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Debunking the lies in the Torys letters… Dxxx

The SKWAWKBOX

may i'm lying.pngLetters landing on doormats this week sent by Theresa May to unwary voters shows signs of Tory desperation – and an shameless lie.

The letter, snappily titled ‘Making Brexit a success is central to our national interest‘, carries an image of Mrs May that can hardly be called engaging (shown above, although we added the text) – unlike ‘rock star‘ Jeremy Corbyn – and some extremely awkward language, as well as that lie. Here it is.

May lie leaflet p1May lie leaflet p2.pngThe leaflet claims that everyone will pay more tax under Labour, when Labour’s manifesto contains a firm promise that no one earning under £80,000 will pay more in tax or national insurance, meaning that 95%of the people of this country will pay nothing extra.

This is the same lie that the CCHQ has been promoting as ‘fake news’ on social media:

con fake news taxesWe expect the Tories to mislead and misrepresent. But outright…

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Very Moving… please read… Dxx

Pride's Purge

A paramedic has written a moving description on Facebook (see below) of the difficulties he has to face every day in his job, and how he is paid a pittance of just £12.35 an hour to do it.

This is because the Tory government has over the last 7 years capped paramedics’ and other public workers’ pay rises at 1%.

The cabinet ministers who made that decision, however, have seen their own pay rise over the last 7 years to the point they are making approximately £117.92 an hour*, on top of which they can also claim expenses, subsidies and other perks.

A perfect example of Theresa May’s warped Britain today.

Brian Mear:

I joined the Ambulance Service in 1986.
For over 28 years I worked doing “Front Line” work. That’s Emergency work. Covering 999 calls. For the last 6 years of my service I worked alone predominantly on nights…

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Do you know anyone who has received this survey? Dxxx

The SKWAWKBOX

As anticipated, last week’s article on the supposed ‘survey’ that appears to be a device to obtain voters’ data and persuade them to apply for a postal vote via the Tory party has flushed out another example. This one is being used at the other end of the country from the first, in Cornwall, but with striking similarities that suggest that we may be seeing the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of a widespread new Tory tactic as a variation on the already widely-used theme that aims to control the postal vote application process.

Voters in Truro Tregolls are receiving a ‘survey’ leaflet from their local Conservative party:

cornwall1cornwall2.jpgAgain, the leaflet invites respondents to indicate that they want a postal vote – and provide a Freepost address to encourage people to apply via the Tory office rather than direct to the ERO (Electoral Registration Officer) as electoral rules require:

tregolls freepost.pngAnd again, the…

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Thought on chronic pain and fatigue and the social model… Excellent points all… Dxxx

Tony Baldwinson

Some years ago there was a strong debate around whether the social model of disability was flawed because it saw all discrimination as created by society and, it was claimed, had no answer for disabled people who had personal experience of chronic pain and fatigue. There is a link to the initial discussion below.

What is it that society must do, it was asked, to remove the barrier of chronic pain and fatigue and thereby enable such disabled people’s full participation in society? Society could do nothing here to help, was the suggested answer.

In that debate, part of the alternative answer was that the social model is just that, a model, it is not the reality itself. As Vic Finkelstein said many years ago, a model of a house will vary depending on the context, such as being in Africa or the Arctic, but they are still both models…

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Xplan a brilliant idea for giving our children a way out of difficult situations… Dxxx

Bert Fulks

Friends, as most of you know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery.  Yes.  Young people.  I’m talking teenagers who are locked away for at least six months as they learn to overcome their addictions.  I’m always humbled and honored to get this time with these beautiful young souls that have been so incredibly assaulted by a world they have yet to understand.  This also comes with the bittersweet knowledge that these kids still have a fighting chance while several of my friends have already had to bury their own children.

Recently I asked these kids a simple question:  “How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?”

They all raised their hands.

