Tories deliberately underfunding NHS

So we are now 7 years into a Tory lead government and the NHS is on it needs. Its at breaking point. We are now seeing over 4 million people waiting (here) for NHS care, this is on par with the disastrous Thatchers era (here). Thatcher’s record on the NHS is truly disgusting and scary. She made huge cuts and Birmingham hospital cancelled heart operations on children due to no funds. This shook the country and the public quickly became angry. Thatcher quickly put up the funds and scurried back from the rock she crawled from under.

Now the NHS isn’t in trouble because of “migrants” or to many “tourists” as the right wing keep peddling this lie but because it is being deliberately underfunded and mismanaged. The Tories are doing this on purpose so their donors, supporters and even their MPs can get rich from this. They want the NHS to crumble so they can say “looks its not working so we have to privatise it”. Like they try to do for everything.

Here (link) is a list of 70 prominent MPs set to make money from privatising the NHS. Most are Tory and some are Lib Dems (no surprise as they sold the country down the river for a little power).

So lets start with the current health secretary, if you can even call him this, Jeremy Hunt. Lets start by pointing out that not only does he have no record or qualification in health he co-authored a book called ‘Direct Democracy: An Agenda For A New Model Party’ that called for the privatisation of the NHS into an American style health insurance system. Yep, he wants to replace the NHS, one of the best in the best in the world health care systems, that even the Americans look at in envy for the debt loaded poor performance infested American system. Now do not misunderstand me, the NHS has it’s problems, like all other systems but overall it is easily one of the best in the world when it comes to access, service and cost. The three pillars of any oranisation. Even a study by the New Scientist (here) points this out, and their magazine is well vetted by academics much smarter than my self and the vast majority of MPs.

So Hunt’s plan is to underfund and understaff the NHS so that it starts to critically fail and then they will start the systematic dismantling of the our health Service for their personal gain and their ideological position. We have even started to see further dismantling recently with Virgin “Care” taking the NHS to court because they lost the Surrey child services deal (here).

We now have senior doctors accusing the government of deliberate underfunding for the same reason I state (here). Jeremy Hunt has a historically poor reputation within health care as the Royal College of Nurses (here) voted no confidence in Mr Hunt and this was swiftly followed by a petition signed by over 300,000 declaring no confidence in him (here) which the Petitions Committee decided not to debate this petition just shows the true scale of corruption within this Tory government. Add to this that junior doctors have taken a historic vote, the first vote they have ever had to strike (here). This is really starting to show how incompetent Mr Hunt really is and how he is refusing to listen to the professionals that know more about healthcare and how the systems work than he is interested in. GPs are also in talks with the BMA regarding possible strikes also (here).

Then we have the most recent event, Hunt VS Hawkins. Professor Stephen Hawking looked over the so called data that Jeremy Hunt had been producing and called it out for what it is. Cherry picking! (here). Hunt had deliberatly misqouted and cherrypicked data to try and support his position, but Professor Hawking was having none of it and called him out on his lies. He has even challenged Mr Hunt to and open debate but Hunt has refused to answer. Says it all really.

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Police inquiry in to Tory election rule breaking

Another election, another inquiry into election laws being broke by the Tories. It’s like groundhog day.

Every time there is an election, soon foloows a story after the even of the Tories breaking election laws to try and gain an advantage over their opponents. This is becoming a normal tactic for the corrupt Tory ilk and their money and power grabbing philosophy.

In March a story broke that the Tories had been fined for breaking election rules in three by-election seats (here). They were fined £70,000 by the CPS, not much for breaking rules to gain seats in my opinion. The CPS needs more powers to make an example of any party that breaks election laws. When I say “story  broke”, I actually mean a few media outlets covered it and most newspapers had it well hidden in their pages. It got minimal attention. Shocking considering they broke clear election rules to cheat their way to some seats. £70k for this breach is a walk in the park for the Tories. It’s arguable that the money is worth three more seats in parliament as the Tories have filthy rich donors.

Theresa May also claimed that other parties had been fined and that the Tories where ensuring they were being responsible and paying the fine, naming the SNP as another party in trouble. This was a blatant lie from the PM (here). None the less this was a usual Tory tactics to try and deflect their fraudulent activity.

Anyway, this new investigation (here) is regarding law breaches when using call centre’s to canvas calls, when in fact they are meant to be carrying out market research. So this is the Tories using a market research company to break laws on purpose in marginal seats in Wales, to try and influence elections. This kind of campaigning has to be declared and the cost declared as spend, in which we know they have a very poor track record.

This story has also received minimal press attention. Another story whereby the media are not reporting this as it serves their agenda not to shed any light on these stories showing just how far the corruption has spread in our democracy. We need to take it back and stand up for our rights and not allow these cretins to try and take what belongs to the people.

