For the sake of anyone who wishes to keep any kind of democracy in this country, I think we should all be looking at this, and making sure it’s supported, and made law!
Haven’t seen a huge amount of publicity about the amendments that Labour is targeting with regard to the government’s ‘Article 50’ bill, but they are key to understanding why Jeremy Corbyn is ‘boxing clever‘ about 3-line whips and ‘keeping his powder dry’ by not joining with the minor parties in token resistance.
Which is probably why you’re not seeing a lot of publicity about them – it would upset the media’s preferred narrative of Labour chaos to distract you from the real chaos taking place in the Tory party and Theresa May’s head.
Here they are, with modicum of commentary from Labour’s website and this writer’s comments in italics after each:
1. Vote on the final deal
Allow a meaningful vote in Parliament on the final Brexit deal
Labour’s amendment would ensure that the House of Commons has the first say on any proposed deal and that the
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I truly wish I had the same way with words as this wonderful lady does – do read her post, as it really does shine a wonderful light in our present darkness 🙂
Let’s look at some of the good things that happened this week shall we?
The women’s march was a corker. An absolute corker. I mean you knew it if you were there. You knew it if you saw how much trolling it generated (it’s a good litmus test) You knew it if you saw that Trump has taken one of the pictures of the Washington march and is pretending that it’s a picture of his inauguration crowd. Seriously. He has done this.
The people who said what was the point of marching? Well, they’re eating their words now. According to Whitehouse leaks, Trump is furious about the marching. He hates the marching. He hates it so much that about a hundred other marches have already been arranged including marching scientists. This is wonderful. I love marching scientists. I’m imagining thousands of Beakers from The Muppets taking to the streets, hair alight…
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Just read this, and I can’t believe that I was surprised at it – it’s yet another way they are trying to get around their true responsibilities 😦
We spotted the following two posts in the Disabled People Against Cuts Facebook Group:
It appears that atos have started conducting surveys about assessments quite soon after the appointment. They ring and ask about the assessors conduct and if they felt that they were listened to etc. It would be wise to ask them to call back after the report has been received and the decision made as we are all too painfully aware of how badly people are being dealt with. If DWP and the contractors have been forced to do this because of the UN report an/or an internal issue about the number of complaints then, the only way they will get good feedback would be to make contact BEFORE people find out they were refused social security
Following on from my concerns about the telephone surveys atos have started doing after assessments, it has raised further issues…
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