Tuesday, 5 September 2017

TORIES SPENT FREELY TAXPAYERS MONEY




BUT NOT ON NHS - SCHOOLS - HOUSING – DISABLED

£149m on Theresa May's snap election

£1.5bn to DUP for a coalition with the Tories

£40m spent on Court case to fight blocking Tories benefit payments

£21bn for private consultants to tell how to make £26bn NHS cuts which is the       biggest lunacy.

£130m spent by National Citizen Service for youth volunteering scheme. A full-time programme plus 30 hrs of community volunteering.

£2m on TV advert campaign to get thousands to sign up – the result was 140 for the Army.

£30m from Foreign Aid Budget was given on insurance premiums over the next four years for disasters.

£13bn and increasing for the Foreign Aid Budget annually.

5,000 sick and disabled benefit claimants sanctioned for six months – what do they think they live on?

800 disabled adapted cars get pulled off the road every month while PM May uses private jets

£4m a year for Westminster food and drinks – while ordinary people made to starve because of Welfare cuts

£100m NHS in England pays to recruitments agencies to recruit foreign GPs – fattening their rich friends’ agencies

£153m a year is the cost to sanction Benefits – does that make sense PM May and great Chancellor Philip Hammond?

£2bn a year paid to Atos and no Tax paid

£2.5bn a year tax money to rotten landlords renting out homes which don’t meet basic health and safety standards and in a unbelievable state.

Housing benefit paid to private landlord has doubled in 10 years from £3.7bn to £8.8bn and will increase to £9.4bn by 2021-22

£240bn is the cost of the austerity plan of Osborne

£11bn to top up low wages paid by UK companies and what happened to the money? Will it be passed on to the workers?

£400,000 a year for Westminster taxis to ferry red boxes containing the ministers’ paperwork – no passengers – only the red box

£36bn a year loss to the treasury due to Theresa May’s tax loopholes.

£500,000 for every bombing mission in Syria which has nothing to do with the UK. The first voting MPs refused and it was discovered that Cameron used the RAF on the quiet despite of. The second voting, Cameron cornered Corbyn to allow MPs a free vote. 66 Labour MPs voted for it and gave Cameron the majority to go ahead.

UK would not have the terrorists’ threat and attacks if it stayed out of it. Tories always back up USA, including Tony Blair pretending to be Labour but a Thatcherite. Harold Wilson, Labour exPM, was the only one said NO and it was the Vietnam war

To be sure it is only a fraction of taxpayers’ money used and wasted.



                                                                          


Monday, 17 July 2017

AXED EXEC £3,500 A DAY FOR A YEAR




Would Philip Hammond call it overpaid? No, not a whisper and none in newspapers with big headlines on the frontpage; only a very small report in the Daily Mirror Finance section.

An axed boss, Richard Howson, of giant construction Carillion receive £3.500 a day including pay and perks. He signed a contract to receive £660,000 salary and £231,000 pension contribution and £28,000 of ‘benefits’ for 12 months.

Carillion hit a crisis when £580million has been wiped off their stock market value. 

Carillion covered Richard Howson’s bonanza with his staying for up to a year “supporting the transition” to the new boss. Since the new boss will receive the equivalent or more it means huge sums, mainly unearned, of taxpayers’ money will be handed over to two executives.

Yes, taxpayers’ money because make no mistake it will be enclosed in the sum the government will pay the contractor.
To rescue the stricken company will a problem of a hole of missing £587m pension fund. It seems a new method of pension fund vanishing when the company is in trouble which should never be touched because it is the workers' money.
It happens in too many big corporation and is theft in broad daylight.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

UPDATE HORSE MEAT SCANDAL



At long last and congratulation to the Spanish-led police which managed to discover the boss behind the criminal horse meat racket.

Police in Spain arrested 65 people for crimes which covers animal abuse, forgery, money laundering and racketeering.

Horses in Portugal and Spain were the meat was declared as unfit for human consumption; documents and microchips were changed and the meat was classified as edible.

The original scandal was first discovered in the Republic of Ireland in 2013 but the top man of the operation was not to be found. The horse meat was used instead of beef and labelled as beef. 

The police discovered a Dutch ‘businessman’ in Belgium is in control of the illegal trade.

The Spanish Police worked with their colleagues in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the UK.

