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#VoteNotTory #GE2019 #VoteTactically #VoteLabourDecember12th

**A THREAD**

So you might be wondering who to vote for in the General Election.
I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in History and Politics, so you might be interested in my reasons for voting the way I do...
I'll be voting Labour, to kick out the Tories. If the Lib Dems/Greens can do that in your area, vote for them.

Here is why...
(1) Economics.

Macroeconomics is a complex subject, but what I've learned over time is that capitalists are genuinely bad at capitalism. They can't do it, because they (the Tories) are too interested in looking after the rich...
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A Christmas ode to Toryism:

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the nation,
There was misery, poverty and great deprivation
Some stockings were empty, some fridges were bare,
The heating turned off, little money to spare.
Boris Johnson was cosy, a quaffing champagne,
Cognac and Port so he’s feeling no pain,
Stuffing his chops on goose flesh and gammon,
Caviar, Stilton and the finest smoked salmon.
The homeless are shivering in cardboard containers
Ex-Servicemen, youngsters, both Leave and Remainers
The nurses and doctors all still searching for beds
With a shortage of staff, of money and meds.
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IMPORTANT THREAD: 1/5

The Tories are trying to hammer Labour on ending the married person’s tax allowance to try to undercut the fact no one under £80,000 paying more income tax, VAT and NI.
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Labour are ending it because it's unfair to discriminate between married and non-married couples, but also it only offers a maximum of just £250 a year and every married couple will be better off under Labour (see below):
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- Our energy policy will give the average household £417 a year on energy bills
- If they're on the minimum wage, our policy will give them a £3,400 pay rise
- The average parent of a two year old not currently eligible for childcare support would save over £5,000 a year.
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As @UKLabour announce free #broadband for all - or "#BroadbandCommunism" as Tory government propaganda service the @BBC prefer to call it, here's a short THREAD on privatisation in the UK.
Privatisation has been central to the neoliberal project for decades. The 'market' goes deep into spheres of society previously insulated from business: private firms, their owners & senior managers profit from services that should be provided publicly, on the basis of need.
The objective of Thatcher's privatization was to turn British people into a nation of shareholders. It failed. Before Thatche, almost 40% of the shares in British companies were held by individuals. By 1981, it was less than 30%. When she died in 2013, it was under 12%.
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@Conservatives 200,000 dead from austerity
14.3 million in poverty
4.6 million are children
In work poverty
1hr of work counts as in employment
4 million trapped in deep poverty
1.5 million destitute

Get the Tories Out
#VoteLabour
@Conservatives Mark Wood, 44. Found fit for work by Atos, against his Doctors advice and assertions that he had complex mental health problems. Starved to death after benefits stopped, weighing only 5st 8lb when he died.
@Conservatives Paul Reekie, 48, the Leith based Poet and Author. Suffered from severe depression. Committed suicide after DWP stopped his benefits due to an Atos 'fit for work' decision.
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1. When I was at school I had a teacher who said that everyone should take 10 years off between school & higher education. I didn't quite do that as I trained to be a nursery nurse after school but after 8 years of work (as NN & in clerical positions) I started a degree aged 28.
2. My undergraduate (and post-graduate) studies were both fee-free and supported by grant/bursary. I've been teaching & mentoring in HE for nearly three decades now and that those I teach & support have not had such advantages makes me ANGRY. I get frustrated too when students...
3. ...are unable to concentrate because they are tired from doing the jobs they need to do to survive.

When I studied, and first began to teach, there were many mature students. There are hardly any now.

SO: how exciting, how very needed are @UkLabour's plans for a...
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My Priorities continued
ENDING POVERTY IN THIS CONSTITUENCY, WALES & BRITAIN – The gap between rich and poor grows ever wider in this country due to years of Tory enforced austerity and cuts to devolved budgets and local authority funding.

In-Work Poverty – People work hard &
yet still cannot manage.

Child poverty stands at historic crisis levels. 4.1 million children are now living in poverty in the UK.

Hunger: In this CLP and across Wales and Britain people are having to use foodbanks to feed their families.
I want to live in a society where people are NOT going without the most basic of human needs, food, clothes and shelter. Do you?
#Time4Change #VoteLabour2019 #Hope
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*THREAD* I’ve been giving some thought to who should want to vote Tory. It took me bloody ages but please stick with this thread because I found out in the end.....

#VoteLabour2019
A Nurse shouldn’t vote Tory google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg…
A Teacher shouldn’t vote Tory

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