The carefully selected 'independent polls' trotted out by the mainstream media may say one thing, but the actual experience of canvassers across the country tells quite a different story - Boris Johnson's lies and cowardice are losing him voters in droves, and many are switching to Labour.
Johnson has refused to face an interview from the most Tory of Tory broadcasters, the BBC's Andrew Neil, and even ducked out of one with the much-less-scary Julie Etchingham on ITV.
He has cancelled approaching a dozen public appearances in the last week or so, even claiming he did so 'on police advice' after a handful of protesters arrived with placards - a claim the local police denied.
Just this morning, he has bottled out of another public appearance in Bolton - a key Tory target - because of, yes, you guessed it, protesters...
For someone the pundits claim is 'popular' it's frankly astonishing that he is met with protests and abuse wherever he goes - while the 'unpopular' Jeremy Corbyn is greeted by...
Labour have pledged immediate cuts to rail fares of 33% in a move that could save millions of commuters more than £1000 a year, and announced free rail travel for under 16's.
Following news over the weekend that rail fares are set to rise yet again by an average of 2.7% next year, it will be announced that a Labour government will make the biggest ever cut in ticket prices, to be implemented within weeks of them taking power.
The groundbreaking plan for an integrated railway under public ownership will:
Cut regulated rail fares by 33% from January 2020, saving the average commuter £1097 a year
Guarantee fair fares for part-time workers
Deliver a simple, London-style ticketing system across the nation
Make rail travel free for those 16 years old and under
Most commuter fares, including peak time fares and season tickets, are regulated fares, which make up almost half of all tickets sold, and prices of these will be reduced by 33%, the biggest ever reduction...
The Prole Star's campaign to raise awareness of what will happen to our NHS if Boris Johnson's Tories are allowed to hand it over to Donald Trump launches this Thursday. We already have a team of volunteers to distribute our mockup bill leaflet in marginal constituencies, but we need more!
We will be distributing the leaflets in marginal constituencies across the UK in the runup to the General Election, so if you can spare a few hours to help, we need to hear from you. We'll arrange getting the leaflets to you, and you can choose to take as many or as few as you want to - we've got a mountain of them.
The fire at the The Cube student residence on Friday night was a disaster that should never have happened.
We are massively relieved that no one was killed, and pleased to see the University, as well as many concerned Boltonians striving to care for the students until new accommodation is found and they are able to return to a normal life once more.
There are two points we want to make.
First, there is the question of flammable cladding.
In our letter to the BN on November 1st we pointed out the unacceptable delay in enforcing the removal of all flammable cladding in all buildings, following the Grenfell tragedy. The Financial Times reported last week that there were hundreds of high rise buildings with flammable cladding, and only one government grant awarded to date.
We call upon Bolton Council to join with others across the country to insist the government takes immediate steps to make all buildings safe. This merits a meeting of COBRA, an immediate removal of flammable cladding from all...
It couldn't be plainer - Labour is a government in waiting. Jeremy Corbyn's brilliant speech to Conference, and the Transformative Manifesto of Hope unveiled today, only served to rubber stamp the fact. And why? Because he has something no other Labour leader in history has had.
And it's not just charisma, or great policies - although he has those in spades. It's us.
For every delegate at Conference, there are tens of thousands of committed grassroots members and activists in every corner of the UK. Labour has a standing army ready to campaign the length and breadth of Britain to make sure the failing Tory government's days are numbered.
During Conference, the MSM again, as expected, dredged all the bile they could muster, like last year's lies about 'armed guards' for MPs, through criticism of Labour's 'radical' proposals to make the very rich pay their fair share of taxes - one investment banker on the BBC even said, very tellingly:
The Prole Star is launching a countrywide leaflet campaign in the runup to the General Election to raise awareness of the threat posed to the NHS by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.
We have reproduced data from a genuine US healthcare invoice in a mockup ‘bill’ to illustrate what UK patients could face if US corporations are given access to our NHS in the trade deal Johnson is planning to offer Donald Trump, and will be distributing up to 100,000 of these door to door, targeting marginal constituencies across the UK.
The mock bill includes a message at the end: ‘What to do if you cannot afford to pay this bill?’ and the answer ‘Don’t vote Conservative in the General Election’.
The campaign will be launched before the end of November in Trafford, the ‘birthplace of the NHS’ where the first hospital offering free healthcare to all was inaugurated by Nye Bevan in 1948.
The leaflets were paid for following our successful crowdfunding campaign, where we were able to almost double our original tar...
The view that the Conservative Party defends a tax code that incentivises, and rewards hard work is as much a fantasy as the deal Boris Johnson is currently trying to negotiate with the EU. At present our tax code is rigged in favour of those who own our economy rather than those who work in it. Earned income remains the most highly taxed form of income and this feature of the tax code reduces distributive justice while fuelling inequality.
The big problem with the UK’s tax code is the difference in tax rate for different earnings. The tax on profits on stocks is lower than your standard income tax. This leads to the odd situation that effective tax rate is not always proportional to total earnings. This quirk of the tax code overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy who are more likely to earn from capital such as profits from stocks, housing and other goods.
However, this is not a quirk – it is a designed feature of our tax code that benefits the rich at the expense of employees.
Members of Bermondsey & Old Southwark CLP have asked the NEC to intervene and overturn the result of the recent trigger ballot process, which sitting MP Neil Coyle survived, accusing him and his supporters of breaching party rules and intimidating local members who might vote against his automatic reselection.
