‘Think on’: Jeremy Corbyn warns rebel MPs they can’t take the Labour Party’s name
I have always been of the opinion that Tony Blair was planted into the Labour Party by the Tories.
One of the first things he did as PM was to meet Thatcher for advice.
When Thatcher was asked what was her greatest achievement, she replied ‘New Labour’.
Now we see these Blairites destroying the party, our party from within.
If they can’t run it, they’ll destroy it.
Never mind your ‘red under the bed’; rather fear the ‘blue in the loo’.
Much is being said about the latest tax avoidance scandal- the Panama Papers.
But anybody with a little political and economic nous will already know the wealthy believe taxes are for the poor, not them.
You will already know they pay top tax lawyers to avoid as much as they can.
Who remembers the 1970s, when multi-millionaires were receiving tax demands for 90% of their earnings?
Well I say GOOD! Perhaps if we tax them at 90%, after their schemes to avoid as much as they can, we might actually get the 40% the Tories have set for the highest earners..
This, I suspect will lead to people with well paid jobs, unable to do their particular work due to illness being forced into lower paid jobs they are capable of doing.
Employers should realise they may start to lose their best, most experienced employees and face the cost of retraining a new employee.
This is a true shocking account of a young persons visit to their GP recently. Sadly it’s true and I’m hoping that most GPs are refusing to implement this.
I’m going to call this person X. It’s quite appropriate because that as I see it is how this government sees most vulnerable people in this country. This government has a great disdain for the poor, sick and vulnerable indeed I have been quoted in the past as saying that this is a war against the poor and those in need. This is another tactic that they want to employ.
Many times now this Tory government has been quoted as saying that they they want to get rid of ‘the sick note culture’. They don’t want anyone off work. People are expected to quite literally work themselves to death. Getting a sick note is seen by the Tory party as ‘a…
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I have been a shop steward- remember them? Not a ‘union rep’ a bloody shop steward for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers.
I’ve been a shift supervisor so saw it from both sides.
Skilled man, moulding technician- now I work on a machine- keep up or go- plod, you twat, keep up with the machine or we will find a man who can.
That is the essence of my 40-odd years making my employers and ex-employers rich.
Is this fair? I think not.
I am an old fashioned socialist- been called many things, not least of which is a ‘dinosaur’ because I believe in old fashioned socialism- where we redistribute the wealth to those that create it- the workers.
Without employers, we wouldn’t have jobs, they tell us.
Without a workforce, they wouldn’t have a factory with which to suppress us.