Monthly Archives: May 2017

BBC ‘mood box’ – people trust Corbyn’s Labour with elderly care (video) #GE17

SKWAWKBOX The ‘mood box’ vox pop of the BBC’s Daily Politics show has long been a source of deep frustration to supporters of Labour and its direction under Jeremy Corbyn, who feel that it is typically slanted very much toward … Continue reading

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“Most Improved” Wirral Council. Breaking the law on Discretionary Housing Payments – and now an FOI failure – have vulnerable families been evicted?

Originally posted on Wirral In It Together:
22nd May 2017 Following a failure by Wirral Council to properly respond to an urgent FOI request – sent three months ago – we’re now in a position to update the public. We’ve made…

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8 MILLION women ‘not certain to vote’ Register by 23.59 #GE17 #HaveYourSay

SKWAWKBOX According to The Fawcett Society,as many as eight millionwomen are not certain whether they’ll vote in the upcoming General Election. EIGHT million. Let’s put that into context – in 2015 the total number of people who voted in the … Continue reading

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Theresa May pledges to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

Originally posted on Fear and Loathing in Great Britain:
Source: Theresa May pledges to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

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Huge. Labour to end student fees IMMEDIATELY if elected #GE17 #claimyourfuture

SKWAWKBOX This is the news every young person starting university this autumn has been hoping for. The decision ordinary people instinctively know is right. The one Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters could feel was coming. In news just released, Labour has announced … Continue reading

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Strasbourg grapples with international surrogacy and the concept of “family”

UK Human Rights Blog Paradiso and Campanelli v Italy (Application no. 25358/12), 24 January 2017 – read judgment The Strasbourg Court ruled earlier this year that the prohibition on commercial surrogacy arrangements did not justify the Italian authorities’ actions in … Continue reading

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#DementiaTax – what happens when SURVIVING spouse needs care too? #GE17

SKWAWKBOX The Tories plan to rob surviving spouses and their families (image by @ukdemockery In spite of the uproar – and the migration of elderly voters to Labour – caused by the Tories’ plans to make older people pay even … Continue reading

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One day left: register to vote – for Labour, for your #NHS #claimyourfuture #GE17

SKWAWKBOX There’s one day left – the deadline for registering to vote in the General Election is tomorrow, Monday 22 May. Around 2 million people have already registered – enough to upset any polls and expectations. Many of those are young … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky endorses Jeremy Corbyn. Here’s why

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
Professor Noam Chomsky has urged the British electorate to vote for Labour. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, earlier this month, Chomsky stated: “If I were a voter in Britain, I would vote for him.”…

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