Support for Cameron in decline. Support for Corbyn on the rise.

Update: 

Our article makes one error where it suggests 50% of people overall would prefer to see Corbyn stay on as leader. This is incorrect. The figure we came to was based on what figures the Daily Mail had reported on and they had not made clear that the 19% of people who strongly agreed that Corbyn should stay on was in fact part of the 31% who agreed he should stay on. 

In response, we apologise for any misrepresentstion. That is more of an apology than you will get from the likes of the Mail or Express. 

It leads us to two points to raise. Firstly that 21% of people are undecided and secondly that all the other points we raise are accurate and are backed up by the graphs within this article. 

The original article in its original state continues below. 

Yet again today two newspapers lead with headlines in the negative about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party. 

A telephone based Ipos MORI poll of around 1,000 people conducted for the Evening standard led the Standard to lead with the following headline; 

“Dump Jeremy Corbyn before election, say 42% of voters”

– Evening Standard 26/10/15

 

Whilst based on the same poll the Daily Mail ran with the headline; 

“Fresh blow for Corbyn as poll reveals more than 40% of voters want him gone BEFORE the next election”

– Daily Mail 26/10/15

 
This is not new territory for us. We highlighted a similar poll conducted around a month or so ago where similar headlines were featured only for us to show that whilst some aspects of the poll were not great there were other aspects of the poll that were favourable to the Labour Party. In fact the entire poll was better for Labour than for the Conservatives. 

We are going to do the exact same thing here today. 

The photo below shows how the Daily Mail began their article.

How the daily mail began their article

It looks very bad and to the average reader wether they know much about Corbyn or not will now subconsciously believe that Corbyn is unpopular amongst Labour voters, however the poll result details make no reference to who the respondents supported in the first place. Are they Conservative supporters saying he should go?

However, a deeper look through the poll results, as are buried within both the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard articles themselves anyway, shows that things are not as bad as they seem and in fact in some cases are more detrimental to the Conservatives.

Here is our own headline as if we were reporting the results ourselves;

“Tories more unpopular with the electorate than Labour”

– RevSoc

 
Here is our findings. The Daily Mail touched on just two areas of the poll as highlighted below.

  • Four out of 10 voters think Labour should replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader before the next election, a new poll has revealed.
  •  The IpsosMori poll found a third of voters feel ‘strongly’ that the 66-year-old leftwinger should be axed. Around the same the number say Mr Corbyn should be allowed to stay on to fight the 2020 election – with just two in 10 voters who claimed they felt ‘strongly’ about this.

The above two points refer to the same thing and the Standard goes deeper into those stats saying that 31% felt he should stay on, 19% felt strongly that he should stay on and with 42% saying that he should go it leaves 8% undecided. So you could easily say that 50% of voters think Corbyn should stay on with 8% undecided and when you factor in that you don’t know who is answering the poll, why would the Daily Mail lead with their headline unless there was an ulterior motive?

  • Older voters are particularly dissatisfied with Mr Corbyn. While 57 per cent of 18-34s think he is doing well, only 22 per cent of over-55s say the same.

Here it could easily be argued that the people who are going to be around the longest, the people that are the future of the country, the people that are fresh into politics, the people who are more aware of the type of politics needed in a modern age are the ones backing Corbyn in this age of ‘new politics’. Of course we don’t necessarily believe that but it could be argued that way. 

This was all that The Daily Mail reported on and finished that section of their article with the following words. “Mr Corbyn’s dire poll ratings will spark fresh concern among Labour MPs over the party’s chances of winning back power in 2020″

When you analyse the data though, it doesn’t appear to be as ‘dire’ as the Daily Mail makes out.

The Express continued their article with one more question that is quite important. ‘Satisfaction of the party leaders’ and in an almost exact repeat of the last poll that we reported on, more people are dissatisfied with David Cameron than they are with Jeremy Corbyn. 

51% are dissatisfied with David Cameron compared to just 39% with Jeremy Corbyn.

Neither paper linked to the MORI poll so we have done it for you. You can find the poll results here

On one final note we have provided a little visual representation below as sourced from the Ipos MORI website. 

