As millions face Xmas hardship, Tories tweet mince pie v sausage poll

Millions face another bleak Christmas this year, with at least 4.5 million children in poverty, soaring homelessness including at least 130,000 children and huge numbers left penniless because of the Tories’ Universal Credit cruelty.

A video posted to Facebook of a young woman forced to sleep in a dumpster – who narrowly avoided death when she was spotted by refuse collectors

But the Tories have other concerns. Their official Twitter account published a poll about the ‘all-important’ issue – what kind of Christmas treat you prefer:

As so many people face a Christmas in which a mince pie or a ‘pig in blanket’ – let alone a stable home or decent presents – would look like impossible luxury, this is what the Tories are tweeting about.

Could there be a better illustration of the complete detachment from those whose lives they blight?

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  1. Our food bank ran out of food on Thursday, with an expected 70+ referrals to feed.

    Although the charity is studiously apolitical (as all charities should be) they turned to our (Labour) activists to help, and we managed, again, to get the food supplies flowing within hours.

    The problem with living in a very deprived area, we are sharing what the poor can donate with the destitute who need to eat.

  2. I suggest a war between the Mince piers( Labour) versus the Pigs in blanketiers. (Tories)

  3. My Christmas wish is to be transformed into a Dalek

    I will then go forth to the corridors of power, such as 10 Downing Street and Whitehall, with a quick detour to Conservative Central office, crying at the top of my voice.


    ….oh, I had better stop there, otherwise I might find myself with a Yuletide visit from the counter-terrorism squad.

    That I could even write this in jest shows how democracy in Britain has withered and perished on the vine in the alarmingly toxic social, political and cultural atmposphere of we endure today, alongside continuing cuts, deregulation and privatisation of public space and resources.

    1. https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/police-force-admits-passing-footage-of-disabled-protesters-to-dwp/
      “……DNS [Disability News Service] has also spoken to disabled protesters who say Lancashire police has passed information about their involvement in the protests to DWP, in an apparent attempt to have their disability benefits removed.
      Lancashire police this week confirmed to DNS that it had passed on information and footage of disabled protesters at Preston New Road to DWP.

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