Tories say £60k payment to bereaved families of health workers will NOT apply to care workers or cleaners – and families of immigrants may be deported – SKWAWKBOX


The UK government has said that the £60,000 bereavement payment to the families of health workers killed by the coronavirus will not apply to care workers or hospital cleaners.

The Tories have also said that families of the deceased have no automatic right to remain in the UK. Families of people who died trying to keeping us safe and well could face deportation if their right to remain is withdrawn.

Johnson and his fellow Tories will no doubt still make sure they are filmed ‘clapping for carers’ tomorrow.

Source: Tories say £60k payment to bereaved families of health workers will NOT apply to care workers or cleaners – and families of immigrants may be deported – SKWAWKBOX

Petition : Solve the crisis in Social Care – Carer Voice — WordPress.com


We all have reasons for reaching out and some of mine are mentioned below

As I am very concerned about Social Care could I also introduce you to my latest Petition, ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

With the Government, Social Care is the forgotten service and Yes, the Government as plenty to deal with currently, but more should have been done for Social Care well before the COVID 19 situation.

This section of care has been devoid of enough money for far too long and austerity measures only compounded this.

The starting salary for all care workers should be the Real Living Wage and not, as currently the National Living Wage or for some under 25 years The Minimum Wage.

The rate of pay is abysmal when compared to the responsibilities they undertake.

Therefore, I created the Petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’,

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

It is not just the rate of pay, but many others including

 

Source: Petition : Solve the crisis in Social Care = Carer Voice — WordPress.com

Boris Johnson admits £111 a month Universal Credit is not enough to live on – Mirror Online


The Prime Minister said ‘in a word, no’ after being asked if the paltry sum was enough for a woman who was eight and a half months pregnant

Source: Boris Johnson admits £111 a month Universal Credit is not enough to live on – Mirror Online

More of the same on social care will not be good enough leaders warn government : Care Home Professional


Care leaders have warned the government that more of the same on social care will not be good enough following yesterday’s Queen Speech.

Source: More of the same on social care will not be good enough leaders warn government   : Care Home Professional

Blair never did that: Boris’s NHS funding promises will be made into cast iron law on day 1. – Nye Bevan News


Boris Johnson’s election Promise to ramp up NHS spending by £34bn by 2023-24 will be passed into law on Thursday. The “Get Brexit Done” Prime Minister will cast the promise in iron by using his 1st Queen’s Speech of the new Pro Brexit parliament to set in stone the commitments made during his victorious “respect […]

Source: Blair never did that: Boris’s NHS funding promises will be made into cast iron law on day 1. – Nye Bevan News

Britain and Ireland see pathway to possible Brexit deal | Euronews


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said on Thursday that a Brexit deal remains possible.

In a joint statement, Johnson and Varadkar said they had a ” detailed and constructive discussion.”

“Both continue to believe that a deal is in everybody’s interest. They agreed that they could see a pathway to a possible deal.”

The statement followed talks in which both leaders sought to roll the dice one last time in the hope of breaking the Brexit deadlock.

“I had a very good meeting with the prime minister… very positive and very promising,” Varadkar told Irish reporters. “I do see a pathway to an agreement in coming weeks.”

“I think it is possible for us to come to an agreement, to have a treaty agreed, to allow the UK to leave the EU in an orderly fashion and to have that done by the end of October but there’s many a slip between cup and lip and lots of things that are not in my control,” he said.

The British minister Michael Gove said that the conversation between PM Johnson and Taoiseach Varadkar had been “cordial and constructive” and that “good progress” had been made.

The meeting came three weeks to the day before the UK is due to leave the EU, with no deal in sight.

It followed a phone conversation between the two leaders earlier this week.

Ahead of the meeting, neither side was playing up expectations of a breakthrough. Varadkar has said achieving a deal will be “extremely difficult”. Johnson’s stance appeared more positive: the prime minister tweeted to say he was “still cautiously, cautiously optimistic”.

The reality is that there is a yawning gulf between the British government’s position, and that of Ireland and the EU. Talks in Brussels all but broke down this week amid a bout of acrimony.

The Irish prime minister has told parliament in Dublin his government has “grave difficulty” with the UK’s plan to pull Northern Ireland out of the EU’s customs union without the consent of its people – a majority of whom opposed Brexit in the 2016 referendum.

 

Source: Britain and Ireland see pathway to possible Brexit deal | Euronews

Fury of Brexit ‘inferno’ lays bare a divided United Kingdom – Reuters


LONDON (Reuters) – The fury of the Brexit ‘inferno’ is so intense that it could tip the United Kingdom towards violence unless politicians tone down their rhetoric, the husband of a lawmaker murdered a week before the 2016 EU referendum said on Thursday.

 

Source: Fury of Brexit ‘inferno’ lays bare a divided United Kingdom – Reuters

PM Johnson says ‘rough shape’ exists for Brexit deal – Reuters


GARRYVOE, Ireland/LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was “the rough shape of a deal to be done” over Brexit, as he prepared to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a renewed push to reach an agreement.

 

Source: PM Johnson says ‘rough shape’ exists for Brexit deal – Reuters