The first photo below is hugely important because the figures both of the articles in the Mail and Express give are the figures on the right, ‘headline voting intention’, this is MORI’s own way of deciding how a vote would have panned out during a general election. For the ‘actual’ answers as to who people would vote for as given by respondents in the poll you need to view the left hand image. 35% Tory. 35% Labour.

voting intentions amongst respondents

Here is the same photo again but with the small print at the bottom in regards to MORI’s methods of working out the voter intentions.

 

voter intention is based on a ‘method’
 
 
satisfaction ratings of party leaders
 

This final photo below is also important. Cameron’s satisfaction rating could be viewed as plateaued or on the decline and Corbyn is on the rise. 


satisfaction rating over time for party leaders
 

We anticipate that like the last time we exposed a poll for being in fact favourable to Jeremy Corbyn we will get some cries of “How do you figure out that the Conservatives are doing badly compared to Labour when some of the results indicate that the Tories are doing better?” Well we have three responses;

  1. Yes some parts of the poll suggest the Tories are doing better, but only when written a certain way. If you look at them from a different perspective the results are not as bad for the Labour Party as the newspapers above seem to indicate. Highlighting their bias.
  2. When you factor in the early stage of the Corbyn led Labour Party and the fact there is four and a half years until the next GE. Plus the grassroots movement and the inspiration that Corbyn is whipping up, the results, again, look very promising. Especially when you consider the hard time Corbyn has received from the Press. In fact, it makes it even more impressive.
  3. Some parts of the poll are, front and centre better for Labour than the Tories. It’s a simple fact that the right wing press refuse to report.
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The Perfect Storm 

Can you feel it? Can you sense the change? 

The dogs are barking, the cows are lying down, it’s the proverbial calm before the storm, but it’s coming. 
The signs are there if you look close enough, but they are there. 

The Conservatives are battening down the hatches and the winds are whipping up and Labour had better be ready to strike. They need to let the storm take its own course, then when the eye of the storm passes overhead they need to strike and make their case, then let the rest of the storm play out. Then at the end, the calm will come again and it will be fresh, clear and obvious. Labour will be ready to lead onwards. 

That may right now seem like speculation and of course it is, maybe things will be different, but I suspect probably not. You see, there have been several things recently in the press about the Conservatives that could really hit them hard. With the EU vote just around the corner it can all add up to a perfect storm. That storm will be given the name ‘Labour’, because it will be the movement of the people that finally undoes the Tories. They scoff at the Corbyn supporters yet ignore their own potential demise. 

The loss of Steel jobs at both Redcar and Tata with a possible 15,000 more to come. The broken promise not to cut tax credits which will leave 3 million people worse off. The loss of Child tax credits to parents with 3 or more children will potentially only see more children enter poverty. 

The betrayal of handing (potential) contracts to China for HS2, Nuclear power stations and more, where ironically the Chinese government subsidies it’s Steel industry. 

The ever more reported lack of awareness or acknowledgement  of human rights abuses in both Saudi Arabia (who we did a deal with to get them into the Human Rights council of all things and whom won’t be investigated for war crimes in Yemen) and in China. 

Then of course you have Cameron’s insistence on taking us to war in Syria despite it being nonsense to do so. Any prolonged intervention there not only will get much of the publics back up but puts us at risk of an all out war with nations such as Russia if something goes wrong. 

David Cameron’s inability to address any green issues. (Go Blue, Go Green anyone?) and to ride roughshod over a large voice that says no more fracking and of course the attempt to overturn the fox hunting ban. 

  
If I keep going i will be here all day but just finally the EU. With everything mentioned above you have to remember it is because of strict EU legislation, that our government chooses not to subsidise the steel industry. It is because of the EU that we can not trade outside Europe. It is because of the EU that the refugee crisis has been handled ineptly (although I acknowledge that many other factors are at play) It is because of the EU that the banks have been bailed out but sod the people of countries like Greece who have not only suffered but taken in a huge number of refugees and are at breaking point. 

When people realise that we can develop our own charter, our own human rights laws, our own world trade that makes our economy stronger, then Cameron may realise there is nothing he can negotiate that stops people voting to come out of the EU. He may lose that vote and to many people, that may be too much to take.

All of this and whatever else is on the horizon, including people getting bored of them talking about Labour and not their own policies, could create that perfect storm or opportunity for Labour to pounce on their dissaray. 

