Looks like the HRA is back on Tory agenda

So tonight we learn that Theresa May wants another stab at trying to remove our rights all in the name of Terrorists, Hey nothing like punishing citizens for something they had no part in but then that is Tory Mantra as Austerity has proved.

Govt and Justice has an abundance of legislation to deal with terrorists.

She does not have to do this and her reasons are a lame excuse when all she has to do is insert a clause into the said act stating that known terrorists will be excluded from the act.

Simple and can be done in a matter of days via Statutory Instrument and would no doubt get cross party support.

I don’t know about you but I am getting mighty pissed off with this Govt abusing its citizens with an abundance of legislation that attacks and does nothing to uniting the populace.

 

 

 

Dialogue and Context

Dialogue and Context these are two words many fail to get a grip off when discussing Corbyn and his misconceived connection with undesirables.

Jeremy Corbyn throughout his 30+ years of political life has always tried to go that extra mile in achieving peace indeed that is why he was awarded  The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for 2013 which is not awarded lightly but rather nominees are well researched.

He goes that extra mile to open dialogue with those who seek to destroy that does not come easy and often takes some unusual moves but you cant take that away from him for trying as his aim has always been honourable.

During this election campaign I have witnessed much baloney accusing him of being a terrorist sympathizer nothing is further from the truth if it was he would not have brought us the excellent manifesto, if it was he would not be drawing such vast numbers of citizens at every event he goes too indeed we are lumbered by just a few people who cannot see the wood from the trees and believe the copious amounts of press and media bullshit which is mostly taken out of context and spun do you really think an active man from the Stop the War campaign would be a terrorist sympathizer, it is laughable.

No one doubts the methods he used to open dialogue but then we should not doubt the reasons for doing so as he is and always has been a peace negotiator and for gods sake it is just the qualities we need now running this nation given the recent brutal atrocities in Manchester and London.

He is the only one with the tenacity that understands the issues of terrorism we face and the only one who will go the extra mile to find ways to open dialogue to negotiation which was something this nation was good at and why fighting fire with fire is not and never will be the best option of which must always be the last option as doing so will escalate and lead to full blown war.

I request that you see mainstream media as a source to research the article and not take it at face value as they have there own agenda read books, magazines, websites and blogs at take you opinion from a variety of sources as that is the only way we can come to a more informed opinion.

 

 

 

Go On, Give me one good reason to Vote Tory.

Back in 1986 I was a young 23 year old with a life ahead of me having got married in the May of that year I was at the time a Tory voter following in my families tradition and at the time had nothing to doubt them in my young mind but my, how views change over the years as you read here.

My wife’s mum had a 4 bedroom council house and with her children growing up and moving out it was decided that we would set up home there as it had 2 spare bedrooms as my wife and her mum was only taking up two of them and as the council was trying to force her out into a one bedroom property if my wife moved out this seemed the logical choice in the short term at least.

Then came along Thatchers right to buy which at the time further reinforced my intentions to vote Tory so we went ahead and looked into this and found that her mum could live out her lasting days here if she allowed us to buy it rent free in exchange for her 60% discount so that was the plan we all agreed.

We brought the house for £13,580 but borrowed more as the home was sub standard and needed a lot of work to make it fit for the modern age with central heating, insulation, double glazing, new bathroom and kitchen etc but at the low price of £13,580 it was a price worth doing.

So we was all set mum happily living here with the all memories she had gained since the 60’s close by and a home we could use with enough bedrooms to start a family whilst looking after mum.

I was working full-time and my wife part-time in the evenings as she had children to look after as well as her mum who was depending on her more and more as the years progressed but we was happy with the set up as I would take over in the evenings so she could get out and have what she called free time on her own away from mum and the children but in fact was part-time work in the local co-op it gave her the chance to get out and talk to customers and is why she stayed to this day.

Roll forward to April 1991 and an event happened that would change our lives forever and in the main changed my political outlook over the years to the present.

I had an SAH/Stroke at just 27 years old and was to curtail the plans we had made for the future I had to have a craniotomy and long operation to clip the bleed in the middle cerebral artery which was an aneurysm that had been growing in a weak blood vessel wall from birth and just took its moment to burst – shit happens but live goes on

I was in induced coma for 6 weeks to rest and limit brain activity and lots of physiotherapy followed to get as much use of my right side back I was absolutely keen and adamant to get back to work as soon as possible as my employer paid me full wages throughout the 12 months I was off work and the thought of claiming Disability Living Allowance just never crossed my mind indeed at the time I did not even know what was available to support me and my family through these troubled times no one told me and as my employer never cut my wages it had no concern to me, indeed my thought was there are citizens out there who need it more than me.

