Is this Keir Starmer’s fastest u-turn yet?
We're ready when you are. pic.twitter.com/geMTcwwAqZ
— Green New Deal Rising (@GNDRising) July 6, 2023
Starmer’s relaxed attitude to keeping promises has been exposed so many times that even mainstream news shows are catching on:
Sir Bullshitter at it again 🤦🏻♀️ 5 missions equals 5 pledges he will U-Turn on yet again, get in the bin you lying fraudulent toad 🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/LsxcjNOeF7
— Red Kaz #jft97 💙 #SaveTheNHSFromTheToryVultures (@kazzacoey) July 6, 2023
Tory claim about consistent investment in the NHS is a myth
Left: Barclay, "We have invested consistently in the NHS."
Right: King's Fund report shows, fewer doctors and nurses than other countries, below-average investment in NHS infrastructure, fewer beds than our peers, lower than average admin spend #NHS75 pic.twitter.com/Q4CMTsBNJR
— Farrukh (@implausibleblog) July 5, 2023
Is Tony Blair’s idea for people to ‘queue jump’ NHS waiting lists by going private merely giving rich people faster access to public services?
"People with lots of money should be allowed to access public services before the poor plebs do" says war criminal.https://t.co/fxNzYfQDLT
— CrémantCommunarde🧡🌤🖐️ (@0Calamity) July 5, 2023
Is that a good point?
I think it is – as those providing private health services are very often also working for the NHS.
Getting people to pay for their services encourages them to spend more time on their private practices than on NHS work, thereby disadvantaging the poor. Right?
The UK is NOT ‘running out of money’, no matter what is said on Sky News
The UK is a monetary sovereign, It does not "borrow" that which it issues.
It can never run out, or go bust. Ever. It has access to infinite £. It can afford anything that is available. Whatever is achievable is affordable.
This is a fact. Sky are talking lies, lies, lies. https://t.co/5uCOBOnRSD
— Malcolm Reavell (@malcolm_reavell) July 6, 2023
Malcolm Reavell is more or less right. The UK government does borrow money from the Bank of England, but as the Bank is wholly owned by the UK government, it is literally borrowing from itself.
This act, in fact, creates money – meaning the UK cannot run out of it. The trouble is that the act of putting more money into the economy is inflationary (or can be). The answer to that, of course, is to set taxation at a level that negates the inflation caused by pumping in the money.
The logical way to balance this taxation would be by weighting it strongly towards the richest people in society; they benefit the most from the UK economy as it currently works. Also, for the economy to work at all, more of the money being pumped in needs to go into the hands of the people with the least, who will have to spend it on goods and services, simply to make ends meet.
That money then travels further – thereby adding more value to the economy – than if it was given to the rich in the first place.
Here’s why teachers are right to demand more pay – and why the ‘inflation’ argument against them is wrong
WATCH 📺: What is inflation and how do we fight it?
Inflation has been a key topic of discussion recently but what is inflation and what does it really means for teachers, parents and pupils.
Watch economist Dr Faiza Shaheen explain how inflation is impacting our schools and… pic.twitter.com/x7064MRa5X
— National Education Union (@NEUnion) July 4, 2023
How would Labour stop profiteering banks? By having a quiet word with them. Will that work?
#KayBurley asks Phillipson if Labour would impose a windfall tax on the profiteering banks. Phillipson says no & action is needed.
Burley asks what action Labour would take if they won't impose a windfall tax? Phillipson says Labour would asks the banks to do the right thing pic.twitter.com/nK71dALSun
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) July 6, 2023
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