It’s the people who will push that through with their determination and enthusiasm. Then when the rest of the country sees the mess the Tories are in and how vibrant and hopeful Labour and their supporters are.. and how honest Jeremy Corbyn is.. That may swing it for Labour in 2020.

As we have said before. Watch this space. Mock Labour at your peril. 

“We’re not frightened” Tories on shaky ground

On BBC Question Time last Thursday a couple of Pro-Corbyn supporters voiced their support for Corbyn with one particular audience member suggesting the Conservatives were “frightened of the establishment threat”

Amber Rudd, the Conservative energy secretary could only reply “we’re not frightened” (Video below)

 

Amber Rudd. Tory Energy Minister
 
The fact that she felt the need to even say that suggests that perhaps they are. If you analyse the psychology behind that statement it shows that it’s just possible that the Tory elite have had their feathers ruffled at the very least. 

If something doesn’t faze you, if something is a non entity in your life you wouldn’t feel the need to acknowledge any suggestion that something is concerning you. To directly parrot the key word ‘frightened’in a statement of rebuttle would indicate that something is playing on your mind. Even to a small degree. It may even be an unconscious process. 

Our own Angela Eagle doesn’t get fazed by much as the video below shows. 

This though would be indicative of something that is unfolding within the Tory party that they probably wouldn’t want to admit to. The ground is becoming shaky. Cracks are starting to appear within the otherwise staunchly straight laced ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ Tory machine. Couple this with a resurgent Labour Party and its Corbyn movement and it’s no wonder that it would be reasonable to suggest that the Tory party are underneath it all, frightened. 

It all looked like perfection shortly after the 2015 General Election for the Tories but no sooner had the conference season ended the cracks began to appear. 

First came the Tax Credits Cut mess which is still rumbling on. One commentator on the Daily Politics shows described it as “David Cameron’s poll tax”. Even the Sun newspaper is out to get Cameron and Osbourne on this one. The public can no longer be lied to. They know that 3 Million people will be adversely affected. Financial bodies have said that his figures don’t add up and the Tories have repeatedly given assurances that other measures will top people’s income up.. But we all know that these ‘assurances’ won’t come into play for a few years by which time millions more will be struggling. If the Conservatives do implement this, and there is nothing on the horizon to suggest they won’t, then this really could be their ‘poll tax’.

1,700 people lost their jobs at Redcar Steel in Teeside the other week and today it’s been announced that 1,000 jobs are to be lost at Tata Steel. With those job loses set to impact unemployment figures added with the fact that more may be on the horizon it doesn’t bode well for Osbourne when you keep hearing him refer to the “Northern Powerhouse”. 

The problem is that due to EU bureaucracy the state can not subsidise or bail out our steel industry which is exactly what the Chinese are doing, because they are not governed by another political elite outside of their control.

That brings us neatly onto the EU referendum. It’s widely expected that Cameron will come back with a list of things he has got the EU to agree reform on but that the reforms will be irrelevant of “cosmetic”. He likely won’t tell us what he asked for and didn’t get. If he brings nothing of significance back and the public can see what happened regarding our Steel industry due to EU regulation, it’s just possible that the UK public will vote to leave the EU. Not to mention that Tony Blair is backing the UK to remain in. Who wants to side with that war criminal? 

Whilst in an of itself an ‘out’ vote on the EU won’t be a big problem, the press, business and the elite will not like it and he will feel the pinch as a result. 

Then of course you have the Corbyn movement. Labour membership is at record levels and growing. There is a buzz in politics which is entirely  down to Mr.Corbyn. The Conservatives can’t even bring themselves to admit what their membership is (video below).. But it’s ok, they’re not frightened. 

Poll shows Labour MP’s must back Corbyn or face exodus

The results of our poll taken this past Friday on our social network pages have thrown up some perhaps predictable but stark statistics. 

We will present the results in just one moment, don’t skip past just yet because we wanted to give a quick commentary on the Green Party. The reason will become clear as you read the results of the poll. 

Prior to and during the election, everyone knows that the Greens had a successful ‘Green Surge’. It perhaps wasn’t as large as they had hoped but it was still significant, everything looked rather good for the future. Then though the election passed and history shows that Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. How that must have stuck in the throats of the Green Party politicians. Here was perhaps the most left-leaning Labour leader to grace that position in recent times, arguably ever. 

