Failure, misrepresentation and lies.
Why no sensible person should vote for the @Conservatives and @BorisJohnson.
The Tories have underfunded the NHS.
Since 2010 the Conservatives have increased NHS spending by just 1.4% - the lowest in 70 years.
The IFS recommends an average of 4% a year to help stem decline of service.
Social care is a prime example of Tory underfunding.
The Conservatives closed 260 care homes and the cut budget by 25%
Weeks before #GE2019 election they announced they have NO plan or pledges on social care.
Due to this underfunding the NHS has been understaffed and stretched.
This culminated in NHS England recording the worst ever A&E waiting times.
#ConservativeManifesto #GE2019 https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nhs-records-worst-ever-ae-waiting-times_uk_5dcd299fe4b0a794d1fb1d3e?ncid=other_twitter_cooo9wqtham&utm_campaign=share_twitter
Nuffield Trust warns of "one of the bleakest winters in NHS history" as Labour accuses Tory ministers of a decade of cuts.https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nhs-records-worst-ever-ae-waiting-times_uk_5dcd299fe4b0a794d1fb1d3e?ncid=other_twitter_cooo9wqtham&utm_campaign=share_twitter
Due to the lack of government funding the NHS has declined across the board as shown by these @FT statics.
The Conservatives maintain they are best placed to protect the service and are performing well.
Tories have continually misled the public on NHS staff numbers.
Most recently on #BBCQT Boris’ 5000 doctors claim - which was 3000.
In 2015 they pledged 5000 more GPS by 2020.
There has been an increase of just 264...
“50,000 new nurses”
Royal College of Nursing disputes this pledge as it does not pay for full training to gain desired recruitment.
Further, funding per head is 17k - nurse salary is 23k.
A reminder, Tories cut the bursary in 2017 leading to 40,000 nurse vacancies. https://twitter.com/theRCN/status/1198658515390410754
“40 new hospitals”
@BorisJohnson in the #ITVDebate initially claimed he would build 40 new hospitals for the NHS
Under scrutiny from @jeremycorbyn he admitted some of these would be rebuilds
In any event, it was a LIE drawing this response by a learned commentator: https://twitter.com/afneil/status/1196890614740201472
“6 new hospitals for the NHS”
Johnson again repeated his false claim of 40 hospitals on #bbcqt
Under scrutiny, he said there would be 6 NEW hospitals.
It transpired this was another lie.
It was just 6 rebuilds.
To the contrary:
The Tories have begun to sell NHS Property and Estates following the recommendations of the 2017 Naylor Report confirmed here by Theresa May
To the contrary:
The US trade objectives specify the USA want “full access” to our pharmaceuticals market.
Attempts to scrutinise what this will entail or whether this had been agreed we’re met with redacted documents. https://twitter.com/PMLEGEND/status/1190042381200089089/video/1
As we head to the polls on December 12 we remain unaware what we could offer in a potential trade deal to the USA.
This is because the Conservatives will not allow it.
In 2010 the Tories scrapped Labour plans for free parking:
For 9 years NHS staff and patients had to pay.
In the #ConservativeManifesto they now want credit for scrapping it.
BBC News - Labour's free NHS parking plan may be cut https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11274851
Do the Tories care about the NHS?
Dominic Cummings, an advisor to Boris Johnson, does not think so. #GE2019
Tory Party giveaways
1. Wage stagnation
2. Per pupil funding down
3. Weakest growth in OECD
5. Debt at 1.8 trillion
6. Increase in poverty
7. Explosion in food banks
An @TheIFS report showed those with least and those with children suffered most under Tories.
Toires have not been economically competent.
Since the global financial crash - The Conservatives have missed and revised down all their economic targets.
Their economic stimulus did not generate the funds required to maintain public services and poorest suffered https://twitter.com/TheIFS/status/1197903282213195776
Despite the above, a UN investigation into austerity and cutting 37% of local council budgets the Home Secretary @patel4witham says it’s not the government’s fault for poverty.
#bbcqt #GetJohnsonGone #ConservativeManifesto #GE2019
“Their rich friend at the top”
IFS: Corporate tax break cost 13bn a year.
Reduced rate RAISES 10bn a year.
A DEFICIT of 3bn every year.
This years report small & large biz were largest group in tax gap at combined 21.7 billion.
Social care remains underfunded.
As aforementioned, namely the second screenshot,
50,000 nurses claim has dismantled on GMB with revelation 19,000 are already existing NHS staff. https://twitter.com/pmlegend/status/1198795832037986304
Net migration had INCREASED under the Conservatives and Non EU migration continues to rise.
What have the Tories been doing to meet their own cap for 9 years? #GE2019
Conservatives cut 21,000 officers and said to police federation to “stop scaremongering” and “crying wolf”
Amid 3 terror attacks and rising violent crime Tories are reinstating 1,000 less police than they cut.
All police wanted is MAN POWER. Not new laws, not to be weaponised.
Man power to do community policing and be a proactive service.
During the terror attacks in 2017, the government LIED about about the numbers of armed police officers on our streets.
Once again - as with most of the #ConservativeManifesto :
The Conservatives are simply asking to fix the problems THEY caused.
