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Nick Clegg: we will strike a balance on 'snoopers charter' after Woolwich attack - Telegraph
'work is already under way within the civil service to resurrect some of the proposals without the need for legislation, meaning the Liberal Democrats would not be able to vote it down in parliament.'
politics  surveilance  privacy  UK  westminster  the-coalition  Lib-Dems 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Clegg hints at split with Tories on Leveson - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'Nick Clegg privately told members of the Hacked Off campaign group, including the comedian Steve Coogan, that there was nothing in the Coalition Agreement that prevented him from taking a different position on press regulation from the Conservatives.'
the-coalition  Lib-Dems  government  News-of-The-World  hacking  journalism  interesting 
september 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
Good grades are key to cutting 'risky behaviour', says Gove - Telegraph
'Michael Gove said formal sex education lessons may not be needed if schools can raise pupils’ overall grades across the curriculum.'

Dear person-who-is-in-charge-of-education-for-the-entire-bloody-country… I wish to introduce you to a simple statistical phrase; "Correleation does not imply causation"
posttofacebook  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  fail  what-the-everliving-fuck  the-coalition  sex  education  wtf 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Doctor who criticised NHS reforms is threatened with disciplinary action | Society | The Guardian
He was told "You are bound by the NHS code of conduct and as such it is inappropriate for individuals to raise their personal concerns about the proposed government reforms."
reform  UK  the-coalition  fail  what-the-everliving-fuck  NHS  healthcare  health  news 
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
BBC News - Danny Alexander in 'ginger rodent' Christmas card
'Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, who was branded a ginger rodent by a Labour rival, has poked fun at the insult in his Christmas card.'
amusing  Christmas  politics  Lib-Dems  the-coalition 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Free schools and academies must promote marriage - Telegraph
'Headteachers will be told that children must be "protected from inappropriate teaching materials and learn the nature of marriage and its importance for family life and for bringing up children".'
marriage  education  the-coalition  culture  image  sex 
december 2011 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
Britain’s Self-Inflicted Misery - NYTimes.com
'For a year now, Britain’s economy has been stuck in a vicious cycle of low growth, high unemployment and fiscal austerity. But unlike Greece, which has been forced into induced recession by misguided European Union creditors, Britain has inflicted this harmful quack cure on itself.'
interesting  money  comment  economy  financial-crisis  the-coalition  UK 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nick Clegg makes U-turn over voter registration | Politics | The Guardian
'The deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, is to undertake a hasty U-turn by dropping plans to make it easier for voters not to register to vote, following complaints that millions of voters might drop off the register.'
politics  democracy  interesting  good-news-everyone!  the-coalition  Lib-Dems  news 
october 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
NHS plans will mean putting wealthy first, says doctors' leader | Society | The Guardian
'Hospitals will be forced to treat wealthy foreigners to raise cash rather than treat poor patients as they are hit by cuts to the NHS budget and the government's radical pro-market reforms, the leader of Britain's doctors has warned.'
medicine  the-coalition  government  comment  cuts  economy 
september 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
Atos doctors could be struck off | Politics | The Observer
"Twelve medics at the disability assessment centre are under investigation by the GMC over allegations of improper conduct"
corruption  benefits  fairness  people-suck  medicine  the-coalition 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atos moves to shut down criticism | Tentacles of doom
"It seems that Atos don’t like [people complaining and protesting about them]. They have started issuing legal threats, and they have succeeded in shutting down some of their opposition… They have also shut down a support forum for carers, CarerWatch,"
the-coalition  government  fairness  fail  people-suck  dude...  disability 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Innocent people's DNA profiles won't be deleted after all, minister admits - Telegraph
Instead the police will retain DNA profiles in anonymised form, leaving open
the possibility of connecting them up with people's names, ministers have
admitted.
wtf  dude...  politics  the-coalition  lies  crime  identity  fail 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Andrew Stunell: Coalition on Course to Be the First Government for Thirty Years to Add More Social Homes
"The Government is now on course to deliver up to 170,000 new homes by 2015, safeguarding some 80,000 jobs in construction, and other related trades in the process. We can now confidently say that we will be the first government for over thirty years to finish with more social and affordable homes than we started with."
government  the-coalition  politics 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Few Good Things The Lib Dems Are Doing… « Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
A few of the more recent good things that the Lib Dems have been achieving in the coalition government.
government  Lib-Dems  politics  the-coalition 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS services to be opened up to competition | Society | The Guardian
AKA The government decides that given everyone is focusing on the hacking scandal, now is the best time to get back to privatising the NHS. Worth spreading, so they can get jumped on about it again.
nhs  news  the-coalition  people-suck  health  healthcare  medicine  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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