There is little doubt that with the mandate Corbyn has been given coupled with the seeming post-election indifference of the Green Party, it will undoubtedly lose the Greens votes in 2020. But how many votes will it cost them and for how long?

Poll Results 

Question 1. Did you vote Labour in either of the 2010/2015 General elections?

Perhaps our most important question when you consider that although almost 59% said they had voted for Labour in either 2010/2015 a surprising 41% said they had not voted Labour at all in either 2010/2015

Question 2. Will you vote Labour in 2020?

Bearing in mind the number that said they hadn’t voted Labour in either 2010/2015 in Question 1, a huge almost 78% said they will vote Labour in 2020 with almost 17% remaining undecided.

Question 3. Will you only vote Labour in 2020 if Jeremy Corbyn is in charge? 

Almost 70% said they would only vote Labour if Jeremy Corbyn remains in charge with almost 11% undecided, although just under 20% would still vote Labour regardless.

Question 4. If Jeremy Corbyn was ousted before 2020 or resigned after a 2020 general election defeat would you remain a Labour voter?

Just over 44% would not remain Labour voters with almost 35% undecided. Just over 20% would still vote Labour. Although similar to question 3 and with some differences in voting patterns between the two, the figures for definitely voting Labour are quite similar percentages. 

Question 5. If you answered no to question 4, who would you put your political allegiance to? 

The figures below will not match the number of participants due to the variations in answering the question 

Green Party 54%, a further 12% would consider the Greens

Non Voter 20%, a further 3% would consider being a non voter

Undecided 14%


Labour
(some people still answered the question) 6%

Communist Party 2%

Plaid, CPB, Lib Dems, TUSC 1%, a further 3% would consider the SPGB and TUSC. 2% would consider the SNP and a further 1% would consider the Lib Dems.

The poll is not a scientific one and the poll was shared primarily, although not exclusively, in Labour supporting or left leaning groups on Facebook. With that said it doesn’t change a couple of stark facts. The Labour Party right now is reliant on the Corbyn juggernaut. 

The support is large and if Labour does try to oust Jeremy Corbyn there will be only one way for the Labour Party to go. Down. The effect could see a long term impact on the Labour Party. 70% would only vote Labour if Jeremy Corbyn is in charge with 54% defecting to (0r back to) the Green Party and 20% promising to not vote again at all. 

Remember, over 40% said they had not voted labour in either of the two previous elections and now they make up the vast almost 78% who intend to vote Labour in 2020. Ideally we now have to convince the undecided 17% to come on board.

The results were perhaps as expected but on paper it makes the message to the Labour MP’s clear. ‘Back Corbyn as leader or face an exodus’
  
Thank you to everyone who responded kindly and apologies to anyone who answered after the poll results were taken, you took the time to answer and that’s still appreciated.

RevSoc Comment: It is likely we will come into criticism from some quarters for polarising the Labour Party or “causing division” by doing the poll. Our opinion is that we do not believe it should cause division. Of course we also believe that people should get behind Jeremy Corbyn especially the MP’s but only in the same way they would get behind any other candidate. You may not agree with everything Corbyn says but show unity. If anyone is going to cause division it will be Labour MP’s who deliberate speak out against the leadership based on their own desires and wishes and that is detrimental to the Labour Party. We won’t stand by quietly whilst some Labour MP’s try to stab Corbyn in the back. Labour can easily win in 2020 but it needs not just voters to pull together but it needs MP’s to take note of what is happening on the ground.

By 2am there were around 8 further responses all following the same pattern with the exception of 2. Those two were preferences for UKIP. (The first and only ones of the day) 

Poll results were taken on responses between 15.20 hours and 00.20 hours beginning on Friday 16th October. 145 responses were recorded. 145 respondents answered Q1 and Q2. 138 answered Q3. 135 answered Q4. 104 people gave definite answes to Q5 and a further 24 gave other possible preferences. All percentages given within the article are rounded up or down to the nearest 1%. (By comparrison official poll outlets such as MORI often release survey results with around 1,000 respondents although with slightly more scientific questions)

Why you should vote conservative in 2020

Nothing can be more assuring than seeing our wonderful leader, David Cameron, at last weekends conference in Manchester proudly standing with chest puffed out and a smile wider than Cyril Smith’s waistline. 

