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Thread #167690   Message #4064862
Posted By: DMcG
19-Jul-20 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Subject: RE: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
a) Tomorrow is the report stage and third reading of the trade bill. It will set the ground rules for what food can be imported, whether this nonsensical dual tariff system will be used, whether selling off parts of the NHS is off the table, and much else.

What it says will affect the future of every person and every business in the country.

The Tories, on page 57 of their manifesto, committed to ensuring the standards would not be reduced. This has been one of the few opportunities for those of us on the left to influence any Tory MP we have by getting them to stand by the commitment they were elected upon.

b) British Airways wants sack most of its staff and re-employ them on poorer contracts. Starmer opened PMQs by calling this out. As expected, the government is content with it and not surprisingly Centrica now wants to do the same, and we can expect a lot of other mass employers to follow.

These are the kind of things I want to discuss.