Labour activists protest over cost of living

Daily Echo: Labour activists protest over cost of living Labour activists protest over cost of living

WHERE has our money gone?

That was the message from Southampton Labour activists who took to the streets to protest the cost of living under the coalition Government.

Rowenna Davis, the party’s candidate hoping to succeed Southampton Itchen MP John Denham, campaigned with residents, councillors and Labour members at a street stall in Bitterne Precinct.

The party claims people in the south-east are on average £2,061 worse off since Prime Minister David Cameron took office.

Miss Davis said: “So many of us across the south-east are putting in all the hours we can at work, but still struggling to make ends meet.

“Now rising energy bills, accommodation and food costs are hitting people hard, and this Conservative-led Government doesn’t have the courage to take action.

“Labour’s energy price freeze, it’s commitment to build new homes and support for extra childcare will really make a difference. Together we can do better.”

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12:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

boilerman says...

But labour were to blame for the big financial black hole they left after the last election.
We all know Labour didn't want to win the last election as they would have had to sort the mess out, instead they blame the Tories , I am not a Tory fan, for maiking cuts.
All three parties are as bad as each other,
But labour were to blame for the big financial black hole they left after the last election. We all know Labour didn't want to win the last election as they would have had to sort the mess out, instead they blame the Tories , I am not a Tory fan, for maiking cuts. All three parties are as bad as each other, boilerman

12:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

southy says...

Labour are part of the same problem, when they are back into national government control will they change all that was done by this Tory government answer to that is no, all we will get is the same as Blair He said " there will be no change in Thatcher's policy" and Milliband will carry on with the same policy which is no good for the majority of the population its only for the few and there policy holders
Labour are part of the same problem, when they are back into national government control will they change all that was done by this Tory government answer to that is no, all we will get is the same as Blair He said " there will be no change in Thatcher's policy" and Milliband will carry on with the same policy which is no good for the majority of the population its only for the few and there policy holders southy

12:55pm Mon 13 Jan 14

sotonboy84 says...

More stupid than I initially thought Rowenna. It was the Labour government that hyped up the standard of living for those that contributed nothing to the UK economy by borrowing way beyond their means. The current government are trying to cut the country's debt and amongst other measures, cutting the cost of career scroungers is one.

Labour's energy price freeze nonsense will benefit nobody in the long run. Just like their spendthrift ways and borrowing, it will catch up with people eventually when the energy companies want to claw back their losses.
More stupid than I initially thought Rowenna. It was the Labour government that hyped up the standard of living for those that contributed nothing to the UK economy by borrowing way beyond their means. The current government are trying to cut the country's debt and amongst other measures, cutting the cost of career scroungers is one. Labour's energy price freeze nonsense will benefit nobody in the long run. Just like their spendthrift ways and borrowing, it will catch up with people eventually when the energy companies want to claw back their losses. sotonboy84

1:50pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

I have said before, that I thought Gordon Brown was the worst PM we could ever have, but have been too quickly proven wrong. Yes Brown allowed corrupt bankers to break the country, but C'moron is making the ordinary working man pay the way out, leaving his rich friends, and bankers, free to carry on getting richer at our expense. An easy option, used by Herr Shicklegrubber when getting Germany out of a deeper crisis than ours, will not happen under this government as it will upest their rich property owning friends.
I have said before, that I thought Gordon Brown was the worst PM we could ever have, but have been too quickly proven wrong. Yes Brown allowed corrupt bankers to break the country, but C'moron is making the ordinary working man pay the way out, leaving his rich friends, and bankers, free to carry on getting richer at our expense. An easy option, used by Herr Shicklegrubber when getting Germany out of a deeper crisis than ours, will not happen under this government as it will upest their rich property owning friends. Inform Al

2:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

As a socialist I never have nor ever will vote for Tories. But next time even I will have to seriously think whether to vote for my current very intelligent and hard working MP in Southampton Test or write None Of These.

That won't be because of the performance of Dr. Alan Whitehead, for whom I have greatest respect, but because of the dishonesty and unreliability of his party, the NuLabour, which these days is dominated by opportunist and unprincipled people like their candidate in Southampton Itchen Roweena Davis, who is famous for having told many fibs regarding who was endorsing her before her selection.