  
Nothing could be better than hearing how the Conservatives over this term of parliament will tackle immigration, housing, social deprivation, social cohesion, abject poverty, industry, the economy and deliver on the promise of an EU referendum. 

The Conservatives have done a fantastic job over the last 5 years and with Labour reeling in dissaray over the mandate given to a man who hates Britain, hates it’s values and would rather be friends with terrorists is it any wonder that we will experience the pleasure of a Conservative government for at least the next decade. 

Let’s walk hand in hand over the policies and issues that the Conservatives will be tackling over the next few years and what benefits and possible pitfalls may arise. 

  
Immigration

When the conservatives swept to power in 2010 David Cameron promised the electorate that they would cut immigration by “Tens of Thousands” to below the 100,000 mark. 

Net Migration has actually risen under the Conservatives and as such they have not achieved their target after 5 years in power. So Theresa May at the conference set out a new plan to tackle immigration. This time the promise is to reduce immigration by tens of thousands again but with the promise this time of tackling the problems that mass immigration brings which as May says is that immigration “harms Social cohesion”

Labour have not set out their policy yet on immigration but it is known that immigration has had a financial net contribution to the country as workers come here to work in places such as the NHS, earn and pay taxes. Jeremy Corbyn is known to support immigration that benefits the country and is a major supporter of social cohesion and as such is likely to develop any future policy around this. 

Back in 2010, David Cameron pledged to reduce net migration into Britain to below 100,000 – “no ifs, no buts”. 

The Telegraph

 

Housing

The Conservatives in 2010 promised to deliver 250,000 homes every year to meet the housing needs of Britain as it faces a housing crisis but have fallen well short of that target. 

In line with that policy, Housing Charity ‘Shelter’ said 250,000 new homes were required every year but the figures via the Department of Communities and Local Government are self evident (It’s worth reminding you at this point that the Conservatives have been in power since 2010) saying ‘A total of 137,000 homes were started in 2014, a rise of 10% on the previous year’ and up 36% on 2012 as reported by the BBC, which also reported that the figures now were ‘still 25% below the peak reached in 2007’. (Under Labour)

So whilst the Conservatives have failed to deliver on this promise they have assured us that 200,000 homes will be made available to first time buyers at a 20% discount which is great news although as Labour have pointed out the cost of the homes will still be unattainable by most people especially families with children and single people and mainly only benefitting working couples without children. 

Labour have promised 200,000 new homes by 2020 and at the moment have not laid out their strategy or full housing policy but Jeremy Corbyn is resolute in his determination to eradicate homelessness saying that ‘no one should be homesless in a modern society’ 

“Fortune favours the brave”

– Earliest recorded use by Terence (Ancient Roman Playwrite) 

Cameron has been brave in the lies and deceit and the only thing saving him is a levelling economy, that though in spite of him, not because of him. 


Tax Credit Cuts & The Welfare State

The conservatives have shaken up the welfare system. £12 Billion has been taken from the most vulnerable in society and will be made available to the NHS where a large amount will be used to pay for treatment towards some of the most vulnerable in society. 

Tax Credits of course is being cut where families with more than 2 children will suffer, that’s according to official figures where they say 3 million people will be affected and that includes working people. 

Iain Duncan Smith has said in his conference speech last weekend that amongst cuts they will look at the root causes of poverty such as educational attainment in families. 

On top of that Priti Patel has said that as well at Tax cuts they hope that with this it will force people to want to get into work and give them aspiration by working longer and harder which in turn will give their incomes a boost and lift them out of poverty. Have a think about that for a moment before reading on. 

With both the comments from IDS and Patel you can envisage the Conservatives trying to form a society where only the hard working and the intelligent can get on in society. What that will do for people unable to find work or unable to work longer hours or people that didn’t make a good educational start in life can only be guessed at. 

This kind of elitist thinking reminds us of another political leader in history that wanted a certain type of society at the expense of people not like them, I can’t recall his name now so will update when we remember.  

This of course doesn’t even begin to touch on the increase in suicides of people being told to return to work despite them not being able to which IDS refused to hand over the report on.

Whilst it looks bad it can only be a good thing if we as a nation are to save some cash. Even if only around 3% of the entire welfare bill is spent on out-of-work benefits. 

Yes it will hurt working people but the Conservatives are, they say, the  party of the working people so I guess it balances out. 

