Theresa May ‘under investigation re Brexit profits’

Oh shit!
Pry Minister needs to cover this smell up!
Those toilet loops are needed (Ref. Martin Rowson’s cartoons of May’s necklaces)

The SKWAWKBOX

Theresa May’s woeful start to her General Election campaign – which has seen Labour gainthirteen percentage points in voting intention polls – looks set to become a full-blown disaster.

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Reports are beginning to emerge from multiple sources suggesting that Mrs May is under investigation by the Property and Ethics group of the Cabinet Office in connection with an alleged failure to declare an enormous conflict of interest on Brexit related to profits of billions of pounds said to have been made by her husband’s investment-banking company in Brexit-related activities, as these tweets by political commentators suggest:

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Ireland: British ruling class pays scant attention to the North

Yes a public housing programme✔️
Workers’ rights✔️
No ZHC
A Real living wage✔️
Real care for the elderly✔️
Secular education✔️

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Two months after an Assembly election, the North’s electorate is being asked to return to the polls in June. This time, though, the people of the Six Counties will have little say in the outcome or the policies made afterwards. Tommy McKearney reports in the May 2017 issue of Socialist Voice published in Dublin by the Communist Party of Ireland

Theresa May’s decision to call a general election was a purely cynical action, not designed to secure certainty over Brexit negotiations but an attempt to take advantage of a weakened Labour Party and thus extend her time in Downing Street.

Since taking office ten months ago May repeatedly denied having any intention of calling an early general election. She has not only performed a barefaced U-turn but has also made nonsense of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (2011). Although opinion polls are forecasting a comfortable victory for the Conservative Party, the…

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Tory voters switch to Labour as millions visit NUT #schoolcuts app #GE17

With May saying it’s fair on #Marr to cut £3Bn from the School Budget, every parent, every teacher and everyone who cares about Child Education MUST Vote Labour

The SKWAWKBOX

In January, long before Theresa May panicked and called a General Election, the SKWAWKBOX reported the phenomenon of lifelong Tory voters, even in traditionally Tory areas, switching to Labour because of the Conservative party’s assault on the NHS:

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Since Labour’s party political broadcast on the subject last week, reports are starting to reach the SKWAWKBOX of a similar trend caused by Tory funding cuts to education, with the situation described by these Twitter users typical:

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The National Union of Teachers (NUT)school-cuts calculatorreferred to seems to be playing a significant part in this phenomenon – and Labour’s firm policy position on education appears to have played a major role in that.

In spite of a 2015 manifesto promise to ring-fence…

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Labour slashes Tory lead by a further FIVE points in two days

Poisoning Joe Public’s view of Corbyn hasn’t worked

It’s made Corbyn electable

The SKWAWKBOX

As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Thursday, a singleweek of General Election campaigning – with Corbyn taking the streets by storm and Theresa May hiding in empty factories or speaking to a handful of acolytes in strictly stage-managed settings – saw the Tories’ polling lead over Labour fall by a huge eight points.

Today a new poll, announced just minutes ago by Britain Elects, shows a further fall – from 16 percentage points to 11 – in just two days:

voting intention 290417.pngClearly the voting public is starting to recognise in Corbyn an authentic Prime Minister in waiting when they see one – and to see through Theresa May’s media-spun ’emperor’s new clothes’ to the unfit, unelected has-been behind the spin.

It seems all the momentum is Corbyn’s and Labour’s.

The battle is just beginning, but it’s becoming clearer every day just why Theresa May’s keepers are keeping her out…

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Breaking: while Tories hide, Labour policies show them a govt-in-waiting #GE17

Tories aim to yoke the worker with never-ending Austerity

The SKWAWKBOX

jc jmcd.pngIn policy news that tomorrow’s news media may or may not carry, Labour has just announced that the next Labour government will transform the workplace. A Labour press release embargoed until just now states:

Labour’s 20 point plan to end the ‘rigged economy’ in work Labour is backing a comprehensive programme to strengthen rights at work, make sure new jobs are good jobs, and end the race to the bottom in pay, conditions and job security.

Low pay and insecurity have mushroomed under the Conservatives. Labour will invest in the jobs and industries of the future, and take action to enforce a floor under employment standards across the board – so that all jobs are decent jobs.

The next Labour government will bring in a 20 point plan for security and equality at work:

· Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or…

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Lab Conf delegate deadline moved. Right already organising. Left cannot fail to

Corbyn has caused the membership to be galvanised
Let his legacy be, the long-term re-democratisation of the workings of Labour infra-structure.
Corbyn is the start of a
Democratic Socialist Labour Party, fit for the 2020s

The SKWAWKBOX

One effect of Theresa May’s decision to call a June election has been the suspension of normal CLP (constituency Labour party) meetings – although campaign-planning meetings are still being held. This has had a major effect on the scheduling of delegate selections for Labour’s 2017 annual Conference in Brighton.

Many CLPs had been planning to hold their selections in their April or May meetings, but this cannot now take place. As a result, the SKWAWKBOX understands that Labour’s HQ has extended the deadline for applications to early July – the 8th seems to be the likely date.

Most CLPs will therefore have only a single monthly meeting to finalise their delegates between the result of the General Election and the deadline.

The Labour right has already been organising and will be hoping to take most left-wing members by surprise in order to monopolise the selections. Many right-wingers have not let…

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