Ways a Labour government would change Britain for the better

  • an £8 minimum wage
  • an end to the exploitation of zero hours contracts
  • freezing energy bills until 2017
  • putting our young people back to work
  • paying down the deficit and doing it fairly
  • refoming our banks so they work for small businesses
  • cutting business rates
  • building 200,000 homes a year
  • scrapping the bedroom tax
  • controlling immigration fairly
  • tackling tax avoidance
  • hiring more doctors, nurses, midwives and carers
  • repealing the Health and Social Care Act and putting the right values back at the heart of our NHS
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3 Responses to Ways a Labour government would change Britain for the better

  1. treborc says:

    But all that is about winning an election for example it’s easy to say pay down the deficit fairly why has it been unfair because Miliband has agreed to keep to most of the Tories spending and cuts.. £8 min wage where the hell did the living wage go, it was here it was dropped five years time £8 is a shocker when you think that this year MP’s will be getting £7,500 pay rise and £10,000 in Wales.

    Reforming out banks horse, stable, doors, comes to mind.

    With energy prices expected to drop with the Tories demanding that cuts be passed on to customers and labour saying we will hold the price to where it is, so ensuring the tax revenue is kept hight. It cannot be to make us pay less with prices so high and fuel going down so it6 to make sure your tax revue is held.

    I just had my gas bill and it’s £180 because of t65he cold weather and my medical condition we have needed to heat the house, we are literally looking around to find all the pennies searching down the back of settees to pay this one so we have now turned off the heating that is real life for you.

    Controlling immigration faily well you should have been doing that from day one you did not you used immigration to control wages that is all the min wage is an system of controlling wages for the poor. I cannot trust you on that one.

    Building 200,000 homes a year what social homes or homes for your beloved middle class you cannot even speak the words social housing.

    Tackling tax avoidance which is totally and completely legal do not make us laugh it hurts to in laughter fits for so long. I’ve been in labour for 44 years in the party and to be honest I’ve heard that one at every election since day one, and your abuse of the rich Non doms was a good one, no I think your not the party to be doing that one not after your abuse of the expenses scandal and flipping homes to avoid paying taxes.

    Hireing more doctors nurses well of course where do you hire them from other countries , and then your talking doctors nurses from places that need them as badly as we do .

    What labour should be saying is we will be paying doctors GP’s real decent wages for the training they do and getting more people from the UK. Nurses are now paid more to be junior doctors take them one step further to becoming doctors.

    Being severely disabled with Paraplegia and yes I won my battle with ATOS on review brought in by the Tories which saved me waiting eight teen months, ATOS stated I was fit to return to work, knowing I’d appeal, ATOS is paid more for appeals then they were for the medical, so it paid them to fail people. They failed my sister in law who has Two different types of cancer and who is literally on her death bed the worry of all this did nearly kill her and when I wrote to our MP I was told it’s a benefit to ensure all people are really disabled .

    Vote labour no thanks not after 44 years, when labour returns I will think about it but MIliband is not the bloke to do it.

    Voting labour would be like voting for the Tories , it’s way to close to the Progress party

    Are you a member of Progress yes you are the right wing within labour.

  2. OK, so some of these can be done (possibly quickly) by legislation (hopefully without “unintended consequences) and we probably only need “the slogan”:
    an £8 minimum wage
    an end to the exploitation of zero hours contracts
    freezing energy bills until 2017
    scrapping the bedroom tax
    repealing the Health and Social Care Act and putting the right values back at the heart of our NHS

    But for other fine ideas we need to know a bit more detail (how, when etc.) if they are not to sound like further empty slogans:
    reforming our banks so they work for small businesses
    building 200,000 homes a year
    controlling immigration fairly
    tackling tax avoidance
    hiring more doctors, nurses, midwives and carers
    putting our young people back to work
    paying down the deficit and doing it fairly
    cutting business rates

    Is it too much to ask to see the Project Management “SMART” discipline applied to these proposals:
    S – Specific (exactly what will be done?)
    M – Measurable (how do you recognise success?)
    A – Attributable (who is going to do it?) (alt: Achievable!)
    R – Realistic (is it more than an aspiration?) (alt: Relevant!)
    T – Timed (when will it be done?)

    If we are to get four months of slogans from three/four/five/six parties we will be thoroughly fed-up and cynical by election day.

    It would also help if we could see how each proposal contributes to each party’s theme. And Labour with “It is time to change Britain so it works for you, not just a powerful few.” has the best theme so far.

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