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.

Theresa May speaks on her spending priorities

"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

Key line of Theresa May’s conference speech stolen from TV programme

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.

Posted by Stop the Tories Channel on Thursday, October 5, 2017

 

Universal Credit: Theresa May flannels when asked “How are people going to eat?”

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

PMQs: Theresa May says giving nurses a pay rise is spending money on ‘this, that and the other’

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”.

[Read full article on Huffpost UK…]

North Kensington: Angry community protests during standoff-ish Theresa May visit

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.

Angry crowd shouts at Theresa May

Shouts of 'coward' and 'get out' as Theresa May departs St Clements church near #GrenfellTower, surrounded by an angry community. A warning this clip contains profanities and strong language.

Posted by Channel 5 News on Friday, June 16, 2017

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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Journalists destroy Theresa May over Dementia Tax

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

 

“Theresa May has complacently betrayed the Tory core vote”

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.”

[Read full article on Another Angry Voice blog…]

Theresa May announces she wants to bring back fox hunting

From The Independent: Theresa May has announced she hopes to bring back fox hunting.

The Conservatives will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning 2004 ban on the blood sport, Ms May said. “As it happens, personally I have always been in favour of fox hunting, and we maintain our commitment, we have had a commitment previously as a Conservative Party, to allow a free vote.”

 

[Read full article on Independent website…]

Corbyn: “If Theresa May is so proud of her record, why won’t she debate it?”

Jeremy Corbyn | Theresa May dodging TV debates

If Theresa May is so proud of her record, why is she dodging head-to-head TV debates with me?

Posted by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, April 19, 2017