#BREXIT O’Rourke performed live at #TWT2017 & #Lab17 with @UKLabour’s @jeremycorbyn!

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Corbyn blamed immigration for harming the lives of British workers

Laying out the case for leaving the single market, Corbyn used language we have rarely heard from him, blaming immigration for harming the lives of British workers.

The Labour leader said that after leaving the EU, there would still be European workers in Britain and vice versa. He added, “What there wouldn’t be is the wholesale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industry.”

“wholesale” EU immigration has destroyed conditions for British workers

ukip couldn’t find a British bricklayer to to appear in its poster campaign

“ukip at the weekend announced details of a £1.5 million poster campaign to be rolled out across the country. One shows a “builder” with the headline “EU Policy At Work”, followed by the caption: “British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour.” ”

The ‘British builder’ portrayed in the ukip poster, begging on the street and accusing EU workers of taking UK jobs, was actually an Irish actor, called Dave O’Rourke from Dublin.  O’Rourke had been resident in the UK for at least ten years before posing for the poster in 2014.

The gaffe emerged just hours after ukip suspended a real builder who appeared in an election broadcast video wearing a hard hat for a series of tweets which condemned Islam as “evil “and branded the Prophet Mohammed a paedophile.

Face of ukip poster is Irish migrant actor

 

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Kezia Dugdale gives #Cameron & #Corbyn the old one, two over #BREXIT

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Kezia Dugdale gives David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn the old one, two over BREXIT

The Prime Minister took the Pisa this week, carting herself, dozens of advisers, cabinet colleagues and the world’s media to Tuscany to give a speech on the continued shambles that is Brexit.

You can’t walk two feet in Florence without tripping over a priceless piece of Renaissance art, so it was so typically Theresa May that she should stand before a white, bland and utterly soulless backdrop with the phrase “shared history, shared challenges, shared future” embossed on it. If only.

Michelangelo’s artwork that adorns so many churches and cathedrals across this beautiful city is admired for its depth and intricate detail.

The same could not be said of the Tories’ Brexit plan.

And what did her speech tell us? That it’s going to take a little longer to leave the European Union than we’d first been told and we’ll need to pay our bill on the way out.

Well, that’s just common sense – the only people in denial about that are Boris Johnson and his free market bandwagon.

People so rich they can play fast and loose with the country’s economic future.

People so free of a moral compass they are itching to do a deal with Donald Trump’s US government and barter away hard-fought employment rights.

I’m fraught with anger and frustration about Brexit.

I blame David Cameron for calling a referendum no one wanted in the first place but I also blame my party, the Labour Party, for a totally lazy and lacklustre Remain campaign that got us here.

And yes, I blame Jeremy Corbyn too for failing to use the power of his popular appeal to convince traditional Labour voters to see that Europe creates more good than harm.

Not only that, now the country has spoken, I’m embarrassed by the complete paucity of my party to say and do the right thing no matter how hard or unpopular that might be at first.

Seriously, Labour have just denied their own members a meaningful vote on the issue of Brexit at party conference – whatever happened to straight-talking, honest politics?

Make no mistake, Britain will be economically weaker and more isolated post-Brexit and the price of that will be felt by the working people of this country.

They’ll feel it as the dole queue gets bigger, as their employment rights disappear and as the price of food, fuel and services rise.

It might be fun and games to watch the Tories rip each other apart over Europe but Labour are equally culpable if we fail to fill the leadership vacuum.

I have long believed that Labour should be making a full-hearted, passionate case to retain full tariff-free access to the single market – the equivalent of membership. And we should accept all the conditions that come with that, including the free movement of labour.

The likelihood of that happening is disappearing by the day – but we should still try. It’s better to try and fail, than to fail to try.

And should we fail, the biggest test for Labour has yet to come because leaving the EU without access to the single market is not what I believe the country voted for.

If that happens then Labour must insist that the final Brexit deal goes to another public vote to be ratified or rejected. Ireland wouldn’t think twice about doing this.

If the UK Parliament and the other 27 nations of Europe get a final say on the deal, why shouldn’t we?

No one voted to be poorer but that’s what we’re all going to be.

