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Things you may have missed this week ... 1/n
Jeremy Corbyn warned continuing with the austerity in schools would lead to greater inequality and “more and more underachievement”, especially for those from the poorest backgrounds or with special needs
Things you may have missed this week ... 2/n
And school cuts mean our children are being taught in ever larger classes
As @AngelaRayner said, "more pupils crammed in to super-sized classes that can only make it harder for them to learn"
@AngelaRayner Things you may have missed this week ... 3/n
And hospitals are not getting the resources they need either
As @JonAshworth said, this is "yet another sign that hospitals are struggling to cope under continued pressure ... this is compromising patient care"
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth Things you may have missed this week ... 4/n
9 of the 10 councils with the highest numbers of homeless deaths in the country have seen cuts of over three times the national average.
Austerity is hitting the poorest areas hardest.
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth Things you may have missed this week ... 5/n
pensioner poverty is rising, the Govt is taking away the free TV licence from over-75s, and this week we learn the poorest pensioners are losing out on £7bn of Pension Credit
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth Things you may have missed this week ... 6/n
While schoolchildren, patients and pensioners are losing out, a rich few dodge their taxes
As @johnmcdonnellMP said "We’ll establish an Offshore Company Property Levy" to put a stop to this
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth @johnmcdonnellMP Things you may have missed this week ... 7/n
But instead, the Government has been raising taxes on green technology! The Government has ramped up VAT on home solar and battery storage systems from 5% to 20%
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth @johnmcdonnellMP Things you may have missed this week ... 8/n
In contrast, John McDonnell announced this week that Labour would use “full might of the Treasury” to tackle the climate emergency
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth @johnmcdonnellMP Things you may have missed this week ... 9/n
And Labour's shadow Transport Secretary @AndyMcDonaldMP welcomed a @friends_earth report on transport and greenhouse gas targets
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth @johnmcdonnellMP @AndyMcDonaldMP @friends_earth Things you may have missed this week ... 10/n
As well as rail, Labour will take water into public ownership - and Southern Water gave us another reason why this week.
@RLong_Bailey backed a criminal investigation ...
@AngelaRayner @JonAshworth @johnmcdonnellMP @AndyMcDonaldMP @friends_earth @RLong_Bailey Things you may have missed this week ... 11/n
And while Labour was doing all that, the allegedly less idiotic of the Tory leadership candidates was floating the prospect war with Iran🤦‍♂️
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