The wealth of UK billionaires rocketed by £106,500,000,000 during the pandemic. The super-rich – not the working class – should pay more tax.pic.twitter.com/UkWk882r0K
My generation will be particularly unimpressed by attempts to block the policies needed to avert climate catastrophe. This outrageous, anti-democratic and frankly embarrassing decision must be reversed.https://twitter.com/LabGND/status/1438521004070891531 …
I was blown away by the dedication of the coaches at
@CoventryGodiva, who give up their time to train the next generation of athletes.
And with success on the world's stage (including Paralympic medals), they're clearly doing a great job! Keep it up https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/coventry-south-mp-pays-tribute-to-citys-godiva-harriers-and-its-paralympic-success/ …
I wish a blessed, peaceful and meaningful Yom Kippur to Jewish friends, neighbours, and communities in Coventry South and across the world. G’mar chatima tova
The most important thing to happen today in British politics wasn't the Cabinet reshuffle. It was the Conservatives' refusal to cancel the £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit.
When I asked people to contact me about the impact of the £20-a-week Universal Credit cut, I was overwhelmed by the response. The messages were heartbreaking. I can't do justice to the depth of pain and anger, but today I spoke and voted against this attack on the working class.pic.twitter.com/Z8mdQKZ5Pw
I just voted against the £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit. Tory MPs were too cowardly to turn up and defend it. Their cruel cut is now set to hit 6 million families. Let's call this what it is: An attack on the working class from the party of the super-rich. It's class war.
I'm listening to Conservative MPs in the Universal Credit debate – the handful that are here – and they keep asking how to fund the £20-per-week Universal Credit uplift. It’s very simple: Tax the rich.
I'm in the debate in Parliament on the Conservatives' plan to cut Universal Credit by £20-a-week. The benches opposite me are almost totally empty. Conservative MPs are too cowardly to defend their cruel attack on the working class.
Bills usually take months to pass through Parliament. But today the Tories rushed the National Insurance tax hike through the Commons – all in one day. Just imagine if they brought the same energy to taxing the super-rich as they do to taxing workers.
@BFAWUOfficial @unitetheunion @BDA_Dietitians for what’s a monumental moment for the #RightToFood campaign.
A proud moment for the @SFoodbanks network and everyone involved in the campaign across the country #RightToFood
https://www.union-news.co.uk/unions-back-campaign-to-tackle-food-poverty/ … via @Union_NewsUK
I'm overwhelmed – & totally heartbroken – by the response to this. How Tory MPs live with themselves is beyond me. Thank you to everyone who's messaged me – I'm reading them all – & I promise you this: I'll do all I can to stand-up to this cruel attack on the working class.https://twitter.com/zarahsultana/status/1437475847599005701 …
MPs will today vote on Boris Johnson's National Insurance tax hike. It'll hit young and low paid workers the hardest. That's why I will vote against it and instead have backed this amendment. Let's tax the wealthy, not the workers.pic.twitter.com/XxvkiL0jrm
I want a future where young Muslim girls can ask me what it's like being in politics & I can tell them: It's okay – you're treated just the same as your peers. But that's not where we are. That's why I had to speak out about the Islamophobia I've faced.https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-mp-tears-says-been-21554063 …
This Wednesday MPs will vote on the £20-a-week Universal Credit cut. The Tories pretend to not know how catastrophic it will be for working class people. But let's not give them the excuse: Email me to explain what it'll mean for you. I'll do my best to raise it in the debate.
The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions,
@ThereseCoffey, today said she's "entirely happy" with the £20-a-week Universal Credit cut.
It'll push 500,000 working class people into poverty.
It's no surprise she's "happy": It's not her or the class she represents being attacked.
It is disgraceful that in one of the richest countries in the world, around 10 million people are in food poverty. Coventry is taking a stand against this injustice, building on the incredible groups & volunteers who work to tackle it. I’m proud of this https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-becomes-right-food-city-21534707 …