Source: Morning Star :: ‘Deregulation culture is killing workers’ | The People’s Daily

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This is likely to be a very long blog and I make no apologies as this is important information we all need to get to grips with to survive.

Universal Credit (UC) is slowly being rolled out across the UK for some claimants , mainly single claimants and to be continued for couples. The legacy benefits that people are currently getting will eventually become Universal Credit,which runs a live programme (with gateway conditions) and a full rollout programme (no gateway conditions)alongside each other. Advisors will need to determine which is operating in their area and inform clients and explain in full their rights and eligibility. The fact that some will get hit hard  is just the scratch on surface to the vile and brutal conditions of the health & work programme which is incorporated within it. ESA Claimants in WRAG (Work Related Activity Group) will lose the £30 a week…

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Pride's Purge

A senior member of Theresa May’s cabinet has demanded broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4 be “more patriotic”.

Senior Tory cabinet member Andrea Leadsom suggested Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis was being unpatriotic for questioning the Tory government’s position on the Brexit negotiations:

It seems Theresa May’s minority government is becoming so desperate, she’s decided to take a leaf out of Mugabe’s book:

Zimbabwe minister calls on media to be patriotic

Not to mention Putin’s Russia

and of course North Korea.

What we are seeing is no less than the last desperate days of a chaotic, unstable government falling apart before our very eyes.

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DRILL OR DROP?

Queen's speech - evening standard Yesterday’s Evening Standard. Photo: Jon O’Houston

As predicted by several newspapers yesterday, Conservative manifesto pledges on shale gas did not make it into this morning’s Queen’s Speech.

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Pride's Purge

Harry Phibbs is a journalist who writes for the the influential Tory grassroots website Conservative Home, as well as for the Daily Mail.

In 2014, Phibbs wrote a bizarre article in which he proposed abolishing the Health and Safety Executive:

But Phibbs also happens to be a councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham, right next to the area where the Grenfell Tower tragedy took place.

And remarkably, Phibbs is Tory housing spokesman for the London borough:

This may give us some insight into the mindset of his fellow Tory councillors in the neighboring borough of Kensington, who allowed one of their tower blocks with hundreds of families living in it to be clad in flammable panels with no water sprinklers or emergency exits to protect them.

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The SKWAWKBOX

As the SKWAWKBOX showed yesterday, Theresa May unforgivably used the Grenfell Tower tragedy as cover for her inability to reach an agreement with the DUP’s Arlene Foster, by claiming the further delay in the announcement of a deal was because of the terrible fire.

Foster flew home to Northern Ireland and the Tories claimed juniors were hashing out the final details.

But this morning, the Conservatives are spreading word to their activists to prepare for a new General Election – which can only mean there is no deal, or at best a slim and receding prospect of one.

Arch-Tory site Guido Fawkes gave the game away:

wickham.pngOf course, the article does not admit it’s because May is useless and the DUP negotiations are failing, but he does make the astonishing claim that CCHQ (Tory headquarters) were ‘caught unprepared’ by May’s announcement of the last election:

on the hopThe carefully-crafted and completely false…

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Pride's Purge

According to Tory Party darling and Murdoch lackey Guido Fawkes, Tory MPs ousted at the last election have set up a victims support group on WhatsApp to console each other about losing their seats, and help each other financially.

Bizarrely, Guido fails to point out however, that this news comes just after unknown numbers of people were burnt to death and hundreds of families have lost everything in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Typical, caring Tories.

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