Labour has no policy on this as yet but Labour will ensure that less people commit suicide, the most vulnerable are not left without a safety work and that working people get the support they need to ensure they don’t go under. 

NHS

The NHS will be saved by the Conservatives by an injection of £8Billion paid for by the poorest people in Britain.

It will also be saved by pay cuts to junior doctors which is forcing people out of the profession which may in turn create a major NHS crisis but that is something the Conservatives will deal with as and when it happens. 

They could employ foreign doctors but due to their efforts to cut immigration this may prove problematic. 

No word from the Tories if they still intend to privatise parts of the NHS.

Labour, who created the NHS, intend to keep it free at the point of use. 

War in Syria & International Relations

David Cameron has promised to help save the Syrian people by launching Bombing runs on their country. He failed in the last parliament to pass a motion in Parliament but he intends to try again as soon as he can convince others to change their minds. 

Despite his military allies the U.S. Spending a year in Syria to tackle ISIS and seeing no progress has been made he must be convinced that a few more RAF jets will do the trick. The Refugee crisis mainly began after the U.S. arrived in Syria and Cameron maybe hoping that dropping some Bombs around the edges of syria will force people back into the country rather than invade England. 

Despite Russia making considerable progress against ISIS in less than two weeks Cameron is also convinced that Russia are part of the problem, even if Russia are there by invite of the Syrian President and the U.S are there illegally under international law. 

Russia, Cameron says, is a threat to national security much in the same way Jeremy Corbyn is. (That will be none then, but let’s not let facts get in the way). Despite Russia not taking part in any wars or international action outside the Eastern bloc for many many years, Cameron rightly believes that the Russians are still coming even to this very day. 

Cameron admits along with the U.S. that the moderate terrorists in Syria have been funded by the West but only so they can target Assad who Britain doesn’t like very much. Despite Russia, ISIS and other terror groups being national security threats, Cameron would sooner see Assad gone despite him being no threat to national security. 

David Cameron has also formed a close alliance to Saudi Arabia who regrettably has one of the worlds worst human rights records but that is not so much of an issue because Cameron has made a deal with them that If Britain voted for Saudi Arabia to get a place on the human rights council then Saudi Arabia would in turn vote for the UK next time. The reason for that deal was because in Cameron’s words “they provide us with important security information that protects the country”  Saudi Arabia the human rights abuser is also helping NATO in Syria to defeat Assad, an alleged human rights abuser.

Cameron continues his push towards Syria in the knowledge that Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya were a major success in dealing with the stability of those nations even if ISIS, the worlds worst terror organisation, arose from those interventions. Cameron also has a proud record of executing or helping to execute world leaders such as Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Gaddafi of Libya. Even if they had kept the entire region stable by their very presence. Cameron hopes to achieve the same results by invading Syria.

Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have not set out their policies but Jeremy Corbyn is known to not want to send our brave soldiers into a combat zone where they don’t need to risk their lives needlessly. 

Environment 

David Cameron doesn’t appear to have any environment policies of any real note which means he can’t be attacked on his environment policies which is great news.

Jeremy Corbyn wishes to protect the environment at all costs to preserve planet earth for future generations. 

On Jeremy Corbyn & Patrotism

David Cameron accused Jeremy Corbyn of being anti British and a danger to national security. 

Quite right. Corbyn has demanded peace for too long. The only way we will protect British people and their values is by bombing the Middle East even if that means creating power vaccumes in those countries which creates terror groups intent on wiping out the British people. 

Britain has been built on freedom and democracy and no one says that better than Cameron. Even if he criticises Corbyn for having the freedom to make his own choices about how he deals with the Royal Family. 

Corbyn may want to express his own opinion but in politics you must do as you’re told. You must follow tradition and you must do as the current government says, even if that means sacrificing your own standards and beliefs because in some instances those freedoms don’t extend to everyone. 

Of course the best way to be Patriotic is to do what Cameron does, ignore the people who are your enemies. Don’t engage with them, do not try to come to a consensus because to come to a diplomatic solution is just wrong. Bombs have to be involved somewhere along the lines. 

The wrong way to be Patriotic is to do what Britain did with The IRA and go to the negotiating table which is exactly what Jeremy Corbyn wants to do with Hezbollah. 

