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Mrs May’s deal with the DUP threatens 20 years hard work in Ireland
Interesting opinion piece on how the Tory-DUP coalition could break things in Northern Ireland
politics  comment  Northern-Ireland  Conservatives  Westminster  history 
june 2017 by FearMeForIAmPink
Fewer people die in hospital at weekends, study finds
Because fewer are admitted a bed (compared to just visiting A&E), as the threshold to do so is higher then.
statistics  NHS  strikes  Conservatives  healthcare  Interesting  important 
may 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zelo Street: Telegraph’s Junior Doctor Isn’t
Apparently he's a recently graduated foundation year doctor not yet at the point of being allowed to work on people alone.
NHS  health  politics  not-fair-not-safe  lies  comment  Conservatives  journalism  news 
april 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron appoints anti-gay marriage MP to be minister for equalities
'who previously said the state had “no right” to redefine marriage, and who voted against same-sex marriage'
LGBT  Westminster  another-horror-from-the-Tories  Conservatives  UK  bigotry  homophobia  people-suck 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?
Names repeated, people that are retired, not small business owners, people (and charities) that didn't sign it. Quite an impressive set of inaccuracies, all told.
lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  politics  business  Westminster  lies  General-Election-2015  economy  Conservatives  fuck-you-fucking-fuckers 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Where next for the Human Rights Act? | Second reading
I find the comment 'The suggestion that you’ve got to apply the human rights convention even on the battle-fields of Helmand' flabbergasting. THE ENTIRE POINT of Human Rights is that they apply everywhere.
WTF  Westminster  politics  human-rights  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  what-the-everliving-fuck  Conservatives 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Extra Food Banks Aren't Needed Because Restaurants Are Busy, Says Tory Councillor
“People aren’t in poverty in terms of going without food. You try booking a restaurant in Crawley on a Friday or Saturday night. You can’t do it.”
WTF  fail  poverty  Conservatives  councillors  UK  politics  food 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
George Osborne to announce cuts while covered in diamonds
'The chancellor is upping his game in response to the Prime Minister’s declaration of permanent austerity amid the gilded splendour of the lord mayor’s banquet.'
Conservatives  The-Daily-Mash  UK  amusing  austerity  benefits  government  parody 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap
Leaked letter states the measure "does not take account of the additional costs to local authorities (through homelessness and temporary accommodation). In fact we think it is likely that the policy as it stands will generate a net cost..."
politics  austerity  posttofacebook  fail  poverty  Conservatives  UK  benefits  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Tory MP Patrick Mercer resigns
'has resigned the Tory whip to "save my party embarrassment" over a BBC Panorama programme alleging he had broken lobbying rules.'
politics  lobbying  news  corruption  conservatives  westminster  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Margaret Thatcher: This is a state funeral, and that’s a mistake - Telegraph
'The decision to acknowledge Lady Thatcher, but not Clement Attlee, makes the Queen appear partisan and is out of kilter with the impartiality of the modern monarchy'
history  politics  posttofacebook  monarchy  image  conservatives  UK 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette
'When a political leader dies, it is irresponsible in the extreme to demand that only praise be permitted but not criticisms.'
history  politics  posttofacebook  image  westminster  UK  conservatives  interesting 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
MPs profits on taxpayer-funded second homes stay secret for now - Telegraph
'Profits made by scores of MPs on their taxpayer-funded second homes have not been published after a legal challenge' (which sources believe was paid for by a millionaire potential Tory leadership candidate.
expenses-scandal  politics  money  conservatives  westminster  interesting  expenses 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory MP defiant over Twitter 'ban'
Complain about the lack of diversity in the cabinet? Get told to shut up.
conservatives  diversity  fail  politics  posttofacebook  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron in peril as discontent in Tory ranks rises - Telegraph
'Up to 25 Conservative MPs are planning to oust David Cameron if the party’s fortunes do not improve within the next two months'
conservatives  interesting  politics  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Head of economic watchdog rebukes Cameron for misrepresenting its position - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'it in fact believed there was a short-term effect and that "fiscal consolidation measures have reduced economic growth over the past couple of years".'
