Wednesday, 11 December 2019

“I don't like Corbyn. Give me one good reason why I should vote for Labour!”

“I don't like Corbyn. Give me one good reason why I should vote for Labour!”
2010-2019, in case you missed it...
1,000 sure start centres closed.
780 libraries closed.
700 football pitches closed.
Food bank use up 2,400%.
Homelessness up 1,000%.
Rough sleeping up 1,200%
Bedroom tax caused mass evictions.
Evictions are running at record highs.
35% of U.K. kids live in poverty.
Student fees up 300%.
Student debt has risen 150%.
Eradication of EMA (education maintenance allowance).
National debt has risen from £850billion to £2.25trillion.
Emergency Brexit stimulus from BoE in June 2016 of £175b.
Brexit related fall in national revenue £500b.
GDP fallen to -0.1%.
GBP fallen by circa 15% versus EUR and USD.
Manufacturing in recession.
Construction in recession.
Services close to recession.
25-30% cuts to all govt departments.
25-30% cuts to all councils, mainly centred on Labour councils.
Half of councils facing effective bankruptcy.
185k extra deaths attached to the political ideology of austerity.
25,000 less police.
20,000 less prison officers.
10,000 less border officials.
10,000 less firefighters.
10,000 less medical professionals.
25,000 less bed spaces for mental illness.
OECD calculate 3 million hidden unemployed, rate is really 13%.
Creation of 1.3m jobs, mainly temporary, self employed, gig economy and ZHC.
Only 30k full time work positions created.
Close on 50% of workers are self employed, ZHC, or part time precariat.
80% of the 5.3 million self employed live below the poverty line.
35% of self employed only earn £100 a month.
25% cuts for our disabled community.
80% cuts to Mobility allowance.
Closing Remploy.
40% of working households have practically no savings.
70% of households have less than 10k savings.
60% of households can only survive 2 months without a wage.
Household debt reaches new peak, despite emergency base rates.
Increase of 50% in hate crimes.
Increase of knife crime by 150% to 22,000 per year.
Increase in teenage suicide by 70%.
Suicide up 12% in the year 2018.
Self harm among young women up 70%.
Life expectancy down 3 years.
NHS satisfaction level at lowest recorded rate.
Council home building down 90%.
200k social homes lost since 2010.
Zero starter homes built, despite Tory flagship programme.
Council home building down 90%.
200k social homes lost since 2010.
One million families on council home waiting list.
100,000 increase on the council home waiting list since 2010.
36,000 teachers have left teaching.
You don't have to like him! He's not coming for tea! He's not moving next door! I don't like Strawberry creams but I still buy Quality Street!

The choices we make show who we are Labour tomorrow

On the last day...Even the You Gov poll owned by the Tories shows Labour closing in. Labour are within 5% or less in 50 marginala As I write Labour activists are pouring out into these seats. As the Tories begin to fear and as Dominic Raab drowns in sweat. As IDS faces defeat and even MRP shows that the Tories face deep risks and defeat. A Tory inner memo reveals that they have seriously underestimated Corbyn. Estimates of tactical votes suggests up to 20% will do so. The improvement in Labour vote seems to reflect this. As the activists head for their coaches, as the crowds around Corbyn grows as hope rises we near the opening of the polls in less than 24 hours. It's all to play for as we enter the last day. 

Yet the nature of the Conservative shadow is shown the selfish, minnow if it's soul leaks out . As I receive pictures of vast Tory cars parked across two or more disabled parking spots. As a little boy lays on coats and a metaphor or metonymy for the attitude of our rulers to the disabled. On a bus ride yesterday a woman tells me off for using my magnifier light. I tell her I am partially sighted yet no empathy or understanding crosses her narcissistic face. She is a symbol for the age, the attitude and the emotion. I tell her she should be careful in calling out the hidden disabled and call her out in front of the whole bus . This happened yesterday on the 8 10am, X6 from Ystradgynlais The woman got on at Pontardaweat about 7.50 she should reflect on her behavipur and her attitude. I wonder who she is voting for? Anyway let's recognise that today there is everything to fight for...we stand on the edge of change...the choices we make reveal who we are..when five families own as much as the bottom 30% and a minibus of billionaires own as much as 50% of the world's population...