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#poll If there was a Snap General Election, who would you vote for?

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1997: Blair 13.5mn votes
1997-2015: Blairites/ Others lost 180 seats & 5mn voters
2017: Corbyn 12.8mn votes/ Gained 32

2019:

add first time voters (75% of those who vote, vote for Labour)

Subtract 2% of the population, 80% of whom vote Tories!

Labour Landslide on the cards!
Lab’s share of vote could be 14.5+mn

Once we take into account first time voters- 16 or under at 2017

first time voters -never voted before, disenchanted by Blair years whilst

removing Tory support -loss of voters due to old age

=> Lab will gain 100+ seats from Tories alone
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I own it. - Thread.

I had a job with a good salary, I was healthy and happy. I followed media and would hear people grumbling about benefits.

And in my head I would shout 'don't like it get a job'! Yes, I was 'one of those'.

Cont
Never having experienced the welfare benefits system I was naive, foolish, gullible.

In 2007 everything changed, rapidly. By 2009 I was unable to work. My physical disability did not sit well with me, this wasn't me, this wasn't going to be me. I was determined to get better,
Return to work. That didn't happen, I became depressed, suicidal and I took an overdose. Had to be resuscitated twice (in part I still wish they hadn't bothered).

I have had to fight and endure the humiliation of justifying my existence and literally beg for help from the state
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Thread. So you might have seen #IDanielBlake last night and were shocked by it. I've been campaigning for approx 5yrs against the inhumane DWP system
I've seen it all, women and children eating the tins of food that we've given them outside the Jobcentre because they were starving. They hadn't eaten properly for days.
This is the system that was created purely to punish the poor for their own poverty. It kills people. People die. People commit suicide because they can't see a way out. In reality there isn't a way out. Universal credit ensures that you stay in poverty
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Look. Ken Loach might not be a very nice man. #IDanielBlake may not be the absolute best film ever made. But what has to happen for you to understand that this is what your elected government have been doing to poor people for the best part of a decade without blinking?
I was one of the luckier people to deal with that system because I recovered enough to return to work. I did so because the older system was flexible and compassionate enough (though far from perfect) to allow me to do so.
Now that’s seven years since I’ve been back at work and I still live in absolute terror to the point where it’s been mooted I may have PTSD of ever, ever having to ask the DWP for anything again. Tell me that’s acceptable.
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1 It's not a documentary. But to see how closely #Idanielblake matches reality, let's have a look at some details from the UN report on poverty in the UK: ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
2 Impact of the delay in receiving universal credit - based on a study on its roll out in the North East.
3 Impact of sanctions in the universal credit system, based also on research
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