politics  posttofacebook  lies  financial-crisis  news  Conservatives  money  economics  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  Westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tories beaten by ‘perfect storm’ of Huhne, Rennard and nutjobs
'THE Tories admitted there was no way they could have won the Eastleigh by-election as their opponents were either mired in scandal or completely insane.'
amusing  parody  The-Daily-Mash  politics  by-elections  voting  Conservatives  Lib-Dems  UKIP  Westminster  posttofacebook 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Prime minister's private dinners net Tories £700,000 | Politics | The Guardian
'Conservatives accused of taking cash for government access as Labour insists receptions for its donors are different'
party-funding  politics  posttofacebook  corruption  Conservatives  money  image  interesting  Westminster 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
MPs' expenses: top Tory in secret deal - Telegraph
'A senior Conservative MP investigating Britain’s social care system secretly arranged for the owners of a chain of nursing homes to buy his London flat – which he now rents back at taxpayers’ expense'
posttofacebook  Conservatives  Westminster  money  politics  image  fail  expenses-scandal  corruption  wtf 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The rise and fall of Grant Shapps' Twitter followers | Politics | The Guardian
'It appears that Shapps, at regular intervals, increases the number of people he follows by as many as 5,000 and if they do not follow him back, he unfollows them.'
Westminster  Conservatives  dodgy  politics  social-media  twitter  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Google blacklists websites run by family of Grant Shapps | Politics | The Guardian
'for breaching its rules on copyright infringement. A string of at least 19 sites run by the wife, sister or 75-year-old mother of Shapps have been banned from carrying Google's adverts and been relegated to the bottom of its search results.'
Conservatives  Westminster  politics  interesting  copyright  crime  law  who's-a-naughty-boy-then  Google 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Grant Shapps altered school performance entry on Wikipedia | Politics | The Observer
'New Tory party chairman Grant Shapps deleted O-level entry and information about donors to his private office'
Conservatives  UK  Westminster  politics  who's-a-naughty-boy-then  corruption  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Sayeeda Warsi faces an inquiry. Jeremy Hunt does not. Is that fair? – Telegraph Blogs
'Cynics might suggest it's because Mr Cameron faces questions of his own in relation to the Murdochs and Mr Hunt, but not in relation to Lady Warsi's case. Terrible people, cynics.'
posttofacebook  Conservatives  money  corruption  UK  Westminster  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules  politics  comment 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Does House of Lords reform affect Conservative election hopes? | Unlock Democracy
Conservatives: "Waaah! We lost votes! Lords reform is awful!"

And then you look at the polling numbers, and see their polling numbers were dropping for over a month and a half before that, due to the Murdoch/Brooks links, the Budget, the Health and Social Care Bill, the Jeremy Hunt stuff…
Lords  Lord-Reform  image  Conservatives  Westminster  democracy  elections  interesting 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cameron-bashing shows 'the Tory press' ain't what it used to be | Roy Greenslade | Media | guardian.co.uk
'The Mail, Telegraph and Sun's recent hostility to Cameron and George Osborne shows a new detachment from the Tory party'
Westminster  politics  media  bias  Conservatives  journalism  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Statements by Mark Adams and Peter Facey regarding “Cash for Cameron” scandal | Unlock Democracy
Short version? The law may have been broken by someone trying to help non-valid people donate to a political party. Also, we really need to sort party funding out.
important  Conservatives  money  cash-for-Cameron  Westminster  law  crime  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron reveals Tory donors dinners list - The Independent
So, a register of dinner guests is happening. How about decent register of lobbyists too? And while they're at it, a donations database that allows you to uniquely identify people.
Conservatives  food  money  corruption  posttofacebook  party-funding  lobbying  Westminster  UK  news  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Tory masterplan to win 36 seats from Labour and 14 from the Liberal Democrats Future Conservatism
The most interesting bit of it, for me at least, is the suggestion of having a referendum on the House of Lords at the same time as the 2015 elections in order to raise turnout.
