Corbyn Vs May Round Eight
The Leader of the Opposition kicked off PMQs by launching into an attack on the differing statements of Theresa May and members of her party. “Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister says austerity is over the Conservative leader of Walsall Council says austerity is alive and kicking, Who’s right?”
Theresa May responded by repeating her claims that “after a decade of austerity people need to know that their hard work has paid off and because of their sacrifices” (120,000 confirmed deaths relating to austerity cuts by the Conservative Government), “there are better days ahead”…
Corbyn didn’t let the PM’s lies shake him “Mr. Speaker this process hasn’t been very convincing to Mike Bird the Conservative leader of Walsall Council who says ‘never ever believe what you hear from central government austerity is not over'”.
Jeremy continued “not far away in Derby the conservative Council says ‘financial outlook is extremely challenging with government austerity measures confirmed as continuing. Will the Prime Minister try and cheer up these gloomy Tories in Derby and confirm to them that next week the budget will cancel the £1.3 billion cut planned for local government next year?”
Theresa responded that “actually we’re making a £1.3 billion more money available in the next two years to councils” She also went on to say that council tax was down in real terms. Where this assertion comes from is anyone’s guess as council taxes have risen by 57% in real terms in the last ten years. https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/massive-57-surge-council-tax-11856944
At PMQS today Theresa May, your Prime Minister, managed to mislead the House a whopping five times in twelve seconds! Watch in disbelief & RT the TRUTH! pic.twitter.com/jgNPf2dEo4
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) October 24, 2018
- Peter’s points state that between 2010 & 2017 there has been a 20% real-terms funding cut for the Police.
- The number of Police officers has fallen by 21,000 and violent crime has surged more than 50% in parts of the UK.
- Spending on the NHS is at its slowest rate since records began in 1955.
- Social care budget cuts have totaled £6.3 billion since 2010.
- 90,000 staff shortages in the Social Care sector, making it at the point of imminent collapse.
- Councils are going bust or on the brink of bankruptcy, having lost 60% of grants provided for services.
- Between 2010 – 2018 total school spending per pupil fell by about 8% in real terms.