Brexit is spiralling out of control and out of the interests of working people. That’s why we the people should take back control with a final vote on the deal.

From Corbyn to Cameron, we all share blame for Brexit shambles – but no single market access would mean we MUST vote again

.@EmilyThornberry said #Labour under #Corbyn wouldn’t be able to afford to end benefits freeze & cap

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Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

People on JSA, IS and ESA all have children as dependants.

Child poverty has been rising under the Tories and it would continue to rise under a Corbyn led Labour Government, not incidentally or accidentally, but as a deliberate policy choice.

Labour, under Blair and Brown, pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

Labour, under Corbyn, in 2017 pledges to enact free university tuition and let child poverty rise during his premiership.

The Tories were nasty, vile people for making those without a voice suffer through having their benefits frozen.

What then is Corbyn, who made so much out of the plight of Daniel Blake at PMQs, but who has now said, in an under hand, cowardly way that he would not end the benefits freeze on his first day as Prime Minister?

Does his decision make Corbyn a sanctimonious onanist?

What does it say about Ken Loach that he has not spoken truth unto Corbyn over his plan to extend the freeze of Daniel Blake’s JSA?

A purveyor of poverty porn to Islington Socialists?

Whilst not committing Labour to end the benefits freeze, Corbyn has pledged Labour, without caveat, to maintain the (State) Pension Triple Lock.

Whilst the JSA of Daniel Blake, jobseeker, has not increased by a penny since April 2015, the State Pension of Charlie Blake, pensioner, has increased by 2.5% each year in the same period.

Daniel Blake’s JSA has not risen, even in line within inflation, since April 2015.  His JSA would remain frozen indefinitely under a Corbyn led Labour Government.

Charlie’s State Pension has risen by 2.5% per year and if inflation increases by more than 2.5% then Charlie’s pension goes up by more than 2.5% per year.

Inflation has been rising for over 18 months now:

Inflation measured using the Consumer Prices Index reached 2.7% in August 2017.

Were benefits rising in line with inflation then they would be increasing each year in April, using the previous September’s CPI figure.

Daniel Blake cannot wait to claim his State Pension, because the real value of his weekly JSA payment is falling with every passing day.

No one has yet said at what date Corbyn expects sufficient savings to have been made to end the freeze.

No one has yet said what Labour lifting the freeze would actually mean for a Daniel Blake.

Would Blake’s JSA begin to rise in line with inflation from the lifting of the freeze?

Or would he, instead, receive a backdated increase, taking into effect inflation since April 2015?

Does Corbyn hope to find the savings to end the benefits freeze before April 2019?

April 2019 is the date when the Tories currently plan to end their benefits freeze.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think we should focus on helping people off welfare into work, but we, Labour under Blair and Brown, managed that between 1997 and 2010 without freezing people’s benefits.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think the benefits freeze is disagreeable, that we cannot help everyone and that free university tuition is a priority.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think that benefits are not earned in the first place by recipients and are the state’s generosity.

In all my Civil Service career and in my over thirty year membership of the Labour Party, I have never heard anyone, even people not sharing my politics, call JSA, IS or ESA generous, unless they were a dyed in the blue wool Tory.

There are a lot of Tories or neo-Tories or people who think selfishness is socialism numbered amongst Corbyn’s supporters.

Their common link?

Free university tuition for them and theirs.

In the 1980s, under Thatcher, Greed was Good.

In the 2010s, under Corbyn, Selfishness is Socialism.

Most of Corbyn’s fans have never claimed benefit, expect to claim benefit, know anyone who has claimed benefit, know anyone who is claiming benefit and/or worked with people in receipt of benefit.

Does this explain their callousness, their lack of empathy?

It certainly suggests that saying they had seen I, Daniel Blake was more of a chance to virtue signal than it was anything else.

And have those ardent Corbyn fans forgotten, if they ever knew that Iain Duncan Smith, yes, Iain Duncan Smith resigned over the benefits freeze?

If Corbyn’s youthful supporters were truly selfless idealists then surely they would be campaigning against the benefits freeze and not for free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s youthful, and not so youthful, acolytes, should be saying they do not want free university tuition at the expense of the working age poor?