Westminster  UK  Conservatives  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nadine Dorries reports ‘libellous’ tweeter to police | Liberal Conspiracy
Complain about trolls --> Get trolled --> Say you're reporting them for libel (a civil matter) to the police --> Profit?
posttofacebook  Conservatives  politics  fail  feeding-the-trolls  image  libel  interesting  amusing 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Loveless partners in coalition ditch plan to renew their vows - Politics - The Independent
No new coalition agreement 2.0
The parties haven't gotten enough of what they were wanting through, and they can't agree on new stuff.
posttofacebook  UK  Conservatives  Lib-Dems  the-coalition  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS cancer figures contradict David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's claims | Society | The Guardian
'David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's repeated criticisms of the NHS's record on cancer have been contradicted by new research that shows the health service to be an international leader in tackling the disease.'
interesting  awesome  medicine  cancer  lies  Conservatives  politics  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Kenneth Clarke prepares for 'enforced retirement' following cat spat with May | Politics | The Guardian
'David Cameron is assessing whether to clear out the bulk of Clarke's Ministry of Justice in a long-awaited reshuffle, after what No 10 regards as a series of blunders.'
politics  human-rights  Conservatives  comment  stupidity  interesting  the-coalition 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Theresa May 'wrong' over migrant cat tale
'A claim by the Home Secretary that an illegal immigrant could not be deported because of his pet cat is wrong, according to England's top judges.'
news  politics  the-coalition  Conservatives  people-suck  lies 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
With every passing day the Liberal Democrats are dragging the Coalition further away from the Conservative manifesto - thetorydiary
"Who's right about the Coalition? Has David 'Vinnie Jones' Cameron got Nick 'Paul Gascoigne' Clegg by the balls, as Banksy suggests? Or, as The Spectator argues this morning, is it the Liberal Democrat leader who is pouring paint over the Conservative leader?"

I disagree with the 'Waah, waah, the Lib Dems are being awful' tone of it, but I do find it rather interesting and in many ways encouraging.
the-coalition  Lib-Dems  conservatives  politics  interesting 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Andy Coulson 'broke' Commons pass rules by failing to declare NI payments | Media | guardian.co.uk
R"egisters held in the Commons archive, seen by the Guardian, reveal that in September 2007 – three months after Coulson was employed by Cameron's office – the former News of the World editor failed to declare the health insurance, company car and severance payments he was receiving from his old employers."
News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption  conservatives  news 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Coulson got hundreds of thousands of pounds from News Int
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World who has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in phone hacking and bribing the police, received several hundred thousand pounds (and healthcare, and benefits, and a car) from News International after starting work as the Conservative Party's Director of Communications in July 2007.
dude...  conservatives  wtf  politics  News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
"David Cameron admitted that he may have discussed the bid by News Corp for full control of BSkyB during his 27 meetings with Murdoch executives since last year's election. Downing Street had previously insisted that the £8bn takeover was not mentioned."
conservatives  News-of-The-World  murdoch  news  politics 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Poor to be banned from bringing spouses to the UK from overseas | UK news | The Guardian
Home Office proposes minimum income threshold for those wishing to bring a spouse, partner or dependents to the country. It's yet another thing that sounds tough, will mess with people's lives and happiness, but doesn't actually reduce the numbers that much. Note that there's no investigation of whether the spouse can support themselves, can work; it's an automatic "You must be able to pay for your other half to have them" thing. Russian brides incorporated into law, perhaps?
politics  conservatives  news  guardian  dude...  fairness  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron warned welfare cuts could leave 40,000 families homeless | Metro.co.uk
A leaked letter to David Cameron from the office of his own minister Eric Pickles has warned that George Osborne's welfare cuts to housing benefit could make 40,000 families homeless. The letter also warns that, rather than reducing the deficit, the plan announced by Chancellor George Osborne last October is likely to end up costing the government more.
conservatives  economy  important  interesting  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Oxford dons declare 'no confidence' in Willetts
Oxford University academics have delivered a crushing vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts. The university's governing body backed a motion condemning the government's higher education policy by 283 votes to five.
education  university  conservatives  interesting  news  politics 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don't bother dropping by | Politics | guardian.co.uk
Allies of former prime minister regard darling of Tea Party movement as a frivolous figure unworthy of an audience
amusing  comment  interesting  politics  USA  teaparty  conservatives 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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