Boris Johnson speech: Latest updates as Prime Minister accused of recycling 2019 teachers’ bonus policy
Boris Johnson says teachers will receive additional £ 3,000 to teach science or math
Boris Johnson closed the Tory Party conference today with a speech praising the NHS, confirming the need for a new Tory business model and launching an offensive against Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer.
He also unveiled a £ 3,000 ‘leveling bonus’ to encourage talented math and science teachers to move to disadvantaged areas – the only policy he announced in 45 minutes. It turns out, however, that an almost identical program was first announced in 2019 and then dropped the following year.
Sam Freedman, a former Department of Education (DfE) adviser, said the old curriculum was “quite similar” to what was announced today, “but they stayed at the top level.” He said The independent: “Now we have an overheated job market, the recruiting failed and they just thought we had a real problem again, so they just canceled some of the financial benefits. “
It comes amid a wave of criticism of the Prime Minister’s speech, which Labor President Anneliese Dodds called “empty”, The spectator‘s Katy Balls said she was “big on rhetoric rather than politics,” and The mirror‘s Pippa Crerar called it “the most political – and joker – speech I can remember covering”.
Mr Johnson has found time to condemn “waking culture” for threatening to “nullify” historical figures as well. Taking Winston Churchill as an example – after the former wartime prime minister was accused of being racist last year – he said the Tories would not let people “erase the history of Britain”.
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Friendly Fires calls curators a ‘corrupt w ***** group’ after song was used at conference
Friendly Fires attacked the Tories for using their song “Blue Cassette” at their party conference in Manchester.
Earlier today (October 6), Prime Minister Boris Johnson used the song as he took the stage to deliver his speech.
The group has since responded by using Instagram Stories to criticize the political party for using its music without permission. They said: “We do not approve of the Conservative Party’s use of our track ‘Blue Cassette’.
The statement continued, “Our permission has not been sought and we have asked our management to ensure that it is no longer in use.”
A follow-up story from the band said, “If we had intended them to use it, we would have named the track ‘Blue Bunch of Corrupt W ***** s”. “
Joanna taylorOctober 6, 2021 4:56 PM
Macmillan Cancer Support urges PM to reverse universal credit cut
The UK’s largest cancer support charity has urged Boris Johnson to reverse the £ 20 per week universal credit cut that went into effect today.
Macmillan Cancer Support said in a statement it was “deeply disappointed” that the prime minister made the cut.
“We urge the Prime Minister to reverse the cut in universal credit to prevent tens of thousands of people living with cancer from facing a financial cliff,” they added.
The government has resisted calls from Labor and charities like Macmillan to drop the cut, saying the increase that was made during the pandemic was always intended to be temporary.
Joanna taylorOctober 6, 2021 4:46 PM
Eight bogus claims made in Boris Johnson’s Tory conference speech
Whether it’s claiming wages are going up or exaggerating the government’s role in shutting down the European Super League, here are eight lies Boris Johnson spread in his speech to members of the Conservative Party at their conference in Manchester – and their reality:
Joanna taylorOctober 6, 2021 4:25 PM
In pictures: the conservative conference ends with an “empty” speech from the PM
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 4:04 PM
Patel accused of “using violence against women” after speech
Priti Patel has been accused of using violence against women to justify new laws that “will restrict freedom and worsen inequalities”.
The End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition, which includes Rape Crisis, Refuge, Women’s Aid and other victim support organizations, called for the repeal of laws defended by the Home Secretary in her conference speech from the Conservative Party, reports our Home Affairs correspondent. Lizzie dearden.
Ms Patel announced an investigation into the murderer of Sarah Everard, claiming that “such crimes and acts of violence against women and girls have no place in our society”. She went on to approve the infamous Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which scores of women and girls have denounced after police officers turned violent against them in the process. ‘a vigil organized for Sarah in March.
The EVAW actually called for the bill to be dropped, which contains new restrictions on demonstrations and laws that discriminate against travelers.
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 3:48 PM
Prime Minister’s ’empty’ speech ignored many crises facing UK, says Dodds
Labor Party chairwoman Anneliese Dodds called Boris Johnson’s speech meaningless and said he was ignoring crises affecting Britons such as cuts to universal credit.
“Boris Johnson’s empty speech summed up this whole Conservative conference. The Prime Minister spoke more of beavers than of action to deal with the multiple crises facing workers from top to bottom of the country.
Far from containing the spiraling cost of energy, fuel and food, the Conservatives are actively making matters worse by slashing the incomes of 6 million families by more than £ 1,000 a year.
Britain deserves a fairer, greener and more secure future. Last week the Labor Party explained how we can make this happen. This week, it is clear that after more than a decade in power, the Conservatives have no idea.
In a tweet, she added: “Undo the cut.”
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 3:37 PM
Watch: Matt Hancock avoids questions from Owen Jones at Conservative conference
Matt Hancock avoids questions from Owen Jones at Tory.mp4 talk
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 3:33 PM
UC cuts ‘biggest day-to-day benefit reduction in UK history’
George Eaton, of The new statesman, shared the following graph, revealing that only the reductions in unemployment benefits in the 1930s came close to the size of the UC cuts taking effect today.
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 3:15 PM
PM unveils £ 3,000 boost for teachers – after dropping almost identical program
Following my post earlier (2:42 p.m.), here is our political correspondent Ashley cowburn on the newly unveiled “leveling bonus” for teachers – which, in fact, was unveiled in 2019 and then removed.
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 3:11 PM
Labor condemn Johnson’s ’empty speech’
Anneliese Dodds, Chairman of the Labor Party, lambasted the Prime Minister’s ’empty’ conference speech, pointing out that Boris Johnson ‘pushed his way through an empty speech’ on the same day his government decided to cancel the £ 20 per year. weekly increase in universal credit payments.
Sam hancockOctober 6, 2021 3:05 PM