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The real unemployment figures

We have heard from this government constantly how unemployment is at its lowest levels since records began. How great these jobs are and how there are enough jobs for everyone. So I decided to look into this as witnessing around me (from friends, family and colleagues), people struggling to fined new jobs that are not part time or zero hours. The truth about these figures is astonishingly shocking.

The Tories are claiming that unemployment is down to 1.5 million people and more people are in employment than ever before. The latter part of that statement is true but that is because they are forcing the disabled and unemployed into work low paid, part time or zero hour jobs. Multiple cases have been reported of disabled people being forced into work, who are paraplegic and other people with various disabilities (examples here, here and here). Add to this others who are unemployed forced off benefits to take zero hour contracts, low payed jobs and even hitting people with the bedroom tax to force people to take jobs that work out financially worse for them.

The Sheffield Hallam University released a research paper exposing the Tories lies over unemployment figures (here). They found that the actual true unemployment figures stand at 3.5 million as the government have fudged figures as to how bad the economy is performing and they are hiding it. Even economics.org checked the unemployment figures and they claim 5.1% is the true figure (here). Staggeringly still Business Insider claim the real unemployment rate to be standing at 21.5% (here). Surely all of these bodies that have very good reputations can’t be wrong. It couldn’t be a lying Tory politician trying to hide their disastrous economic record that serves the wealthy and big corporations and not the people.

Add to this the low and appalling productivity (here) since the 2008 economic crisis, this only adds to how incompetent the Tories are when it comes to economics. The Financial Times have even waded in exposing their poor handling of the economy with the clear fall in wages while the economy grew (here). This is clearly showing the Tories austerity plans are pure ideology and nothing more.

So we can now see the Conservatives are hiding unemployment figures to produce the low 1.5 million rate. This is nothing new in all honesty, Thatcher did the same years ago because she tried to con the people that business was booming, when in fact it was the rich getting richer and working class being left with nothing. They only want to keep their friends and donars rich and the rest of us scrapping for crumbs. That saying still rings true, you can’t trust a Tory!

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Corbyn and Venezuela

So the right wing continue their smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn, this time using the crisis in Venezuela as their excuse for the smear. So in 2013, after the death of President Hugo Chávez, the people of Venezuela democratically elected Nicolás Maduro who was acting president since Chávez’s death. Maduro narrowly won the election over Henrique Capriles Radonski. Maduro won my a margin of only 1.49%, while only 12 month prior Radonski lost to Chávez by 11%. So lets first put to bed this nonsense that Venezuela is ran by a dictatorship that never has elections that the right wing keep trying to make up. Just because you don’t like an election result does not in anyway give you the right to make stuff up.

In 2014 Corbyn called Maduro to congratulate him regarding his election victory and his position as elected president. Just like other leaders of parties and countries did, its what politicians do, even if they do not like the victor. There are claims that this was aired on state TV but I am unable to find this on the internet other than claims of it so no idea is this is true or not, this is irrelevant in all fairness. So Corbyn congratulated the elected president for his victory which was fair and democratic. Many right wing rags claim it was all fixed and numbers were tampered with but independent investigations have failed to turn up an evidence of this.

The right wing, who had not won an election in 17 years, started a broad-spectrum banner of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD in Spanish). This group have openly called for street protests and violence where they “claim it is necessary”. So much for the mantra of peaceful protests.

Now we turn to the most recent referendum that Maduro declared. The choice to give him more power to amend the constitution or not. 8 million people turned out to vote. It is again claimed that this was a rigged election, again from right wing capitalists. They “estimate” that only 2-3 million people turned up to vote. Then all the mainstream media started branding these figures without evidence. Around 8 million is the amount that usually vote in general elections, so to think changing the constitution, people simply don’t care enough to turn out and vote is a blatant fabricated lie.

No I’m not defending Maduro as his use of force to clamp down on protesters is brutal. This is to be expected though as the protests have been allowed to go ahead and each day they have got more and more violent. It was inevitable that a clam down would take place. A clamp down though does not mean that you have to shoot first and then ask questions. Maduro could have and should have handled this differently.

So the day after Corbyn returned from his holidays he issued a statement condemning violence on both sides, asking for calm and people to sit down and talk out their issues. A democrats do. Of course the media quickly tried to spin this as he didn’t condemn Maduro directly. This is where their lies start to unravel and they are so desperate to stop people seeing Corbyn in any light other than their stained politically inept view.

Twitter supporters and others who saw this for the nonsense it was decided to run the hash tag #CorbynMustCondem and blame everything on Corbyn. Most of this was tongue in cheek but the point was made as many turned this on the people attacking him.

