Comedian Francesca Martinez brilliantly articulates why we're headed for 'most important election in a generation'

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 30 October 2019 12:15
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Britain is gearing up for what many people have coined the “most important” election in a generation and as Boris Johnson launches a campaign based on a 12 December vote, comedian Francesca Martinez has outlined its importance.

Martinez, who refers to living with cerebral palsy as being “wobbly” delivered a clear, succinct breakdown about the importance of the election, highlighting the problem with Conservative-led austerity as well as why people need to vote.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “The most important election in a generation.”

Our last chance to

-Avert climate disaster

-Save the NHS

-Halt the sell-off of public assets & services

-Stop the UK from becoming part of Trump’s deregulated & inhumane American nightmare.

We HAVE to win this. #generalelection2019​

Earlier this year Martinez appeared on a BBC panel discussion about the Tory government, in which she said: “Austerity has caused the deaths of over 130,000 human beings in Britain. That is absolutely outrageous."

He words are seen by many to be more important now than ever, and Rob Delaney re-shared the clip from May this year.

That’s 130,000 mums, dads, daughters, sons, uncles, aunts who have died because the Tories and the Lib Dems decided to make ordinary people pay for a crash caused by bankers who we bailed out.

My final point, as a wobbly woman, I really have to highlight the tens of thousands of disabled people and sick people who have died after being found fit for work.

We are one of the richest countries in the world and this is absolutely outrageous. Even the UN has called tory welfare reform a violation of disabled people’s rights.

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Anyone can become disabled or sick at any time and right now this government this government is taking away the safety net that we have fought for collectively for decades to help those in need.

Whatever your politics, you can agree that punishing disabled people and sick people for falling on hard times is absolutely morally wrong and they have blood on their hands.

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