PHILIP THE FIRST,
30th Oct 2018
IT’S ALL FAKE NEWS
There has never been a Chancellor Philip before
Never has there been a Budget so full of FILIP-
The very essence of sexyness-
BUT we never want to see him again
Never has there been a Budget so full of HOLES !!!!!
A MISERABLE amount of spending increases on Mental Health is overtaken
by spending increases on WAR
Jeremy Corbyn’s reply was EXCELLENT
For it shattered the dreams of the FEW
Because -THIS WAS A BUDGET FOR THE FEW
TARGETTED AGAINST THE MANY
As Corbyn said this BUDGET widens the gap between rich and poor
It’s a Capitalist Budget for BANKERS, SPIVS, SPECULATORS & PROFITEERS
AND IF ANY ARE KIDDED THAT AUSTERITY HAS FINISHED
JUST ADD UP YOUR INCOME v PRICES AND MONTHLY COSTS
IT’S ANOTHER TORY CON TRICK
PHILIP EVEN TALKED ABOUT PULLING RABBITS OUT OF THE HAT
BETTER IF HE HAD TALKED ABOUT PULLING TEETH
FROM THE WORKING CLASS EXTRACTING EVERY LAST DROP OF WORK
FOR THIS BUDGET IS DESIGNED TO RELIEVE THE BURDON OF TAXES FROM
THE RICH AND INDEPENDENTS,
MAKING SURE THE WORKING CLASSES KNOW THEIR PLACE
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE.
SIPS AND SOPS WON’T SUBSTITUTE
10 YEARS OF CUT BACKS IN PUBLIC SERVICES
YOU NAME THE PUBLIC SERVICE
AND JEREMY CORBYN LISTED THE CUTS AND CASUALTIES
(People in UK are in war time economy, here Hammond says “really hard working people want to know they can have food on their table”,
but still keep a disciplined economy.
Why in this day and age is food on your table something that only comes with hard work, surely we can expect to have more than food on our table if we work hard…you can’t in the UK , not under the conservatives, and not in the EU.)
LABOUR’S RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET—–
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: ‘This is a broken promise budget’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq2AQy2rkgE — from 1:14:04
Hammond Offers “Half-Measures And Quick Fixes While Austerity Grinds On”
Theresa May might have claimed “austerity is over”, but as expected the Autumn Budget fell far short of that promise.
“This is a broken promise budget,” Jeremy Corbyn said, pointing out:
“Far from building a strong economy, eight years of austerity has damaged our economy, delayed and weakened the recovery and endlessly postponed fixing the deficit.”
All that pain, and what has it been good for?
Although the Tories have pretended to cheer the economic growth forecast, which has been revised slightly upwards, it still stands at just 1.6%.
That’s a “lower medium-term growth rate than almost all forecasts made since 1985”, according to the IFS.
And yet the priority for this government is to raise income tax personal allowance from £11,850 to £12,500, further increasing the number of adults in the UK who pay no income tax at all (currently 40%), and up the higher rate income tax threshold from £46,350 to £50,000 a year earlier than planned.
That’s an extra £1,700 a year for couples jointly earning over £50,000.
With an eye on middle-class voters and no regard for genuine alleviation of suffering, this is where the Chancellor chose to spend his cash.
As Corbyn described the impact austerity has had on the poorest, most disadvantaged and marginalised people in the country, Tory MPs either joyfully heckled or simply looked bored.
Labour set out ten emergency demands for the budget that would tackle the worst effects of Universal Credit.
This afternoon, Philip Hammond confessed there were “genuine concerns about two issues”: the “implementation” of the flagship Tory benefits policy and its “rates and allowances”.
Just small details, then.
In response, he offered £1bn over five years to help with the transition, and increased work allowances by £1,000 per annum (at a cost of £1.7bn annually).
Better than a poke in the eye, but not nearing the level of change required to make the roll-out work.
The cuts remain “hardwired”, using Corbyn’s term, into the design of the system.
Significantly, Hammond told the chamber he had never signed off a PFI contract (the words “as Chancellor” were important here) and would abolish all use of PFI and PF2 for future projects.
While strangely accusing John McDonnell of neglecting to recognise that nearly 90% of those contracts were agreed by the last Labour government, when of course the Shadow Chancellor would likely be more than happy to highlight such a fact, this policy sees the Conservative government shift to adopt a position held, of course, by Corbyn’s Labour Party.
Shadow health minister Justin Madders did, however, remark that Hammond “forgets to mention that NHS Trusts now pay the government more in loan repayments than they do in PFI debt”.
Corbyn called today’s government spending announcements a “drop in the ocean”, and justifiably so.
Many pledges amounted to £200m, £400m – small commitments and revenues in the grand scheme of budget things.
The Chancellor basically admitted as much when he threw a bone to education: a £400m “one-off” payment to schools for “little extras”.
The Tories are making some attempt to park their tanks on Labour’s lawn, with a ‘Google tax’ (raising just £440m) and no more PFI, but the public can feel austerity and will see through the rhetoric.
As the Labour leader concluded, the government is still doling out “half-measures and quick fixes while austerity grinds on”.
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