Britain is on the brink of ‘social collapse,’ Labour council leaders warn

From Morning Star: Britain is on the brink of “social collapse” after “eight years of uninterrupted austerity” caused by brutal Tory spending cuts, Labour council leaders warned today.

Twenty-six leaders of Labour-controlled councils have signed an open letter calling on the government to “recognise the catastrophic impact” that #austerity has had on local authorities across Britain.

The statement, released under the banner of Councils Against Austerity, says budgets have been squeezed by direct government cuts and other pressures.

Pointing out that the shortage of funding has had a “disastrous knock-on effect” on services, the council leaders said that nearly half of all local authorities nationwide have experienced serious setbacks in their daily operations and increasing numbers are cutting all services to a bare minimum.

The leaders warn that many councils will soon be unable to perform the basic level of service expected of them, with street cleaners, park maintenance workers, library staff and other municipal workers facing an uncertain future.

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Video: Why austerity doesn’t work

Why austerity doesn’t work, neatly explained in this easy-watch social video from the Labour Party.

Cycle of Austerity

Austerity doesn’t work.

Posted by Jeremy Corbyn on Friday, August 17, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn owns Theresa May at PMQs over Boris’s Trump comments

Theresa May is owned by Jeremy Corbyn, and the look on her face is highly amusing!

This is what they called 'being owned' 🔥🔥🔥

This is what they called 'being owned' 🔥🔥🔥

Posted by Owen Jones on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Labour MP David Lammy: My constituent arrived from Jamaica in 1964 aged 6. Now he’s received notice of deportation

Labour MP David Lammy writes on Facebook: “I am disgusted and appalled by the case I have just received. My constituent arrived from Jamaica in 1964 aged 6. He has shown me his letter from the Home Office telling him that he will be deported despite having a National Insurance card from 1974 & NHS documentation from 1964.

“The Home Secretary and the Immigration Minister you must sort this today. Why is my constituent being treated like an illegal immigrant despite providing documentation from 1964? This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice. Grant him his citizenship and passport.

“I have had 6 Windrush cases come in this morning already at it is only half past 11. Each case is heartbreaking and an utterly shameful indictment of this government. I am so angry at the way my constituents have been treated. The scale of this crisis is absolutely unfathomable.”

I am disgusted and appalled by the case I have just received. My constituent arrived from Jamaica in 1964 aged 6. He has…

Posted by David Lammy on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Labour MP David Lammy on the Windrush scandal

David Lammy, Labour MP for the diverse London constituency of Tottenham, and whose parents were part of the Windrush generation, tells it like it is: the Windrush scandal is the logical outcome of Theresa May’s “Hostile Environment” policy.

David Lammy: Treatment of Caribbean immigrants is "inhumane and cruel"

“If you lay down with dogs you get fleas, and that is what has happened with the far right rhetoric in this country.”Labour MP David Lammy says the “inhumane and cruel” treatment of the Caribbean ‘Windrush generation’ is a “national shame”, while Amber Rudd says she is ”concerned” that the Home Office “sometimes loses sight of the individual”.

Posted by Channel 4 News on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Shame, spin and no substance – visibly angry Corbyn fumes over Tory budget

From RT: Jeremy Corbyn poured his scorn on the May government over announcements that the Tories claim will pull Britons out of poverty and put the young on the property ladder.

Corbyn slammed the government, and mocked them for the policies that he agreed with, stating they had been “lifted” from his own manifesto. “It’s falling pay, slow growth and rising poverty,” he said.

“This is what the chancellor has the cheek to call a strong economy. The poorest tenth of households will lose 10 percent of income by 2022, while the richest will lose just 1 percent. So much for tackling burning injustice. This is a government tossing fuel on the fire,” added the Labour leader.

“8.3 million people are over indebted. If he wants to help people out of debt, back Labour policy for a real living wage of £10 per hour by 2020.” Read more

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson has been embarrassing Britain for long enough. It’s time for him to go

Jeremy Corbyn writes in the Observer: “Theresa May should never have appointed someone as Britain’s top diplomat who had accused Barack Obama of being anti-British because he’s ‘part-Kenyan’, and notoriously wrote about ‘flag-waving piccaninnies’.

“Now, after 16 months of the foreign secretary damaging Britain’s standing in the world, she should sack him.

“With shocking callousness, Boris Johnson caused outrage last month by declaring that the Libyan city of Sirte could become ‘the next Dubai’ once they ‘clear the dead bodies away’. Read more

Labour says government must answer ‘serious questions’ after Grenfell fire

From The Guardian: Labour has called on the government to answer “some very serious questions” about why it failed to act on coroners’ concerns about two previous tower block fires before the catastrophic blaze at Grenfell Tower.

John Healey, the shadow housing minister, demanded that a government minister come to the Commons for a special statement session on Thursday. “Overnight we have asked the government: get a minister into parliament today, let parliament recognise how serious this tragedy is,” Healey told ITV’s Good Morning Britain. Read more

‘Unforgivable’: local Labour MP vents fury over Grenfell Tower fire

From The Guardian: The residents of the Grenfell Tower block have been failed and betrayed by the Tory-controlled local council, the new Labour MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, has said, expressing fury at the way Kensington and Chelsea treats its social housing tenants. Read more

Jeremy Corbyn fills the banks of the Tyne – Theresa May can’t even pack a small room

From The London Economic: Thousands of people turned out in the rain to watch Jeremy Corbyn speak tonight in Gateshead after Theresa May struggled to fill a room on the Conservative campaign trail.

John Prescott tweeted that Labour didn’t pull crowds the size of the one tonight in 1997 as pictures emerged of people lining the banks of the Tyne.

Speaking outside the Sage in Gateshead, Corbyn was roundly applauded as chants of his name echoed around.

He thanked people on both sides of the river, saying: “The bridge unites us, the politics unites us, the future gives us hope in unity.”

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London terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May ‘you cannot protect the public on the cheap’

From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has torn into Theresa May’s security record in the wake of the London Bridge attack, accusing her of trying to “protect the public on the cheap”. In a speech in Carlisle the Labour leader highlighted the 20,000 police officers cut while Ms May was Home Secretary and Prime Minister and said the police “must get the resources they need”.

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Jeremy Corbyn links foreign policy to growing terror threat

From The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn will return to campaigning for the general election on Friday morning after the pause following the Manchester bombing. He plans to give a speech criticising police cuts and drawing a link between British foreign policy and terror attacks.

With less than a fortnight until polling day, the Labour leader will tell an audience in London that a government led by his party would provide more resources for law enforcement and the NHS to ensure people were “not protected and cared for on the cheap”.

The longtime peace campaigner and former chair of the Stop the War coalition will also argue that it is the responsibility of government to ensure that “our foreign policy reduces rather than increases the threat to this country”.

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The revolution will not be televised – Jeremy Corbyn speaks in West Kirby

Photo from The Canary:

The revolution will not be televised. #Corbyn#GE17 #StopTheTories

Posted by Stop The Tories Channel on Saturday, May 20, 2017

 

The introduction to the Labour manifesto

#GiveCorbynAFairChance: Read the introduction to the #LabourManifesto here.#GE17 #StopTheTories #ToriesOut #Labour #Corbyn

Posted by Stop The Tories Channel on Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

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