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Tory-run Northamptonshire county council bailed out by government | Society | The Guardian
fire sale of assets
16% of the population is 65+
but eat up half the council budget (elderly care, + adult + child protection)
Council budget from 2010 experienced already 50% cut.
UK  Austerity  bailout  Council  Northamptonshire  Tory 
december 2018 by asterisk2a
More nursing bursaries axed as Government is accused of being "hell bent" on reducing supply of new NHS recruits - Mirror Online
Applicants who already have a different degree and want to join the profession on the two year postgraduate course will now rack up thousands of pounds more in student debt.

It comes after the axing of the bursary for undergraduates completing a three year degree and apprentices on a five-year course resulted in a huge drop off in applicantions.

The Royal College of Nursing currently estimates there are 40,000 nursing vacancies in England alone.
NHS  Crisis  Austerity  Tory  Conservative  Party  Privatisation  student  debt  nasty 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
No one can save the Tories | British politics | For Europe, Against the EU | Politics | spiked
The talk of May doing a Michael Howard, the nadir of the Tories previous electoral irrelevance who allowed the space for the Cameroons to emerge, misses the point. PR man Cameron may have been a hollow technocrat, but at least he at least had a strategy: turning the Conservatives into New Labour. The Tories now have neither a play nor principle in mind. Everywhere you look you see a party bereft of vision. [...] The last few weeks of broadsheet tittle-tattle and political melodrama has only confirmed that the Tory Party has no idea what it stands for or who it represents. It’s a relic of the last century, a zombie party. Theresa May, the ‘dead woman walking’ in No10, is precisely the kind of leader it deserves. &! &!
Conservative  Party  nasty  Tories  Tory  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Theresa  May  Brexit  Leadership  Jeremy  Corbyn  CPC17 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Why Theresa May is a true heir to Richard Nixon | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian
Trump wasn’t playing politics: he was prosecuting a culture war – and a culture war is anti-politics. [...] First came her speech about how “the country is coming together”, even while her political opponents were not. Her cheerleaders were in the press the next day, baying for “Blue murder” and for her to “Crush the saboteurs”. I watched all this from the US; and in the land where Democrats are now routinely labelled “treasonous” it all sounded eerily familiar: us v them; the people v Westminster; leavers v remainers. [...] “forged a public language that promised mastery of the strange new angers, anxieties, and resentments wracking the nation”. [...] Nixon appealed to the “silent majority”. [...] “less about a traditional left-right battle and more about identity and values” [<< Rentnerrepublik]
UK  Brexit  Theresa  May  Tory  Austerity  Conservative  Party  nasty  history  moderation  language  culture  war  Gore  Vidal  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Identity  Politics  USA  France  Career  Politicians  GE2017  media  landscape  DailyMail  Daily  Mail  Fear  Anxiety  Resentment  Anger  Populism  Richard  Nixon  Margaret  Thatcher 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Downing Street in chaos as Theresa May's top spin doctors walk out before the election - Mirror Online
numerous people leaving No.10 under Theresa May! // not really being picked up. lots of people don't want a hand in Brexit or are forced out passively bc not supporting investing ie Oneil
Theresa  May  Tories  Tory  far-right  alt-right  right-wing  Brexit  Conservative  Party  nasty 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Passport checks for patients is an abandonment of NHS principles | Zoe Stewart | Opinion | The Guardian
Dena Bryant, a lifelong resident of Grantham, had her eligibility for care at her local hospital questioned by a nurse who justified her questioning because Bryant was “not white” and did not “look English”.

The reality is that these policies represent yet another instance of the government attempting to blame migrants for the devastating impact of their austerity agenda. [...] The relationship between the doctor or health professional and a patient relies on respect and trust. A policy that demands we verify eligibility and report ineligible patients prioritises money over care, and jeopardises the relationship between a patient and their care provider.
NHS  Tory  Austerity  Brexit  immigration  EEA  nasty  party  Conservative  education  policy  Council  STP  far-right  right-wing  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Populism  Nationalism  crony  capitalism  Theresa  May  JAM  Home  Office  homeless  homelessness  Deportation 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Britain is in chaos – and now the Tories may destroy the union | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
David Cameron warned us an Ed Miliband government would lead to chronic instability – but the former prime minister’s legacy leaves the country teetering on the edge of collapse // we are all in this together, truly, now.
David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Tories  Tory  Conservative  Party  nasty  Brexit  UKIP  Home  Office  immigration  indyref  indyref2  Theresa  May  GFC  Austerity  bank  bailout  secular  stagnation  economic  history  tax  evasion  avoidance  recovery 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Anger over Tory cuts to disability benefit payments (From The National)
Government changes to PIP come after two tribunal rulings widened the criteria for the benefit’s eligibility – including a decision that those suffering severe psychological problems, to the point where they need assistance to travel – should receive the same amount of help as the blind.
DWP  ESA  JSA  Disabled  Tory  Austerity  mental  health  nasty  party  Conservative  Theresa  May  NHS  public  prejudice  Stigma 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Home Office keeps child refugees ‘in the dark’ about move to UK | UK news | The Guardian
Researchers who visited a series of reception centres in France, where children are being held as their UK applications are processed by Home Office officials, found many children had received insufficient information or none at all.
refugee  war  Syria  UK  Home  Office  Amber  Rudd  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  Tory 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Grant Shapps resigns over blackmail plot over Conservative MP's affair with an aide | Daily Mail Online
[ Tatler Tory scandal ] The Mail on Sunday wonders whether party chairman Lord Feldman - who previously shared the job with Mr Shapps - might be "doomed", after his former colleague stepped down amid claims he had failed to act on the allegations. The controversy erupted after the apparent suicide of activist Elliott Johnson, who had complained of being bullied. "Shapps' allies claimed he had been made a 'scapegoat' to protect Feldman, a close friend of the prime minister," says the Mail. The Sunday ( ) Telegraph suggests Mr Shapps must be "getting used to it", having endured controversy over claims he tried to "mould his public image on the web", his use of a pseudonym - which he initially denied - for a second job and receipt of donations from firms linked to his portfolio when a shadow minister. //via //&!
Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  general  election  2015  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  George  Osborne  bullying  mobbing  David  Cameron  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Tatler  Tory  scandal 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
David Cameron told to purge bullying scandal Tories - Telegraph
[ Tatler Tory scandal ] Mr Johnson's father, Ray, is quoted by the Sunday Telegraph piling pressure on David Cameron by saying: "There are others involved and we need to ensure there's a clear-out of all these unsavoury characters at Conservative headquarters." //via //&!
Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  general  election  2015  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  George  Osborne  bullying  mobbing  David  Cameron  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Tatler  Tory  scandal 
november 2015 by asterisk2a

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