The Media

The Guardian’s condemnation of Julian Assange is evidence-free

May 20, 2017

So the Guardian has started to again push the narrative that Julian Assange is a delusional, predatory creep who deserves his comeuppance (in spite of the rape case against him being dropped by the Swedish prosecutor’s office, due to a lack of progress and evidence after years of stalling).

As a result, the Guardian has set one of it’s most regularly acerbic liberal commentators onto the task, Marina Hyde. She has form regarding Assange, with no less than 5 separate articles critical of him since 2013, alongside numerous tweets. I’d argue that this article is fairly typical as an anti-Assange comment piece in the current media climate, as a kind of general indicator of liberal/mainstream contempt for both Assange and the situation. Continue Reading…

Education

Hammond invests in handful of Free Schools but impoverishes all State Schools

March 9, 2017

The 2017 Budget has been released and it turns out that state schools are the big losers once again, as selective free schools reap the Tory Chancellor’s largesse.

Philip Hammond yesterday announced that schools will receive £536m in maintenance grants.

£320m of this goes directly to 140 free schools, providing them with almost £2.3m each on average.

However, the real scandal is that the 24,288 state-funded primary and secondary schools get a truly pathetic £216 million extra allocated to them.

Some quick sums reveal that this means your average state school gets only £8,893 between now and 2020!

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Corruption, UK Politicians

Meet Your MP: Amber Rudd

March 7, 2017

This week on Meet Your MP, we’ll be taking a look at Amber Rudd, the current Home Secretary in Theresa May’s government.

From having a speech recorded as a hate incident by the police to issuing an hysterical warning that British Jews are likely to be attacked by ISIS, it’s been a busy year for the Home Secretary.

She’s a woman so intrinsically part of the posh upper crust 0.1% that she was even hired as an “aristocracy coordinator” by the filmmakers who produced Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Let’s dive in and have a look at Rudd’s murky connections with big business and her present day policies towards both UK citizens and immigrants.

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Corruption, UK Politicians

Tory excuses over their Tax Returns

March 6, 2017

In a week where Jeremy Corbyn released his tax forms, was accused of being a tax cheat and was then completely exonerated of any wrongdoing (the media got too excited and misunderstood how the tax system works), it’s been interesting to hear many top Tories squirming about their own tax returns being released.

Some, like Chancellor Philip Hammond, have flat out refused to offer any transparency over their own tax dealings.

Others have obfuscated, fudged or blathered their way through various excuses.

Lets have a little look and see what top Tories had to say about their taxes!

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Corruption, UK Politicians

Tory Election Fraud A.K.A the scandal that nobody is talking about.

March 2, 2017

The greatest scandal currently in British politics is currently under investigation and the media are barely covering it.

57 MPs are currently connected to the investigation, with 29 constituencies currently under investigation. All 29 constituencies were won by the Conservative Party at the 2015 General Election.

Evidence now shows that the Tories have been illegally supporting their local campaigns in each constituency with money from their national party, without declaring it (so as to avoid going over the £15,000 spending limit in each constituency).
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Global Politics, UK Politicians, Worker's Rights

Brexit Means Brexit (and Lower Wages…)

February 28, 2017

As the Conservative government does an about face on immigration from the EU, Tory ministers are out in force endorsing a new position that will likely mean a drop in wages and conditions for workers in the UK.

Brexit means Brexit means… lower wages. This new Tory position is likely to mean gigantic cuts into worker’s rights, wages and power, at a time when the wealth gap between the plutocratic super rich and the increasingly desperate poor is widening at an alarming rate.

Workers coming to the UK from the EU will be exploited even more, as will British workers, as the carousel of Brexit-inspired deregulation gathers speed. Continue Reading…

Housing

The UK Housing Crisis: A Disaster of Tory Policy

February 16, 2017

 Tory policies are making the Housing Crisis even more terrible.

Conservative Party housing policy is directly hurting the young and poor, whilst handing money to property developers and private landlords.

Unprecedented prices combined with governmental dithering have led to brutal conditions for prospective first time buyers.

With house building at its lowest level since 1924, fewer affordable properties are available with average house prices 8 times the normal wage across Britain.

And Theresa May’s Conservative Party are making it worse every day.

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UK Politicians

Was Nicola Sturgeon wrong to criticise Jeremy Corbyn over A50 bill?

February 9, 2017

Are the Tories getting away with their EU shenanigans once again, thanks to unnecessary infighting on the left?

Jeremy Corbyn had some prominent members of the Twitterati quite hot under the collar when referring to the government bill triggering the UK’s withdrawal from the EU:

Some notable pro-EU politicians such as Nicola Sturgeon and Caroline Lucas reacted with anger, with Sturgeon even going so far as to call his response “Pathetic” and saying that he had handed the Tories a “blank cheque”.

This line of attack has left Tory commentators rubbing their hands with glee, as they once again get away with far greater sins.

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