Daily Mail shares plummet 25% after announcing £112m losses

From Evolve Politics: Shares in the company that owns both the Daily Mail and MailOnline have plummeted by 25% after they announced a huge £112m loss.

The publications’ parent company DMGT made a profit of £202m in 2016, but said that ‘challenging conditions in some of our sectors’ had led to the huge losses incurred in 2017.

And, in a stark warning for the paper’s long term future, the company added that they expected 2018 to be just as tough.

#DailyFail #DailyHateMail: Shares in the company that owns both the #DailyMail and MailOnline have plummeted by 25%…

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Talking point: “6 problems with the modern schooling system”

The school system is out of date, preparing children for a 19th Century world, not a 21st Century one. That’s the premise of this 5-minute video, watched over 6 million times on Facebook.

How would you like to see the next progressive government overhaul our schools?

6 Problems With Modern Schooling System

6 Problems With Modern Schooling System.Share your thoughts and comments below.(via @ youtu.be/okpg-lVWLbE)

Posted by Great Big Minds on Monday, November 13, 2017

Universal Credit helpline charges to be scrapped following challenge by Jeremy Corbyn

guardian uc charges scrappedFrom The Guardian: The Universal Credit helpline will be made free, along with other Department for Work and Pensions numbers, after Jeremy Corbyn last week challenged the government over the 55p-a-minute charge for people using mobile phones to get help.

David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, told MPs that all charges would be abolished by the end of the year.

The move is a victory for Corbyn after he asked Theresa May about the issue at prime minister’s questions last week. Read more

Community thought of the day: On injustice

From Knightsbridge Underground station in London.

#StopTheTories #GetInvolved

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

#CrabbMustGo: Photos from day of action in Preseli Pembrokeshire

#PreseliPembrokeshire #CrabbMustGo: Great photos from a day of action led by Owen Jones to unseat #StephenCrabb as Tory…

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Monday, October 16, 2017

The Tories have trailed Labour in 18 of 22 opinion polls published since the election

#ToriesOnTheWayOut

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Conservative Party’s Instagram shows their social media game is absolutely terrible

From BuzzFeed: “The Conservatives have been forced to come up with a new social media strategy at their annual party conference.

“Unfortunately for their electoral prospects, this involves paying to push candid mobile phone pictures of middle-aged Cabinet Office minister Damian Green holding a piece of paper into the public’s Instagram feeds.

“Shortly afterwards the Conservatives made another Instagram post: This time it was an overlit picture of defence secretary Michael Fallon sitting in a temporary office.”

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Labour increase poll lead over Tories to five points

From Politics Home: Labour’s poll lead over the Conservatives has risen to its biggest margin since the party went ahead just after the election.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party would scoop up 43% of the vote if a fresh election were held, ahead of the Conservatives on 38% – a lead that would see Mr Corbyn become Prime Minister by a slender margin.

The Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday marks a remarkable turnaround since April, when the Tories were enjoying leads of up to 24 points over Labour.

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How social media saved socialism

Ben Tarnoff writes in the Guardian: “Grievances alone don’t produce political movements. A pile of dry wood isn’t enough to start a fire. It needs a spark – or several.

“For the resurgent left, an essential spark is social media. In fact, it’s one of the most crucial and least understood catalysts of contemporary socialism. Since the networked uprisings of 2011 – the year of the Arab spring, Occupy Wall Street and the Spanish indignados – we’ve seen how social media can rapidly bring masses of people into the streets. But social media isn’t just a tool for mobilizing people. It’s also a tool for politicizing them. Read more

Someone selling necklaces with a ‘special’ message for Theresa May just raised £25,000 in 48 hours

Get your own necklace here: https://www.fuckthetories.co.uk/

From The Canary: With no financial backing or advertising, Libby Freeman has had extraordinary success selling necklaces with a ‘special’ message for Theresa May.

100% of the profits from Freeman’s main design go to people marginalised by the Conservative Party. The 35-year-old raised £25,000 in less than 48 hours selling the jewellery online.

The jewellery combines style, swag and sticking it to the Tories. In total,the project has raised £40,000 since Freeman launched it with her friend Kate six days ago.

60% of the profits go to Calais Action, an organisation raising resources for refugees. The remaining 40% goes to Partisan Collective, which seeks to provide a community space for grassroots cultural and political activities in Manchester.

Freeman told The Canary why she thinks the necklaces are so popular: “I think #FuckTheTories just sums up how so many people feel”.

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