appointment when they need one.
  2. Introduce a real Living Wage of at least £10 an hour immediately, for all workers aged 16 and over, and ban zero hours contracts.
  3. Reverse school cuts, making sure every class has a qualified teacher, cap primary class sizes, give free school meals to all primary children and limit school uniform costs.
  4. Kick-start a green industrial revolution, creating a million good, skilled jobs in every region and nation of the UK.
  5. Win higher pay, more job security and a better deal at work by strengthening unions to give power back to working people.
  6. Build a million genuinely affordable homes over 10 years, including at least 100,000 council homes a year by 2024.
  7. Pay public service workers properly, with a 5% payrise in April, and above inflation pay rises every year.
  8. Support working families, giving all 2-4 year olds 30 hours free childcare a week, strengthening flexible working rights and opening 1,000 Sure Start Children’s Centres, so there’s one in every community.
  9. Make bus services work in the interests of passengers, re-opening 3000 bus routes that have closed under the Tories.
  10. Save people money on fares and bills by  bringing rail, mail, water and energy into public ownership and rolling out a publicly owned full fibre broadband network, free to every home.

VOTE LABOUR ON THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER TO REBUILD BRITAIN FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW.

#GE2019: Select Tweets

As we get ever closer to the General Election on Thursday, December 12th, I will be sharing a number of Labour Party  tweets in this blog post, to encourage any undecided voters to #VOTELABOUR and end the suffering that so many of us have experienced under Tory mismanagement . We need a government that will look after the many, as opposed to the select few.

Without further ado…

You get what you vote for, use your vote wisely… #GE2019


[Video and text credit,
Christopher John Ball]

There is more at stake in this 2019 UK General Election than Brexit. Please use your vote responsibly and with compassion for others. For how you vote impacts others. Disabled people have been hit very hard indeed by the Conservative policies of this government. The UN researched the impact of said policies upon disabled people and found that they had created a ‘human catastrophe’. Disabled people have died as a result of these pernicious policies. The film includes several examples of the monochrome photographs I have made whilst campaigning as a member of ‘Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).

THE SKWAWKBOX: VIDEO: TORY PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE SAYS DISABLED SHOULD BE PAID LESS AS ‘THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND MONEY’

The following blog is from the excellent SKWAWKBOX blog  that is a rare bright left-wing light shining through a sinister mainstream media.

I will be sharing random posts from SKWAWKBOX as we edge ever closer to the General Election as I attempt to get the Labour message out there. I am doing all I can, but due to my disability this is largely confined to sharing stories on my blog and social media. If I could do more, I would, but circumstances dictate.

Anyway, please read and digest the following blog. Even if you just watch the video, it may help make up your mind to #VOTELABOUR on  December 12th.

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Staggering arrogance and condescension

Tory candidate for Hastings and Rye Sally Ann Heart has provoked outrage by defending the idea that disabled people should be paid less than able-bodied workers for the same work.

Heart claimed that the article was ‘in support of employing people with learning disabilities’ – to the loud anger of the audience at a constituency hustings:

Sally Ann Heart is hardly a one-off among Tories. Tory MP Philip Davies caused a huge public outcry by saying in 2011 that disabled people should be paid less than the minimum wage.

Twitter user ‘James B’ commented:

James B@piercepenniless

When the Tories tell you who they are – and by god is one of them doing that here – believe them. https://twitter.com/Rknepper_/status/1202686219546742793 

Rosie Clarke@Rknepper_

Conservative candidate Sally Ann Heart defending her view that Disabled people / those with learning disabilities should be paid less as they ‘Don’t understand money’! Actually unbelievable. Audience do not agree… #GeneralElection19 #tory #jc4pm

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Hastings and Rye was until this election the seat of Amber Rudd, who as Home Secretary was complicit in the Windrush racism scandal and as DWP secretary defended the Tories’ despicably cruel Universal Credit system that blights the lives of millions of vulnerable people, including the disabled.

Rudd came within a whisker of losing her seat in 2017. Let’s make sure her replacement gets nowhere near it.

Skwawkbox view:

With every second that passes, it seems the Tories reveal more of what and who they really are, in spite of their best efforts.

