Statesman’s Prescott piece is really an evisceration of the ‘moderates’

Statesman’s Prescott piece is really an evisceration of the ‘moderates’

The SKWAWKBOX Confirming its new status as the hostile mouthpiece of the Lib Dems, the New Statesman has run an article by former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott under a headline of John Prescott on Labour: “This must be the worst operation I’ve ever seen” Seeing that, you’d think he was talking about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. That’s very far from the case. Instead, Prescott launches immediately into an attack on the [rebel] PLP (parliamentary Labour…

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Young woman who committed suicide was called ‘a f****** waste of space’ by mental health worker

Young woman who committed suicide was called ‘a f****** waste of space’ by mental health worker

Politics and Insights The  Mirror reports: “In the UK the number of ­women taking their own lives has grown steadily since 2011. Mental health issues make up 23 per cent of those with health problems making contact with the NHS. But mental health provision has received only 13 per cent of the overall funding. Since 2011 the number of beds for mental health patients has fallen by 8 per cent.” Last year female suicides hit…

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Hypocritical Lord Tebbit employs migrant workers on minimum wages to look after sick wife

Hypocritical Lord Tebbit employs migrant workers on minimum wages to look after sick wife

Pride’s Purge Former Thatcher minister Lord Tebbit yesterday criticised peers during the Brexit debate in the House of Lords for “thinking of nothing but the rights of foreigners.” Yet hypocritical Tebbit is quite happy to use migrant carers on minimum wages  – in other words “foreigners” from countries like the Czech Republic, Slovakia and South Africa – to look after his sick wife Margaret. One of the carers Lord Tebbit employed was Czech citizen Marketa Ziskova…

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