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Tory MP calls police on handful of retired constituents delivering petition against lobbying bill 'gagging law' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.'
WTF  fail  politics  protest  lobbying  gagging-bill  UK  Conservative-party  police 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits under all-Conservative government, David Cameron says - Telegraph
What's that, you have a bad relationship with your parents, a need to live somewhere else, or they're just not able to support you? Well, fuck you then, says the Tories.
politics  Conservative-party  discrimination  ageism  money  economy  westminster  UK  benefits  wtf 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Conservative MPs launch attempt to bring back death penalty, privatise the BBC and ban burka - Telegraph
'also include legislation to scrap wind farm subsidies, end the ringfence for foreign aid spending and rename the late August Bank Holiday “Margaret Thatcher Day”.'
politics  Conservative-party  discrimination  posttofacebook  westminster  UK  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory MP Chope Calls Commons Staff 'Servants'
'it came after Mr Chope had said businesses should not be forced to pay the minimum wage.'
Conservative-party  fail  image  wtf  culture 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Councillor in attack on food bank (From York Press)
'A SENIOR York politician has sparked a furious row by saying there is no real poverty in Britain and people should not donate to food banks.'
wtf  fail  poverty  food  culture  Conservative-party  UK  politics  posttofacebook 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS Reform, the bill "no one voted for"? No, not really. | Mat Bowles
'Saying "I disagree wtih this" is fine'… 'but saying "no one voted for it" is a blatant lie. 44% of voters in my constituency voted for a candidate backing these reforms. 39% did nationally.'
posttofacebook  democracy  Westminster  UK  healthcare  Conservative-party  medicine  politics  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
George Osborne: workers of the world unite...and give up your employment rights - Telegraph
'the Chancellor today invited employees to give up their workplace rights in exchange for tax-free shares in their companies'
wtf  Conservative-party  bad-idea  posttofacebook  news  economy  jobs  rights 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How the Conservatives ruined social housing - Comment - Voices - The Independent
'Despite Tory claims to protect social housing before the election, councils have been allowed to neglect their duty to house those in greatest need'
interesting  politics  Westminster  UK  Conservative-party 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Tories to select candidates in existing constituencies
'A senior party source insisted the move did not indicate they had given up on hopes of boundary changes but critics will suggest the decision signals a retreat.'
Westminster  the-coalition  Conservative-party  news  politics  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Website looking at where Tory MPs get their donations. NB: Is a partisan website paid for by unions that fund the Labour Party. Still, some interesting stuff there, and may help the push towards party funding reform.
interesting  politics  party-funding  partisan  Conservative-party  unions  posttofacebook  Freedom-of-Information  money  Westminster 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ashcroft tells David Cameron to defy Tory right on gay marriage - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
"People who oppose gay marriage would remember that he was in favour of it before the going got tough. Those who support it would see that he abandoned the idea in the face of a determined minority. Those who don't much care either way would notice another flip-flop."
interesting  LGBT  rights  politics  Conservative-party 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Liam Fox resignation exposes Tory links to US radical right | Politics | The Observer
'David Cameron has been accused of allowing a secret rightwing agenda to flourish at the heart of the Conservative party, as fallout from the resignation of Liam Fox exposed its close links with a US network of lobbyists, climate change deniers and defence hawks.'
interesting  politics  Conservative-party  the-coalition  comment 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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