Surely Corbyn’s progressive fans should be demanding that their idol find another way to fund free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s fans should be saying, to prove their ideological purity, that they would rather do without free university tuition, if it may only be funded through the increasing suffering of children living into poverty?

Surely Corbyn’s followers should be asking themselves, as much as Corbyn, if there is much to connect maintaining the benefits freeze to fund free university tuition with, well, Socialism?

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze, for which Jacob Rees-Mogg voted and over which IDS resigned, in order to find the money to fund free university tuition.

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze in order to find the money to fund free university tuition so as to honour a pledge, yes, another Corbyn pledge, not to raise Income Tax and National Insurance on the income of anyone whose earnings are less than £80,000 per annum.

Corbyn has pledged that his Income Tax and National Insurance freeze, for the 95% whose incomes are less than £80,000 per annum, will last at least five years.

I leave the last word to Benjamin Disraeli.

Labour is definitely not the PARTY OF THE POOR any more.

#Corbyn tell #GrenfellTower guy he hugged #Labour in Government to keep benefits freeze & cap? #Grenfell

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Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

People on JSA, IS and ESA all have children as dependants.

Child poverty has been rising under the Tories and it would continue to rise under a Corbyn led Labour Government, not incidentally or accidentally, but as a deliberate policy choice.

Labour, under Blair and Brown, pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

Labour, under Corbyn, in 2017 pledges to enact free university tuition and let child poverty rise during his premiership.

The Tories were nasty, vile people for making those without a voice suffer through having their benefits frozen.

What then is Corbyn, who made so much out of the plight of Daniel Blake at PMQs, but who has now said, in an under hand, cowardly way that he would not end the benefits freeze on his first day as Prime Minister?

Does his decision make Corbyn a sanctimonious onanist?

What does it say about Ken Loach that he has not spoken truth unto Corbyn over his plan to extend the freeze of Daniel Blake’s JSA?

A purveyor of poverty porn to Islington Socialists?

Whilst not committing Labour to end the benefits freeze, Corbyn has pledged Labour, without caveat, to maintain the (State) Pension Triple Lock.

Whilst the JSA of Daniel Blake, jobseeker, has not increased by a penny since April 2015, the State Pension of Charlie Blake, pensioner, has increased by 2.5% each year in the same period.

Daniel Blake’s JSA has not risen, even in line within inflation, since April 2015.  His JSA would remain frozen indefinitely under a Corbyn led Labour Government.

Charlie’s State Pension has risen by 2.5% per year and if inflation increases by more than 2.5% then Charlie’s pension goes up by more than 2.5% per year.

Inflation has been rising for over 18 months now:

Inflation measured using the Consumer Prices Index reached 2.7% in August 2017.

Were benefits rising in line with inflation then they would be increasing each year in April, using the previous September’s CPI figure.

Daniel Blake cannot wait to claim his State Pension, because the real value of his weekly JSA payment is falling with every passing day.

No one has yet said at what date Corbyn expects sufficient savings to have been made to end the freeze.

No one has yet said what Labour lifting the freeze would actually mean for a Daniel Blake.

Would Blake’s JSA begin to rise in line with inflation from the lifting of the freeze?

Or would he, instead, receive a backdated increase, taking into effect inflation since April 2015?

Does Corbyn hope to find the savings to end the benefits freeze before April 2019?

April 2019 is the date when the Tories currently plan to end their benefits freeze.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think we should focus on helping people off welfare into work, but we, Labour under Blair and Brown, managed that between 1997 and 2010 without freezing people’s benefits.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think the benefits freeze is disagreeable, that we cannot help everyone and that free university tuition is a priority.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think that benefits are not earned in the first place by recipients and are the state’s generosity.

In all my Civil Service career and in my over thirty year membership of the Labour Party, I have never heard anyone, even people not sharing my politics, call JSA, IS or ESA generous, unless they were a dyed in the blue wool Tory.

There are a lot of Tories or neo-Tories or people who think selfishness is socialism numbered amongst Corbyn’s supporters.

Their common link?

Free university tuition for them and theirs.

In the 1980s, under Thatcher, Greed was Good.

