Watch: Theresa May confronted by angry voter on visit to Oxford

first_imgTheresa May was tackled by an angry voter over disability cuts on a visit to Oxfordshire today.Cathy, who has learning difficulties, took on the Prime Minister in a walkabout in Abingdon, just south of Oxford.She said she wanted her Disability Living Allowance back, telling the PM: “The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing!”The Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was scrapped by the Tories in 2016, and replaced with Personal Independence Payments (PIP).Cathy told May: “I haven’t got a carer at the moment and I’m angry. And I would like somebody to help me because I can’t do everything I want to do.”The PM tried to respond to her questioning: “Cathy, we’re doing a number of things.  Let me tell you just one thing…”But Cathy was quick to respond. “I can’t live on £100 a month,” she said.The video, captured by the 5 News reporter, has been shared widely on social media.“The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing” – Theresa May is confronted by Cathy, who has learning difficulties, in Abingdon Market— Channel 5 News (@5_News) May 15, 2017 Theresa May was campaigning alongside Nicola Blackwood, who is the incumbent Conservative candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon, a seat which contains a minority of Oxford colleges.The Prime Minister spent the day in Oxfordshire, starting out speaking to workers at a technology firm in Cowley.Breaking: Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Oxford – follow our live coverage of her visit— Sophie Grubb (@Sophie_Grubb) May 15, 2017She later visited Abingdon Market, where she met Cathy and a succession of other voters. It follows criticism that May has avoided meeting members of the public during the election campaign.Cathy is not the first incensed member of the public to confront a party leader in Oxfordshire. Recently, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron went face to face with Brexit voter Malcolm Baker in Kidlington. He accused Farron of thinking all Leave voters were “racist”.Voter Malcolm Baker confronts Tim Farron— Sam Lister (@sam_lister_) May 3, 2017last_img read more

Addressing member fears about Equifax – Our new FAQ can help

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Like a classic horror movie, the Equifax breach is a cautionary tale that gets darker as it unfolds. Occurring from mid-May through July 2017, the breach is the nation’s largest on record – impacting nearly 143 million U.S. consumers.In fact, as many as 44 percent of the nation’s population will be affected by the breach in some way. Because the incident is still under investigation, new information continues to surface on just how extensive the damages are.And, members look to their credit union as a trusted advisor in times of major cyberattacks such as the Equifax breach.To help you inform members, ease their fears, and empower them with the security technologiesand strategies they need, CO-OP Financial Services has created comprehensive member-facing Equifax Breach FAQs, available on our website. continue reading »last_img read more

Novak Djokovic beats Federer in gruelling marathon Wimbledon final

first_imgRoger Federer’s dream of winning his ninth Wimbledon singles was cut short by Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic.In an enthralling final on Centre Court, with an atmosphere that was buzzing with cheers, Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3).It took ATP number one, a grueling four and 57 minutes to deny the Swiss another major grand slam on the grass.The final matchup was the longest ever Wimbledon final game as both athletes showed class and finesse to give fans a very interesting contest in London.After facing two match points at 8-7 in the last set, Novak Djokovic wrapped up the game claiming his fifth Wimbledon title and second in a row.This triumph also earned the Serb his 16th Grand Slam trophy moving him closer to the only men ahead of him in tennis history namely: Federer who had won the trophy 20 times and Rafael Nadal winning 18 times.It was indeed an emotion-filled final as Roger Federer was looking for another victory on the grass and especially the Wimbledon title.The marathon finals in London will go down as one of the best final contests in tennis history and maybe, just maybe, the best finals in the history of Wimbledon.last_img read more