Conservative’s Plans Will Damage Public Services and UK Economy

“Today’s Institute for Fiscal Studies assessment of the Conservatives is clear: their plans would damage our economy and public services. They also confirm that the Tories have not specified any additional funding for the NHS, meaning a continued crisis in our health service if they are re-elected next month. The Tories plans on schools will mean continuing to sell away our future, with continued real terms cuts to per pupil spending.

The only numbers we saw in the Tory manifesto were the page numbers. But what has become clear today is the choice at this election – continued austerity and falling living standards under the Tories, or higher wages and increased investment in our public services and infrastructure under Labour.”

“What has become clear today is the choice at this election – continued austerity and falling living standards under the Tories, or higher wages and increased investment in our public services and infrastructure under Labour.”

via Jeremy Corbyn for PM
Institute for Fiscal Studies report.

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Here’s What Strong and Stable Actually Looks Like

Jeremy Corbyn’s Election Leaflets Show How He Has Campaigned On The Same Issues Since 1983

An historic archive of Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign leaflets, provided to BuzzFeed News by the University of Bristol, reveals how the Labour leader is fighting the 2017 general election on the same issues he cared about in 1983.

In 1983, Jeremy Corbyn stood for parliament for the very first time.

Jeremy Corbyn stood for parliament for the very first time (1983)

“I believe an MP must stand up and be counted when required; that is why I voted against the Iraq War and have always stood to protect Civil Liberties.” (2005)

Many more examples via Jim Waterson’s BuzzFeed News article here.

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Choose Between Cruelty or Compassion

June 8th will be a simple choice between Tory cruelty or a new era of compassion.
Three new pro-Labour memes to share…

The choice on June 8th is between cruelty or compassion.

The choice on June 8th is between cruelty or compassion.
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

One of the greatest failures in life is to believe those who tell us success in impossible.

One of the greatest failures in life is to believe those who tell us success in impossible.

Labour for the Win

Labour For The Win

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Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates

Currently receiving enthusiastic airplay on BBC 6 Music, here’s a preview from Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates new long player, Folklore. More soon.

Release date: June 2nd 2017
Label: Gare Du Nord Records
Video by BAFTA award winner: Jonathan Hodgson

Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates album "Folklore" released on Gare Du Nord Records on June 2nd 2017

Folklore by Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates – Gare Du Nord Records

Daily Mirror review Folklore by Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates 2017/05/26

Daily Mirror review Folklore by Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates 2017/05/26

updated 16:13 26 May 2017

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Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto

The most powerful UK antique traders association is the British Antique Dealers’ Association – whose president is Tory MP and pal of Theresa May, Lady Victoria Borwick.

The most powerful UK antique traders association is the British Antique Dealers’ Association – whose president is Tory MP and pal of Theresa May, Lady Victoria Borwick.

The Killer Handshake

Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade

Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017.

But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa May’s Tory 2017 manifesto. Sneakily, the Tories have decided to DROP their previous commitment to introducing a total ban on ivory trade in Britain. This comes after heavy pressure from wealthy antiques traders who have been lobbying Teresa May hard to drop the ban on ivory.

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Via Pride’s Purge ~ an irreverent look at UK politics – tompride.wordpress.com

The Conservative Party is corrupt to the core – make them pay June 8th.

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