Theresa May ‘under investigation re Brexit profits’

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Theresa May’s woeful start to her General Election campaign – which has seen Labour gainthirteen percentage points in voting intention polls – looks set to become a full-blown disaster.

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Reports are beginning to emerge from multiple sources suggesting that Mrs May is under investigation by the Property and Ethics group of the Cabinet Office in connection with an alleged failure to declare an enormous conflict of interest on Brexit related to profits of billions of pounds said to have been made by her husband’s investment-banking company in Brexit-related activities, as these tweets by political commentators suggest:

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Labour slashes Tory lead by a further FIVE points in two days

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As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Thursday, a singleweek of General Election campaigning – with Corbyn taking the streets by storm and Theresa May hiding in empty factories or speaking to a handful of acolytes in strictly stage-managed settings – saw the Tories’ polling lead over Labour fall by a huge eight points.

Today a new poll, announced just minutes ago by Britain Elects, shows a further fall – from 16 percentage points to 11 – in just two days:

voting intention 290417.pngClearly the voting public is starting to recognise in Corbyn an authentic Prime Minister in waiting when they see one – and to see through Theresa May’s media-spun ’emperor’s new clothes’ to the unfit, unelected has-been behind the spin.

It seems all the momentum is Corbyn’s and Labour’s.

The battle is just beginning, but it’s becoming clearer every day just why Theresa May’s keepers are keeping her out…

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“Amazed how nervous she was” – why .@theresa_may really won’t debate ‘GE17

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A Dudley pensioner’s encounter may have given us the key to the real reason that Theresa ‘Chicken’ May has ducked (sorry to mix bird words) out of any debates with other party leaders.

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As the local paper the Express and Star revealed, Graham Mills was unimpressed when he met the current Prime Minister while mowing his lawn:

I was cutting my grass at the time when I saw a load of cars pull up and she came towards me.

First of all she asked if she could walk across my lawn and I said no, not really, I have just cut it.

I started by asking her why she would not debate the other leaders on the TV and she said ‘well we meet every Wednesday’ and I said that is hardly an answer and asked if she thought she owed it to the public. Again I did not really…

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A ‘Freaky Sunday’ tale of two polls shows why only one means anything: #GE17

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The front pages of two of Sunday’s newspapers tell a remarkable story. It’s not the story either of them is trying to tell:

two pollsThe picture is extremely murky and difficult to unpick. The Daily Mirror is traditionally a Labour newspaper, but its recent history is one of attacking Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn. In a General Election campaign, the supposedly left-wing tabloid is carrying a front page featuring a poll that supposedly shows the Tories reaching 50% in an opinion poll.

The Daily Mail is a poisonous right-wing publication that delights in trashing the Labour Party, has a history of supporting British fascism and fawning over Theresa May. It carries a poll showing that the Tory lead has halved almost overnight because of the Tories’ chaos and hubris over planned tax-increases.

In other words, it’s almost as if the two had undergone a ‘Freaky Friday’-type mind-swap, with each behaving as you…

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Wipe the smile off her face – and get YOUR future back

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This is aimed at the young people of Britain. It begins with an apology and, like all good marketing pitches and therapeutic interventions, ends with a call to action.

First, the apology. You have been let down by your parents’ and grandparents’ generations. They – we, though some of us have tried to stop it – have gradually dismantled much of what made this country great. And in doing so, they have poisoned your future.

They have told you there is no alternative to a country where the public services that my generation took for granted as we grew up are rapidly consigned to the bin, where the NHS and education are starved of funds, where inequality continues to grow, where secure well-paid jobs become harder and harder to find, where pensions (yes, even you will one day need something to live on when you get older) are stolen from…

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Theresa May – Give the elderly, disabled and vulnerable the Care they deserve

Dear Prime Minister, If my research is correct then I understand that your own ancestors lived in poverty with both your grandmothers working in service and your grandfather worked as a butler.

Your parents must have had to go without as they grew?

I am writing to you in my capacity as a Support worker for individuals with learning disabilities (ex student nurse) to ask that you give our social care sector an urgent agenda.

The Care Cap has been delayed until 2020 yet your own government have only agreed to put £2 billion into the threadbare system over the next three years. To add insult to injury, us support workers and carers have been set a “living wage” of £7.50 per hour whilst working in dangerous conditions.

I have personally worked in care homes that were seriously understaffed which meant the people receiving care suffered. “Poor treatment in a care home” is indeed a breach of article 8 of the human rights act (HRA, 1998) and your current care legislation is totally incompatible. I am no legal expert but from what I understand, every care home should be placed on special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as providers simply cannot meet all of the standards of your own legislation.

Safeguarding is paramount and YOU are not doing that at all. At local level, we support workers that earn around your “living wage” are also paying an increase into our council tax rates (just like everyone else) yet we are paying into such a frail system it could collapse at any point.

I am recommending that all support workers and carers report immediately to the CQC the following….

Short staffing

Unsafe practise

Not enough rest time between shifts

The wage of around £7.50 ph The fact that our elderly, disabled and vulnerable that pay for their care are being treated in a way that tantamount to financial abuse and neglect.

It’s time to give people the care they deserve.

Pay us more and introduce the Care Cap with immediate effect.

Yours Sincerely

Miss Sarah Wiles

Loughborough UK

Theresa May – Give the elderly, disabled and vulnerable the Care they deserve