Monthly Archives: May 2017

What kind of world do I live in? #GE2017

Originally posted on Fear and Loathing in Great Britain:
This week in therapy I said, ‘I dream of living in a small cottage where I can walk outside and feel the grass under my bare feet.’ For me that is…

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#ToryManifesto: “you’ll only see online news we want you to see” #GE17 #censorship

SKWAWKBOX As today’s Independent points out, the Tories have slipped plans into their manifesto to extend their ‘Snoopers’ charter’ to include control over what news the British public is allowed to see online. The manifesto item – tellingly one of … Continue reading

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“Very clear #ToryManifesto gives big newspapers ALL they’ve wanted” #GE17

SKWAWKBOX The Tories’ manifesto is vague on everything except its most damaging aspects. One area in which it’s crystalclear is its commitment to measures that will delight many newspaper owners. The Tory manifesto section on the media The Tories – … Continue reading

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Emergency appeal: malicious attack on pro-JC campaigner

SKWAWKBOX Pro-Corbyn blogger @Rachael_Swindon is one of the most tireless campaigners for Labour, Corbyn and a fairer society that you’ll ever find. As well as blogging and creating some of the strongest memes to support Labour’s message, she is a full-time mother … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX: Pro-Corbyn blogger @Rachael_Swindon is one of the most tireless campaigners for Labour, Corbyn and a fairer society that you’ll ever find. As well as blogging and…

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The Tory answer to the question “who pays for social care?”: You!

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Image via WikiHow Two excellent responses to the Conservatives’ social care manifesto proposal: Torsten Bell at the Resolution Foundation and, of course, The King’s Fund. It took me quite a long time to figure out…

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43 marginals we know NEW voters can swing #GOTV #voteLabour #GE17

SKWAWKBOX An excellent new graphic shows 43 marginal seats where the margin of victory in 2015 was less than the number of new voters who have registered to vote since 2015. Many of those new voters will have registered to … Continue reading

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Tory #DementiaTax explained – please read and share #GE17

SKWAWKBOX The Tories are banking on the complexity of their plans to hammer elderly people to prevent pensioners from understanding and switching their support to the Labour party. The Bow Group is a Conservative think-tank – but it has prepared … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
A plurality of views and perspectives is a fundamental ingredient of a flourishing democracy. Freedom of speech is a prerequisite of an inclusive, genuine democracy. When a government tries to stifle some perspectives, and…

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