Labour’s support for Rashford is a sham. Here’s why.

If there’s a bandwagon to be jumped on, you can be sure that Keir Starmer’s Labour Party will be first in the queue. But its support for footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign over free school meals is actually a sham. Marcus Rashford Rashford has become a prominent anti-poverty campaigner. Most recently, he launched a petition calling on the government to end child food poverty. The petition has three asks: “Expand free school meals to all under-16s where a parent or guardian is in receipt of Universal Credit or equivalent benefit”. “Provide meals & activities during all holidays”. ” Increase the value of Healthy Start vouchers to at least £4.25…

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Burnham blames Sunak in Manchester lockdown row as he calls for Labour party support

Mayor Andy Burnham has blamed chancellor Rishi Sunak for being “the problem” in the row over a lockdown for Greater Manchester. It comes alongside confusion over talks with Downing Street.The feud between No 10 and the Labour mayor continued on 17 October. Downing Street said fresh talks had been set up for the weekend, only for Burnham’s office to deny this. Talks between him and Downing Street are reportedly now set to resume later on Sunday 18 October.Blame SunakBurnham has called for a return to the generosity of the original furlough scheme that saw the Treasury pay 80% of workers’ wages. But Sunak has only offered a 66%…

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Down’s syndrome screening quality assurance support service

Public Health England (PHE) commissions the Down’s syndrome screening quality assurance support service (DQASS) to support the NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP). Purpose The main aim of DQASS is to monitor and support the quality and effectiveness of Down’s syndrome (T21), Edwards’ syndrome (T18) and Patau’s syndrome (T13) screening in England. DQASS provides feedback and support to laboratories, sonographers, the Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) and to the NHS FASP. The analyses provided by DQASS are used to improve the performance of the screening programme through feedback on all aspects of the test to laboratories, ultrasound departments and commercial suppliers. The software used to calculate the T21…

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Big Issue highlights ‘life-changing’ support as sellers struggle

The “life-changing” support given to Big Issue sellers is being highlighted to mark World Homeless Day on Saturday. The magazine launched a digital campaign to show the work of its frontline team in a bid to boost sales. The Big Issue decided to stop selling the magazine on the streets during the national lockdown from March, returning in July, although the number of people is significantly lower on many high streets. The Big Issue team of over 60 frontline staff work with sellers to connect them to specialist support services, access safe and secure accommodation, and gain official ID which helps with obtaining a bank account The campaign…

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RED WALL REVOLT: We’ll DROP Support For Boris Unless He Stops His Assault on the Red Wall  

POLITICALITE will drop support for Boris Johnson and actively start campaigning for a new Tory leader or an alternative to the Tories if his failing Government doesn’t get it’s act together in it’s over-the-top response to COVID-19. We are calling on Boris to re-open Bolton’s damaged hospitality sector and telling him to STOP his Red Wall Assault – or he will risk losing the votes he lent from Labour in the 2019 election. We have been inundated with emails and letters from Red Wall Voters who are fuming with Boris’ reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many angry over his swaft of draconian new laws that are curbing the civil…

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TOO SEXY FOR WUHAN! Right Said Fred say they’re “NOT Against Masks… We Support Free Speech” – EXCLUSIVE

by JORDAN JAMES reporting from LONDONRIGHT Said Fred have defied critics who attacked them for appearing at an Anti-Lockdown rally in London last Saturday telling Politicalite that they ‘Support Free-Speech’. The event that was attended by thousands and was seen by over 61,000 people across Politicalite‘s social media channels said that they were not anti-Mask but supported Free Speech. Yesterday Politicalite revealed that pics had emerged of the pair at an Anti-Lockdown protest in London. The revelation was followed a staggering amount of smears by the mainstream media who attacked the group for standing up for free speech and the right of assembly. Yet, the iconic 90s band were hailed as ‘Fabulous…

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‘Schools aren’t always able to support young people.’ Charity launches inquiry into mental health in education.

Mental health charity Mind has launched an inquiry into how secondary schools support young people with mental health problems. The inquiry, ‘Educating Mental Health’, encourages young people, parents, and staff to speak out about their experience with mental health support in schools. The charity warned that going back to school with little support could have serious long-term effects on young people’s mental health. Vicki Nash, head of policy and campaigns at Mind, said: The pandemic has already had a devastating impact on the lives of millions of children in England and Wales. It’s good that for many, a return to school may mark something of a return to…

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Detailed guide: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is therefore critical that organisations take a range of measures to keep everyone safe.The easing of social and economic lockdown measures following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace.Venues in hospitality, the tourism and leisure industry, close contact services and local authority facilities must:ask at least one member of every party of customers or visitors (up to 6 people) to provide their name and contact details keep a record of all staff working on their premises and shift times on a given day and their contact…

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Press release: Emergency support instrument update

This will fund some of the costs associated with the transporting of equipment and items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK from overseas.The successful bid for this grant ensures the UK continues to benefit from its own contributions to the EU under the Withdrawal Agreement.The EU mobility package is part of the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI). The ESI has an overall budget of 2.7 billion and was activated in April 2020.We continue to explore every opportunity for international cooperation to tackle the virus and save lives.Further informationThe UKs successful bid was 31,024,734 (34,047,679). View the original news story Source link

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