The unprincipled self serving mob that dominates NuLabour these days, are misleading traditional Labour supporters, just like Blair and Brown did.

For 13 years they kept on helping the super rich and putting boot into pensioners, students and ordinary workers. They started illegal and immoral wars, started privatising our NHS and refused to honour their manifesto pledge over refrendum on the EU after Lisbon.

Root cause of economic crisis NuLabour is pretending to campaign against lies in last NuLabour government, which by keep on implementing Thatcherism made the country nearly bankrupt and whatever was left Brown gave it to the Bankers.

NuLabour run Southampton Council is perfect example of what they will do if get into power at national level. They used to oppose Tories but now in power they are proving to be no better than Royston Smith led Conservatives.

In fact when two Labour councillors refused to betray Labour values and truly represent the views of majority of decent people in their ward, the NuLabourites expelled them from the party.

Why Roweena Davis remains conveniently silent over her party run Southampton Council cutting services and destroying jobs, if she is honest and serious then why she is not supporting Cllr. Don Thomas and Cllr. Keith Morrell?

Why even at national level Davis is blaming everything on the Tories alone?..... She is not stupid, she and her leadership are not mentioning Lib Dem because they have plans to get in bed with them just like NuLabourites did in Hampshire in 1993 and also in Southampton when under their June Bridle they jumped in bed with Lib-Dem and produced that double headed beast.

Hardly surprising more and more people are saying "They are all the same"
As a socialist I never have nor ever will vote for Tories. But next time even I will have to seriously think whether to vote for my current very intelligent and hard working MP in Southampton Test or write None Of These. That won't be because of the performance of Dr. Alan Whitehead, for whom I have greatest respect, but because of the dishonesty and unreliability of his party, the NuLabour, which these days is dominated by opportunist and unprincipled people like their candidate in Southampton Itchen Roweena Davis, who is famous for having told many fibs regarding who was endorsing her before her selection. The unprincipled self serving mob that dominates NuLabour these days, are misleading traditional Labour supporters, just like Blair and Brown did. For 13 years they kept on helping the super rich and putting boot into pensioners, students and ordinary workers. They started illegal and immoral wars, started privatising our NHS and refused to honour their manifesto pledge over refrendum on the EU after Lisbon. Root cause of economic crisis NuLabour is pretending to campaign against lies in last NuLabour government, which by keep on implementing Thatcherism made the country nearly bankrupt and whatever was left Brown gave it to the Bankers. NuLabour run Southampton Council is perfect example of what they will do if get into power at national level. They used to oppose Tories but now in power they are proving to be no better than Royston Smith led Conservatives. In fact when two Labour councillors refused to betray Labour values and truly represent the views of majority of decent people in their ward, the NuLabourites expelled them from the party. Why Roweena Davis remains conveniently silent over her party run Southampton Council cutting services and destroying jobs, if she is honest and serious then why she is not supporting Cllr. Don Thomas and Cllr. Keith Morrell? Why even at national level Davis is blaming everything on the Tories alone?..... She is not stupid, she and her leadership are not mentioning Lib Dem because they have plans to get in bed with them just like NuLabourites did in Hampshire in 1993 and also in Southampton when under their June Bridle they jumped in bed with Lib-Dem and produced that double headed beast. Hardly surprising more and more people are saying "They are all the same" Paramjit Bahia

2:51pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Bagamn says...

I wouldn't trust any of them! If their lips are moving, they are lying
I wouldn't trust any of them! If their lips are moving, they are lying Bagamn

2:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

aldermoorboy says...

Cut council tax by having less Councillors and stop paying my council tax to support the unions £500,000 each year I believe, is the figure for Southampton.
Cut council tax by having less Councillors and stop paying my council tax to support the unions £500,000 each year I believe, is the figure for Southampton. aldermoorboy

3:56pm Mon 13 Jan 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
As a socialist I never have nor ever will vote for Tories. But next time even I will have to seriously think whether to vote for my current very intelligent and hard working MP in Southampton Test or write None Of These.

That won't be because of the performance of Dr. Alan Whitehead, for whom I have greatest respect, but because of the dishonesty and unreliability of his party, the NuLabour, which these days is dominated by opportunist and unprincipled people like their candidate in Southampton Itchen Roweena Davis, who is famous for having told many fibs regarding who was endorsing her before her selection.

