Religious fundamentalist homophobe appointed to DWP

The Prime Minister, in keeping with his total lack of judgement and moral compass, has appointed Stephen Crabb as Secretary of State for Work & Pensions – a gentleman who barely qualifies as human, let alone fit for office. Whilst ensuring that tax payers paid thousands of pounds for the new windows on his swanky flat (triple glazing is all […]

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The World According To Nicky Morgan

Every day in life you learn something new.  Some days you learn more than others. Special thanks to Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education for sharing little known facts with us on her appearance on this weeks BBC Question Time. I have to admit that, as a lowly person who went to a mere state comprehensive, rather than a […]

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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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“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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We Can’t Oppose Everything

We can’t oppose everything – well we could, and I know that we are ‘The Opposition’ but actually it’s important if we are to be a credible opposition that we actually don’t oppose things based on who brings them forward to the Commons – but actually oppose based on our beliefs and goals as a collective, a party and a […]

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Save the ILF – My Letter To David Nuttall MP (Bury North)

Below is a letter that I wrote to David Nuttall MP, my local constituency MP, to support the reinstatement of the ILF by the government.   Dear Mr David Nuttall MP, A couple of years ago, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund was unlawful. On the 6th March 2014 it was […]

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England – The Only Non-Progressive Country of the Home Nations

With barely six days to go before the Independent Living Fund is scrapped, Corrie stars tell us why they back the campaign to save the Independent Living Fund. Someone once said: “The test of a good society is you look after the elderly, the frail, the vulnerable, the poorest in our society and that test is even more important in […]

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Government Censors Disability Protest

Angry campaigners today took to the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions to protest against the scrapping of the Independent Living Fund, a fund which since the late 1980’s has helped disabled people throughout the UK with the highest of support needs, enabling them to live full lives in the community rather than in residential care. One of the latest victims of […]

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