In a bombshell press conference, the Labour leader wafted a huge sheaf of leaked papers (possibly these from reddit), saying Boris Johnson “tried to cover it up… but today it’s been exposed.”
Mr Corbyn first showed heavily-redacted government documents, obtained by campaigners, relating to months of trade talks between the US and the UK.
But he then dramatically held up a second bundle – the uncensored versions.
Mr Corbyn declared: “These documents confirm the US is demanding the NHS is on the table in trade talks… These uncensored documents leave Boris Johnson’s denials in absolute tatters”.
The papers appear to be detailed “readouts” – briefings on what happened – on six rounds of talks held in London and Washington between July 2017 and July 2019.
One document quotes US Trade Representative director Thomas Fine (TF), saying officials have worked on a “baseline” assumption of “total market access” in the UK.
“The assumption is that everything is included unless something is explicitly excluded,” he’s quoted as saying.
A second document, after a separate meeting, quotes the UK’s lead negotiator as saying: “The impact of some patent issues raised on NHS access to generic drugs (i.e. cheaper drugs) will be a key consideration going forward.”
A readout after a November 2017 meeting said the US were insisting on a “ban” on any reference to climate change in a trade deal.
It said: “US… responded emphatically that climate change is the most political (sensitive) question for the US, stating it is a ‘lightning rod issue’, mentioning that as of 2015, USTR are bound by Congress not to include mention of greenhouse gas emission reductions in trade agreements.”
The documents were handed out to journalists by NHS doctors and nurses at the dramatic press conference.
Jeremy Corbyn said: “The US is demanding that our NHS is on the table in negotiations for a toxic deal – it’s already being talked about in secret. That could lead to runaway privatisation of our health service.”
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Tories have no scruples about letting US firms get their hands on the NHS. The Conservatives started the process with the Health and Social Act and can’t be trusted with our precious health service.
“It will be crippled by these greedy corporations and their overpriced wares. The cost of drugs alone will soar by hundreds of millions of pounds a week.”
TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes added: “This will serve as a wake up call for the British public – that this election is certainly not about Brexit but about saving our treasured National Health Service.
Iain Duncan Smith has complained about “democracy-hating thugs” spraying messages on the door of his local Tory HQ. The slogan “Tory cuts kill” was scrolled across his door and “Tories out” was sprayed on his window.
This happened as a video emerged of Tory chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, admitting that most Tory MPs do not care about the NHS. To make matters worse a collective of NHS doctors and nurses also released a video stating there have been 120,000 avoidable deaths under the Conservative austerity measures. They went on to ask the public not to vote them in again. We have combined both videos for you to watch below.
Of course since Iain Duncan Smith was formerly in charge of the DWP it could well be that the vandals were referring to those ‘fit to work’ deaths associated with his department.
He has called for opposition candidates to condemn the “intimidation and criminal behaviour” and added that it would not stop his team from campaigning.
Anyone appealing a Tory ‘fit to work’ decision in the UK has a greater chance of winning than losing.
In the Midlands 70% of those appealing a Tory ‘fit to work’ decision will win.
Court judges are only using the same law as those Tory-run DWP original decision makers. When you consider the DWP will have had many attempts on each case to get it right, including the Mandatory Reconsideration stage, so many failures can only mean one thing – an unpublished agenda to work against the claimant.
We must admit this isn’t surprising given the news that a claimant recently died inside a jobcentre! This is extremely embarrassing for the Tories who were quick to say ‘he wasn’t there looking for work’. Yet they were unable to provide valid justification for him being there. As someone pointed out (on our Facebook page) he would have at the very least been deemed fit to prepare for work – wrongly.
A huge delivery of Champagne arrived at a Tory conference as MPs discussed poverty and homelessness.
Dozens of bottles of Pol Roger bubbly were delivered to the Manchester Central conference centre, as MPs gathered to discuss housing and social care funding.
The posh plonk, which costs as much as £46 a bottle, was seen piled high on a pallet being wheeled in to the venue.
The moment was captured shortly after the Office For National Statistics revealed a shocking 726 people died while homeless last year – a 22% increase on the year before.