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How easy it is when you live in poverty to fall off the edge in to destitution… helped by government policy and banks policy. How insane is it to charge people who have no money extra money for being penniless… makes me so mad… we have forgotern how to see the people effected anymore… Dxxx

I'm a JSA Claimant

Food bank use is at record high says the headlines. Trussell Trust released figures recently that show that 1,109,309 three day parcels were handed out. The primary reasons are shown below.

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For nearly 3 years now I’ve been tweeting about food banks and the efforts made by local communities to support them. For almost 3 years I have shown examples of families who have needed them, some with dramatic stories that normally involve the DWP or another Government department not doing their job or being overly officious. For all that time I have tried not to become one of their statistics but now it has reached a point where I feel I have no choice.

Mine is not a headline grabbing story. Rather it is one of slowly getting into more debt, by a few pounds here and there each week. Since I went off JSA I have struggled to…

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Ecos from the past show those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones… D xx

Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

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Those who were paying attention during Yvette Cooper’s challenge for the Labour leadership would have been aware of the undisclosed £75,000 businessman Dan Jarvis contributed to the New Labour enthusiasts campaign.

The mainstream media didn’t pay much attention to that scandal at the time. Over a year later on September 24, following what columnist Fraser Nelson described tellingly as “the terrifying victory of Jeremy Corbyn’s mass movement” at staving off the coup attempt against him, the Corbyn critic and New Labour MP for Normanton, Ponefract, Castleford and Nottingley tweeted the following:

Congratulations re-elected today. Now the work starts to hold everyone together, build support across country & take Tories on

Clearly, a day is a long time for liars to avoid tripping over their own pronouncements. Less than 48 hours after her insincere message on Twitter, the Blairite MP…

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Excellent article from deaeper on the struggle with in the Labour Party… Dxxx

deaeper

Yet again Labour’s ever growing membership have got to vote again for who they want as their Party Leader. This has been already been democratically decided but yet again Labour’s loony right-wing progress members, who in my opinion are more Tory than Socialist, are demanding that the Leadership be voted on again.

Corbyn, yet again, is out and about stopping at every corner, talking to the real party members. This in my opinion is what a good leader should be doing not throwing around extremely idle promises around looking after the disabled or promising to have another referendum on leaving European Union.

The irony of what Mr Owen says is that he and his cronies voted for the cuts to disability, unemployment, NHS, “bedroom tax” and nearly all the austerity acts that this and the Coalition Government have put in place.

My MP keeps stating that she takes on all…

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Excellent blog post about the funding crisis for ASD in Cornwall… as i live here and my son starts his ASD pathway assesments next week this one is close to home… Dxxx

bekindtodisability

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this morning l have taken mum shopping and did the recycling. I’m probably no different to what most of the uk are doing right now. In the UK Sunday trading hours means the capitalist urge of consuming all of the planet’s resources in one day will have to stop at 4 o’clock  today(well you  always have the  internet to shop until your bank account is empty) of course income levels decide what people can or cannot afford  to spend and if you are a vulnerable adult in Britain , this means spending very little or next to nothing on just about everything and  this is where the real problems really begin when you talk about the future. The funding situation with Cornwall People First isn’t really a question about the charity itself but how people with learning disabilities are going to play an active role in the Duchy when the county has no money? (this question  relates to Autism…

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Happy Now?

Great article straight to the points… Dxxx

Katyboo1's Weblog

It is day four in the Big Brexit house.

I had hoped after Friday’s absolute catastrophe of a day that the country might somehow magically rally over the weekend. I mean, when you plunge your country into possible ruin on the promise of a golden future that will allow it to rise like a phoenix from the flames, you have a plan, right?

As it turns out, you don’t. The only person that seems to have any plan at all, and be acting on it rather than just spouting meaningless Churchillian rhetoric is Nicola Sturgeon, and I can’t even vote for her.

I was distraught and angry on Friday. I had hoped to feel better by today. Instead I am running on barely controlled rage and getting more enraged by the moment.

Here are a few things I am furious about:

Firstly, leave voters telling me to calm down. I’m sorry…

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