In the 2010s, under Corbyn, Selfishness is Socialism.

Most of Corbyn’s fans have never claimed benefit, expect to claim benefit, know anyone who has claimed benefit, know anyone who is claiming benefit and/or worked with people in receipt of benefit.

Does this explain their callousness, their lack of empathy?

It certainly suggests that saying they had seen I, Daniel Blake was more of a chance to virtue signal than it was anything else.

And have those ardent Corbyn fans forgotten, if they ever knew that Iain Duncan Smith, yes, Iain Duncan Smith resigned over the benefits freeze?

If Corbyn’s youthful supporters were truly selfless idealists then surely they would be campaigning against the benefits freeze and not for free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s youthful, and not so youthful, acolytes, should be saying they do not want free university tuition at the expense of the working age poor?

Surely Corbyn’s progressive fans should be demanding that their idol find another way to fund free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s fans should be saying, to prove their ideological purity, that they would rather do without free university tuition, if it may only be funded through the increasing suffering of children living into poverty?

Surely Corbyn’s followers should be asking themselves, as much as Corbyn, if there is much to connect maintaining the benefits freeze to fund free university tuition with, well, Socialism?

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze, for which Jacob Rees-Mogg voted and over which IDS resigned, in order to find the money to fund free university tuition.

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze in order to find the money to fund free university tuition so as to honour a pledge, yes, another Corbyn pledge, not to raise Income Tax and National Insurance on the income of anyone whose earnings are less than £80,000 per annum.

Corbyn has pledged that his Income Tax and National Insurance freeze, for the 95% whose incomes are less than £80,000 per annum, will last at least five years.

I leave the last word to Benjamin Disraeli.

Labour is definitely not the PARTY OF THE POOR any more.

“The commitment I make is that I do understand the perverse effects of the (benefits) cap.” #Corbyn 2017

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Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

People on JSA, IS and ESA all have children as dependants.

Child poverty has been rising under the Tories and it would continue to rise under a Corbyn led Labour Government, not incidentally or accidentally, but as a deliberate policy choice.

Labour, under Blair and Brown, pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

Labour, under Corbyn, in 2017 pledges to enact free university tuition and let child poverty rise during his premiership.

The Tories were nasty, vile people for making those without a voice suffer through having their benefits frozen.

What then is Corbyn, who made so much out of the plight of Daniel Blake at PMQs, but who has now said, in an under hand, cowardly way that he would not end the benefits freeze on his first day as Prime Minister?

Does his decision make Corbyn a sanctimonious onanist?

What does it say about Ken Loach that he has not spoken truth unto Corbyn over his plan to extend the freeze of Daniel Blake’s JSA?

A purveyor of poverty porn to Islington Socialists?

Whilst not committing Labour to end the benefits freeze, Corbyn has pledged Labour, without caveat, to maintain the (State) Pension Triple Lock.

Whilst the JSA of Daniel Blake, jobseeker, has not increased by a penny since April 2015, the State Pension of Charlie Blake, pensioner, has increased by 2.5% each year in the same period.

Daniel Blake’s JSA has not risen, even in line within inflation, since April 2015.  His JSA would remain frozen indefinitely under a Corbyn led Labour Government.

Charlie’s State Pension has risen by 2.5% per year and if inflation increases by more than 2.5% then Charlie’s pension goes up by more than 2.5% per year.

Inflation has been rising for over 18 months now:

Inflation measured using the Consumer Prices Index reached 2.7% in August 2017.

Were benefits rising in line with inflation then they would be increasing each year in April, using the previous September’s CPI figure.

Daniel Blake cannot wait to claim his State Pension, because the real value of his weekly JSA payment is falling with every passing day.

No one has yet said at what date Corbyn expects sufficient savings to have been made to end the freeze.

No one has yet said what Labour lifting the freeze would actually mean for a Daniel Blake.

Would Blake’s JSA begin to rise in line with inflation from the lifting of the freeze?

Or would he, instead, receive a backdated increase, taking into effect inflation since April 2015?

Does Corbyn hope to find the savings to end the benefits freeze before April 2019?

