The demand for profit is causing huge harm to the private care system, it has been claimed.
Investor returns have become more important than quality care and workers’ pay, according to research.
Private equity, hedge funds and real estate investment trusts have brought in predatory financial techniques, justified in the name of enticing capital into a sector that the government has persistently failed to adequately fund.
Boris Johnson promised to overhaul the system, more than two years ago. He has yet to lift a finger.
That’s unless you include his government’s Covid-19 strategy that killed – what – 30,000 care home residents, at least?
Tory governments putting private profits over public's wellbeing causing untold harm.https://t.co/kT056kw3z5
— Jacques Gallagher (@filsdelenin) August 10, 2021
Also in the news:
Charities are warning that foodbank use will rocket if the Universal Credit cut goes ahead
But the Tories have been pushing more and more people into food poverty. It is their policy.
So why would they care?
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 10, 2021
Iain Duncan Smith wants civil servants to go back to working in the office
The former Tory leader thinks it’s necessary “because there’s an ecosystem around them made up of cafes, restaurants bars, even theatres and other areas that give people jobs and without people back in their offices, going out for sandwiches, you know, coffees, etcetera that ecosystem will collapse and people will lose their jobs”.
Former Tory leader calls for civil servants to be forced to go back to the office https://t.co/DsSQHSqeQU
— Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) August 9, 2021
Business chief asks Johnson to save firms from the damage done by Brexit – and goes unanswered
In response, Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK has asked why business leaders are putting up with Johnson.
A reader responded that they are probably waiting for the Tories to further reduce workers rights and financial reporting standards, while another pointed out that Johnson made his position clear three years ago when he said, “F*ck business.”
Why is business putting up with the Tories? https://t.co/g9ybCGfOxm If business thinks the Tories have got Brexit wrong why aren’t they joining the party to force it to change its ways?
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) August 9, 2021
Abbott calls for end to Patel’s cruel mass deportation flights
The fourth mass deportation flight to Jamaica since the Windrush Scandal will leave the UK today (August 11), showing that Home Secretary Priti Patel and her boss Boris Johnson have learned nothing from it.
The excuse is that the deportees are all dangerous criminals – except they aren’t, according to Labour’s Diane Abbott. And they have served the sentence for their crime.
In fact, they are being subjected to double jeopardy, which should be illegal in UK law – penalising people twice for the same crime. It is imposed because the deportees are not white.
There must be a moratorium on these mass deportation flights – Diane Abbott MP exclusive https://t.co/dPdjE3ythe
— Rachael Swindon Cult member 069 – (@Rachael_Swindon) August 9, 2021
Not just word of the day. Word of the year, sadly. https://t.co/crZTyKdyWN
— Peter Oborne (@OborneTweets) August 10, 2021
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