Local authorities seem to think that driving council house tenants to starvation, or taking their belongings, as a means of clearing council tax arrears is a good idea.
How do they think taking the few possessions and the little money left to people in extremely vulnerable situations, that were worsened by Covid-19, will make everything better?
And which councils do you reckon are responsible for this behaviour? The Tory ones?
Consequences of austerity, low wages, inequality, govt cuts to local authority budgets: Councils in England referred 280,000 households to bailiffs over council tax debt.
A govt of billionaires does not care, no idea how people struggle to make ends meet.https://t.co/i9Go9aZXyJ
— Prem Sikka (@premnsikka) August 8, 2021
Also in the news:
1. Boris Johnson may be thinking of replacing Rishi Sunak as Chancellor – with Liz Truss
He would be replacing one incompetent – Sunak was responsible for the ‘Eat out to die out’ voucher scheme that did so much to spread Covid-19 last autumn – with another – Truss trumpeted a trade deal with Japan that sold Stilton cheese to a country that is lactose-intolerant.
Boris Johnson threatens to sack Chancellor Sunak as critics might rally around him.
We need based policy-based politics not personality cults. Both are the architects of disastrous policies – austerity, neglect of public services, contracts for cronies.https://t.co/52iiq0OM2V
— Prem Sikka (@premnsikka) August 7, 2021
2. MPs have been claiming expenses for ‘dependent children’ – who aren’t children at all
And they’re mostly Tories. What a surprise.
It’s not people on universal credit that are the problem. It’s scroungers like this! https://t.co/nxGPlww7wn
— Carla 🟠🌤 (@carlagregory89) August 8, 2021
3. NHS waiting lists could top 15 million in four years, ministers are warned
They’ve been told a major increase in capacity is required but they are too busy giving cash to private companies and selling off NHS assets to pay for it.
NHS waiting lists could top 15 million in four years without major rise in capacity https://t.co/fJTaczDPOn
— Clare Hepworth OBE (@Hepworthclare) August 8, 2021
4. Former Chancellor is accused of breaking the ministerial code
It’s claimed that Philip Hammond broke the rules because he lobbied the government on behalf of a bank that employs him as a paid advisor – before the end of a two-year ban on using his his “government and/or ministerial contacts to influence policy” on behalf of his new employer.
This is the mark of a political party that has no regard for rules or conditions. Hammond needs to be investigated for breaking the Ministerial Code. https://t.co/3Ebd3jcqvY
— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) August 8, 2021
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