Scottish Labour praise giant care corporation and press SNP Government to help it out!

A period of power: interview with Monica Lennon
Scottish Labour Health Spokeswoman, Monica Lennon: Image Holyrood Magazine

Continuing Scottish Labour’s habit of supporting anyone at all if they think they can score points against the Scottish Government, Monica Lennon said two days ago:

The outbreak at Hatton Lea is extremely worrying and my thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have tragically died. It’s vital that the care home is given support to maintain safe staffing levels and that residents get the healthcare they need. Strong local partnership working is more important than ever. The well-being and safety of residents and staff is paramount, and I welcome HC-One’s proactive communication with local politicians.

So, a giant corporation accused of tax avoidance, paying poverty wages and with care homes where many have died in the pandemic, should be helped out with staffing by the taxpayer, and is praised by a supposedly leftist political party?

And, see that ‘HC-One’s proactive communication with local politicians?’

More like feeding Scottish Labour politicians with a narrative they know suits their agenda and which they hope might deflect criticism away from their overcrowding, understaffing, low wages and poor worker conditions onto the SNP.

Boy, have they lost it.

Sources:

Tax: https://www.wikicorporates.org/wiki/HC-One_Ltd

Deaths: https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/more-than-200-residents-die-at-hc-one-homes-in-scotland?top

Other incidents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HC-One

Recent reports: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-54738341

9 thoughts on “Scottish Labour praise giant care corporation and press SNP Government to help it out!”

  1. Labour’s Monica Lennon was sexually assaulted by a Senior Labour colleague at a Labour ‘Do’. She went to the press about it & told her story. She withheld the name of her assailant. “she felt she would not be believed.!”. He is still ‘at large’. What does that tell you about Monica & the Labour Party?

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  2. WHO SAID THE LOONY LEFT ARE DEAD

    THIS PERSON PROVES THE SICKNESS OF LEFTY LABOUR
    IS STILL SPEWING OUT NONSENSE
    WHY WOULD A SOCIALIST PARTY
    WANT TO GIVE MORE TAX PAYERS MONEY
    TO TAX AVOIDING OFF SHORE BANDITS

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  3. And in addition to all of the above. . . . SLAB preferr Scots to be under the right wing public school educated Tory rule than govern themselves.

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  4. Have SLAB lost all their scruples (if they ever had any), to be even suggesting that taxpayers bail out these tax-avoiding charlatans actually makes them more Tory than the real Tories.
    Shocking, and let’s hope Corbyn fallout encourages more Scottish labour defections.

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  5. Labour in chaos once again.

    Illegal wars, financial fraud and tax evasion.

    Labour killed and maimed millions. Ruined the world economy. Lied about Scottish finances forever. The McCrone Report. The lying Labour illegally backing up the Tories. Colluding with the Tories ripping off the taxpayers. Wants another IndyRef in a Party again it. Going down to 10% or less in Scotland. What a shower of hypocrites. They can’t even get candidates to stand, No wonder,

    Corbyn, expelled from the Party, for supporting the Palestinians. Blair the murdering warmonger keeps a membership. An absolute disgrace. Blowing the world to bits. Charlatans and hypocrites. It cost £Trns which could have been better spent.

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  6. Maybe Monica would like to listen to a real socialist source –
    “On 17 March, NHS England told hospitals to urgently discharge Covid‑19 patients into care homes.
    One facility manager said residents were discharged so quickly they arrived “without teeth or glasses”.
    Care home workers have said that local health bosses put pressure on them to get local doctors to sign “do not resuscitate” orders (DNARs) for patients.”

    “Amnesty is demanding an ­immediate independent public inquiry, a process where Tory health secretary Matt Hancock would have to explain his disastrous decisions.”
    https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50741/Care+homes+managed+death+in+first+wave+of+virus

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  7. This list of decisions and policies adopted by authorities at the national and local level in England is from the 4 Oct 2020 Amnesty report referred to in the Socialist Worker –

    • Mass discharges from hospital into care homes of patients infected or possibly infected with COVID19 and advice that “[n]egative tests are not required prior to transfers / admissions into the care home”.
    • Advice to care homes that “no personal protective equipment (PPE) is required if the worker and the resident are not symptomatic,” and a failure to ensure adequate provisions of PPE to care homes.
    • A failure to assess care homes’ capability to cope with and isolate infected or possibly infected patients discharged from hospitals, and failure to put in place adequate emergency mechanisms to help care homes respond to additional needs and diminished resources.
    • A failure to ensure regular testing of care home workers and residents.
    • Imposition of blanket Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders on residents of many care homes around the country and restrictions on residents’ access to hospital.
    • Suspension of regular oversight procedures for care homes by the statutory regulating body, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
    https://www.amnesty.org.uk/files/2020-10/Care%20Homes%20Report.pdf?

    The report is headlined here – https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/uk-older-people-care-homes-abandoned-die-amid-government-failures-during-coronavirus

    I could be proved wrong, but I can’t find anything on their website about Scottish care homes – and it’s Amnesty International, not Amnesty England.

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  8. The Kinks had her sussed.

    “Morning to moonshine,
    Monica knows every line”.

    Moonshine, indeed!
    She might be the “future” of Scottish Labour, when Leotard is dumped.
    Let us hope so!

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