The next time a Tory makes reference to Jeremy Corbyn as a ‘commie’ show them this inconvenient truth.
Since Boris Johnson was elected leader the Tories received a huge surge in cash from Russian donors.
OpenDemocracy found the party received at least £498,850 from Russian business people and their associates between November 2018 and October 2019.
This was a significant increase on the previous year when they received donations amounting to less than £350,000.
Major donors in recent months include Lubov Chernukhin, whose husband Vladimir served as a finance minister under Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In 2014 she paid £160,000 for a game of tennis with Johnson and former prime minister David Cameron, as well as a further £30,000 for dinner with the current Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
Other donors include Russian-born banker Lev Mikheev and energy tycoon Alexander Temerko. Temerko has worked for the Kremlin defence ministry and gifted more than £1.2m to the Tories over seven years, according to this article.
The huge boom in Russian-Tory donations comes as a secret intelligence report on threats to UK democracy that named nine Conservative Party donors from Russia has reportedly been blocked by the Tory government.
Perhaps the following Russian Tory donors and pals are also named in the Conservative Party’s ‘secret’ report.
Andrei Borodin, the former Bank of Moscow head wanted in Moscow for bank fraud, was at a Tory summer ball on the same £1000-a-head table as Boris Johnson. Borodin, who is worth £180 million and denies the fraud allegations, was granted asylum in Britain after showing he was targeted for a politically motivated prosecution. A black and white portrait of Margaret Thatcher was reported to have been sold for £40,000 to Henley Concierge Ltd, a business registered to a cottage on Borodin’s country estate.
Belarus-born steel magnate Andrei Kliamko, worth £1.1bn according to Forbes, was present at a Tory summer ball on a £400-a-head table.
Vasily Shestakov, who is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s judo partner, also attended a Tory summer ball, sitting at the £400-a-head table. He is a member of the Russian Parliament as well as a businessman.
As you can see the Tories have many Russian friends. They don’t like to shout their names from the rooftops though because they want people to think they are the enemy.
Donors must be from a permissible source. However this is based on legislation set by government anyway. These donations prove the Tories are deeply in bed with the Russians and anyone else willing to send them money. This makes their tales about Jeremy Corbyn seem rather lame.
The next time a Tory calls Corbyn a terrorist lover shut them down with this article.
Labour’s Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the Commons after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others, will not be standing for re-election.
Mr Vaz, who has been MP for Leicester East for 32 years, said in a statement he was retiring from Parliament.
Mr Vaz was suspended for six months after a scathing report by the Commons standards commission, which found he “disregarded” the law by “expressing a willingness” to help buy cocaine for male prostitutes.
Mr Vaz also leaked the identities of sex abuse victims to the public which resulted in them receiving death threats. Incredibly no authority bothered to take any action against him for that.
Many Tories seem to have an obscured view of history. I’ve seen many of them claim that Jeremy Corbyn is a friend of the IRA and it always ends up the same way. When asked for evidence of this they disappear. The next time you come across such people, you may want to show them this.
The truth of the matter is in 1994 Jeremy Corbyn signed a motion that condemned IRA violence. He also stated “I didn’t support the IRA. I don’t support the IRA. What I want everywhere is a peace process”.
Perhaps these Tories are so ashamed by what has happened in their own party they’re trying to block out the disgusting truth.
In 1985 Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government pardoned IRA member Donal Donnelly.
In 2002 former IRA member Maria Gatland (aka Maria McGuire) was even allowed to work for the Tory party. When the Tories found out about her past (which she says she never hid) they suspended her but later allowed her to return.
In September 1971 Maria McGuire was one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. She celebrated the deaths of British soldiers and even civilians killed in terrorist acts!
Unsurprisingly, there is no mention of the fact she was an active IRA member on the Croydon Conservatives webpage when we originally wrote this piece:
We update this piece in 2019 to find even the above background information has gone from the site.
Is this too much truth for the average Tory to swallow?
The next time the Tories call Corbyn a ‘commie’ shut them down with this article.