This is exactly what all the people need to hear. #GE2019
“WHERE ARE THE HOUSES”
In 2015 the Tories pledged to build 200,000 new starter homes.
To date they have built ZERO.
Another demonstration of their economic failure impeding them from investment.
As aforementioned, the cuts in social care have lead to a rise in preventable deaths.
120,000 according to British Medical Journal.
Full report here: https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/health-and-social-care-spending-cuts-linked-to-120000-excess-deaths-in-england/
Schools budget cut
Per Pupil funding down
Free school meals cut
Youth centres cut
Education maintenance allowance cut
Tuition Fees trebled
Conservatives pulled ladder up on the opportunities of EVERY child in this country.
Under investment yet again. #GE2019
Tories have an issue with islamophobia within their parity.
Baroness Warsi’s call for an independent inquiry have been ignored.
Most recently, a chairman resigned as he was horrified by racist questioning during a candidate selection interview.
Further, Anti-Semetism is an issue for the Conservative party.
General election 2019: Tory candidate Amjad Bashir suspended over anti-Semitism https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50491208
This is the second instance within a Week.
Here Tory Aberdeen candidate suspended for 'unacceptable' anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and homophobic comments #GE2019 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50468770
The Tories rejected a cross party groups attempt to adopt a broader definition of Islamophobia.
Government rejects Islamophobia definition ahead of debate https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48283337
The Muslim Council of Britain has accused the Conservative Party of "denial, dismissal and deceit" over the issue of Islamophobia.
In full here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50561043
The Muslim Council has called on Muslims to “vote with their conscience”;
Cataloguing incidents of Islamophobia that haven’t been addressed with since @BorisJohnson became leader of the @Conservatives.
Full list below
#AndrewNeilInterviews #BBCQT https://twitter.com/MuslimCouncil/status/1199293555124178945
@JeremyCorby released the 451 pages of UK-US trade talks- previously redacted by the Conservatives.
Far from scaremongering, these documents are consistent with the channel 4 investigation which found pharmaceutical agreement will see NHS drug price rise
This specifically targeted the relationship with the pharmaceutical industry and ‘secret meetings’ between UK and USA.
We were told this was a conspiracy theory and scaremongering.
Concern about the NHS centred around the US trade objectives stating it wanted full market access to UK pharmaceutical market.
Again, this was dismissed as scaremongering by the Conservatives. #GE2019 #NOTFORSALE https://twitter.com/PMLEGEND/status/1198800360825114624
Corbyn: You’re going to sell out our NHS to the USA and Big Pharma
Boris: No Conservatives Government would ever put NHS on the table.
We now know this was a lie, the pharmaceuticals & patents discussed.
@afneil: It’s inevitable Pharma will be discussed
Gardiner: [In which case] you’re accusing the PM of lying
Labour are right on this
THE NHS IS ON THE TABLE
Why are pharmaceutical drug patents important?
The longer the patent for a drug, the more EXPENSIVE they are.
And that is the whole point.
You rarely see an off day from Andrew Neil but even he had to concede on this fundamental point. #AndrewNeilShow
US Trade objectives- pharmaceuticals
Corbyn #ITVdebate - pharmaceuticals
Boris #ITVdebate - denied NHS on table
Corbyn - Releases documents showing pharmaceuticals on are table
MSM/Right wing: I can’t see sale of NHS
If we walk out of US deal - there is not one large economy in the pipeline of deals below.
Brexit is in tatters
Largest economies in the world:
3. Japan (May Walk out)
5. UK —-
Except the US trade objectives published February 2019 are asking for indiscriminate full market access for US products.
UK Pharma intro: Specifies NHS is integrated into that market.
Hands off the NHS.
Economic stability and Getting Brexit done do not go hand in hand.
This will damage our economy short term and leave us reliant in trade deals around the world.
Getting Brexit done will not help UK economy, say academics https://www.cityam.com/?p=1295636 via @cityam #BBCDebate
New PB: 5 claims / 5 lies - @BorisJohnson
General Election 2019: Boris Johnson's interview with Andrew Marr fact-checked https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50624056
Boris Johnson lies on just about anything so to avoid thread becoming scatty, I’ve complied a separate list of Boris Johnson lies. https://twitter.com/pmlegend/status/1192199606513393665
Back to US-UK visit:
NHS fears grow after Tory minister makes drug price admission, as Ofcom throws out Boris Johnson complaint - follow live https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-news-live-trump-nato-boris-johnson-corbyn-nhs-brexit-latest-a9230371.html
Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed Donald Trump to the UK with a letter demanding the president takes the NHS “off the table” and not push medicine prices up in any post-Brexit trade deal. Boris Johnson hashttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-news-live-trump-nato-boris-johnson-corbyn-nhs-brexit-latest-a9230371.html
I’ve tried many times to explain that this is about drug prices - not selling NHS entity or buildings.
Drug prices for NHS will increase due to US patents.
#HandsOffOurNHS #newsnight #peston #politicslive #trumpukvisit #Ge2019
For benefit of anyone, who does not believe the NHS is for sale.
If you only care about entity and buildings being sold I have news ...
Its been being sold off since 2017!
#ToriesOutDecember2019 #VoteLabourDecember12th #GE2019 https://fullfact.org/health/what-is-naylor-review/