Jeremy’s About To Rate All Our Hospitals

So, Jeremy Hunt, usually universally unpopular for this healthcare policies (which kinda sucks, with him having the job as health secretary), has announced his latest idea for the NHS. Thankfully, it’s not another top-down re-organisation – I think even he realised that the last one wasn’t that great in the end and I’m pretty sure Cameron will have jumped down […]

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George Osborne’s “Poll Tax Moment” Just Destroyed His Chance Of Being PM

In what’s now being described as his ‘poll tax moment’, George Osborne’s catastrophic defeat in the Lords (again) of his flagship welfare policy leaves many questioning whether he has damaged beyond hope all the aspirations he had to reaching the top job and walking into 10 Downing Street one day. Undoubtedly, the tax credit reform (or should we just call […]

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Government Defeated In The Lords Over Tax Credits

The Government tonight has suffered a humiliating defeat of its flagship welfare reform policy as peers voted by 289 votes to 272 to delay tax credit changes until a full review and financial alternatives can be set up for the millions of tax credit claimants that were due to lose up to 10% of their income overnight in April 2016. […]

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Q: When Is An Extension To A Grammar School Not An Extension?

Answer: when it’s 10 miles away from the so called building it is allegedly extending. Now, the Grammar schools debate is a very toxic one – and this post isn’t about that debate – it’s more around the peculiar way that the Tories are unbelievably trying to spin this one. If I started telling someone about an extension on my house […]

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“But The Conservatives Said…”

A phrase that I’ve heard a lot recently, particularly surrounding the tax credit changes (and again particularly surround child tax credits) is a variation of the ‘But The Conservatives Said….’ sentence. But the Conservatives said that they wouldn’t cut my tax credits But the Conservatives told me I’d be better off under a Tory government But the Conservatives said they […]

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