From The Poke: Jeremy Hunt’s tweet about “moving to the next stage” for the NHS was retweeted 22 times. A doctor telling Hunt exactly what she thought of his tweet has been retweeted over 6,000 times.
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The head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Housing writes in the Guardian: “A year on from the introduction of the lower benefit cap, its abiding legacy is to push people closer to homelessness.
“The cap, introduced on 7 November 2016, reduced the total amount any family can receive in benefits from £26,000 to £23,000 in London and £20,000 outside the capital, leaving families with significant shortfalls between the benefits they get and the cost of their housing.
“In our most recent research we spoke to 18 families with capped benefit across the UK and each time we heard a familiar story – one of stress, struggle and a daily fight to remain in their home.
“Half of those families said they had gone without food, fuel or were otherwise in debt as a result of the cut. Among a raft of other hardships a third said they had been forced to use food banks.”
David Badillo, the first firefighter on the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire, was invited to 10 Downing Street along with 35 of his fire brigade colleagues. This is his public response.
#RealVoicesVsTheTories #PublicDuty #PublicSectorPayCap #ToryAusterity #ToryHealthAndSafety #GrenfellTower #Justice4Grenfell
Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
A DWP manager writes in the Independent: “Many of my colleagues feel out of their depth with the quantity of claims they manage, resulting in a vast amount of crucial work never being completed until claimants contact us when their payments are inevitably paid incorrectly or not at all.”
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Dr Kailash Chand writes in the Daily Mirror: “This election is an invitation to voters to buy into Theresa May’s agenda of dismantling the NHS.
“Much is at stake. Mrs May’s track record as Prime Minister shows no sign of confronting the NHS crisis.
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From The Independent: More than 500 school head teachers have written to Theresa May accusing her of pushing Britain’s education system to breaking point.
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From indy100: In a campaign by NHS workers against the Conservative government’s reforms to health care, the hashtag #publicduty has been trending. The premise of the hashtag is that NHS workers say “As an [X], it’s my#publicduty to tell you” and then share their view of the state of the NHS after seven years of Conservative rule.
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