Category: The News

The category for posts commenting on the news in the Papers & on TV, etc

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 what politicians are paid to do. No-one is forced to stand for Parliament, no-one is compelled to become a minister. If you take on those roles, which are great privileges, you also take on big responsibilities. I was encouraged to stand for Parliament by David Cameron and he has given me the opportunity to serve in what I believe is a great, reforming Government. I think he is an outstanding

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You’d have to be f***ing insane to vote for the greens

You may have noticed a bit of a kerfuffle over the recent appearance of the leader of the Green Party in an interview on the BBC on Sunday. In case you missed it………. You would have to be mad to contemplate voting the Green Party after Andrew Neil grilled her policies. #voteUKIP pic.twitter.com/uxfMEal4Ua — exlab (@exlabourite) January 26, 2015 If you know anyone thinking of voting for crackpot Greens in May, please ask them to watch this @afneil interview. https://t.co/H4dDJiqYas — Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) January 25, 2015 See, told you it didn’t go too well, with the Telegraph describing the greens as Toddlers and many others being far less polite

Posted in Leftards, The News, Twitter, UK

Ed Miliband apparently made the worst speech ever today

Apparently the Labour Party have been holding their annual conference, and Ed Miliband made a speech as disasterous as a Top Gear caravanning holiday (only less entertaining) with it slated by both the media + politicians from the Conservatives, UKIP + his own side. In Twitchy(ish) style, here’s some of the best comments I’ve spotted on Twitter about it: Miliband’s speech set to last 80 minutes. By coincidence, that’s how long a base coat of Dulux paint takes to dry. — Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) September 23, 2014 Miliband sounding like a bank manager at an amateur dramatic reading of a Martin Luther King speech. #Lab14 — Mr W (@zackw_) September

Posted in Leftards, The News, Twitter, UK

Ed Miliband and Labour don’t want you to have a say on local policing matters

At least that’s what it appears from this post I’ve seen from yesterday… Post by Politics UK. Seems he wants to get shot of elected Police Commissioners, introduced by the Conservative/LibDem Coalition, and originally touted in the book The Plan by Daniel Hannan MEP + his old partner in crime Douglas Carswell in order to restore localism to policing decisions instead of them being made miles away in London. Perhaps if we had a Recall law for ALL elected officials (also to be found in the same book), instead of the watered down half-arsed versions I’ve heard have been attempted to be enacted so far, we wouldn’t have trouble getting

Posted in Law & Order, Leftards, The News, UK

We’ve run out of money, let’s treat a stackload more Foreigners on the NHS

So was the gist of a pair of Headlines I saw the other week, and been meaning to mutter something about on this blog ever since. Anyone else see the logic in this? Around 26th Feb, George Osborne says “UK has Run out of Money“, and seems to be going ahead with a Fuel Tax rise at a time everyone’s screaming out for him to cut the damn things to stop harming the economy + cut government spending to fund Tax cuts. Then a few days later, there is the headline “Foreigners to get £20,000 HIV Drugs FREE on the NHS“…. what part of “there’s no money left” don’t they

Posted in Taxes, The News