So, you can clearly see here who is more unpatriotic and who hates Britons more. 

 

Jeremy Corbyn – A breath of fresh air in politics
 
As a final note just to say that we got our headline wrong, it should read;
“Why should you vote conservative in 2020?”


Priti Ugly – Affordable Homes Part of the Con

Conservatives affordable homes. 
Can you afford one? It’s clear from everything we have heard that the only people the new policy will benefit are the well off or couples without children. The price of an affordable home will be still be way beyond what most people can afford. The government have said that part of the package will be a 20% discount on the price of certain homes but even that will mean nothing to many people. 

What you have to understand with this is that the Tories are banking many of their polices on you working harder and longer. With the housing policy they hope that by forcing you to work harder and longer you will in the long run be able to afford more on a home. Priti Patel has said as much. She has also said that the more homes they build the more likely it is that house prices will fall anyway. Well, that’s not been going well so far for the past 5, nearing 6 years. Falling well short year on year of the total homes needed to deal with the housing crisis. 
 

Priti Patel – Ruthless
 
The same can be said of their policy around tax credits cuts. Priti Patel has said on the Daily Politics show (although not in explicit terms) that whilst 3 million people will be worse off after the cuts to tax credits they hope that if people work longer and harder, coupled with the increase in the minimum wage (it’s NOT a living wage) then people won’t feel the brunt of the cuts. Meaning no one will be worse off under their policies. All sorted then. 

If you don’t believe us just go to BBCiPlayer and look back at Thursday’s Daily Politics Show. 

Our view is this. This is nothing more than an effort to get the building industry going again. “We are the builders” don’t forget, as George Osbourne keeps reminding us. This has little to do with you getting on the housing ladder. 

We believe that if they were serious then there are a myriad set of ways that you could change the face of house building in this country whilst not just making it affordable but making it more eco friendly and taking up less land and still keeping it aesthetically pleasing to the middle classes as the photo below is trying to show. 

It takes some progressive thinking to think like this and the Conservatives are not progressive in any way. It’s the same old answers.. Build build build.. Because that clearly won’t somewhere down the line create a housing bubble.. Even after they actually meet the needs of the country. Let’s not forget their other answers to the economies woes, build roads, dump the environment, build a rail track no one wants, stop the immigrants to protect workers. It’s all old stuff and it didn’t work then and it won’t work now. 

Time for a more progressive politics.

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How much do you need to earn to afford an affordable home?

  

Vulnerable stung by Tory wage laws and Care Firm price hikes

One of the largest care firms in the South East has stung its clients to pay for a staff wage increase. 

The wage increase though comes in place of a removed bonus. 

SCC Agency Ltd, which trades under the name South Coast Care and has recently failed a Care Quality Commission inspection had been giving its staff a 50p bonus on top of each hour worked at the end of each month but only for hours worked between Monday’s and Friday’s and dependent entirely on if a member of staff had any sick days.

South Coast Care though has moved to stop the end of month bonus and replace it with a 50p an hour wage increment in an effort to comply with the Conservatives new minimum wage laws but to pay for this wage increment they have attacked the most vulnerable by increasing their charges to the clients.

 

David Cameron delivering his speech at the Conservative Conference
 
South Coast Care is to increase its charges to clients, private and through Social Services, by 50p and hour. The exact same amount the staff wages are to be increased. 

 

South Coast Care website front page logo
 
The clients will pay the 50p an hour extra every day of the week but it’s staff will only see their wages increase by 50p an hour Monday to Friday, the same as when it was called a bonus. 

At a time when the most vulnerable in society are being hit by government cuts to benefits and government departments are also being hit by cuts which will be impacted again by these increases it strikes a raw note and will only have a negative affect on clients that already struggle to pay their care costs or on departments that are already facing restricted budgets.

The move appears to almost exclusively be in an effort to comply with the new wage legislation and is perhaps further proof that whilst the Tories are trying to increase wages, unscrupulous companies will only pass these increases on to the public, many of whom are already struggling. 

Workers in the care industry will testify to the working conditions in some care companies from high staff turnover, to low wages, to zero hours contracts or irregular  working hours. With this move by South Coast Care it will likely take away incentive for workers to work harder which is what the Conservatives recently talked about at their Conference and it will mean that they have to face clients that will feel the pinch even more.