Category: austerity

politicalsci 2019-03-24 13:59:25

21 months after the Grenfell fire:

21 months after the Grenfell fire:

  • 354 buildings still have flammable cladding in England
  • 176 high-rise buildings in London have still not removed the Grenfell-style cladding.
  • Grenfell bosses received more than £90k and housing staff £131k in bonuses, while some households STILL do not have permanent homes.

There’s STILL no #Justice4Grenfell

We need a General Election and to finally vote the Tories out.

A REMINDER:

A REMINDER:

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politicalsci 2019-02-20 15:05:39

The UN report by Philip Alston on Tory Britain…

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The UN report by Philip Alston on Tory Britain:

14 million people – a fifth of the UK population – live in poverty

Child poverty is predicted to rise 7% between 2015 and 2022

Homelessness is up 60% since 2010 and an  exponential growth in
the number of food banks.

A 49% real terms reduction in funding for local governments since 2010

When asked about the kind of future the UK faces, Mr Alston said:
“Britain is heading towards an alienated society where you have pretty
dramatic differences between the upper classes and the lower classes.”

politicalsci 2019-02-18 11:58:51

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politicalsci 2018-12-12 09:40:08

Another reminder that Jeremy Corbyn was the on…

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Another reminder that Jeremy Corbyn was the only Labour leadership candidate to vote against austerity and the Welfare Bill. 184 Blairite/Centrist/right-wing Labour MPs chose not to vote against the Tories’ cuts. These are the same people who have spent the majority of their time bemoaning the left-wing gaining power back within the Labour Party and continually undermining the twice democratically elected leader of opposition. They would rather continue Tory austerity than have a left-wing Labour government.

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Austerity has always been a political choice that dehumanizes the poor and punishes them for their poverty. Until the Tory government is voted out and a transformative left-wing Labour government is elected, these policies will continue (and that is regardless of what happens with Brexit).