James B is absolutely right.

Vote Labour.

SKWAWKBOX BLOG – VIDEO: FANS SUPPORTING FOODBANKS IS ASKING TONIGHT TO #SHUTUSDOWN’ – WITH A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO WORKING CLASS COMMUNITIES

The following blog is from the excellent SKWAWKBOX blog  that is a rare bright left-wing light shining through a sinister mainstream media.

I will be sharing random posts from SKWAWKBOX as we edge ever closer to the General Election as I attempt to get the Labour message out there. I am doing all I can, but due to my disability this is largely confined to sharing stories on my blog and social media. If I could do more, I would, but circumstances dictate.

Anyway, please read and digest the following blog. Even if you just watch the video, it may help make up your mind to #VOTELABOUR on  December 12th.

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Fans Supporting Foodbanks (FSF) is a brilliant initiative, started by three working class blokes from Liverpool, to collect food for foodbanks – because many in their area were regularly running out of food for vulnerable families.

That’s how massive the impact of Tory policies, in particular the vile and punitive Universal Credit, has been on communities across this country.

But at the Liverpool-Everton derby match at Anfield tonight, FSF has a simple message for fans of both teams and voters across the nation:

“Shut Us Down”.

The three FSF founders talked today to the SKWAWKBOX about their initiative and the need they encounter among ordinary people – and about why they want to be made redundant next week.

And they had a particular message for the working-class communities that have been targeted by the Tories in this election in spite of the hammering those communities have received under Tory policies:

Remember who your real enemy is:

The message is absolutely simple: the Tories and their BP offshoot are not on our side. They never have been and they never will be.

FSF is an example of working-class solidarity. A show of that solidarity at the ballot box next week will change the course of this country – and restore it as a society that doesn’t need foodbanks because everyone will be properly fed and cared for under a Labour government.

The lads will be taking that message to other towns and clubs between now and election day.

Vote Labour for yourself, for your community and for your country.

#GE2019: Standing Up for Wales

The following email is from Mark Drakeford to Welsh Labour members.  I wanted to share it here to show why I believe in this Party and have faith in them to deliver a brighter tomorrow for everyone in Wales.  They will also be in a stronger position to do this if they are able to work with a Labour Party in Westminster.

#VoteLabour2019 #JC4PM2019 #ChangeIsComing

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On Monday I unveiled our Welsh Labour manifesto. It is a bold plan for how the Welsh Labour Government will work side-by-side with a UK Labour Government, led by Jeremy Corbyn. It’s a plan that will deliver for each and every community across Wales. But we need your help on the doorstep to make sure we can deliver it.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shown what our people-powered campaign can do. Thousands of Welsh Labour members have been pounding the streets of towns, villages and cities spreading our positive vision for Wales’ prosperous future under a UK Labour Government.

Unlike the Tories who rely on their big donors, our campaign is funded by the generosity of hundreds of thousands of individual people who want to bring about real change.

Our Welsh Labour manifesto works hand in hand with the UK Manifesto in helping us deliver for Wales like never before, including:

  • £3.4bn extra, each year to invest in schools, the NHS and local government.
  • A green industrial revolution, creating thousands of new green jobs.
  • A £10 living wage, for all workers aged 16 and over.
  • A final say on Brexit, where Welsh Labour will campaign unequivocally to remain.
  • A ban on zero hours contracts, giving people the security they need at work.
  • Extend free social care, supporting more people when it really matters.
  • Strengthened parental rights, by extending statutory maternity leave to 12 months and doubling paternity leave.
  • Scrap tuition fees, building on the best student support package in the UK.
  • An end to the Tories’ disastrous Universal Credit, no ifs, no buts.
  • Four new bank holidays, including a public holiday for St. David’s Day.

    I hope you’ll agree that this plan is a blueprint for the Wales that we all want to see.

    And with your help over these crucial final few weeks of the campaign, that’s the future we can have.

    Welsh Labour is the only party that is standing up for Wales.

    Let’s get out there and spread the word – see you on the Labour Doorstep!

    I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

    Best wishes,
    Mark Drakeford AM
    Welsh Labour Leader & First Minister of Wales