Backlash against Starmer’s Substitute Tory Party grows as he insists he’ll do nothing for ordinary people
can you imagine having raging toothache using pliers to pull your teeth out, ending up with sepsis because of the infection in their mouth… Corbyn promised people Dentists, STARMER promises to stop NHS dentistry, hospitals etc., free school meals, you mad supporting HIM?
— Isobel_Waby we NEED a COALITION (@Isobel_waby) July 17, 2023
It’s a good question. Jeremy Corbyn promised to provide dentistry on the National Health Service but Keir Stürmer is promising to deny it to more people (although he hasn’t said it in as many words).
He’s also planning to inject much more privatisation into the NHS, probably to complete the transformation of the service into nothing more than a banner under which public money may be passed to private companies that perpetuate illness and refuse to provide cover where it is not profitable, making healthcare a postcode lottery:
Tony Blair says the NHS needs more private sector involvement.
Privatisation, started by his Labour govt and escalated by successive Tory govts, helped create this NHS crisis.
The only way we can save our NHS is by renationalising and properly funding it 💙
— Breakthrough Party 🟠🌤️ (@BThroughParty) July 17, 2023
URGENT: Big pharma is desperately trying to overhaul a key NHS pricing deal. If they’re successful it will cost us an extra £2.5 BILLION A YEAR – money that could be used to properly fund the NHS.
Sign the petition now and demand the UK Government stops this robbery
— Global Justice Now (@GlobalJusticeUK) May 30, 2023
There’s the problem with more privatisation in a nutshell. Once these private health bloodsuckers get a monopoly on the provision of care, they’ll push prices through the roof – knowing that you and I will have to pay for it, no matter what.
By supporting increased private involvement in healthcare, Starmer supports this plan to drain the public purse of its funds and effectively put you into debt to grotesquely rich corporate fatcats – forever.
He’s being nicknamed #SirKidStarver because he won’t end the two-child limit on child benefit and is therefore continuing to impose poverty on millions of children, nor will he provide free school meals for everybody who needs them.
Stürmer’s ‘Right-hand Liar’, Yvette Cooper, was pressed to justify the policy that will deliberately keep a quarter of a million children in poverty and 850,000 more in increased poverty, on the morning media round. Judge her failure by this clip:
Yvette Cooper her lies, Starmers right hand liar, she failed to mention they are TAKING away FREE SCHOOL MEALS for children, they will Privatise Hospitals, people will die of Sepsis because Dentists are NOT available they MOCKED CORBYN.. my god he was a socialist not a TORY. https://t.co/hkD9DH52Q9
— Isobel_Waby we NEED a COALITION (@Isobel_waby) July 17, 2023
Labour’s answer to criticism is apparently to say we should vote for the Substitute Tory Party because its members have ancestors who were working class:
"I'm horrified that you're going to force children to languish in poverty, but I'll vote for you because your dad was a toolmaker, your mum was a nurse and your grandparents made shoes", said no voter ***EVER!!!***
These people are out of their f****** minds. https://t.co/IpKIK0khp6
— The Agitator (@Agitate4Change) July 16, 2023
It seems Stürmer and all his little stürmtroopers need a lesson on how a Labour Party governs a nation. Here’s one:
Government’s economic role is to use its spending power to put our collective resources to work – for people and planet.
As long as those resources are mobilized sensibly, we can afford to use them.
Anyone who says otherwise is either clueless or lying.pic.twitter.com/mmSd5AQZut
— Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley) July 17, 2023
The consensus opinion is increasingly that Stürmer is lying:
Lots of people I know believe Starmer is being timid in order to win and THEN he will be more radical
TRUTH is Starmer has no hidden wish to be more radical. What you see NOW is what you get. He is a Blair-Cameron Neoliberal who is in lockstep with Murdoch and Uncle Sam
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) July 16, 2023
Thankfully not everyone, even in the Parliamentary Labour Party, supports the wholesale betrayal of Labour Party values that Stürmer is preparing:
It’s pretty clear that we now need an honest & fundamental discussion in the Labour Party about child poverty, it’s causes & the impact of the policies introduced by the Tories, including the 2 child limit, because it’s obvious some in the party don’t fully appreciate its impact.
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) July 16, 2023
And outside the party, some of us are already agitating for direct action:
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) July 17, 2023
The article states that Stürmer is actively planning to fail the nation on many levels:
– Climate change
– Transport reform
– The economy
– Public sector pay
– The NHS
– Social care
– Law and order
– Trade unions
– Reversing Tory policy
– Support for local government
– Electoral reform
– Interest rates
– Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
– Taxing the rich
It calls for us to make Stürmer as uncomfortable as possible, for as long as possible, on all those issues until the pressure on him to reform becomes unsurmountable and he is forced to change.
