War on Workers at Home and Abroad

The forthcoming EU elections will take place against a backdrop of unemployment, debt, hunger and misery for millions across Europe, including Britain. There is enough subterfuge and hot air expended in the British parliament without adding to it in Europe. In Britain the Coalition’s welfare cuts have seen the descent of 1.75 million of our poorest households into greater poverty. A report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute shows more families struggling to cover food and energy bills; it emphasises a drop in the overall value of benefits which rose by less than inflation.

Changes to housing benefit and council tax support have forced poor families into paying housing costs they were previously not required to pay. These poorest families have suffered an absolute cut in their income over the last 3 years.

Oxfam Chief Mark Golding said, “We are already seeing people turning to food banks and struggling with rent, council tax, child care and travel costs to job centres……At a time when the 5 richest families in the UK have the same wealth as the bottom 20% of the population it is unacceptable that the poorest are paying such a heavy price.” 300,000 households have had a cut in housing benefit; 920,000 a reduction in council tax support and 480,000 a cut in both. 400,000 households have been pushed further into poverty during the past year. Those affected by both taxes lose an average of £18 a week.

Recent figures show over a million Britons have been helped by food banks in the past year. Britain’s biggest food bank, the Trussell Trust, said that 900,000 people received food parcels in 2013-14, a 163% increase on the previous year, which did not take into account the total number of people likely to go hungry.

Naturally the talking shop at Westminster is busy talking to itself and conforming to the wishes of International Capital; far too busy to look after the essential needs of the British people. When a government refuses to run the country in the interests of the people what should our response be?

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EU Is still trying to rule Britain, Barnier tries demanding EU vessels have access to British waters otherwise there will be exclusion from EU markets; that there is a risk of a no deal. We must have sovereign rights over our fishing grounds.
https://youtu.be/fWs2fWr9T98

EU fishing company bosses talk about winning a game with respect to Britain's fishing waters; but the struggle over fishing rights is serious. Ask Venezuelans if defence of sovereignty is a game, or Palestinians whether gaining it is mere play.
https://youtu.be/zeCLLdzB8e0

The EU has realised that Brexit is no game; it is the serious desire of the British population. Countries are panicking about the prospect of no-deal, as it will hurt economies in ways they refused to accept. Britain has the upper hand. Get Brexit done!
https://youtu.be/QTJVoTd8UWg

Pandemic planning in Britain is a Mess. Pandemic planning is split between the Joint Biosecurity Centre, the National Covid Response Centre and the Covid19 Taskforce.
Four separate IT systems are used (Synergy, CTAS, SGSS and HP Zone), meaning data is lost.

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