Grenfell review will not call for ban on combustible cladding
Shocking, how many more people have to die.
Adventurer Ben Fogle completes Mount Everest climb
“A little boy I never got to know. A little life that never got to live. A breath that was never exhaled. His loss changed our lives and I think about him daily… Cradling little Willem to say goodbye, I made a promise to him to live my life brightly. To embrace every day. To always smile. To be positive and to inspire.”
Theresa May and Amber Rudd have lied and lied and lied and lied about the scandalous deportations of the Windrush citizens – British grandmothers and grandfathers who have worked and paid taxes all their lives in this country but are being locked up and forcibly deported in shackles to countries they no longer have any connection with, simply because they cannot fulfill the Home Office’s impossible demands to provide four documents for every year they have lived in the UK.
But now it seems – even as May and Rudd were apologising for the scandal – the PM and Home Secretary were still lying.
Because deportations of Windrush citizens – including at least two grandmothers – are continuing. A deportation flight to Jamaica has been booked by Rudd’s Homes Office for next week:
What is wrong with May…
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1. Longest period of sustained low inflation since the 60s.
2. Low mortgage rates.
3. Introduced the National Minimum Wage and raised it to £5.52 per hour.
4. Over 14,000 more police in England and Wales.
5. Cut overall crime by 32 per cent.
6. Record levels of literacy and numeracy in schools.
7. Young people achieving some of the best ever results at 14, 16, and 18.
8. Funding for every pupil in England has doubled.
9. Employment is at its highest level ever.
10. 3,700 rebuilt and significantly refurbished schools; including new and improved classrooms, laboratories and kitchens.
11. 85,000 more nurses.
12. 32,000 more doctors.
13. Brought back matrons to hospital wards.
14. Devolved power to the Scottish Parliament.
15. Devolved power to the Welsh Assembly.
16. Dads now get paternity leave of 2 weeks for the first time.
17. NHS Direct offering free convenient patient advice.
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Revealing on social media that members of my family were murdered in a concentration camp for being Jewish wasn’t an easy decision to make.
It still feels a bit like I’m using family tragedy for petty politics.
But even after experiencing the rough and tumble of writing about politics on social media for over 8 years, I was still surprised at the amount of abuse I received.
And all because I happened to also mention that I like Jeremy Corbyn – which obviously goes against his opponents’ false narrative and vile smears that he is anti-semitic.
Anti-Corbynites reacted with fury for mentioning my father’s family were murdered by the Nazis.
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Jonathan Arkush – the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews – is smearing Jeremy Corbyn with lies about anti-semitism.
But why would he do that?
Well, you see, what Arkush and the mainstream press is not mentioning, is that Arkush is more than a tiny bit biased when it comes to Jeremy Corbyn.
Because Arkush is a Tory. A right-wing one.
Here’s Arkush praising Theresa May and her “exceptionally warm and friendly” DUP coalition partners in the Jerusalem Post:
I can’t tell you how so, so angry it makes me that someone could cynically use false accusations of anti-semitism, which in living memory produced such terrible suffering, such utter, utter tragedy and mass murder, for petty party political point scoring.
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The latest silly attempt by right-wing media barons to discredit Jeremy Corbyn as a Cold War spy, comes from the ever more ridiculous Telegraph’s Gordon Rayner.
Rayner has persuaded former MI6 boss Sir Richard Dearlove (no, I assure you that’s NOT a made-up name taken from a 1970s James Bond film) as the latest establishment figure to try to persuade the country that electing Corbyn as PM would be tantamount to electing Blofeld to Number 10:
The only problem is, in his bizarre article Rayner ‘forgets’ to mention that Dearlove is now an oil executive in a company with offshore funds under threat from a Corbyn government, an adviser to a neo-liberal right-wing thinktank and most interestingly of all, according to the Chilcot report was responsible for the infamous dodgy Iraq War dossier so strongly criticised by Corbyn:
Now, either Rayner is so incompetent he didn’t notice these…
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