It was not until many many years later that I found out that working was not a barrier to claiming DLA and it was an in-work benefit to help with the additional costs of being disabled.

Roll forward to 2007 and the global financial crash was here and my subsequent redundancy, due to employer not being able to get the loans he needed to expand his business and losing contracts meant half the workforce had to go and me being disabled I was on the list times and employers mindsets change I guess over the years just as they had for me.

The redundancy payment I had with erratic wage payments I had due to agency work meant I was able to keep my head above water for 6 months and had hoped to find full time employment in that time but was not the case and even agency work dried up too.

This was the point that I had no choice but to go to DWP for help you see being disabled put me at a disadvantage in the work place due to my disabilities which were both mental and physical but I carried on looking for work and having many interviews without success as I just did not want to be beat by the system that I was finding to be not working for me.

I remember one employer not even giving me an interview and looked at my club right hand and said no you are better off on disability benefits I thought WTF!  I literally walked into the room and walked straight back out again but what could I do as just his word against mine and could not claim discrimination as he was not even my employer.

So here I was a disabled citizen on Incapacity Benefit and middle rate of DLA a substantial reduction in what I was earning and payback for all the years I had worked and claimed nothing perhaps I should have claimed DLA back in 1991 instead of waiting until I had real need in 2007 as I could have saved it all.

Anyone remember that Cunt Cameron saying in 2010 that no one should claim benefits unless they had real need? did he forget many had been doing exactly that  for many years before he made that absolutely dumb statement?

That statement struck a nasty cord and was to be the beginning of my research into politics and in particular the Conservative Party it came at the right time as Austerity was about to bite harder and harder as those 7 years progressed and was to be the force to join and support the Labour Party and what finally swung it was Jeremy Corbyn in Sept 2015

Our beloved mum passed away in March 2016 we take heart in the fact we gave her the best care known to man lived out her final years relatively free of pain with the help of medication and without bed sores that are a pain to so many elderly due to lack of care.

We live on in poverty no longer am I getting ESA as the DWP despite having life long disability thought migrating me to ESA from IB with a 365 Day limit on it was a good idea I still get DLA Care at middle rate but am living in fear of another assessment for PIP and losing that too which will be me with Zero Income.

My wife who was getting Carers allowance at the poultry sum off about £60 a week lost that too a few years ago because she was investigated heaven knows why it was a fuckin kick in the teeth but anyway they said she worked just a few hours sometimes just a few minutes over what was allowed

Trying to juggle the demands of work whilst trying to keep tabs on not going over is no easy task especially when your employer is making request for overtime and you think you are doing the economy a good turn.

What was the result? she lost it all not just the hours she went over but the who bloody lot over £16,000 and that debt she is still paying via attachment whilst her mum is not even here so is a bad memory every time she looks at her wage slip needing me to comfort her every month.

We have saved the Govt not only thousands in DLA but also thousands in caring for our mum ourselves and not putting the burden on the Govt and they know treat us with such disdain.

The Tory Party are not just the #nastyparty but absolute vile without an ounce of care and if any of the DWP ministers knocked on my door now I will snack them on the nose as the GBH charge would be a price worth paying.

My only hope now is the Labour Party are returned to Govt on the June 8th as maybe then I can partake some training to get back to work and forget these sorry years in politics because whilst I will be 54 on June 4th and disabled I still have worth to the economy which Jeremy rightly believes in.

I have postponed my birthday on June 4th and carried it forward to June 9th hopefully it will be a morning I can open those 4 cans of larger I have saved in the fridge!!

#JC4PM all the way

 

 

 

Dear Mrs May..

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Dear Mrs May,

Jeremy Corbyn and yourself have agreed to halt campaigning for the General Election today as a mark of respect for the victims of last night’s bombing. In solidarity, the SKWAWKBOX will do the same for today.

But this is not a political post, except inasmuch as everything is politics. Anyone who reads this blog will know what opinion it holds of your politics and behaviour. No, this is just a human post, with a few human questions that won’t wait.

