Despite defeating Commie Corbyn in the time that’s elapsed since I last posted on this place, and the Conservatives this website was originally set up to support from the grassroots won big style, you may have noticed there was enough frustration with the way the party was heading as it was without this crap.
People were already pissed off with the price of Petrol and Diesel when the last Labour government was seeing out it’s final few years, and it’s mostly just been frozen in the time the Conservatives have been running the show.
Earlier I wrote a blog post or policy page (or was planning to) suggesting scrapping fuel duty altogether (as well as Alcohol + Tobacco duties), and just sticking a single higher 35% “sin” rate of VAT on them instead to make things fairer and clearer.
I sort of lost track of how much of the cost petrol & diesel consists of the tax on the stuff several years ago when it was hovering around 70-75% or something stupid like that.
Earlier this year, before the Conservative Party got rid of the disaster known as former Prime Minister Theresa May, I blogged that the “Conservative” Party had come up with the bloody stupid green crap policy of banning gas boilers.
While perusing my Facebook timeline just now, it would appear that bloody stupid idea is still on the menu despite the fact the Americans are massively reducing their emissions by increasing their use of this very same natural gas the “conservative” government is planning to ban boilers that use it. Continue reading “Don’t Ban Gas Boilers You Morons”
It’s 12th May as I start typing this attempt at a blog post, about 45 days after Britain was supposed to exit the EU either via a Real Brexit WTO “no deal” method or a Lesser Brexit with a deal that’s not really a proper full Brexit from the EU.
Party members do not appear too amused, with 82% of members wanting rid of PM Theresa May and a new party leader put in place according to a poll by the people over at ConservativeHome.
Some of the more observant among you may have noticed that ConservativeChitChat has been losing it’s MoJo recently, and you’d be right.
It’s not just because there isn’t any UK elections to sink my fangs into at the moment, it’s been kind of going on since the stitch-up to install May as PM after Cameron quit, and the party seems to have gravitated from positive fizz to spreading bollocks from Project Fear Mk1 and Mk2, and not really providing anything I can put much enthusiasm behind any more after the best part of many years of considering it the only sane choice before I even started seriously following politics or had any interest in paying attention to the news because I was young enough to be more interested in watching Thundercats or Rugrats. I first cast a vote for the party back in that fateful 1997 General Election some 21yrs ago when I was finally old enough, and officially started actually joining the party on-and-off probably around 2004/2005, maybe when I’ve been able to spare the membership fee.
It would appear I’m maybe not the only one been feeling this lately?
I’ll still back certain party politicians who still seem to be on my side of the argument, including (but not limited to):
David C. Bannerman
I’ll probably also still pitch-in the occasional policy idea when time & energy allows, and try to keep the site and blog updating on a more frequent basis.
Well, that “told you so” moment I had a feeling was gonna happen has finally happened.
Just as I had feelings that turned out pretty accurate that Team Brexit would win the referendum and that Donald Trump would become President as early as when he made the first whisperings of running when it was clear Romney would lose to Obama – I also had feelings that Theresa May would make a pretty lame leader of the Conservative party as a last minute bodge after Mr & Mrs Gove took Boris out of the contest.
With the arrival of the Chequers fake-Brexit plan, and the more recent arrival of “Project Fear 2.0”, she’s going down faster than Wile E. Coyote falling off the edge of a cliff.
The Chequers plan has gone down so badly with Grassroots members that local party bosses are seeing 75-90%+ of members giving it the finger, resigning membership, or can no longer be arsed to campaign for the party due to lack of things to be able to offer that they agree with. Even the chairman of her own local party is against it.
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