Christmas Housing Crisis

homelessness1301c.jpg

Almost 320,000 ­people will be homeless this Christmas because of the housing crisis. There’s one in 200 people that are living in makeshift accommodation, hostels or sleeping rough, and the amount of homeless has increased by 13,000 last year to 319,837.

This includes 294,952 people in emergency ­accommodation or B&Bs, 5,096 rough sleepers, 14,867 in hostels and 4,922 in rooms offered by social services. London is the worst with one person in 52 (170,000) identified as homeless. In Brighton, it’s one in 67, Birmingham one in 73 and Manchester one in 135.

The amount sleeping rough has more than doubled since the Tories came to power in 2010 when there were 1,768 people living on the streets. But earlier this year the Government announced it was spending £100 million to tackle the problem.

But half had already been committed to tackling rough sleeping and homelessness, with the rest “reprioritisation” within existing budgets.

We urgently need action now.

telli-and-family.jpg

The charity highlighted the case of Telli Afrik, who had a job but could not afford his private rent. He sleeps in one room in a hostel with wife Janet and children, Bridgit, three, and Beatrice, five, in Waltham Forest, East London, and his family are at breaking point.

james-brokenshire.jpg

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire stated: “We are determined to respond to the causes of homelessness.”

theresa-may-austria.jpg

Welcome to Theresa May’s Dickensian England as we fall further into the trenches of purgatory, dragged there by this vile shameful Tory government who couldn’t care less as long as they hold on to power.

The Tories are hate machines which just rolls on, creating suffering and death in its wake, and there’s no way to support this deliberate Tory policy that enforces poverty, and then there are the Tory voters that are so full of hatred that they will go mad if you criticise the Tory party.

But the Tories housing policy is to make more people homeless and to target the poor, the sick, the dying and the disabled as they can’t argue back against the Tory bullies, and with things as they’re going, they’ll be housing the sick, the dying and the disabled in workhouses several years down the line, if Tory voters let them get away with it.

Welcome to Theresa May’s Tory Britain where the streets are paved with homeless people, even entire families while Theresa May’s Tory government continue to be propped up.

MerryChristmas.png

So, it’s a Merry Christmas from your wicked Tory party, but don’t worry, you’ll be able to get a food bank parcel, don’t worry, your accommodation is only temporary, a hostel with a family of five living in it, and then when they do get permanent housing, if they ever do, the government will sort them out a nice Universal Credit package that might take around 5 weeks to sort out.

Welcome to the Tory party factory where they tell you that they want to support their citizens and that they genuinely care about you, but what they’ve really done is cause heartbreak, and it all started off with Margaret Thatcher selling off council homes.

Many of those local authority houses were sold for a pittance and finished up in private landlords hands. Now housing benefit doesn’t come back to the council and not enough homes are built, so housing is beyond peoples reach.

It should make you laugh because now we have the Tories addressing the homelessness problem that they created in the first place, you really couldn’t make this stuff up.

The Tories are always discussing the problem of homelessness, that they created and are in denial of, and in a civilised nation, solving the dilemma should be at the pinnacle of their priorities, whichever party are in government.

But do you really think they’ll consider all those homeless people this Christmas when they’re eating their Turkey and sipping champagne in front of the fireplace?

It’s really disheartening to see people homeless particularly at Christmas, but at any time it’s sad, but of course, our government don’t give a damn, and I honestly don’t believe anybody imagined the suffering that such a ruthless assortment of dictators could force on people with their neverending austerity policies.

Advertisements

Second Brexit Referendum

brexit.jpg

Theresa May rubbished calls for a second Brexit election as absolutely ridiculous, and during a feisty Prime Minister’s Questions, the leader encountered additional criticism for her planned Withdrawal Agreement.

Give us.png

Recent polls reveal a large preponderance of people would like no Brexit at all, and the will of the people can change, the will of the people has changed. The way forward is a People’s Vote or does Theresa May believe that democracy ceased on the 23 June 2016?

