Universal Credit is a scheme that replaces lots of different benefits. But it's been riddled with problems since it was first trialled. It's seen families relying on food banks, people forced onto the streets, even, in some cases, deaths.
There's mounting opposition to Universal Credit, including influential Conservative politicians speaking against it. Let's make sure the government doesn't roll out a system that:
Makes people worse off when they transition on to it
Has sanctions that are proven not to work
Leaves people waiting for weeks before receiving the money they need to survive
The NHS as we know it is at risk. A group of lobbyists have published a plan for a US-UK trade deal. They want to let American healthcare companies make money off UK patients when we're sick, vulnerable and in need of care.
The lobbyists have spent the past week rubbing shoulders with politicians at the Conservative conference, trying to open the door to US style healthcare in the UK. It’s now clear - the only thing coming between an NHS which is there for all of us and US companies running NHS services for profit, is people like you.
The lobbyists know their plans might be controversial. But so far, they've gone under the radar. Together, we need to show the government that voters won’t allow the NHS to be put up for negotiation in future trade deals.
A huge public petition would show the government exactly what voters think of these plans. If hundreds of thousands of us ram the message home - together we can protect our NHS and stop the lobbyists' plan in its tracks.
Will you sign the petition now - and tell the government that our NHS shouldn’t be up for negotiation?
Our NHS was founded to heal us when we’re sick, not for private companies to make a profit.
Please introduce concrete safeguards that will make sure our NHS is kept out of any future trade deals after Brexit.
Words aren't enough - we want watertight protections that will keep our NHS off the negotiating table.
It's the thing that I find most depressing about the continued glorification of the war. Despite all the bullshit about how 'we' won the war and all the b*ll*cks about how this country is at its best in adversity, the most enduring legacy of WWll is the NHS. The prospect of it being destroyed by a bunch of self - serving right wing politicians, all of whom are wealthy enough to know they'll never need it (although most, if not all the medical staff employed by private hospitals will have been trained by the NHS) is too depressing for words.
Post by another_ruined_saturday on Oct 23, 2018 18:29:28 GMT
it's pretty despicable. it's also pretty despicable that most of the surrounding passengers (bar the guy sitting behind) just stared straight ahead like nothing was happening. not very keen on the wording from the petition originator "whilst white people demand no black person sits next to them", like it was a crowd denying the lady.
also shows that if you pay peanuts for your flight, don't expect the staff to be trained to a suitable standard. this wasn't a case of the member of staff turning up to hear an allegation and having to make a judgement on it, this was somebody unrepentantly setting out their prejudice right in front of them. pathetic from the member of staff and pathetic of the decision making structure on the plane.