The Dutchman, not named yet, controlled the crime ring from Calpe in Alicante through his most close men operating in every country according to the Europol.

At the discovery, police raided slaughterhouses in Alicante and Leon, blocking or seizing bank accounts and confiscated properties and luxurious cars.

Further charges had been added of perverting the course of justice and committing crimes against public health.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

SSE BOSS POCKETS 72 % PAY RISE BILLS INCREASE 15 %



…and it is what you call “Equal Society”.

Chief executive Alistair Phillips-Davies received £2.9million in pay and perks in 2016. The salary was £840,000, as if that is not enough paid, £502,000 towards his pension and £1.5million in bonuses. How can a man be paid almost twice as much of his salary in bonuses? Apart from squeezing consumers to death what else did he do to deserve such a bonus?

He is not the only golden boy. At the head of every major company sits a chief executive being paid over the odds.

His payment increased from £1.7million the previous year and has increased his earnings since 2014 to £9million.

The massive increase came three months after the company increased their tariffs between 14.9 per cent and some areas 20 per cent.

Receiving such sky-high and undeservedly payments how does he feel that families are so hard up now they have to choose between heating the home or buying food? Doubtfully he does not think about it.

His big pay-packet came after the Tories and Labour pledged to cap souring energy prices during the election. Yes, another Tory’s pledge which was never kept although newspapers had big headlines and people begged Cameron to stop it. Nothing was done ever since even there was a new Prime Minister.

The main problem lies with the Tories’ privatisation. Of course, they are laughing all the bank because receive huge dividends and let the six  big energy suppliers carry on.

During the winter 2014/15, even so it was a mild winter, 40,000 people died of hypothermia, mostly old people.

Yes, this is a report about the golden boys and girls who should be ashamed to let something like that happened in a seventh richest country of the world.

PM May showed again her total disregard towards the people in the Grenfell Tower’s tragedy.

How much longer have people to endure unnecessary hardship before May and the Tories go?  How much longer?

Now, Theresa May let the £12billion Welfare cut start on 1 April, 2017 which is on top of desperately struggling people.  2,500 people committed already suicide because they could not cope anymore and today News spoke of a 42 years old disabled mother of nine children committed suicide because her benefits were stopped.

There will be more suicides now when the impact of £12billion Welfare savings come into force.

How the May and her Government can have so much disregards leaves any one speechless.


Sunday, 18 June 2017

NHS PAY PRIVATE COMPANIES TENS OF MILLIONS




As if it is not enough that agencies are creaming off the NHS for supplying nursing staff and doctors now a private company receiving tens of millions a year to ease the bed blocking crisis.  It is no wonder the NHS is in a financial crisis and it is done purposely to speed up privatisation.

The reason is, again, the Government’s massive cuts to social care.

When patients are ready to leave the hospital, there is nowhere for them to go to. The hospital is in desperate need for free beds and therefore NHS has to send patients to private hospitals or private care homes.

The NHS Partners Network reports that beds are reserved in private hospitals for patients from an NHS hospital. It began as an emergency arrangement and then developed into a permanent arrangement.

So far, there is a 110 per cent rise since 2010, for patients needing a place in nursing homes. This put a bill of tens of millions a year on the NHS which could have been easily avoided if the Government would not have been cutting social services.

But of course, the Department of Health would have a counter argument: “We’re investing £2billion in social care to ensure those in old age get the dignified care they deserve.”

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said: “Theresa May’s utter failure to get a grip on the ongoing crisis facing our health and care system.

“Shifting the burden on the private sector at extortionate cost is not in the long-term interest of NHS finance or patient welfare.”

No, but it is in the interest of the fatcats who are there waiting for the NHS to be privatised and the Government is determined to do.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

TORIES PENNY PINCHING ON POOR



Harley Wall Ltd, a subsidiary of Rydon, done some of cladding on the tower block. They avoided £2.5million tax before it went bankrupt in August, 2016.

It has been well known for decades that Tories always penny pinching when it comes to spend on housing or NHS or schools for the poor. Not to mention the endless cuts.

However, as Jeremy Corbyn said: There is no saving without paying the price” which is very true.

The Tories allowed Rydon Construction to install the cheaper version of cladding instead an extra £2 per sqm which would be fireproof. If that is not a crime, what is? They should prosecuted but as usual the sentence would be handed down to the second or third person, never the real guilty one on the top.