Will Theresa May, therefore, think the way ahead is one, a second election? But Theresa May maintained democracy had already spoken, and she stated that claim in relation to democracy was completely ludicrous, and that parliament gave the people the freedom to decide whether to remain in the EU or leave the EU.

Theresa May stated that it was a glorious lesson in democracy in this country and she thought that it gave her parliament an education and that we should ensure we leave the EU as the people voted for.

The Prime Minister had earlier warned there could be no Brexit at all if her deal is defeated during the furious PMQs clash. Theresa May reiterated the desperate warning as her 585-page departure agreement was attached to her face by Jeremy Corbyn and her own MPs.

brexit-referendum-uk-1468255044bIX.jpg

Theresa May’s sinking career depends largely on Brexit now, and she’s desperate to roll it out at any price, although with her comfortable status she will be fine in every situation, just like the cowardly David Cameron.

We’re in a democratic crisis, and it won’t be until next year when Theresa May deceives the people into thinking that everything that’s happened wasn’t her blunder, but it’s all propaganda, manipulated votes and canned deceptions.

The difficulty is even though many people voted out, out to where? What will be the terms? And in what way will these new, so far hypothetical terms be better than the terms we already enjoy?

Well, the fact is, none of us knows! But we’re assuming that somebody does, otherwise, we’re going to be up the creek without a paddle, and Theresa May will tell you anything to try and intimidate people into believing her nonsense deal. As she said, we were unquestionably coming out, now she’s telling us that a no Brexit deal is an alternative.

If her mouth is moving, take it with a pinch of salt, and like anybody else, if they believe they’re going to fail they’ll say anything to reinforce their argument, but for the increasing abundance of people in the United Kingdom asking for a second vote to reverse Brexit, be cautious what you wish for.

Once thought as a remote possibility, support has increased for a second vote over recent months, as opinion polls reveal a tiny but significant uptick in cynicism circling the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

With Prime Minister Theresa May facing an upward struggle to strike a Brexit agreement that can gain majority support in the UK parliament, campaigners want a secondary election to be held if MPs reject whatever agreement she strikes with Brussels, and the opposition Labour Party has stated it would support such an option if Theresa May doesn’t call an election first.

These votes are crazy, and by the way, the 40 per cent of remain voters “don’t know” should set alarm bells clanging in the minds of pollsters.

If Britain and the EU can’t come to an arrangement or the settlement reached is declined by Parliament or EU member nations, food and other goods will be governed to tariffs and controls when moving between Britain and the EU, leading to huge setbacks in the short term, much less overall business with the EU and significant disturbance to businesses like farming and manufacturing that rely on vital commerce with the EU, and there will be new customs restraints at the Irish border, and imports of medication and food from the EU could be delayed, and the government would need to make contingency arrangements with the EU and America to allow airline flights to continue.

Preparing For The Challenge

theresa-may-an103106230epa05433683.jpg

Theresa May is mounting a tour of the United Kingdom and planning to challenge Jeremy Corbyn to a live TV debate on Brexit, and if agreed the show could happen on Sunday 9 December, days before the Commons vote.

The reports come despite chicken Mrs May ducking calls for TV debates during last year’s general election. At the time she claimed that she didn’t think people got much out of seeing politicians having a go at each other and stated that Jeremy Corbyn should be paying a little more thought and think more about Brexit negotiations.

gettyimages-1044237538.jpg

But ‪a Labour Party spokesperson stated that Jeremy Corbyn would relish a head to head debate with Theresa May and her botched Brexit deal and the fate of the nation, and No 10 could not directly be reached for comment.

Brexit discussions are supposed to be concluded, and Jeremy Corbyn has had no input. If Theresa May had wanted opinions on Brexit from Jeremy Corbyn she surely would have taken them on board in the beginning, and if the less than trusted Prime Minister wants a televised confrontation, then it can only be an endeavour to undermine Jeremy Corbyn in some way, maybe by attempting to portray him as being opposed to Brexit, and if that’s the case she may as well be discrediting all those people that opted to stay in.

She will presumably work with a script and will have hints and answers provided through an earpiece, and the entire thing is destined to be a pretence, just as her proposed Brexit deals are.