The unprincipled self serving mob that dominates NuLabour these days, are misleading traditional Labour supporters, just like Blair and Brown did.

For 13 years they kept on helping the super rich and putting boot into pensioners, students and ordinary workers. They started illegal and immoral wars, started privatising our NHS and refused to honour their manifesto pledge over refrendum on the EU after Lisbon.

Root cause of economic crisis NuLabour is pretending to campaign against lies in last NuLabour government, which by keep on implementing Thatcherism made the country nearly bankrupt and whatever was left Brown gave it to the Bankers.

NuLabour run Southampton Council is perfect example of what they will do if get into power at national level. They used to oppose Tories but now in power they are proving to be no better than Royston Smith led Conservatives.

In fact when two Labour councillors refused to betray Labour values and truly represent the views of majority of decent people in their ward, the NuLabourites expelled them from the party.

Why Roweena Davis remains conveniently silent over her party run Southampton Council cutting services and destroying jobs, if she is honest and serious then why she is not supporting Cllr. Don Thomas and Cllr. Keith Morrell?

Why even at national level Davis is blaming everything on the Tories alone?..... She is not stupid, she and her leadership are not mentioning Lib Dem because they have plans to get in bed with them just like NuLabourites did in Hampshire in 1993 and also in Southampton when under their June Bridle they jumped in bed with Lib-Dem and produced that double headed beast.

Hardly surprising more and more people are saying "They are all the same"
good post Paramjit but, it was not Labour that started the privatisation of the NHS they just carried on with it, remember Thatcher the NHS Dentist closing them down and handing them over to the private sector to run to gain Tax money
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: As a socialist I never have nor ever will vote for Tories. But next time even I will have to seriously think whether to vote for my current very intelligent and hard working MP in Southampton Test or write None Of These. That won't be because of the performance of Dr. Alan Whitehead, for whom I have greatest respect, but because of the dishonesty and unreliability of his party, the NuLabour, which these days is dominated by opportunist and unprincipled people like their candidate in Southampton Itchen Roweena Davis, who is famous for having told many fibs regarding who was endorsing her before her selection. The unprincipled self serving mob that dominates NuLabour these days, are misleading traditional Labour supporters, just like Blair and Brown did. For 13 years they kept on helping the super rich and putting boot into pensioners, students and ordinary workers. They started illegal and immoral wars, started privatising our NHS and refused to honour their manifesto pledge over refrendum on the EU after Lisbon. Root cause of economic crisis NuLabour is pretending to campaign against lies in last NuLabour government, which by keep on implementing Thatcherism made the country nearly bankrupt and whatever was left Brown gave it to the Bankers. NuLabour run Southampton Council is perfect example of what they will do if get into power at national level. They used to oppose Tories but now in power they are proving to be no better than Royston Smith led Conservatives. In fact when two Labour councillors refused to betray Labour values and truly represent the views of majority of decent people in their ward, the NuLabourites expelled them from the party. Why Roweena Davis remains conveniently silent over her party run Southampton Council cutting services and destroying jobs, if she is honest and serious then why she is not supporting Cllr. Don Thomas and Cllr. Keith Morrell? Why even at national level Davis is blaming everything on the Tories alone?..... She is not stupid, she and her leadership are not mentioning Lib Dem because they have plans to get in bed with them just like NuLabourites did in Hampshire in 1993 and also in Southampton when under their June Bridle they jumped in bed with Lib-Dem and produced that double headed beast. Hardly surprising more and more people are saying "They are all the same"[/p][/quote]good post Paramjit but, it was not Labour that started the privatisation of the NHS they just carried on with it, remember Thatcher the NHS Dentist closing them down and handing them over to the private sector to run to gain Tax money southy

5:22pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
As a socialist I never have nor ever will vote for Tories. But next time even I will have to seriously think whether to vote for my current very intelligent and hard working MP in Southampton Test or write None Of These.

That won't be because of the performance of Dr. Alan Whitehead, for whom I have greatest respect, but because of the dishonesty and unreliability of his party, the NuLabour, which these days is dominated by opportunist and unprincipled people like their candidate in Southampton Itchen Roweena Davis, who is famous for having told many fibs regarding who was endorsing her before her selection.