The decision not to opt for full selection was effectively made by just 10 people - less than 0.5% of the CLP membership, and angry local members want the NEC to invalidate the result, and oversee a repeat of the trigger ballot process to ensure the rules are followed.
Local Labour councillor Jack Buck said on Twitter: "BoS members cannot accept the result of our recent MP trigger ballot If the PLP are allowed to bend & break the rules of the only mechanism we have to hold them to account there is no democracy"
The below is a letter signed by dozens of local members and councillors - it can be found here.
It is with great regret that we the undersigned call on the NEC & relevant par...
The most significant, and courageous political act in Britain for years was the Labour Party wresting power and influence from rich donors and billionaire newspaper owners, and giving it back to the membership. For far too long was our party the servant of wealthy people - the very people that it was set up to fight!
What did it say about the party when our Manifesto had to be agreed by the likes of Murdoch and Alan Sugar? When we were terrified of criticising Israeli treatment of Palestinians? When all our fiscal policies were designed to appease multinational corporations rather than provide homes and jobs for working people and help for the poor and sick?
These donors weren’t giving money and support to the Labour Party because they were socialists, they were giving it, like drug pushers, in order that we would become dependent on them and we would do as we were told. Look how quickly, and how publicly, they withdrew their support when it became obvious that due to our huge increase i...
A rough sleeper on what life is like on the doorstep of the Palace of Westminster
Well Wednesday 3rd July a young lady sleeps outside the barrier they had put up. It is 10pm, she was only there 10 minutes. Two MPs came through the barrier talking to each other, “I see this lot are still around here. Well we will have to get another restriction in place to get them out of here.”
Well to me this proves these uncaring selfish greedy lot do not deserve to be MPs, they are more worried about us being here than the knife crime. They are more worried about us being here than Brexit. They think only about themselves and everything to look nice so they can cosily stroll along and talk bollocks.
They are so far up their own arses they are on another planet, because they don’t care about anyone or anything as long as they get voted in. Tories and Lib Dems are the main upstarts who don’t care where we are or where we go as long as they cannot see us.
The death of the 45 year old male in December meant...
It is becoming increasingly obvious, to anyone scratching under the surface, that the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party is little more than a rubber stamp. Meekly giving their approval to the decisions of those really controlling the agenda.
Their complicity in the bullying, discrimination, and victimisation of Chris Williamson is one of the most recent examples of this.
Allowing an almost year long delay, before giving the green light to the implementation of the new trigger ballot system. Waiting until it was clear that an election was going to take place, before they did is transparent.
It doesn't take a political genius to work out what is really going on.
Sitting MP's would retain their positions in their constituencies as the Labour candidate in such circumstances.
In reality, those who have usurped power in the Labour party, wield it through control of their servants, voting the right way on the NEC.
The question is, who is really calling the shots and pulling the strin...
Tom Watson is facing calls to resign the Labour whip following a formal complaint to the party, accusing him of antisemitism for using what is described as 'the oldest antisemitic trope', linking Jews to the killing of Jesus, in a post on his website.
The complaint, by leading Jewish historian and journalist Professor Geoffrey Alderman, was revealed exclusively by the Skwawkbox earlier today, and dozens of Labour members have since called for his immediate suspension or resignation.
Several mentioned apparent differences in the way complaints of antisemitism are dealt with, depending on who is being complained about - a reasonable enough argument considering the massive media coverage when Chris Williamson was accused, compared with the virtual blanket silence following accusations against 'moderate' MPs.
"It seems that allegations of antisemitism against Tom Watson & Margaret Hodge gets treated more discreetly than lefties. Is there a two two tier investigation procedure ? It seems so" s...
The Prole Star can exclusively reveal that the Jewish Chronicle is the subject of a complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation, alleging that a recent article they published is antisemitic.
We have been contacted by a member of the public who had serious concerns about the content of a piece by Lee Harpin, and has forwarded us a copy of his complaint to IPSO.
The article is an attack on a member of the Charedi Jewish community, Shraga Stern, who earlier this week made a complaint to the Labour Party in which he accused MP Margaret Hodge of being prejudiced against him. This followed her reaction to his meeting in Parliament with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - a regular target for criticism in the Chronicle.
It describes him as 'an anti-LGBT education activist', and references his support for the protests outside Birmingham schools by parents complaining about the sex education their children might receive. But Mr Stern has stated that he is not in any way anti-LGBT, rather h...
The right wing thinktank Policy Exchange that David Cameron refered to as "his favourite thinktank", also labelled the “neo-conservative attack dog” has released a baseless smear attacking the climate change activists known as Extinction Rebellion without any solid evidence. Unlike XR who are completely transparent about where their funding is coming from, the thinktank refuses to reveal its donors arguing that it is respecting its donors "right to privacy". However the reality is that unknown donors can have influence on the news narrative... One of policy exchange reports was recently on the front page of The Daily Mail.
I am writing to you in your capacity as Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. I am writing on my own behalf and do not represent any group or organisation.
I understand that the EHRC is now investigating allegations of antisemitism within the Labour Party. I read that the EHRC will investigate among other things 'whether unlawful acts have been committed by the Party or its employees or agents.' That being so, may I hope that it bases its inquiry on the historical definition of antisemitism which is a hatred of all Jews and of the whole of Jewish religion and culture, a definition which does not concern itself with any one state and does not discriminate between the different denominations or branches of the Jewish people?
I point this out because the allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party are being made by certain of its members who wish to protect Israel from the criticisms which have followed on from its actions in Palestine. These see fit to associate in the p...