Theresa May seems to be animated by her fighting spirit to ward off the backstabbers and plotters within her own party, but a challenge with the leader of the opposition should test her precarious strength, and hopefully, Jeremy Corbyn will eat her alive and then spit her out.

The one thing that Jeremy Corbyn shines in is open discussion and speech, and the one thing that Theresa May can’t do is open debate. How long will it take before she goes on about what Labour did in the 1970s, and how long will it be before she loses her rag, once pressed? And if this is meant to be a charm offensive, it will certainly fail.

Theresa May is now regarded as so incompetent, she couldn’t call a pet dog to heel, and she’s the bane of the United Kingdom, and she should be made to resign.

She will be like the lamb to the slaughter unless it’s scripted, but then I suppose she’s so desperate now that she has to do something, but the most important thing that we can do now in this country is to force politicians out if they’re taking payments for working corporations over the people of the country, this degradation is destroying the United Kingdom and must go.

Most of the people of the United Kingdom are fed up with politicians lining their own pockets at the detriment of the people living in it.

However, with this debate, Jeremy Corbyn will now have to tell us what he actually thinks, there will be no more sitting on the fence, and if nothing else, it should be a laugh.

We have listened to Theresa May’s lies and now see them as being an entire capitulation and deception of this nation, now it’s time to hear what Jeremy Corbyn really thinks.

Theresa May and the Conservatives have failed and failed hard but make no mistake, so have Labour, and if we vote for them they will do it again. To fix our society we must fix the entire political system and make it functional, and we certainly won’t get a reliable government by voting for corrupted self-serving politicians.

It doesn’t matter who you vote for now in the United Kingdom, and irrespective of who you do vote for, what you actually get is someone who is going to rip you off, on the make for themselves off people who did actually work in a real job for 50 years and are now living on welfare.

But why does it have to be Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn having this debate? Just because their parties are the two largest doesn’t mean they will be in the next general election, what about all the other parties, don’t they get to have a say?

This is the nation that developed industry and now has none, this is the nation that helped win two world wars, and children are leaving school now with more prospect of a knighthood than a decent job, paying decent wages. Our NHS was once the best in the world, and now it’s like the third world, and now all our best nurses and doctors now call Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Europe home, but we do have lots of food banks, soup kitchens and exploding prisons.

And when we’re free from the EU we will be able to barter with Bangladesh, Upper Volta and Africa, doing what Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler all failed to do, destroy it, and if you hate Great Britain, vote Tory!

But then anyone who puts on a khaki uniform in the mistaken notion that he’s defending his country is seriously misled because every war is based on lies, and the only people who conquer are the bankers.

emmanuel-macron.jpg

Emmanuel Macron has already stated he will bind Britain to the Customs Union indefinitely until we agree on full access to British waters, and Theresa May is finished as Prime Minister and it’s the EU that will kill her off once they have ceased using her to get what they want.

Theresa May has lost what little supporters she had, but then the Tories only look after the Tories, all of us other followers are seemingly irrelevant, our country is finished, and the only reason she wants this debate is to seek and gain a little more public support, for a deal that isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, and it’s a disaster whichever way you look at it.

And of course, Theresa May will attempt to turn this around and condemn Labour for her woes, but this is her mess, induced by her party, she can’t downshift the culpability and waggle her finger.

Rail Fare Rises And The NHS

Theresa May has supported rail fare rises by maintaining investment is required and the Prime Minister stated increases in regulated fares are kept to inflation, with 97p of every pound given towards a ticket being put into railways.

Fares increased by a percentage of 3.4, with a yearly pass from Mrs May’s Maidenhead constituency to London raising by £104 to £3,092.

The_Andrew_Marr_Show_titles

Theresa May, talking to BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show, announced: “Since privatisation, usage of the railways has doubled and we have seen the biggest investments since Victorian times in our railways.

“A lot of people rely on our railways, we want to see good service on our railways but that does mean that investment is needed.”

Theresa May was further asked about the Government’s early close of the East Coast rail franchise involving Stagecoach and Virgin.