We hear Theresa may, Michael Gove, Bris Johnson et al attack Corbyn saying he is openly supporting a brutal dictatorship. They really should think before they speak, Corbyn in’st the one selling arms to Saudi Arabia who are number 1 on the human rights atrocity list. Killing hundreds for thousands of civilians in Yemen. Corbyn ins’t the one selling arms to Venezuela, the same arms used to brutally attack protesters (here).

The hypocrisy of the right wing is astonishing.

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Labour win historic by-election victory

You wont read this in the head lines from the main stream media as it does not suit their agenda of smearing Jeremy Corbyn at every opportunity, even making up broken election promised that he didn’t make such as student debt.

Labour won an historic by election result in West Worthing with the new Labour Councillor Beccy Cooper being elected with 47.4% of the vote (here). There has never been a Labour Councillor in this seat for 40 years. This goes to prove that since the general election Labour’s popularity and the movement of the people is continuing and the Conservatives are still railing from their disastrous campaign. Full results below:

Antony Brown – Liberal Democrats 246
Beccy Cooper – Labour Party 1032
Joseph Crouch – The Conservative Party 846
Caroline Ponto – Green Party 55

The main stream media are still trying to control people perceptions so they can try and convince the electorate to vote for who they want to win, but this is not working. People are sick of this government and are starting to pay serious attention to politics now.

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Tory lies over student fees

This really did make me laugh. Theresa May accused, by accused I mean made up lies, that Labour had broken an election pledge. Labour made it clear in their manifesto that they would abolish all tuition fees in history and for all future generations. The manifesto launch said if elected they would stop tuition fees in September 2018. If they couldn’t get the legislation through in time they would reimburse students. The Tories claimed it was all nonsense and “there was no magic money tree” sound bites as you would expect rolled out, from their propaganda machine.

Now the election is over, the Tories lost their majority and received a bloody nose from the electorate. Labour performed very well and increased their seats by 30, not enough to govern but enough to work on and prepare for another election soon. Labour didn’t win but turned a huge, expected, landslide defeat into a decent gain. The Tories are currently in meltdown, talk of leadership challenges being made and talk of the hard Brexit dream being turned to dust.

So the lies are spilling out that John McDonald “exposed Labours lies to con young voters” on the Andrew Marr show. John basically said he will “see what we can do”. Now put this in to context, Labour are not in power, so they can’t implement their policies. They can only implement things when in government.

So the Tory propaganda agents have been scrambling desperately to try and put something together that would stick. This desperate attempt however, is even low for them. Below is the full article that was in NME that the Tories “claim” makes it clear he said he would abolish all student fees by saying “I will deal with it”. This is deliberately taken out of context and a blantant lie trying to smear Corbyn again. Mostly falling on deaf ears but there are the  Tory Death Knights trying to report this as news and a broken promise.


As you can see for your self, the “I will deal with it” is in the context of him looking at the entire situation as the election was called quick and they want to see what they can do for those who are in debt. As I said the Tory propaganda machine is in overdrive with their party is in chaos and Labour looking the stronger.

At the next election another manifesto will be put forward, it may change slightly due to finances changing and various other things but a new one none the less. Either way this is indeed a desperate attempt from the Conservatives as you can’t break a pledge when you’re not in government as you would not be implementing your manifesto unless elected.

The Tories are in real trouble and May is struggling to look “strong and stable” with her poor record, constant u- turns and real broken promises.

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Durham Miners Gala

What a day! Great weather, fantastic atmosphere, lots of family fun, enthusiastic political speeches and tremendous solidarity. All of this was on offer at Durham’s Miners Gala this year. Apparently it has been labelled the biggest in its history and also the largest in Europe. They estimate 200,000 attended and from what I saw those figures seem realistic. What an achievement. My thanks to all involved in making this a great day for all.

Plenty of people turned up just for the fun of the day and there was plenty on offer to keep people entertained. Especially if you like a little politics. There were some truly amazing and beautiful banners at the march this year. It would seem the last seven years of Tory attacks on workers rights, unions, working families, austerity, benefit cuts, middles class, the sheer corruption and even the elderly being targeted in the manifesto as the nation angry and this has mobilised many.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech was, as always, inspirational. Setting out clearly he is ready for another battle with the Tories. This is his strong point, the campaigning period and with polls putting Corbyn comfortably ahead it is easy to understand why he is ready. Labour don’t seem to have put the battle bus away just yet. Seems everyone is expecting another general election soon. People are now clearly sick of the Tory lies, sound bites, corruption and blatant contempt for the public sector.

I’m very much looking forward to the next fight!

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