#Conservative Cuts and Austerity: Police officers are contemplating suicide because of strain being put on UK forces.

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Conservative Police Cuts and Austerity creates Mental Health Crisis and then Tories slash and burn our NHS Mental Health Services.

Disabled people are to be ‘warehoused’. We should be livid

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New rules could see 13,000 people with disabilities and long-term health needs forced into care homes. This is treating people as objects to be stored

The inescapable logic of austerity is looking likely, once again, to reduce people with disabilities to objects – and in doing so to reduce their independence, options and enjoyment of life. According to the Health Service Journal, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from campaign group Disability United found that 37 NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England were introducing rules about ongoing care that could force up to 13,000 people with health conditions into care homes. The CCGs will essentially begin saying to people with disabilities and long-term health needs: if you haven’t got the cash for homecare, then it’s off to a care home for you.

With Momentum behind #Labour, we can win back power

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This mass movement with socialist values at its core helped me win back Derby North for Labour. Now the party must harness its spirit nationally

Labour supporters campaigning for Mike Williamson in Derby North
Labour supporters campaigning for Chris Williamson in Derby North. Photograph: Momentum

Long ago I remember reading In Place of Fear, by Nye Bevan. I’m reminded of it now, as I return to parliament as MP for Derby North for the second time, after two years of absence. Bevan, the Welsh Labour politician who oversaw the creation of the NHS, describes the House of Commons as a range of mountains dominated by statues of old statesmen. Those stony eyes, the church-like stained glass and the echoing halls are all meant to cow a politician from humble origins, Bevan said, reminding us that the people Labour politicians are elected to represent hail from the other side of history – not the one represented by those statues.

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Excl: fire-safety expert ‘tests/inspections a sham’. Millions at risk #Grenfell #mustread

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EXCL: FIRE-SAFETY EXPERT ‘TESTS/INSPECTIONS A SHAM’. MILLIONS AT RISK #GRENFELL #MUSTREAD

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Video: #RBKC chief claims VOLUNTEER efforts to vindicate council #Grenfell

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VIDEO: #RBKC CHIEF CLAIMS VOLUNTEER EFFORTS TO VINDICATE COUNCIL #GRENFELL

On Sunday Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory head of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council, spoke to BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend programme to attempt to justify his and his council’s performance in the aftermath of the terrible Grenfell Tower tragedy.

It was an object lesson in framing answers to avoid responsibility. Answers that flew in the face of the allegations of victims and their neighbours – and appropriated the efforts of volunteers in the days following the fire in order to dodge criticisms and paint a flattering picture of the council’s actions.

#Derbyuk People’s Assembly: #Solidarity with the Survivors, Families and #Grenfell Community our hearts are broken thinking of the deceased #Grenfell Fire

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Derby People’s Assembly: #Solidarity with the Survivors, Families and #Grenfell Community

Our hearts are broken thinking of the deceased from the entirely preventable#Grenfell Fire. Rest in PeaceScene of the raging fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower