New Ken Loach film, I, Daniel Blake, shows just how quickly someone in the UK – in 2016 – can spiral into poverty and become reliant on the use of food banks.
“In Ken Loach’s brilliant new film, we’re introduced to a decent, hard-working man called Daniel Blake. After suffering a heart attack, he’s told by doctors not to work – yet because of flaws in the system, Daniel loses his entitlement to disability allowance. His story is one of a desperate struggle against the state, but sadly it’s an all too familiar one in modern Britain. In 2016, an astonishing 13.5 million UK citizens are classed as living in poverty, so countless hard-working families will recognise Daniel Blake’s plight.”
Read the full article here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/film/9-reasons-i-daniel-blake-8971379#ICID=sharebar_twitter
NHS hospitals open own care homes to tackle beds crisis
“While the number of people over 85 has increased by a third in the past decade, council budgets for social care have not increased, meaning 200,000 fewer people getting help with everyday life. This makes them more likely to become ill and also means they cannot safely be sent home from hospital if support is not there.”
Read the full article from The Times here: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nhs-hospitals-open-own-care-homes-to-tackle-beds-crisis-w8pvsztch
We pledge to act with calm and treat each other with respect.
On July 12th 2016, Jeremy Corbyn wrote the following statement:
“It is extremely concerning that Angela Eagle has been the victim of a threatening act and that other MPs are receiving abuse and threats. As someone who has also received death threats this week and previously, I am calling on all Labour Party members and supporters to act with calm and treat each other with respect and dignity, even where there is disagreement. I utterly condemn any violence or threats, which undermine the democracy within our party and have no place in our polictics.”
Brendan Cox, husband of Jo Cox MP, previously issued the following statement, following her tragic murder:
“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.
“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.”
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