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Whispers up corners, should not be the way in which so important a political party works. So many people rely on us to get this right.
Now that polling stations have closed, the SKWAWKBOX can reveal that Labour’s HQ, in complete contrast to the aggressive, energetic campaign of the party’s leader, mandated a purely defensive strategy for this election – and cost Labour the keys to 10 Downing Street.
The Blairites at headquarters – national and in many regions – presumably either not believing Labour could win seats from the Tories, or in some cases even hoping for a poor result, decided to circle the wagons around existing seats, particularly favouring those occupied by so-called ‘centrists’.
This meant that – at the instigation of senior HQ figures and right-wing NEC members – almost no resources were made available for the fight to win Tory-held marginals or even to defend Labour-held ones. Seats with a majority of below 3,000.
In and around Merseyside were two extremely marginal constituencies. One, Wirral West, had an…
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In a once in a lifetime opportunity, the UK electorate has the chance to run with real socialist ideals.. and to aim for democracy. The Labour Party is currently led by a tenacious socialist, of democratic ideals, who shows both immense staying power, and the ability to force change, even from this very destructive Tory Government.
In spite of all, Jeremy Corbyn has gathered a small Shadow Cabinet around him, accepting those less to be trusted, until by their own actions they left, allowing more trustworthy replacements. He has acted with great courtesy, patience and demonstrable care, to wait out the time for action. During that time, he has continuously harried the current Government, to our benefit.
We would be fools if we did not grasp this chance, and get this man into power. He is probably the most capable politician within our lifetime and that capability is very clearly registered, against the backdrop of part-owned and fully owned-policitians, and mainstream media, which all do their masters’ bidding.
Across this country we have spin-off members of the electorate, making utterly sickening attempts to ‘act like the ‘big men’ at the top’, whose actions are so destructive to us, to our children and to our whole society. In across, between fits of pique and rage, these fashion-following men and women set out to sabotage our rights. They regard it with glee, utterly forgetting that if our lives are made worthless, so will theirs be.
Yet surely our children, all children, even their children, should have the right to affordable, safe, family lives, within sound acommmodation, with gardens, good food, warm and comfortable clothing, aid during poor health and at the points of birth and death?
As a people, we need the right to a sound education.. and not the current ‘training-to-fit-in-and-do-as-you’re-told’ which our children (and we before them) are/were forced to undergo.
Living as we do, in the machine age moving through the internet age, we should all have the right to make our living under good wage structures, working in acceptable employment, under security of tenure.
Our homes should be non-polluting, ecologically sound, warm, and comfortable places where our health is guarded and our peace of mind exists.
Our modes of travel should be simple, cheap, non-polluting and effective ways of getting from a to b. Roads and rail should not be allowed to be planted willy nilly, ruining very large swathes of our remaining countryside and bringing no benefit to the electorate which lives there. We urgently need the re-use in greater efficiency, of our outdated rail tracks, canals, rivers, sea and air routes and roads. Good public transport is a vital aspect of so small a country as ours, and should obviate the need for one-person travelling, except on rare occasions.
Our food should come, as far as possible, from places close by; be filled with good nourishment and totally devoid of poisons and unnecessary hormones. Our food animals should be well treated throughout their lives and at the point of killing.. with brutalised animals – and slaughtermen – being anathema to society.
Our health and care systems should be run in an efficient and caring way as a public service. We’ve paid enough for them. Now it is surely time to get the dross out of the system, remove the long-term incompetents, stop ‘fiddling with the system’, stop giving away our health and care money into the coffers of foreign enterprises.. who sue our National Health and care services if they don’t gain contracts. We need the profit to stream back into our health and care systems, to shore up any lack.
Our local and national politicians and all civil servants should as part of their work, have to travel on our public transport systems, with no isolation from the general electorate which they serve. That happens in other countries, so why shouldn’t it happen here in the UK? If our politicians are frightened of their own electorate, it says little for their competence, good will or humanity of action.
Our current Government’s careful training of the electorate to accept people sleeping on the streets, our children in bed-and-breakfast temporary accommodation, desperate refugees – and unaccompanied refugeeing children – with no roof over their heads, when our country has been the instigator – with others – of their desperate refugee status, is not an adequate ‘education for the masses’. We do not need such rotten treatment to be meted out by any one of our ‘public servants’.
If that is the best they can do, they must be put out of their ‘service’, and replaced by people who will act in an humanitarian manner, and serve the electorate.
There is only one person who can set that up. Jeremy Corbyn!
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There are still good and thoughtful people in the world.. who recognise the current battle. .amnd agree with us that the Labour Party must change.
Letter to all Labour Members
“As Clem Attlee’s great niece and great nephew we would like to strongly endorse the continued leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
Under our great uncle as Prime Minister, the Labour Government enabled the creation of the Welfare State, inaugurated the National Health Service, implemented a major council housing building programme and achieved full employment, increased living standards and economic growth. This was done at a time of economic debt which makes any recent debt pale into insignificance. We applaud the success of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell at exposing the economic fallacy behind the doctrine of Austerity and setting both the national agenda and the course of Labour Party away from this failed economic model into one that invests both in the economic future and in all the people of this country, with no-one left behind.
We urge all members and MPs to vote for and…
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Just take a look at that picture. I challenge you to look at that picture and not smile. The expression on that woman’s face is wonderful. There is an unrestrained joy in that face. That fa…
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I think this is ‘the deal’.
In the Tatton Constituency of Cheshire our health and social care services are shut. In Knutsford, which has one of the highest populations of elderly of anywhere in the country, we have no day care, no overnight respite care, no dementia care, no dementia assessment, no help for family carers, a distant, collapsing and utterly wasteful hospital system.. and seemingly there is no intention of returning to a position of caring for the community.
We are viewed as ‘customers’. We have paid our dues. We are not customers but human beings who paid national health and social care insurance. What is currently happening is theft.
Our MP is Conservative, George Osborne.
Cheshire East Council is overwhelmingly (bullyingly) Conservative. It’s grasp of finances seems to be at variance with delivering services to the most vulnerable within its communities. Its Tory Councillors laugh at the opposition councillors, and plant their own people to head up every Committee.. including its scrutiny committees. Some scrutiny that is.
Yet, died in the wool ‘blue’ voters, continue voting in those people who do not serve their own needs, let alone the needs of vulnerable people. They vote as our MP, a man imposed on us, who has – by careful choice – never lived within Tatton, who took our public money illegitimately for his own use, until he was outed by the Daily Telegraph, who has inflicted fracking right across Tatton and Cheshire, who is only rarely seen anywhere within the constituency, and who has (as far as I know) never held a constituency meeting for those within his Tatton Constituency.. preferring instead to meet only Tories by appointment. There is a string of local people known to have requested meetings.. but Georgie is always ‘too busy’.
It all comes down to ‘what ordinary people will accept’. The line has been very greatly overstepped. We have reached the ground on which we will all stand. We now need Corbyn into number 10.
Reggae band UB40 have given Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn their backing in the new leadership race (Image: UB40/Facebook)
Legendary Birmingham reggae group UB40 appear to have endorsed Jeremy Corbyn, congratulating him on his recent victory after the Labour NEC yesterday declared that the incumbent party leader would be allowed to appear on the leadership ballot.
Jeremy Corbyn will be automatically included on the ballot in Labour’s leadership contest, the party’s National Executive Committee has ruled. His opponents had initially claimed he needed the support of 51 MPs or MEPs to stand.
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