The unprincipled self serving mob that dominates NuLabour these days, are misleading traditional Labour supporters, just like Blair and Brown did.

For 13 years they kept on helping the super rich and putting boot into pensioners, students and ordinary workers. They started illegal and immoral wars, started privatising our NHS and refused to honour their manifesto pledge over refrendum on the EU after Lisbon.

Root cause of economic crisis NuLabour is pretending to campaign against lies in last NuLabour government, which by keep on implementing Thatcherism made the country nearly bankrupt and whatever was left Brown gave it to the Bankers.

NuLabour run Southampton Council is perfect example of what they will do if get into power at national level. They used to oppose Tories but now in power they are proving to be no better than Royston Smith led Conservatives.

In fact when two Labour councillors refused to betray Labour values and truly represent the views of majority of decent people in their ward, the NuLabourites expelled them from the party.

Why Roweena Davis remains conveniently silent over her party run Southampton Council cutting services and destroying jobs, if she is honest and serious then why she is not supporting Cllr. Don Thomas and Cllr. Keith Morrell?

Why even at national level Davis is blaming everything on the Tories alone?..... She is not stupid, she and her leadership are not mentioning Lib Dem because they have plans to get in bed with them just like NuLabourites did in Hampshire in 1993 and also in Southampton when under their June Bridle they jumped in bed with Lib-Dem and produced that double headed beast.

Hardly surprising more and more people are saying "They are all the same"
good post Paramjit but, it was not Labour that started the privatisation of the NHS they just carried on with it, remember Thatcher the NHS Dentist closing them down and handing them over to the private sector to run to gain Tax money
Peter you are right. I stand corrected and regret if unwittingly made a mistake.

In mitigation I will say that under last NuLabour government process of privatising NHS was exhilarated. Even whole hospitals were handed over to private health care providers, which Thatcher may have wanted to do but even she had not done.

For example RSH in Southampton.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: As a socialist I never have nor ever will vote for Tories. But next time even I will have to seriously think whether to vote for my current very intelligent and hard working MP in Southampton Test or write None Of These. That won't be because of the performance of Dr. Alan Whitehead, for whom I have greatest respect, but because of the dishonesty and unreliability of his party, the NuLabour, which these days is dominated by opportunist and unprincipled people like their candidate in Southampton Itchen Roweena Davis, who is famous for having told many fibs regarding who was endorsing her before her selection. The unprincipled self serving mob that dominates NuLabour these days, are misleading traditional Labour supporters, just like Blair and Brown did. For 13 years they kept on helping the super rich and putting boot into pensioners, students and ordinary workers. They started illegal and immoral wars, started privatising our NHS and refused to honour their manifesto pledge over refrendum on the EU after Lisbon. Root cause of economic crisis NuLabour is pretending to campaign against lies in last NuLabour government, which by keep on implementing Thatcherism made the country nearly bankrupt and whatever was left Brown gave it to the Bankers. NuLabour run Southampton Council is perfect example of what they will do if get into power at national level. They used to oppose Tories but now in power they are proving to be no better than Royston Smith led Conservatives. In fact when two Labour councillors refused to betray Labour values and truly represent the views of majority of decent people in their ward, the NuLabourites expelled them from the party. Why Roweena Davis remains conveniently silent over her party run Southampton Council cutting services and destroying jobs, if she is honest and serious then why she is not supporting Cllr. Don Thomas and Cllr. Keith Morrell? Why even at national level Davis is blaming everything on the Tories alone?..... She is not stupid, she and her leadership are not mentioning Lib Dem because they have plans to get in bed with them just like NuLabourites did in Hampshire in 1993 and also in Southampton when under their June Bridle they jumped in bed with Lib-Dem and produced that double headed beast. Hardly surprising more and more people are saying "They are all the same"[/p][/quote]good post Paramjit but, it was not Labour that started the privatisation of the NHS they just carried on with it, remember Thatcher the NHS Dentist closing them down and handing them over to the private sector to run to gain Tax money[/p][/quote]Peter you are right. I stand corrected and regret if unwittingly made a mistake. In mitigation I will say that under last NuLabour government process of privatising NHS was exhilarated. Even whole hospitals were handed over to private health care providers, which Thatcher may have wanted to do but even she had not done. For example RSH in Southampton. Paramjit Bahia

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