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#EastAnglia #care-plan doomed without 10 times the money
The depth of the crisis in adult social care means the government's announced 'Plan for Patients' will struggle to make a difference. #healthcare #NHS #GiveUsACoffeyBreak #TrussFails
eastangliabylines.co.uk/east-anglia-ca…
/2 Health Secretary #ThérèseCoffey has announced a £500 Million fund to help #patients leave #hospital this coming #winter. Across the country, thousands of elderly patients who are medically fit wait days and sometimes weeks to be discharged from hospital.
/3 The hold-up is usually a failure to organise the next stage of their #care.

The issue is with the #adultsocialcare sector which is in crisis due to a severe shortage of #staff, with a recent Guardian report identifying over 165,000 vacancies.
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Truss refuses to rule out public spending cuts as she defends substance, but not presentation, of mini-budget [and throws Chancellor under the bus]
Here are the main points from the Liz Truss BBC interview with Laura Kuenssberg.
theguardian.com/politics/live/… #TrussFails #TrussMustGo
/2 #LizTruss admits she should have ‘laid ground better’ before mini-budget and says cabinet not consulted about 45% top rate #TaxCuts : Truss defended the government’s controversial mini-budget in its entirety, accepting that the presentation could have been improved
/3 , but giving no indication that she wants to change the substance of it. Asked if she was committed to getting rid of the 45% top rate of tax (the most controversial element), she said she was.
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It could easily be true - remember this?

Did Boris Johnson’s easily available phone number pose security risk?
Analysis: texts are a popular route by which hackers can launch malware attacks to bypass corporate – or state – security teams, say experts
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2021/…
In an update to this story I posted over the weekend, this broke yesterday:
#Truss’s personal phone number ‘for sale on the internet’
The Mail on Sunday said the numbers of 26 senior ministers are available on a US website containing stolen data.
#hackers #MI5 #SecurityRisk /1
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Voters abandon #Tories as faith in #Economic competence dives
Conservative MPs urge Liz Truss’s removal from No 10 after poll reveals British public’s fury over tax plans
theguardian.com/politics/2022/… #KamiKwasiEconomics #TrussFails #ToriesOut
/2 The survey by Opinium – which also reveals that Labour has extended its lead by a massive 14 percentage points in the last week alone, from 5 points to 19 points, and that Truss’s ratings are now lower than Boris Johnson’s at the height of the #PartyGate scandal
/3 Concerns were also voiced by Tories on Saturday after Simon Clarke, a key Truss ally and the levelling up secretary, signalled that #welfare would be cut as part of plans to bring public spending back under control.
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The #Tories are now the most #RightWing governing party in the developed world
~ Richard Murphy
This is really quite staggering, but explains a great deal.
taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2022/09/3…
From the comments: "At least it simplifies the electorate’s decision at the next election. It’s becoming a simple binary choice between supporting decency or supporting the contemporary Tory Party, you can’t do both." 👍 #RightWingWrong #TrussFails #ToriesOut
/2 "The Johnson government was further to the left than depicted, whilst the #Labour and US Dems (especially the latter) should be further to the right.

The idea that #Biden leads a centre left government is nonsense."
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#TrussFails #Serco injected £60m to prop up #pension fund after market meltdown
£1bn scheme is latest to scramble to raise cash after chancellor’s tax-cutting mini-budget sparks turmoil
theguardian.com/business/2022/… #KamiKwasiEconomics #FudgeIt #budget
/2 Serco’s £1bn pensions scheme is the latest to scramble to raise cash after a plunge in the pound and a meltdown in UK bond prices triggered calls on fund managers to provide collateral for niche financial products they had taken out to hedge against swings in the value
/3 of their investments.
Those products – known as liability-driven investments, or LDIs – have been widely adopted and used by mostly final-salary pension funds managing more than £1.5tn in savings.
However, the recent drop in sterling and in the value of UK government bonds,
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#LizTruss’s next disaster? A plan to move the British embassy to #Jerusalem
#MiddleEast #Israel
theguardian.com/commentisfree/… #TrussUnfitToGovern
/2 Liz Truss’s first international engagement as prime minister happened last week, when she went to the UN general assembly meeting in New York. Considering the importance of such international forums in furthering British interests, at a time when the country
/3 has a stated goal of increasing its reach as “global Britain”, there were numerous files of great importance for the prime minister to focus upon. It is, therefore, puzzling that she used the moment to try to jettison a longstanding policy of British governments
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#Labour surges as Tory fears grow over #Truss’s #taxcut agenda
Likely PM’s policies will mean ‘big trouble’, say critics, as #Starmer’s #energybills initiative boosts him in polls
theguardian.com/politics/2022/… #TrussFails #ToriesOut #CostOfGreedCrisis #inflation
Panic: Amid signs of mounting panic among high-ranking #Conservatives about #Truss’s #economic policies, several former cabinet ministers told the Observer the party would suffer devastating losses in blue and red wall seats unless Truss changes tack if and when she enters No 10
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Ken Clarke: ‘The idea that tax cuts will automatically produce growth is nonsense’

After #MichaelGove described #Truss’s plan to focus on cutting taxes as a “holiday from reality” and announced he was supporting #RishiSunak ,
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Right, let's see what's in the news...
#Tory jitters about #Truss: ‘She will just come across as Boris without the charm’
As Starmer leads in polls for best PM, #LibDems have formed attack unit to push for victory in blue wall seats
theguardian.com/politics/2022/… #TrussFails Every.Time.
/2 a large number of Conservative MPs are suffering a serious bout of the jitters about their own futures this weekend.

One reason is that while a clear majority of the 150,000 or so members of the Tory party, who have the ultimate say in deciding the next PM,
/3 are opting for #Truss over #RishiSunak, voters out in the country seem distinctly unimpressed by the prospect of the current foreign secretary moving into No 10.
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Paul Waugh: Will Boris Johnson replace #RishiSunak with #LizTruss?
A Prime Minister, facing plotters inside and out his government, gets a drubbing in the local elections. He then opts to reshuffle his Cabinet the very next day, in a bid to “re-set” his entire government /1
/2 and prove he’s still the man in charge.
Well, that’s exactly what happened in May 2006 when Tony Blair reacted to Labour’s loss of 319 council seats and the control of 17 town halls...
So, is Boris Johnson tempted to do the same in the aftermath of this week’s local elections?
/3 In some ways the parallels are uncanny with 16 years ago, not least with a Home Secretary under huge pressure in a “not fit for purpose” department,party chairman with too much on their plate and prospect of worrying losses in key party heartlands (especially in the south).
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