They had agreed to give the Government £3.3 billion to operate the service over eight years until 2023 even though it was announced in November that a new East Coast Partnership will take on responsibility for both intercity trains and track operations on the route in 2020.

When asked to guarantee that taxpayers will get the £3.3 billion from the two companies, Theresa May responded: “Virgin and Stagecoach are still paying money to the Government for the East Coast line.”

However, remember this, everytime an MP gets on a train it gets put on expenses and it doesn’t matter to them how much it costs and then they go on TV and the radio informing the masses this and that, with people forgetting that the choices they make normally affect them.

Then there is more money and cheap fare for the foreign countries that own some of our railways, Deutsche Bahn that own Wales & Borders

The main three companies from abroad were German state-owned Deutsche Bahn, the international branch of the Netherland’s nation operator, Abellio, and French firm Keolis.

When will the government acknowledge that rail franchising has failed and to do the only rational thing which is to deliver all UK rail services to public ownership? Nevertheless, analysts pointed out the reason for overseas affairs in the United Kingdom.

International operatives want to buy into the United Kingdom to encourage growth in commuter amounts as do the privatised UK franchise operatives and even though the likes of Deutsche Bahn are state-backed, they’re managed commercially and for the interest of travellers, unlike nationalised UK companies.

With Britain’s railways transported passenger volumes of 1.6 billion in 2016, this compares with volumes of 735 million in 1995, just as the privatisation of the UK’s rail network started. This was a drop from volumes of just over 1 billion in 1948 when British Rail was first brought in to run the network.

Nationalisation has led to declining passenger usage and privatisation has led to growing passenger usage.

Nationalised UK industries have revealed unequivocally, that they can’t operate commercially and that International arms of European state-owned operatives have worked commercially.

Theresa May is so out of touch with the real world. When was she ever on a meagre salary with bills to pay and no pay increases for years and the same with NHS, when did she last use them?

Theresa May is in denial and out of touch in her acknowledgement to the crisis of the NHS and she and her Tory Government have ceased to take any blame for looking after our National Health Service.

She casually disregarded the concerns of thousands of patients and NHS workers, lecturing that hospital pressures were nothing more than a small number of incidents in which unacceptable practices have taken place.

Nationwide, some 66 out of 152 hospital trusts have raised major alerts showing they’re struggling to manage and behind each of these major alerts are hundreds of accounts of patients being let down by an NHS in disaster.

Ambulances have been backed up sometimes for hours and hours with patients unable to even get to the hospital and every day we hear more and more of these stories.

Theresa May and her Government not only take no blame. She feels no remorse and doesn’t appear to understand what’s happening to real people and now thinks it’s a small number when more than a quarter of patients are waiting over four hours in A&E.

She now thinks it’s acceptable that hospitals have to turn gymnasiums into makeshift wards and pensioners are ambushed, waiting in freezing ambulances and everybody aside from Tory ministers knows that unless we properly finance and combine social care and health care we will never completely solve the dilemma confronting our NHS.

Everybody in the real world knows that if you don’t finance the social care older people need, they will end up in NHS hospitals not being able to get safely home where they want to be. But Theresa May doesn’t live in the real world.

Rather than doing something about it, her answer is to attempt to water down the A&E target as if she thinks that adjusting the goals in Whitehall will make any difference to somebody waiting in fear on a trolley in a real A&E, she is very wrong and she’s even attempted to accuse family doctors.

NHS - Logo.png

The rest of us know that the NHS is in a real mess and the Prime Minister is in denial and out of touch with her acknowledgement.

_96109560_thinkstockphotos-587940524.jpg

It’s time to give our NHS and social care the money they require. Plus we urgently require qualified leadership from the top of Government as well.

Do you notice how this disaster of a Prime Minister supports everything? She defends the NHS funding although it’s entirely inadequate, now it’s okay to impose extortionate increases in rail tariffs. It goes on and on and no doubt she’ll support successive governments’ genocide of 25,000 preventable deaths per year of vulnerable UK citizens, at least in part, to food and fuel poverty. Theresa May, the Mayhem of disaster.

Yet people still choose Tory, it really beggars belief.