How to do this?
– Inform yourself
– Join groups
– Talk to people
– Write to MPs, councillors and anyone else
– Phone in to the radio (you are likely to get on)
– Consider peaceful protest
– Join a union if it is appropriate for you
– Write a blog
– Comment here
– Tweet, Thread, use Mastodon, create a YouTube, TikTok or Instagram post.
But just don’t suffer in silence. Starmer has to know he is failing, already. Only then might he change, or be forced to. Things are far too serious to accept the dire policy options as those Starmer is now proposing. We all have to demand better.
And in the short term there is only one option: anyone who understands how bad the situation is at the moment must vote for anybody but Labour or the Conservatives. Who the other party to support may be will only be apparent locally.
The best places to start are at Somerton and Frome, Selby and Ainsty, and Uxbridge and South Ruislip on Thursday (July 20, 2023).
Where is the evidence that the Tories are ‘transforming’ the economy?
I'm thinking -do Tory politicians actual believe we've bought into the notion the Govt is currently leading the UK in transition to a high skilled high paid economy ?
The gig economy, temp contracts, removal of workers rights is-in my view- a form of modern feudalism.
— Clare Hepworth OBE (@Hepworthclare) July 17, 2023
It seems that the only evidence of any such action by the Conservatives is a plan to close down what Rishi Sunak calls “rip-off” degrees that don’t guarantee a job to graduates.
What a vile advert. The education secretary couldn’t name a single degree or course that qualified. This is just a cap on aspiration. https://t.co/6SerJtANdY
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) July 17, 2023
It seems a strange demand – that degree courses guarantee a job to the people taking them. By that standard, shouldn’t they all be shut down and a multi-billion pound education industry destroyed overnight?
You see, the point of most degrees isn’t to fit people into a job; it is to teach people how to think. That way, they can work out how to get, for themselves, the job that best suits them. This policy reveals Tory ideology: they don’t want people who can think – they just want livestock who can be slotted into jobs that will make money for their friends and funders:
Sunak's 'everyone should take business studies degrees' narrative is crass anti-intellectualism at its worst. The whole point of subjects like history, philosophy and Eng lit is that they teach people to think.
— David__Osland (@David__Osland) July 17, 2023
But it’s hard to tell, because it seems the Tories are doing their utmost to hide what they are doing – probably because the only people they are helping are themselves.
Jan 2023: Transparency is really important
July 2023: Gov hides private jet use by Rishi Sunak pic.twitter.com/UEyqjkHLIp
— Farrukh (@implausibleblog) July 16, 2023
How about the way government departments under the Tories have been blacklisting media organisations that publish information that is critical of them? Here’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace apologising for such treatment of Declassified UK:
Outgoing UK defence secretary Ben Wallace had to apologise to @DeclassifiedUK in Parliament after his dept blacklisted us for doing critical journalism.
His dept's 'D-Notice committee' then asked us to censor one of our stories. We said hell no.👇pic.twitter.com/3MgTvc7rhk
— Matt Kennard (@kennardmatt) July 16, 2023
What else do they not want us to know?
Perhaps the fact that yet another Tory MP has been arrested – for sexual impropriety and misconduct in public office?
“He has not set foot in parliament since being arrested.
He has been reselected as candidate for next GE. His constituents do not know.”
After this, it seems his constituents WILL… https://t.co/WuKpKSoyBa
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) July 16, 2023
Perhaps the fact that 2022 was the worst year for real wage growth in nearly half a century since the early 1970s, meaning their fairy story that increases in your wages are fuelling inflation is a lie?
2022 was the worst year for real wage growth in nearly half a century – average real wages in UK will be lower in 2026 than they were in 2008 – so on what planet can it be said wage rises are causing high inflation! Never underestimate how thick this Government thinks we all are https://t.co/CBJNORJug6
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 17, 2023
Perhaps the fact that they spent more than one-and-a-half times as much money on duff Covid-related contracts through their illegal “VIP lane” as they have allocated to the building of new NHS hospitals?
FURTHER NOTE RE "NEW HOSPITALS"
Just £3.7bn has been committed
Public accounts committee report June 2023:
£6bn given to VIP Covid contractors recommended by Tory MPs & peers
So almost twice as much given to Covid VIP Lane, than to our "new hospitals" pic.twitter.com/VdtvCeHxYT
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) July 17, 2023
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