Vid: All the abuse, Corbyn kept cool. Tories scoff at vulnerable, this happens

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Vid: All the abuse, Corbyn kept cool. Tories scoff at vulnerable, this happens

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Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX shared a video of Jeremy Corbyn’s angry reaction when Tories tried to disrupt his response to Hapless Hammond’s Budget. But Corbyn was not angry at being interrupted – he was livid at the Tories’ callous dismissiveness toward vulnerable people.

That video went viral, with an avalanche of comments from supporters welcoming Corbyn’s fire.

But Facebook user Lell Gee made a comment that shed a bright light on the significance of Corbyn’s reaction:

geeCorbyn faced lies, slurs, insults, mockery of his clothes and worse from the Tory benches. From right-wing Labour MPs not fit to represent their members, he faced lies, disloyalty, smears, briefing, undermining and an attempt to crush him.

And he didn’t lose his temper once – or even appear close.

But when Tories sneer and dismiss the vulnerable, the put-upon and those discarded by this consciously-cruel government? Then this ensues:

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The uncouth and uncaring Conservative party’s budget

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The uncouth and uncaring Conservative party’s budget

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After trying to address a rudely interrupting, unhearing, unfeeling, jeering and sneering Conservative party to deliver his response to the budget today, Jeremy Corbyn called the government “uncouth” and “uncaring” in a passionate speech, with barely constrained anger at how Conservatives’ policies are creating hardship and suffering for some of our most vulnerable citizens. A Tory MP had made an inappropriate and ageist comment about Corbyn’s age, while he was addressing the Conservatives’ brutal cuts to social care.

Many of us have also used those words many times over the past seven years to describe a government that laughed when hearing about people suffering because of their policies, laughed at the accounts of those suffering hardships because of the impact of the bedroom tax, laughed at the misery of those having to visit food banks. This is the same government that has stripped our public services bare, presided over falling and…

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Video: BBC News breaching impartiality with excuses for Hammond #Budget2017

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BBC News appears to be getting excuses in early on behalf of hapless, heartless Chancellor Phillip Hammond, by breaching impartiality and indulging in ‘expectation management’ on behalf of the government.

This morning, Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith gave a round-up of Hammond’s budget circumstances. The political summary – that many senior Tories would be happy for Hammond to fail – was reasonably uncontentious. However, in his financial summary Smith simply treated the Tories’ political narrative as fact:

“There is no money’. ‘Fact’, supposedly. But this ignores not only monetary theory but recent historical precedent – on more than one occasion over the last ten years or so, the government has simply created money out of thin air via ‘quantitative easing’.

There can be debate about whether it’s wise at a given moment to create money – but to say there is none is simply false, so a flat statement

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Video goes viral as #AngryCorbyn flays ‘uncaring, uncouth’ Tories #Budget17

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Jeremy Corbyn is not a man known for losing his temper, so when it happens, it makes an impact – and a video of the Labour leader flaying the ‘uncaring, uncouth’ Tories during his response to the Tories’ weak and misdirected Budget is going viral on social media after it was tweeted by the @EL4JC Twitter account:

Original video by @EL4C. Subtitled version by the SKWAWKBOX

The Tories’ utter callousness toward our most vulnerable people – encapsulated in Hammond’s decision to only reduce the Universal Credit ‘waiting period’ from six to five weeks, instead of the four weeks promised – is reason enough for Corbyn’s fury.

But Labour front-bencher Richard Burgon gave extra information on the Tories’ boorish behaviour and attempts to prevent the Labour leader from even giving his response in defence of the vulnerable that makes Corbyn’s outrage even more fitting:

burgon budget.pngHammond’s budget is already unravelling, with even…

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‘Corbyn’s 2017 Christmas card’ design triggers May coughing fit

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‘Corbyn’s 2017 Christmas card’ design triggers May coughing fit

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The design of Jeremy Corbyn’s 2017 Christmas card is circulating on social media. Theresa May’s handwritten card from the Labour leader – inside another signed copy of Labour’s General Election manifesto – appeared on her desk this morning with no intervention from security:

xmas cardThe musical card is said to have opened out into a P45, triggering a rousing rendition of ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ (Stormzy version) that was not de-activated by closing it. Rumours that the card was accompanied by a gift-wrapped SKWAWKBOX t-shirt could not be substantiated.

The SKWAWKBOX contacted Theresa May for comment but the PM declined to comment except to ask for a cough sweet.

(Since some people will complain if we don’t make it explicit – this is SATIRE!. We have been unable to identify the original source of the image but bloody well done whoever you are.)

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Please let the Conservatives know that the Grenfell tragedy must not be trivialised and ignored

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Please let the Conservatives know that the Grenfell tragedy must not be trivialised and ignored

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Yesterday I had the following email from Jeremy Corbyn:

Sue, we’ve just found out that the Tories in Kensington have been asking residents how important the Grenfell tragedy is on a scale of 0-10.

It is insulting and insensitive.

Preventing another fire like Grenfell couldn’t be more important. And Theresa May has the power to do it — she could use next Wednesday’s budget to set aside money to fit social housing with sprinklers that would save lives. Let’s make sure she hears our message.

Please sign this and tell the Tories why Grenfell must not be ignored.

Sign this and help us make sure that residents of high rise social housing can sleep safely with the knowledge that they are being listened to.

Jeremy Corbyn
Leader of the Labour Party


It’s like they need instructions for being human.” Kay Bailey

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