April 2019 is the date when the Tories currently plan to end their benefits freeze.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think we should focus on helping people off welfare into work, but we, Labour under Blair and Brown, managed that between 1997 and 2010 without freezing people’s benefits.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think the benefits freeze is disagreeable, that we cannot help everyone and that free university tuition is a priority.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think that benefits are not earned in the first place by recipients and are the state’s generosity.

In all my Civil Service career and in my over thirty year membership of the Labour Party, I have never heard anyone, even people not sharing my politics, call JSA, IS or ESA generous, unless they were a dyed in the blue wool Tory.

There are a lot of Tories or neo-Tories or people who think selfishness is socialism numbered amongst Corbyn’s supporters.

Their common link?

Free university tuition for them and theirs.

In the 1980s, under Thatcher, Greed was Good.

In the 2010s, under Corbyn, Selfishness is Socialism.

Most of Corbyn’s fans have never claimed benefit, expect to claim benefit, know anyone who has claimed benefit, know anyone who is claiming benefit and/or worked with people in receipt of benefit.

Does this explain their callousness, their lack of empathy?

It certainly suggests that saying they had seen I, Daniel Blake was more of a chance to virtue signal than it was anything else.

And have those ardent Corbyn fans forgotten, if they ever knew that Iain Duncan Smith, yes, Iain Duncan Smith resigned over the benefits freeze?

If Corbyn’s youthful supporters were truly selfless idealists then surely they would be campaigning against the benefits freeze and not for free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s youthful, and not so youthful, acolytes, should be saying they do not want free university tuition at the expense of the working age poor?

Surely Corbyn’s progressive fans should be demanding that their idol find another way to fund free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s fans should be saying, to prove their ideological purity, that they would rather do without free university tuition, if it may only be funded through the increasing suffering of children living into poverty?

Surely Corbyn’s followers should be asking themselves, as much as Corbyn, if there is much to connect maintaining the benefits freeze to fund free university tuition with, well, Socialism?

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze, for which Jacob Rees-Mogg voted and over which IDS resigned, in order to find the money to fund free university tuition.

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze in order to find the money to fund free university tuition so as to honour a pledge, yes, another Corbyn pledge, not to raise Income Tax and National Insurance on the income of anyone whose earnings are less than £80,000 per annum.

Corbyn has pledged that his Income Tax and National Insurance freeze, for the 95% whose incomes are less than £80,000 per annum, will last at least five years.

I leave the last word to Benjamin Disraeli.

Labour is definitely not the PARTY OF THE POOR any more.

Vote #Labour! Vote #Corbyn! Give the offspring of a #ReesMogg free university tuition, tax free!

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Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

People on JSA, IS and ESA all have children as dependants.

Child poverty has been rising under the Tories and it would continue to rise under a Corbyn led Labour Government, not incidentally or accidentally, but as a deliberate policy choice.

Labour, under Blair and Brown, pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

Labour, under Corbyn, in 2017 pledges to enact free university tuition and let child poverty rise during his premiership.

The Tories were nasty, vile people for making those without a voice suffer through having their benefits frozen.

What then is Corbyn, who made so much out of the plight of Daniel Blake at PMQs, but who has now said, in an under hand, cowardly way that he would not end the benefits freeze on his first day as Prime Minister?

Does his decision make Corbyn a sanctimonious onanist?

What does it say about Ken Loach that he has not spoken truth unto Corbyn over his plan to extend the freeze of Daniel Blake’s JSA?

A purveyor of poverty porn to Islington Socialists?

Whilst not committing Labour to end the benefits freeze, Corbyn has pledged Labour, without caveat, to maintain the (State) Pension Triple Lock.

Whilst the JSA of Daniel Blake, jobseeker, has not increased by a penny since April 2015, the State Pension of Charlie Blake, pensioner, has increased by 2.5% each year in the same period.

Daniel Blake’s JSA has not risen, even in line within inflation, since April 2015.  His JSA would remain frozen indefinitely under a Corbyn led Labour Government.

Charlie’s State Pension has risen by 2.5% per year and if inflation increases by more than 2.5% then Charlie’s pension goes up by more than 2.5% per year.

