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Tory Candidate Tells Foodbank Users To Take Out Payday Loan

The Conservative Candidate for Broxtowe has come under heavy criticism after footage emerged in which he blamed foodbank users woes on their lack of budgeting skills. He then offered up what he thought was a solution; that they take out a payday loan to buy food. Former RAF Logistics Officer Darren Henry is the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Broxtowe. He

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The Conservatives Have Disabled People’s Blood On Their Hands – Don’t Let Them Back In

Disabled Man in Wheelchair surrounded by Met Police

“There is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met in the State party” – United Nations At 21 years old, I’ve spent the entirety of my years maturing through high school and college under a Conservative government. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II, I was no

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The Ravages of Austerity – An Analysis

austerity

The current form of austerity was introduced by the Conservative-Liberal coalition government that came to power in 2010. The world was still recovering from the aftermath of the financial ‘crash’ of 2008; the most significant global economic downturn since the Great Depression (1929-39). It is effectively a campaign of budget cutting designed to reduce the UK’s (at the time) unsustainable

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UN Report Brands Austerity as “Ideological, Harsh & Uncaring” Part 1

Professor Philip Alston of the UN

Today saw the long awaited report from United Nations Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston. Alston visited the UK last November and was highly critical in his initial findings. The full report is damning about the Conservative’s use of austerity. Due to the length and content of the report, I’m breaking it down into a

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Under 25s Benefit Rates Need Equalising Just like Wages

Philip Hammond Budget 2018

This week saw the annual rise of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW). While a rise for low paid workers is always welcome, those aged under 25 may be feeling short changed. After all, they get less than their elders despite doing the same job. The same also applies to under 25s on benefits but they

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Heidi Allen’s Hypocrisy on Welfare is Staggering

Heidi Allen MP Crying in the commons

Former Tory MP Heidi Allen is the Independent Group’s Welfare Spokeswoman. She recent;y put out a video on social media calling for the end of the benefits freeze. What’s staggering is that since 2015 her voting record on welfare has been to cut, scrimp and exclude those with disabilities. Why should we believe a word she says? Heidi Allen recently

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The Independent Group have a message to the working class: F%$K YOU

The Independent Group of MPs looking upwards towards the word austerity whilst happy

There’s rarely a dull week in Westminster these days, However this week, several Labour & Tory MPs thought they could up the anti. It began when seven MPs left the Labour Party, joined by another shortly afterwards. Then on Wednesday, the media circus hit it’s peak when 3 Tory MPs joining the group. They claim to want to “change UK

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Tory Party IHRA reference not there in July 2018 but is now – Dated 2017

IHRA Logo

Following a complaint to the Conservative Party they sent me their “CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CONSERVATIVE PARTY REPRESENTATIVES” and I noticed something was missing. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition on antisemitism is there, but only the definition no examples. Whatsmore is that despite it missing in July 2018 this is dated 2017. Quick addition this summer? What

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Independent vs Mainstream a Modern Day David and Goliath

A modern day david vs goliath

Journalism is about holding people to account whether it’s awkward or not, so why does this government get a free pass from the mainstream press?   Suicide is always a topic you must be careful when writing about. You have to be responsible so as not to cause fear or alarm to people who are suffering from a mental health

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Home Secretary brands Corbyn “one of the biggest threat’s to our national security”

In a tweet that the mainstream media seems to have ignored, The Home Secretary Sajid Javid branded Jeremy Corbyn as “one of the biggest threat’s to our national security.” Javid has for days now been smearing the Labour leader but now has upped the ante to a despicable and libilious level. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been attacking Jeremy Corbyn

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