Dear Mrs May, why did we have to wait almost four hours for a statement from you about the events last night at the Manchester arena. We know when a tragedy like this happens there are meetings, and briefings, and chaos. But people were worried, afraid, sad – and not a word from you. For almost four hours. Not even a tweet from Number 10. Conservative…

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Hammond’s ‘Abbott moment’ – but far worse (audio)

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It’s not hard to understand why the Tories daren’t debate. Apply the slightest pressure and they go into full-blown meltdown.

This morning, on Radio 4’s Today programme, John Humphrys challenged Philip Hammond’s transparently false attack on Labour’s fully-costed manifesto – and Hammond went into a funk so profound that, while it’s tempting to call it his ‘Abbott moment’, it would be more fair to consider renaming Abbott’s interview to her ‘Hammond moment’.

hammond dim.jpgEasily confused: Philip Hammond

Hammond attempted to portray Labour’s spending commitments as having a ‘£58 billion hole’ in them, but Humphrys pointed out that to reach that conclusion he had to conflate Labour’s ‘running costs’ and investment plans – which is something Hammond and his party don’t do about their own spending.

Hammond started to stammer – clearly with no clue how to proceed when things weren’t going to script except to fall back on his pre-scripted attack…

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Did you know homeless people can register to vote? Here’s how. #GE17

Even I did not know this and was under the believe you had to have a fixed UK Address so our homeless citizens which include those living in temporary accommodation have a direct route to justice by heading straight to councils and ensuring they are registered and vote Labour Party as it is the best chance right now of permanent residency.

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You might not have known it, but homeless people can register to vote. The SKWAWKBOX didn’t until contacted by the @Homeless_vote Twitter account with a request to publicise their drive to get as many homeless people to register as possible.

elec homeless.pngThe form for registering to vote if you have no fixed address

It’s vital, as disenfranchisement is far more widespread among homeless people. And if you are a Labour supporter, you have even more reason to support the push, as it’s unlikely many homeless people – who have increased vastly in number under the Tories (over 120,000children were homeless last Christmas) – will vote for the Conservatives.

As the government’s site on voter registration makes clear, homelessness is no bar to the right to vote:

Who is eligible to register to vote? You can register to vote in the UK if you are:
• resident (usually live in the…

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Huge Tax increases? Don’t believe the lies

As the title of this blog says Don’t believe the lies of Press and Media and remember they have a motive to spread such dogma and downright bullshit.

As many readers of my blog know I am a Stroke Survivor but even I have the foresight and inclination to see what is going on here, yes their will be some rises in taxation that we can understand and welcome for the changes this nation desperately needs to level the balance of inequality, Justice and bring about an end to austerity in which so many citizens have suffered.

But the very important point I wish to get across is this, the efficiency saving factor that none of the press and media talk about we all know that austerity and failed Tory policy and legislation has cost dear and continues to do so until the changes that are needed are enacted.

This wastage will be factored into Labour costings making many of there policies cost neutral they could even go as far as making a saving over what our Govt is spending.

Ill take one department as an example as it has affected me greatly and that is the Department of Works and Pensions it has over the past 7 years had a catalogue of wasteful expenditure from needless tribunals of some of the most disabled and ill citizens a work capability assessment that is just not working and costing a fortune in wasteful contracts a failed universal credit programme that is still not fully implemented and was subject to not one but two failed I.T Systems that cost a mint.

This wastefulness is spread across all departments and needs stopping so that the money can be properly and thoughtfully used in better ways.

So whilst corporations will be asked to pay a bit more lets remember the billions they have not paid and the benefits they will get in paying a bit more surely a skilled workforce brought about via free education for all is a price work paying in the longer term.

Surely those earning over £80 thousand per annum and of which some of these people will not even feel it due to the astronomical amounts they earn is a price worth paying due to the better services they will get from it.

We have got it into our heads that taxation is bad when in fact I see it as a good and part of being a part of society and sharing to bring about the well financed services we all enjoy day in day out.

The press and media as far as I am concerned need a good kicking as they too should bloody well pay there dues in taxation and why they report so anti over Jeremy Corbyn’s Manifesto.

We have a great chance in front of us which only comes around once ever 5 years just one day when power transfers to us lets not waste it and use it to good effect just as labour party will on policy and legislation for the many and not the few.