Jeremy Corbyn In Lowestoft

Not many, certainly not enough, Lowestoft people had the chance to see and hear Jeremy Corbyn on his visit to the town on Saturday (30 May) in support of local Labour Party candidate Sonia Barker. “Just a nice ordinary bloke” one Labour Party member said. He is a nice ordinary bloke but with a vision…

Theresa May Is A Total Fraud

First she said that a general election would be bad for the country, then that it was necessary. First she wanted to remain in the EU, now it’s vote for her to get out. After a lifetime supporting policies which worsened workers pay and conditions she now claims to be the champion of workers rights.…

A Tory Brexit

Brexit will cost and the question is who pays. The Tories see matching the world’s lowest Corporation Tax and “liberalising” labour laws as a weapon in exit negotiations and a blueprint for a post-Brexit Britain. May said she would guarantee existing EU protections but allowed Tory MPs to talk out a law to enforce them.…

Election News 2

While Teresa May is riding high in the polls and being nice on the One Show, the nasty cuts are proceeding. The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Norfolk and Waveney sees £150m taken from the NHS and Social Care budget over four years. All parts of the NHS and social care are in underfunding…

Lessons From Suffolk

The Suffolk County Council elections saw a UKIP wipe out, a Green win in Beccles and Labour losing four of their five seats. The only Labour councillor left in Waveney is long serving Keith Patience in the Gunton ward. The majorities were small and an agreement between Labour and the Greens in Beccles and Lowestoft,…

Lessons From France

Emmanuel Macron, who won the Presidential election, was seen as not good but better than neo-fascist Marine Le Pen. Macron portrayed himself as a pro-Europe new broom but it’s the old nasty austerity medicine – lengthen the working week and cut workers’ rights, benefits and so on . No wonder voter turnout was down to…

Election News 1

The Daily Mirror has published a list of 29 nasty Tory policies you shouldn’t forget when voting: www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/should-not-vote-conservative-29-10303180 And there will be lots more nasty Tory policies if they win. In an appalling Newsnight interview after the Copeland by-election Kirsty Wark boiled with rage when Labour’s Emily Thornberry wouldn’t agree that everything was Jeremy Corbyn’s…