Austerity was political ; Cruelty therefore deliberate #ToriesOUT

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So Theresa May now admitting that Austerity was a political choice and cruelty deliberately inflicted on the people. #ToriesOUT They must pay.

Because of Jeremy Corbyn’s honesty and courage, people have seen the truth – Austerity was a myth. I, Daniel Blake portrayed the injustice. 

Theresa May has admitted this was unnecessary, is saying austerity is over and therefore this has been deliberately inflicted. The Tories must now accept the consequences, and step down from government.

All of the deaths, the deprivation, all of the poverty – all were deliberately inflicted.


 

Enough is Enough

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None of us, none of us is tolerant of terrorism. We are sad, angry, shocked and hurt. But we aren’t stupid. Cuts to police and army because of ideological austerity is bad enough. But these awful acts are funded by people who we are selling arms to, and May wants to suppress investigations. Meanwhile, we incite violence, hatred and division by bombing people’s homelands thousands of miles away. We won’t tolerate Theresa May either. Indeed, enough is enough. We need someone who understands peace. We need to change this broken society, and give people hope not fear. We have an opportunity on Thursday. Let’s rebuild our country, our society, and #VoteLabour on Thursday. A new start.

An investigation into the foreign funding of extremist Islamist groups may never be published, the Home Office has admitted.

The inquiry commissioned by David Cameron, was launched as part of a deal with the Liberal Democrats in December 2015, in exchange for the party supporting the extension of British airstrikes against Isis into Syria.

But although it was due to be published in the spring of 2016, it has not been completed and may never be made public due to its “sensitive” contents.

It is thought to focus on Saudi Arabia, which the UK recently approved £3.5bn worth of arms export licences to.

 

Is this a coincidence? Does the prime minister have anything to hide? If not, then we need explanations. As they say, ‘follow the money”.

 

Government figures compiled by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) show the UK has licensed over £4.1 billion of arms to the Middle East since the last election in May 2015, and that two thirds of UK arms exports go to the Middle East.

 

But, the Prime Minsiter will no doubt argue that our economy depends on selling arms.

I ask, is this really the only trade we can benefit from? How about investing in a green economy, a 21st Century Economy. We really don’t want to go hand-in-hand with president Trump in pulling away from Climate Change agreements. Why will Mrs May not sign a letter with other European nations condemning Trump’s actions. It really is political and global suicide. She has to go. Enough is Enough.

 

Peace and Solidarity, not Division #VoteLabour

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So, Jeremy Corbyn, winner of the Gandhi Peace prize wants us to all come together in solidarity, to support one another, while Theresa May, after the death of poor children, whose lives we still mourning , wants to divide us, frighten us, and put the army on our streets?
Why, when the man responsible was known to authorities did this atrocity occur? Why have police numbers been cut to the bone, when she was a home secretary? Why use hatred to divide us for political gain? Why?

It is despicable that Theresa May seeks to use this for political gain. It is shameful, callous and wrong. Could it be because the Labour Party’s policies are caring and popular? Could it be because people are noticing, and want to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak? Is she trying to stop free speech and discussion? Is she trying to halt the democratic process.

Terrorism will not weaken us. It will not halt our democracy, We want to rebuild society. We want homes, and educated people. We want jobs. We want a health service. We want a clean planet. We want to be secure and safe. We don’t want all our resources going to profits for very rich people, while our people starve.  Austerity is a political choice.

We want peace. We don’t want to be inflicting death on children by bombs or starvation.

That’s why we need a new start, and to Vote Labour on June 8th.

Gandhi Peace Prize Jeremy Corbyn

A Letter – to Theresa May

A Letter to Theresa May

By Garry, also published here

Dear Theresa May,

Firstly, congratulations on your election win. Fair’s fair, your party won the popular vote. (Mind you, our ridiculous first-past-the-post system has given you the MPs to totally dominate Westminster, despite winning barely one-third of the vote, but that is another matter.)

Let’s talk about the extremist bill that was trailed in the news today. You and your party really scare me. While I fundamentally disagree with quite frankly many people, freedom of speech is of critical importance. Most politicians spout a painful amount guff, but I would not wish to prevent them from spouting such utterances.

A quote from Mark Easton of the BBC [1]

“Under the proposals, ministers would be able to silence any group or individual they believe is undermining democracy or the British values of tolerance and mutual respect.”

Let’s keep it simple and break this down.

“Undermining democracy”

What do you mean by “democracy”?  Do you mean that what comes from Westminster? With just over a third of the public vote, Westminster can produce laws that nearly two-thirds of the nation voted against, for the next five years. Is there another definition you have in mind? Westminster is ruled by a party carried the will of a minority of the electorate.

Looking back into history, many great social improvements occurred when the “law” no longer represented the common will of the people. This then leads to a tipping point, and our political system has to buckle.

“The British values of tolerance and mutual respect.”

What on earth are British values? There are no such things. I’ve travelled quite a bit, and what are often described as British values are simply common values that exists elsewhere in the world. They are human values.

If freedom to live your life reasonably as you wish without harassment is important, that precludes imposing values, even British ones (whatever they are – see above). If someone wants to live a certain religious life for example, they may choose to live in a community with others who want to live the same way. I believe that is respecting the choice of others to live differently to you. I bet you like the sound of that.

My deep concern is that many of my political peers are to be found within anti-capitalist groups and anti-fracking groups. They and I do not see the world the same as the Conservative Party do. We reject your world view, and will march, argue and protest that we would like to see the capitalism as exists now brought to its knees. We want to replace it with a system that is fair and distributes the resources we have so everyone isn’t left needy. We recognise that as a human race we are exploiting the world beyond its sustainable limits. We change direction or crash and burn.

The narrow scope of the law that comes from Westminster only support the status quo. There may be a time when doing the right thing for the people means doing the wrong thing in the eyes of the law.

Does this make me and my contemporaries extremists? Are the police coming for us soon?

I do not support  terrorism in any shape or form. However, given the laws already in place, the authorities have plenty of powers. They do not need new ones.

So I reject your bill and its principles totally. It seems you are trying to legislate ideas you don’t like away. It seems you want to intrude deeper into our liberties.

You and this bill will fail. You can’t legislate ideas away.

The instruments you propose will just be petrol on the bonfire.

We have just commemorated VE Day.

I wonder what they would make of your brand of freedom?

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32714802