Inflation has been rising for over 18 months now:

Inflation measured using the Consumer Prices Index reached 2.7% in August 2017.

Were benefits rising in line with inflation then they would be increasing each year in April, using the previous September’s CPI figure.

Daniel Blake cannot wait to claim his State Pension, because the real value of his weekly JSA payment is falling with every passing day.

No one has yet said at what date Corbyn expects sufficient savings to have been made to end the freeze.

No one has yet said what Labour lifting the freeze would actually mean for a Daniel Blake.

Would Blake’s JSA begin to rise in line with inflation from the lifting of the freeze?

Or would he, instead, receive a backdated increase, taking into effect inflation since April 2015?

Does Corbyn hope to find the savings to end the benefits freeze before April 2019?

April 2019 is the date when the Tories currently plan to end their benefits freeze.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think we should focus on helping people off welfare into work, but we, Labour under Blair and Brown, managed that between 1997 and 2010 without freezing people’s benefits.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think the benefits freeze is disagreeable, that we cannot help everyone and that free university tuition is a priority.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think that benefits are not earned in the first place by recipients and are the state’s generosity.

In all my Civil Service career and in my over thirty year membership of the Labour Party, I have never heard anyone, even people not sharing my politics, call JSA, IS or ESA generous, unless they were a dyed in the blue wool Tory.

There are a lot of Tories or neo-Tories or people who think selfishness is socialism numbered amongst Corbyn’s supporters.

Their common link?

Free university tuition for them and theirs.

In the 1980s, under Thatcher, Greed was Good.

In the 2010s, under Corbyn, Selfishness is Socialism.

Most of Corbyn’s fans have never claimed benefit, expect to claim benefit, know anyone who has claimed benefit, know anyone who is claiming benefit and/or worked with people in receipt of benefit.

Does this explain their callousness, their lack of empathy?

It certainly suggests that saying they had seen I, Daniel Blake was more of a chance to virtue signal than it was anything else.

And have those ardent Corbyn fans forgotten, if they ever knew that Iain Duncan Smith, yes, Iain Duncan Smith resigned over the benefits freeze?

If Corbyn’s youthful supporters were truly selfless idealists then surely they would be campaigning against the benefits freeze and not for free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s youthful, and not so youthful, acolytes, should be saying they do not want free university tuition at the expense of the working age poor?

Surely Corbyn’s progressive fans should be demanding that their idol find another way to fund free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s fans should be saying, to prove their ideological purity, that they would rather do without free university tuition, if it may only be funded through the increasing suffering of children living into poverty?

Surely Corbyn’s followers should be asking themselves, as much as Corbyn, if there is much to connect maintaining the benefits freeze to fund free university tuition with, well, Socialism?

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze, for which Jacob Rees-Mogg voted and over which IDS resigned, in order to find the money to fund free university tuition.

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze in order to find the money to fund free university tuition so as to honour a pledge, yes, another Corbyn pledge, not to raise Income Tax and National Insurance on the income of anyone whose earnings are less than £80,000 per annum.

Corbyn has pledged that his Income Tax and National Insurance freeze, for the 95% whose incomes are less than £80,000 per annum, will last at least five years.

I leave the last word to Benjamin Disraeli.

Labour is definitely not the PARTY OF THE POOR any more.

#Labour under #Corbyn now vying with #Conservative Party under #May for title of The UK Nasty Party …

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Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

People on JSA, IS and ESA all have children as dependants.

Child poverty has been rising under the Tories and it would continue to rise under a Corbyn led Labour Government, not incidentally or accidentally, but as a deliberate policy choice.

Labour, under Blair and Brown, pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

Labour, under Corbyn, in 2017 pledges to enact free university tuition and let child poverty rise during his premiership.

The Tories were nasty, vile people for making those without a voice suffer through having their benefits frozen.

What then is Corbyn, who made so much out of the plight of Daniel Blake at PMQs, but who has now said, in an under hand, cowardly way that he would not end the benefits freeze on his first day as Prime Minister?

Does his decision make Corbyn a sanctimonious onanist?

What does it say about Ken Loach that he has not spoken truth unto Corbyn over his plan to extend the freeze of Daniel Blake’s JSA?

