From The Independent: Donald Trump and Theresa May have held hands once again, during the president’s visit to the UK.
Responsibility for Windrush deportations rests “squarely on Theresa May’s shoulders” – Caroline Lucas
From Morning Star: Responsibility for the Windrush scandal falls “squarely on the shoulders” of Theresa May for ignoring a report warning her what would happen, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas charged yesterday.
The Brighton Pavilion MP had tabled a written question asking if Ms May, as home secretary, had acted on the Legal Action Group’s prescient October 2014 report Chasing Status.
Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes responded: ”No specific action was taken as a result of this report.”
The report recommended a number of measures which could have prevented the Windrush scandal, including to set up a special unit to fast-track cases of people living in Britain on January 1 1973.
It also called for the restoration of legal aid for these cases, allowing Commonwealth-born citizens to work, access the the NHS and claim benefits and for Home Office proof of residence standards to be revised.
Another of the report’s recommendations was for “greater openness” from the Home Office about its archiving and destruction policies, and for it to accept that some immigration records could be rendered inaccurate or incomplete over time.
From Evolve Politics: A silent procession of thousands – police estimate 5,000 – marched solemnly in solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Grenfell disaster.
However, whilst Jeremy Corbyn attended and marched alongside the people – and as the Labour leader told reporters how the fire represented all the injustice and inequality in this country –Theresa May had already snuck away early in order to ‘woo’ super-rich bankers at an extravagant European financial services banquet.
There, while those at Grenfell grieved, May spoke to European finance bosses about how Government plans to remove doctors and nurses from the visa regime would open the way for banks to hire professionals from outside the European Economic Area.
From Daily Mirror: Theresa May has said it was right to slash payments to bereaved children who have lost a parent.
Theresa May refuses to reveal any details of disabled benefit claimants’ suicides, instead says “work is the best route out of poverty”
From Daily Mirror: Theresa May has refused to reveal any details of suicides by disabled benefit claimants, instead cruelly declaring: “Work is the best route out of poverty.”
Footage from Sky News: Former Met Police senior investigating officer Peter Kirkham tells it like it is about rising crime on Sky News…
This interview will never be shown on TV again
Posted by BBC London Calling "Unofficial" on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
From Daily Mirror: Theresa May has refused to appoint a diverse panel to the Grenfell Tower inquiry, it emerged today. It is feared that the retired Court of Appeal judge lacks first-hand experience of the complex cultural factors underpinning the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
From Daily Mirror: Theresa May has used a brazenly misleading statistic to suggest homelessness fell under the Tories.
Theresa May prevaricates when asked why the Magic Money Tree bloomed for the DUP’s £1bn but not for nurses’ pay
Have you felt a tiny twang of sympathy for Theresa May recently? Lose it instantly by watching this interview
Jon Snow asks her why the Magic Money Tree bloomed to fund the £1 billion deal with the DUP to keep the Tories in power, while we’re told nothing can done about the public sector pay cap.
"You can pluck a billion out and give it to the DUP but you can't do anything with the nurses?" Jon Snow questions Prime Minister Theresa May on her spending priorities; she says the nurses' pay review body will be given flexibility.
Posted by Channel 4 News Democracy on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sky News presented video evidence that a key line of Theresa May‘s comedy act – sorry, party conference speech – was nicked off TV show The West Wing.
#ToryPlagiarism #ToryCluelessness: Video evidence that a key line of #TheresaMay's comedy act – sorry, conference speech – was nicked off TV show The West Wing.
The BBC’s Andrew Marr asks Theresa May about the rollout of Universal Credit, which is denying many destitute people any money at all for six weeks: “How are people going to eat?”
To paraphrase May’s rambling response: “We’re looking at it.”
Britain under the Tories. A Prime Minister unable to answer the question: 'how are people going to eat?'
Posted by Durham Miners' Association on Sunday, October 1, 2017
From Huffpost UK: Theresa May accused Labour of wanting to spend money on “this, that and the other” after Jeremy Corbyn demanded a pay rise for nurses.
The two party leaders clashed over the issue during Prime Minister’s Questions, with Corbyn urging May to “see sense” and scrap the one per cent public sector pay cap.
His comments came as hundreds of nurses descended on Parliament to protest over low pay, with the Royal College of Nursing warning strikes could take place if a “change of direction” is not announced this Autumn.
Nurses taking part in the protest told HuffPost UK the comments were “absolutely astonishing”.
Watch video from 5 News of angry community protests, including shouts of ‘coward’ and ‘get out’, as Theresa May departs St Clements church near Grenfell Tower, surrounded by an angry community.
Warning: this clip contains profanities and strong language.
From Metro: A lot of people are questioning why Theresa May refused to meet residents during a “private” visit after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister for presiding over police cuts while Home Secretary
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister over her record on cuts to police numbers as the political row over recent terror events intensified.
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.”
This video footage from a Theresa May press conference has been viewed over 3 million times on Facebook.
Theresa May destroyed over dementia tax
Posted by The Independent on Monday, May 22, 2017
From The Independent: Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online. “Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet,” it states. “We disagree.”
Blog article from Another Angry Voice: “The Tory Dementia Tax is surely one of the nastiest and most ill-conceived pieces of legislation to ever appear in a General Election manifesto.
“It just goes to show how arrogant and out of touch the Tory party are that they thought they could get away with announcing such a malicious scheme to asset strip elderly people for the ‘crime’ of developing dementia or serious physical disabilities in their old age after lifetimes of paying National Insurance and Council Tax to cover the cost of things like the NHS and social care.
“Setting the bar at £100,000 when the average property price in the UK is £215,000 is clearly a way of harvesting the wealth of middle income families.
“The poor won’t have to pay it because they won’t own their own homes. The very wealthy won’t have to pay it because they can pay for private care in their old age. So it’s just the middle who get asset stripped. The people who worked hard and saved to buy their own properties are the low-hanging fruit the Tories have identified. They’re the target this time.
“Dementia Tax is clearly an inheritance tax specifically to extract the wealth of middle income families as they get ill in their old age, so that the Tories can continue lavishing tax breaks on the super-rich and their corporate chums (like the £70 billion that the ongoing Tory corporation tax cuts are going to cost by 2020).
“Dementia Tax is a clear and demonstrable attack on the Tory party’s own core support.”
Shameless Theresa May woos lifelong Labour voters at a community centre the Tories tried to close down
From Daily Mirror: Shameless Theresa May launched a bid to woo lifelong Labour voters – at a community centre the Tories tried to close down.