Corbyn to address SIX rallies at once – with stellar musical support #GE17

WOW!

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It’s widely acknowledged that Labour has ‘owned’ social media in this General Election campaign, with Buzzfeed even publishing an article about being unable to find any pro-Tory comments. But social media is not the only technological (or for that matter, any other) area in which Labour’s dynamism and innovation has eclipsed the Tories.

Today, Jeremy Corbyn will simultaneously address no fewer than six campaign rallies – with support from an array of musical and acting talent.

Corbyn will appear at five of them via satellite link – but he will appear in person at the sixth. Compared to the stage-managed,  invitation-only events of the Tory campaign, this innovative move shines an unflattering Theresa May’s staid approach – and on her lack of popular appeal.

jc rally liveThe Labour Party commented:

Jeremy Corbyn to address six simultaneous rallies across the UK to put forward Labour’s plan to transform Britain for the many, not the few

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#DerbyNorth Tory candidate’s husband ‘ruined lives of 1000s’ #GE17

Words fail me…..

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One of the key battleground seats in England is Derby North, where Tory candidate Amanda Solloway and Labour’s Chris Williamson are fighting to win a volatile and finely balances seat. Williamson won the seat for Labour in 2010 by 613 votes and Solloway in 2015 by a mere 41 votes.

When Ms Solloway was MP, she sat on the Business Select Committee as her husband ran a debt-resolution company that charged fees to struggling people – people struggling under the governing party that Ms Solloway represented – on the promise of eradicating their debts.

In spring 2016, the firm – Compass Debt Councillors – went bust, ruining the lives of over a thousand people, some of whom paid out thousands of pounds without clearing a single debt. One man, according to Derby News, went to the company for help with a mobile phone debt of £400 and lost £12,000.

This is not new…

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May loves #NaylorReport. EVERYONE must see/share (video) #GE17 #NHS

Have YOU ever heard of the Naylor Report? Me neither. This video explains – and it needs to be shared far and wide.

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The SKWAWKBOX has been inundated over the last couple of days by people sending the link to a video, with messages to the effect of ‘you must do something with this’.

Having watched it, they’re absolutely right.

During her TV interview with Andrew Neil last week, Theresa May repeated her usual nonsense ad nauseam, but when asked about Tory plans for the NHS, she only talked about The Naylor Report.

may naylor.pngMay admits that implementing the Naylor Report will cost ten billion pounds – but she makes it sound like this is additional government investment in the NHS.

It is not – it’s £10bn of our money that Mrs May intends to spend on ‘accelerating’ a ‘BOGOF’ two-for-one fire sale of NHS buildings and land to private developers at knock-down prices. The plan will also charge hospital trusts millions if they don’t want to sell.

And – so far…

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Corbyn speech has #MSM knickers twisted. He hasn’t even given it yet #GE17

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Tomorrow, Jeremy Corbyn will give a speech that will mark the resumption of national campaigning in the General Election. It is reproduced in detail below.

But first, let’s look at the media reaction it has already engendered – because it has the mainstream media’s (MSM) knickers in an absolute twist long before the words have exited his lips.

The pre-released speech was ’embargoed’ until 10pm on Thursday night, meaning news outlets (including this blog) had it but couldn’t release it before then – this is standard practice on some press releases.

The Sun was trailing a major attack on Corbyn to be ‘revealed’ at 10pm, clearly driven by the embargo. But when it was published, it was a feeble attempt to smear him based on his record of resisting government attempts to limit our freedoms via bad anti-terror legislation, with a brief mention of his speech tomorrow at the end.

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While May lies to BBC that Corbyn faked news – #CCHQ invents outright lie #GE17

How effing dare they!

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If only this was unbelievable. But the Tories’ HQ (CCHQ) has already established a track record for lying on its social media feed and in its letters to voters.

However, you’d like to think they’d at least have the common sense – let alone a sense of decorum – not to do it while their leader is live on national TV falsely accusing the leader of the Labour party of fake news.

Theresa May, talking to Andrew Neil during an interview which is the nearest she dare get to a debate, squirmed under Neil’s probing on her ‘dementia tax’ plans – and supposed U-turn, especially when Neil pointed out to her that

This must be the first time in history that a party broke a manifesto promise before the election!

Her attempt to deflect attention away from her incompetence and dishonesty was to accuse Jeremy Corbyn of making fake claims…

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#WrongAndFeeble: even May’s #DementiaTax climbdown is a #shambles #GE17

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tory devil.pngNews has just broken that Theresa May has screeched into an embarrassing, hand-brake U-turn over her ‘dementia tax’ plans to penalise older people who need care by making them pay for it from their estate.

tory-u-turn.gifIt’s a humiliating climb-down for a PM and party whose reality has been ‘weak and feeble’ after various Tory spokespeople appeared on TV and radio yesterday to insist there would be no such U-turn – and it turns May’s nauseating catchphrase into a huge, sick joke:

But even May’s U-turn is shambolic.

May being May and Tories being Tories, this is all about attempted political damage-limitation and is nothing but camouflage to provide some helpful headlines and soundbites from the Establishment media.

The devil is in the detail – and nothing substantive has changed. May even screws up her U-turns.

As Sky News’ announcement of the ‘change’ revealed, older people with assets over £100,000 will stillhave to pay…

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