Category: UK

The category for posts about the United Kingdom

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

Flat Taxes & Leftie Lobotomy patients again

Yes, someone posted another article about how we need to introduce flat taxes in the UK (how about we stop yapping about them, and just introduce them?), and it appeared on that Politics UK Facebook group……… Post by Politics UK. Once again it showed up how vile, nasty & mentally retarded lefties are when I saw this comment: Ian WarnerNo and nazi shit like this should be punishable by death. Yesterday at 7:38pm · Like It’s not the first time I’ve seen that Warner clown post stupid stuff like that either (he regularly calls for all Tories to be sent to Auschwitz style death camps in previous posts on that

Europe said our unemployment benefit is crap – what to do about it?

Back at the end of January, there was news that Europe says we must DOUBLE the amount Britain pays out to the unemployed. The news story kinda got the amount wrong (no longer £67 a week, but actually £70.71 a week, rising to £72.40 a week for over-25’s from 8th of April 2014). A review of of Britain’s compliance to the European Social Charter found the country’s level of jobseeker’s allowance, pensions and incapacity benefit falls below 40 per cent of the median income of European states. To comply, Jobseeker’s Allowance would have to be hiked by £71, from £67 to £138 a week. The Council of Europe said the

Leftard halfwits are still falling for & peddling Labour’s “it was an international crisis” distraction technique

Back in 2008 (5 or 6 years ago now) you may recall that Labour screwed-up the economy big-style, and used “it was an international crisis” + “it was Thatcher’s fault for de-regulating the banks” as an excuse to try and wriggle out of the blame. As their supporters are generally lazy bastards who seem to get their information (or lack of) via word of mouth, or only just bother to read the headline and not the whole thing (You may have noticed this if you’ve ever tried to convince them of the benefits of Flat Taxes, or bringing sanity to human rights laws)…. last week I noticed they are still

Has Monty Python’s “Mr Hilter” Sketch now become a reality?

Remember the Mr Hilter Sketch in Monty Python? The one where John Cleese is dressed up as Hitler, but altered his name slightly to “Mr Hilter”? Well in the last few months or so I’ve noticed the emergence on a certain Facebook group of a new minor British political party that instead of calling themselves the National Socialist Party (as in the German Nazi Party), are calling themselves the Patriotic Socialist Party. —————————————————– John Hutton “In time, we will raise the Party’s banner in every village, town and city in Britain. www.patriotic-socialist.org.uk Join us today and fight for a true alternative in British politics.” “In time, we will raise the

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 sentence would cost the following: 20 years = £600,000 – £1,000,000 (a million quid) 25 years = £750,000 – £1,250,000 30 years = £900,000 – £1,500,000 In comparison, a length of rope costs less than £1 a metre (unless maybe it was bought through one of New Labour’s dodgy PFI Contracts). A Gun such as a Heckler & Koch MP5 can be picked up over in the USA for about

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 time you knew he was there was when his name popped-up in the ConservativeHome monthly satisfaction survey. In contrast Jeremy Hunt has made headlines for doing undercover shifts in NHS Hospitals, and telling the NHS they must treat patients as people + bringing back the Family Doctor.

What do the left have against electricty?

Does anyone else get the feeling that Lefties have something against electricity? First they used to see to it that it would go off at random due to their little union friends going on strike (until Mrs Thatcher came to power and gave them all a good handbagging)……….. now it seems they’re at it again with their insistance on using “renewable” energy sources that are about effective as a dynamo powered by a Hamster on a wheel + “smart meters” that turn off your fridge at random (don’t sound too smart to me). Originally posted HERE.

London & South-East England Airport Expansion

There’s been alot of debate over the years about a 3rd Runway at Heathrow, and other means of expanding airport capacity in London. I’ve regularly contributed to the debates with observations I’ve made via Google Earth / Google Maps…. and felt now with a government enquiry on the topic on the cards, thought I’d stick them down on the ConservativeChitChat Blog so there’d be a more permanent place for these observations. It was either here, or the Transport Section on our Messageboard alongside our Real Rail Improvements series. First off, Heathrow – looking at it via Google Maps, there’s sod all space for expansion without taking out a load of

A fairer way to tax fuel?

The UK may have been free from the tyranny of Gormless Gordon for several months now, but his legacy of bloody crazy fuel prices (largely down to his extortionate taxes, remember) lives on. The latest figure I have of £1.30 a litre apparently works out at: £0.50 for the liquid that goes inside your car’s fuel tank £0.80 in taxes on the fuel to the beancounters in the Treasury. The taxes (both of them) being “Fuel Duty“, and then “V.A.T” on top of that – double taxing in other words (isn’t that supposed to be illegal? I’m sure I’ve heard several people mention it is). Back in the summer when

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