Matt Hancock says ‘we never had a shortage of PPE’ on Sky.

It’s insulting to all the frontline staff who didn’t have the right masks or who were given inferior gowns. They were put at unnecessary risk.
On the other hand was a smash-and-grab of Tory donors getting PPE contracts, which meant the Govt ordered 5x more than it needed, some prices inflated 1,400% for 25 billion extra items we won’t ever use.

There was no need to order so much, most of it is being stored overseas.
We didn’t need either of these situations, we just needed enough to keep frontline workers safe, plus a few months stock. The only reason to order so much, was so people could get rich, quick. It’s unforgivable.

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If you’re breaking rules to celebrate tonight then you are putting others at risk, as well as yourself. Please stay at home, stay safe!

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13 Nov 20
Over the last decade, Wandsworth Conservative Council has spent over £2million on publicity, an FOI has revealed.

That's the equivalent of 870,000 free school meals.

Pass it on.
2010-11: £281,845
2011-12: £180,112
2012-13: £100,672
2013-14: £131,387
2014-15: £225,478
2015-16: £273,385
2016-17: £249,491
2017-18: £276,249
2018-19: £201,095
2019-20: £85,288
Wandsworth Conservative Council sends out a regular "Brightside" magazine, which features Conservative Councillors' spin stories. The Council also hires a company to create YouTube videos for the Conservative Leader and his Cabinet to push their messages.
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Covid testing troubles thread:

I’ve been contacted by a parent who’s been trying to book a Covid test for her family but getting nowhere. The system is a joke and it’s causing chaos.
Two kids, at different schools. The youngest has developed a cough, the oldest is fine but has his mock exams in two weeks which will probably decide his GCSE grades.

Mum’s been trying to book a test, they’re happy to drive...
She’s been on the testing website for two days now, no slots available, no home test kits, website constantly crashing.

They finally got a testing slot in Bexhill-on-Sea (45 miles away), but the website crashed and she lost it...
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10 quotes from Tony Abbott, who has just been appointed as a trade envoy by our Government.

This man is now representing our country around the world. Out of all the talent on offer - he is the best our Government could come up with.
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Making holocaust references in response to job losses: "Under members opposite defence jobs in this country declined by 10 per cent. There was a holocaust of jobs in defence industries under members opposite."
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29 Jun 20
Today, we're launching our proposal to set up a mental health support service for all health and care staff. It'll give more than 3 million staff access to a fast-tracked system.

Let me explain why...
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Stress is believed to account for over 30% of all NHS staff absences. 56% of carers feel emotionally exhausted. If sickness absence was reduced by just one day per person per year, it would save the NHS £150m a year.

This is why 'Care For Carers' is necessary.
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