A purveyor of poverty porn to Islington Socialists?

Whilst not committing Labour to end the benefits freeze, Corbyn has pledged Labour, without caveat, to maintain the (State) Pension Triple Lock.

Whilst the JSA of Daniel Blake, jobseeker, has not increased by a penny since April 2015, the State Pension of Charlie Blake, pensioner, has increased by 2.5% each year in the same period.

Daniel Blake’s JSA has not risen, even in line within inflation, since April 2015.  His JSA would remain frozen indefinitely under a Corbyn led Labour Government.

Charlie’s State Pension has risen by 2.5% per year and if inflation increases by more than 2.5% then Charlie’s pension goes up by more than 2.5% per year.

Inflation has been rising for over 18 months now:

Inflation measured using the Consumer Prices Index reached 2.7% in August 2017.

Were benefits rising in line with inflation then they would be increasing each year in April, using the previous September’s CPI figure.

Daniel Blake cannot wait to claim his State Pension, because the real value of his weekly JSA payment is falling with every passing day.

No one has yet said at what date Corbyn expects sufficient savings to have been made to end the freeze.

No one has yet said what Labour lifting the freeze would actually mean for a Daniel Blake.

Would Blake’s JSA begin to rise in line with inflation from the lifting of the freeze?

Or would he, instead, receive a backdated increase, taking into effect inflation since April 2015?

Does Corbyn hope to find the savings to end the benefits freeze before April 2019?

April 2019 is the date when the Tories currently plan to end their benefits freeze.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think we should focus on helping people off welfare into work, but we, Labour under Blair and Brown, managed that between 1997 and 2010 without freezing people’s benefits.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think the benefits freeze is disagreeable, that we cannot help everyone and that free university tuition is a priority.

I know there are Corbyn supporters out there who think that benefits are not earned in the first place by recipients and are the state’s generosity.

In all my Civil Service career and in my over thirty year membership of the Labour Party, I have never heard anyone, even people not sharing my politics, call JSA, IS or ESA generous, unless they were a dyed in the blue wool Tory.

There are a lot of Tories or neo-Tories or people who think selfishness is socialism numbered amongst Corbyn’s supporters.

Their common link?

Free university tuition for them and theirs.

In the 1980s, under Thatcher, Greed was Good.

In the 2010s, under Corbyn, Selfishness is Socialism.

Most of Corbyn’s fans have never claimed benefit, expect to claim benefit, know anyone who has claimed benefit, know anyone who is claiming benefit and/or worked with people in receipt of benefit.

Does this explain their callousness, their lack of empathy?

It certainly suggests that saying they had seen I, Daniel Blake was more of a chance to virtue signal than it was anything else.

And have those ardent Corbyn fans forgotten, if they ever knew that Iain Duncan Smith, yes, Iain Duncan Smith resigned over the benefits freeze?

If Corbyn’s youthful supporters were truly selfless idealists then surely they would be campaigning against the benefits freeze and not for free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s youthful, and not so youthful, acolytes. should be saying they do not want free university tuition at the expense of the working age poor?

Surely Corbyn’s progressive fans should be demanding that their idol find another way to fund free university tuition?

Surely Corbyn’s fans should be saying, to prove their ideological purity, that they would rather do without free university tuition, if it may only be funded through the increasing suffering of children living into poverty?

Surely Corbyn’s followers should be asking themselves, as much as Corbyn, if there is much to connect maintaining the benefits freeze to fund free university tuition with, well, Socialism?

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze, for which Jacob Rees-Mogg voted and over which IDS resigned, in order to find the money to fund free university tuition.

Corbyn will maintain the benefits freeze in order to find the money to fund free university tuition so as to honour a pledge, yes, another Corbyn pledge, not to raise Income Tax and National Insurance on the income of anyone whose earnings are less than £80,000 per annum.

Corbyn has pledged that his Income Tax and National Insurance freeze, for the 95% whose incomes are less than £80,000 per annum, will last at least five years.

I leave the last word to Benjamin Disraeli.

Labour is definitely not the PARTY OF THE POOR any more.