Labour has become a farce under Keir Starmer; its false-flag attack on party members is once again accusing Jews of anti-Semitism – some of them for a second time.
A quick glance down the list of those accused (see this Skwawkbox article) provides familiar names: Leah Levane, Jenny Manson, Graham Bash, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Mike Cushman, Glyn Secker, Jonathan Rosenhead, Stephen Marks, Diana Neslen, Marion Roberts, Tony Booth.
Some of these have been targets of the Labour witch-hunt for years. In supporting this latest offence (and believe me, despite his claim to be stepping back from disciplinary matters in accordance with EHRC demands, he’s in this up to his armpits), Keir Starmer is disgracing himself, the disciplinary farce over which he presides, and every single member of the Labour Party who is allowing it to continue.
Also in the news recently:
Petition launched for Boris Johnson to fix the social care crisis – because he still hasn’t
Yes, Johnson has increased our National Insurance contributions by more than 10 per cent on the pretext that he will use the extra cash to fix social care – but he hasn’t offered any details of what he was going to do.
So the Guideposts Trust, a charity working in local communities with people who have dementia, learning disabilities, autism, and long-term mental health issues, and carers, has launched a petition.
It calls for “a real plan to solve the social care crisis that our community has been living with for years”.
And it makes suggestions:
Give social care staff the pay and respect they need.
Level up social care to the same level as the NHS.
Improve benefits and support for people trying to live independently.
You can sign the petition here.
Gas prices skyrocket but Johnson isn’t bothered
We should not be surprised that Boris Johnson isn’t concerned about rocketing gas bills; he doesn’t pay his own, after all (that’s if Downing Street even has gas).
Global gas prices have spiked, just as millions of people across the UK are facing the loss of £1,040 per year with the removal of the £20-per-week Universal Credit “uplift”.
And Johnson had the nerve to say: “I don’t believe people will be short of food – and wages are actually rising.”
He said gas prices surging was a “short-term” effect of the global economy re-starting. Is that right?
-Then the reality
Yet again pic.twitter.com/YNeyMExJ30
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) September 19, 2021
That’ll be a “no”, then.
The obvious solution is to re-nationalise gas – but neither Boris Johnson nor Keir Starmer would dream of doing that; they represent the people who are profiting hugely from the increases.
(What, did you honestly think they give a fig about your best interests?)
As a result of this – and all the other erosions of our rights and earning power – the UK is facing a Winter of Despair. See for yourself:
Alok Sharma, asked about gas price rises, says there are already plenty of things in place to help poorer families keep the heating on this winter.
Like the new NI rise?
Like the £20pw UC cut?
Like Brexit price hikes?
— Sam (@sammwittings) September 19, 2021
National insurance increases. Universal credit cuts. Food price inflation. And now major gas and electricity price increases. This is going to be a winter of despair for a great many, without adequate NHS support. And all wholly unnecessarily.
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) September 19, 2021
Patel taken to court over ‘concentration camps’ for asylum seekers
From The Mirror:
“Home Secretary Priti Patel is being taken to court over plans to keep asylum seekers in grim barracks for another four years.
“285 migrants are sleeping 14 to a dorm in Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent, where Covid outbreaks are rife.
“The High Court ruled in June that the Home Office had acted unlawfully by placing refugees in the barbed wire ringed facility – where fires broke out amid unrest in January.
“Ms Patel had used emergency planning laws to take over the MoD base for 12 months.
“Full planning permission was needed to continue using it beyond September 21. But she has secured it for four more years with a Special Development Order, avoiding local authority scrutiny and public consultation.
“Now one volunteer who supports residents is challenging the decision in the High Court as a breach of planning control – and has crowdfunded £35,000 to fight the case.”
Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.
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