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Labour’s #NationalCareService
will end the national scandal of our Social Care sector.

Nearly £8bn has been taken from council budgets since 2010.

“It is right to end the care lottery and provide security and dignity in older age.”
“As the first building block in our #NationalCareService, the next Labour government will include personal care free at point of use in England.

Funded not through the Conservatives’ gimmicky insurance schemes, ...
... but like the NHS and our other essentials, through general taxation.” - @johnmcdonnellMP

Widening free provision would ease the burden on NHS hospitals by preventing delayed discharges, where vulnerable patients cannot leave hospital due to lack of care at home.
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How good are Franking Credits?... A thread 1/7
Go for that tax give away if you can get it.
Gather up every last cent in #Frankingcredits where possible...
And then redistribute it.
Be the govt we don't have.
2/7 The #frankingcredit handout that goes mostly to shareholders with $2 M or more is set to continue indefinitely.
Over the next 10 yrs we'll need to find $58B for fund tax refunds to ppl who pay no tax.
And the election has simply made more ppl aware of this free money.
3/7 There have now been calls to broaden or increase the GST to fund this unsustainable give away.
The media have forecast cuts to govt services to raise revenue.
No matter which way you look at it, the poor will be paying long & hard, for this #frankingcredit 'gift'.
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This year VC David Eastwood will be receiving an incentive bonus of £80,000 on top of his salary of £444,0000 (he also earns £90,000 for being chair of the #USS). He lives in a mansion owned by the uni (& pays no rent!), uses a University-owned Jaguar and is driven by a chauffeur
Worth noting is that when the bonus was set in 2015/2016, he was sitting on his own remuneration committee.

Photo 1 from the 2017/2018 accounts - it includes information regarding his bonus.
Photos 2 & 3 are from 2015/2016 & 2016/2017 - they include info re Remuneration cttee.
Meanwhile, staff at @EdgbastonPark Hotel (company set up and owned by UoB) have had a pay rise of 1p/hour, so their salaries match the new Minimum Wage rate (£8.21).

The Hotel are refusing to seek #LivingWage Accreditation and to recognise unions for new staff.
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10 Reasons to Vote for me on Thursday 2/5/19 @re_Ilkley @LabourIlkley @IlkleyChat @IlkleyGazette - Let's work together to #ReImagine #ReConnect #ReNew #Ilkley
I will actively support the application for the River Wharfe at #Ilkley to become a designated bathing area. This will mean more investment by @YorkshireWater to clean up the river and stop raw sewage discharges.
Flooding is a big and increasing problem for #Ilkley. I support measures to slow the rate of runoff from #IlkleyMoor, and measures to slow runoff from our houses and hard surfaces in the town. Let's work together to create a flood plan.
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Labour #Bath & NE Somerset Manifesto

A Labour Council will start building Council housing again. 🏘️

The failures of the Lib Dems and Tories have resulted in a housing crisis. The provision of genuinely affordable housing is our number one priority.
We will build more homes that are for people, not profit!
We will start building Council housing again and change the priorities of ADL, the Council’s wholly owned development company, so that more homes are built and rented out by the Council, not a housing association.
Labour #Bath & NE Somerset Manifesto

♦️Business Rates on Student Blocks

We will support the introduction of Business Rates on Student Blocks
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👇 Right here #Resisters, is where you/we NEED to tolerate being uncomfortable.
/1 #SafeCommunitiesAct
This is the place where Your #MAPoli State Rep--the ones who've
✅ been nice to you at parades,
✅ or praised you at community forums,
✅ or worked with you on a Thing,
✅ or sought you out as a local organizer
✅ and/or brought you into their campaign
---will tell you

...So many convincing things about The Process. Because,
Yes yes, they're WITH YOU on the *Goal*!
Of COURSE they stand with immigrants and against the racism of Trump's ICE!...

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Ten days ago, #Cambodia announced that garment sector minimum wage will rise from $170 to $182/month in 2019 💰

That’s a rise of 7%! 📈 Sounds pretty good, right? 😃


Minimum wage analysis 👇
The minimum wage for garment and footwear workers in Cambodia has risen 10 times in 22 years since it was introduced in 1997, the last 8 times in each of the last 8 years.
Yesterday’s increase of 7% adds to a total increase of 355% over 22 years.
Lucky garment workers 🍀?
But as wages rise, the price of food and rent goes up too.
Real wages consider the balance between rising wages and rising costs, comparing what workers can afford relative to previous years.
In real terms, wages have risen much slower – increasing just 44% from 2001 to 2016.
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It is imperative we expose the ongoing #GOP narrative that uses Leader Nancy Pelosi as a lightening rod for misogynistic, ageist and partisan attacks and what motives and attitudes lie behind it. /1 #IStandWithNancy #GOPLies #DemocraticPrincipledLeadership
In order to get at that truth, it is vital for voters to meet Nancy Pelosi, understand her background, accomplishments and values as well as her vital importance to the Party of the People./2
Nancy Pelosi has consistently put her constituents first and foremost and as Speaker and Minority Leader she has served all Americans with the same commitment and intensity./3 #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #IStandWithNancy
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#GOPTaxScam Puts Medicare and Medicaid on the Chopping Block to Give a Tax Break to the One Percent 1
#RESIST #ProtectOurCare
Americans across the country can’t be fooled: the debt-exploding GOP tax scam puts Medicare and Medicaid on the chopping block and ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class American families: 2 #GOPTaxScam #Medicaid #Medicare #ProtectOurCare
#GOPTaxScam Raises Taxes on 86 Million Middle Class Families – the GOP tax scam’s meager, temporary benefits for the middle class evaporate in a few years, and the scam ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class families. 3 #GOPlies #VoteThemOut
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