Category: Government

Gove’s statement on why he supports Brexit

Statement from Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Justice, on the EU Referendum Immediate release, 20 February 2016 For weeks now I have been wrestling with the most difficult decision of my political life. But taking difficult decisions is

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What became of Gordon Brown’s infamous Stealth Taxes?

This is the random question that just popped into my head a few minutes ago. I’ve seen plenty of mention of them in the past, such as at this link I like to keep handy: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/garbagegate/item2/stealth.htm I suppose I’d be

A money saving idea – a bit grisly, but…..

From what I’ve heard it costs between £30,000 – £50,000 a year to keep someone in prison (though don’t know how they got that figure). So based on that, to keep someone who’s done something to land them a life

Changing the name of National Insurance

Earlier on I saw news that George Osborne was thinking of changing the name of National Insurance to “Earnings Tax”. The Taxpayers Alliance seemed pretty chuffed….. Post by The TaxPayers’ Alliance. Others weren’t so sure….. Post by Politics UK. I’m

Told you so: When discussing replacing the Human Rights Act with Sanity, be careful how you phrase it

I seem to remember in the not too distant past mentioning below an article on ConservativeHome or somewhere that we needed to be careful how we phrase it when discussing replacing the Human Rights act with something that has a

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Jeremy Hunt’s doing a better job than Andrew Lansley

Hands up who else thinks that Jeremy Hunt is doing a better job than Andrew Lansley as Secretary of State for Health? When Lansley was in the job you could hardly tell if he was doing anything, and the only

Another Conservative MP enters my bad books

The latest addition is Justine Greening, having today been reported in the Telegraph & Daily Mail to be in support of increasing tax on Petrol & Diesel at a time the bloody things (remember, fuel gets taxed twice – fuel

Government department tweak idea

Bin the post of “Energy & Climate Change Minister”. Replace with: Minister for Environment & Conservation Energy Minister / Minister for Energy & Utilities (attached to the Department for Business) Did you like this?Tip Admin_ConservativeChitChat with Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin

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