Why, @BorisJohnson, would you stop #coronavirus testing, even for NHS workers, when the NHS is already crippled? Forcing us to be at home when our tests could be negative is a big mistake & could cost lives. We need to be at work.
— Jules Swain (@julesbuddle) March 13, 2020
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Universal credit,and disability assessments drive people to despair and many commit suicide!
This is about COVID-19 but could be about conservative government benefits reform; universal credits, austerity, NHS funding cuts and privatisation – many people have died before their time because their policies.
The conservative recklessness over 10 years concerning funding the NHS has dammed many peoples lives now that the NHS has a real threat to deal with #COVIDー19 the deaths that are expected to rise is on them!
This vox pop appears to be party political. The politicians Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Louise Haigh (Labour), John McDonnell (Labour), Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour) and Richard Burgon (Labour) (plus others) were mentioned in this group of tweets. It has the keywords ‘coronavirus,government,nhs,sick’. There were a total of 117 unique tweets in the group. The sentiment score was -0.08. The aggregate score was 22932.03.
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The Tory Govt can't do anything else about #Covid19
For a decade they've gutted the NHS with underfunding & selling off services. Now hospitals & clinics simply don't have the staff & beds to cope. Sad too we do not have a functioning media to call out what they've done
— The Pileus (@thepileus) March 12, 2020
'Partly funded by Brent Council, for many years most of the law centre's income was earned through legal aid, which has been cut as part of government austerity measures.' https://t.co/s6YyIr44b0
— The Law Reporter (@LawReported) March 13, 2020
Wilko to slash sick pay for 21,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/foLGQKkuYf
Wilko's new rules effectively mean if you're ill more than once in a year – you will not be paid for it beyond statutory minimum.
— Ben Claimant 💚 (@imajsaclaimant) March 7, 2020
he’s absolutely right we will, but enough about the the benefit cuts, sale of the NHS and closing of food banks what’s the coronavirus update? https://t.co/fh3q0fj1Ok
— joe (@jxeker) March 12, 2020
There was a global financial crisis. Yes, Labour government left us very exposed to global financial crisis because did not reverse Tory deregulation of financial services sector, but idea that a Tory government would have done better is for the birds.
— Patrick (@patrickamon) March 13, 2020
“If the government doesn’t take this action now, both they and we will come to regret it”
— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) March 12, 2020
https://t.co/LvASH92jzT I have been saying this especially about people struggling to survive on universal credit… If you take the advice to 'self isolate' then who's paying your bills? Universal credit won't & companies like Wilko have been cutting sick pay #coronavirus
— Straight Shootin LJA (@SSLJA) March 13, 2020
But Matt Hancock is setting up a system where retired NHS staff can volunteer to help in hospitals etc. Given this government's record, it'll be ready in about six months and be a premium rate phone line. https://t.co/XDaccng8r9
— Paul (@PaulOnBooks) March 13, 2020
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VOX-POP EVALUATION (Fri Mar 13 22:01:18 GMT 2020) FROM: julesbuddle ORIGINAL: Why, @BorisJohnson, would you stop #coronavirus testing, even for NHS workers, when the NHS is already crippled? Forcing us to be at home when our tests could be negative is a big mistake & could cost lives. We need to be at work. NORMALIZED: Why, ❲Boris Johnson❳, would you stop #coronavirus testing, even for NHS workers, when the NHS is already crippled? Forcing us to be at home when our tests could be negative is a big mistake and could cost lives. We need to be at work. NORMALIZED TAG STRING: _why_boris_johnson_would_you_stop_#coronavirus_testing_even_for_nhs_workers_when_the_nhs_is_already_crippled_forcing_us_to_be_at_home_when_our_tests_could_be_negative_is_a_big_mistake_and_could_cost_lives_we_need_to_be_at_work_ FINGERPRINT: /what:health,privatisation,us/who:boris_johnson/where:united_kingdom/when: SHORT FINGERPRINT: /HTHPRIUSA/pol:1423/united_kingdom RELATED FINGERPRINT: HTHPRIUSA ACCEPTED CATS: [privatisation, us, health] EVENT CATS (25): brexit: 38% brexit_remain_voice: 31% con_leader: 25% consumerism: 26% financial: 28% government: 37% health: 44% homelessness: 26% lab_centre: 25% lib_people: 26% negative: 28% poverty: 26% privatisation: 42% rage_tone: 30% topic_covid_19: 38% us: 48% workers_rights: 37% Initial Score: 2.000000 Politician (Boris Johnson) mention bonus: 3.000000 Political (Brexit) boost: 6.000000 Voice (Voice: Brexit (Remain)) boost: 7.800000 Sentiment (Negative) boost: 15.600000 Tone (Tone: Rage) boost: 31.200000 Final normalized score: 156.000000 Above Threshold