Rydon is registered in Jersey and therefore a tax avoider.

Since 1988 Building Research Establishment reported concern about fire spreading.

Not only that but 1991 flames rapidly spread over the 11-storey Knowsley Height block in Liverpool and it was due to the thermal insulation added.

1999 a 13-storey block was on fire through the cladding in Irvine, Ayrshire.

In 2000 a report by MPs said: “We do not believe it should take a fire in which many are killed before all reasonable steps are taken towards minimising the risks.”

2009 fire broke out and spread rapidly at Lakanal House in Camberwell, South London and cost the lives of three women and three children.

Gladding was the reason in a 2010 fire which killed 58 people in Shanghai and 17 died in Melbourne Australia.  

If that doesn’t give you more than one warning, nothing will. Besides, it was reported that former housing minister Gavin Barwell, now promoted to Mrs May’s chief-of-staff, sat on reports of Lakanal House and a four-years-old report without taking any action.

So far, the death toll at Grenfell tower is 80 but it is assumed that it will be into hundred or more.

It has not been made quite clear and honest how many building had been cladded with it. The public is very angry and call for the resignation of Mrs May. They also demand a full account how many building there are covered with this dangerous material and to be removed immediately.  

So far, Mrs May does not show any inclination to resign and most probably hopes it will blow over as it is the usual Tory fashion, with that they usually won. Did they not realise that the attitude of the public changed? They are aware of their rights more than ever and are more demanding.

Mr Corby gave the public a lot of confidence in showing that with honesty, principles and respect can much be achieved. He also showed them that there can be a better future and the poor have a right to demand it.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

TORIES FAILED GRENFELL Update 14 Sept, 2017


Update 14 Sept., 2017 - An inquiry into the tragedy has started but no witnesses had been allowed. What kind of inquiry is this when the witnesses are kept out of it? Another whitewash which is bitterly hurtful after what these people gone through. Have May and her gov no principles and respect any more to sink to such a level where they just cooked up their verdict.

Update 22 July, 2017 - Five Weeks and people are still in hotel accommodations living in one room with their family.

Apparently 68 flats are empty in Kensington  but Government will not give the permission. These people will be made to stay there until they agree to move out of Kensington is mostly probably the reason.

May does not dare to meet them and at a Committee meeting they were locked out. One official mouthed "Don't let them in". The treatment they receive is typical May and Tory and is diabolical.

From the first day the Government did nothing. It was the public and the charities provided clothing, drinks and food. As for the huge sum given by the people and a fund, eventually, by May; people received £10 each day then after protest they received £5,500 each family.

What happened to the rest of the money which should have equally shared out? Not siphoned off again as it is always the case when big sums are collected by the public but never reached the people.  

After all the horror they went through and some don’t know what happened to the rest of their family or friends, they are now made to sleep on thin covers on the floor.

If that isn’t added insult to injuries, what is?

The Government and especially Kensington, which is the richest borough, should have made sure the victims receive the best they can get.

It is another disgrace. How dare they treat people, who lost everything but their live, like that?

It had been days now since the night of horror and nothing had been done by the Government to improve their living condition. All there is, obviously, are bedding and clothes given by the people as best as they could. There should have been at least mattresses and nice thick duvets provided by the Government to give some comfort. Surely it could have been done within an hour.

‘PM May and her MPs’ should be made to sleep on the floor on a thin duvet to make them realise what they are doing to these unfortunate people. If they did they would end up in their private hospital to cure all their aches and pains.

PM May did not even talk to the people but just to the fire fighters and that, to be sure, in a very secluded and secured area as usual. “Strong and Stable” ???? During her election campaign and now, she is making a mockery of her own words.

Her glory-boy Boris Johnson told the Shadow Minister to get stuffed when too hard a question was put to him. Cameron criticised publicly Jeremy Corbyn for his clothing but never did it to Boris Johnson who could do with some improvement especially since he represents UK as a Foreign Secretary. Nothing to be proud off; for his manners as well as appearances.

He apologised afterwards but it is too late because the words will stick in people’s mind. He said it slipped out, which might be, but the thought and attitude was and is there.

PM May ordered an inquiry and Scotland Yard started it. However, Tories adding a further insult that they blame the residents. How could they????
How can anybody be so mean and ruthless???