Author Topic: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117  (Read 52254 times)

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #720 on: June 08, 2019, 05:47:44 PM »
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Theresa May’s former top officials and political cronies have been handed gongs - despite the Prime Minister slamming David Cameron after his chums got honours in his resignation list.

The awards for Mrs May’s loyal Home Office staff and top police chiefs were revealed just hours after she quit as Tory leader and as she prepares to skulk out of No10.


Head of immigration Glyn Williams becomes a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s Birthday Honours - despite his role in the Windrush scandal.

Mr Williams served as the Home Office’s head of migration policy between August 2010 to 2013 when the hostile environment policy was developed...

Catherine Page, who was a private secretary to Mrs May, is handed an OBE for public service.

Thomas Spiller, who is President of the National Conservative Conservation, receives an OBE for public and political service.

Long-time Tory activist, hedge fund manager and chairman of Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association Patrick Evershed gets a CBE.

Councillor David Williams, who served on Merton council in South London with Mrs May, receives an MBE.

Former Tory Councillor Derek Wilson, who served on Maidenhead Council - in the Prime Minister’s constituency - gets the same accolade (MBE).

Katy Bourne, who is Tory Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, receives an OBE...

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-stuffs-ex-top-officials-16476652

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #721 on: June 08, 2019, 06:03:16 PM »
It's not helpful it it?

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #722 on: June 08, 2019, 07:29:20 PM »
It's a good job none of these Tory leadership candidates had a can of M&S booze on a train, otherwise they'd be FUCKED.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #723 on: June 11, 2019, 07:02:27 PM »
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A government minister vetoed the appointment of an expert to a public body after vetting found she had criticised the Home Office and called for drug policy reform, it has emerged.

Documents released under a subject access request also reveal that candidates for public bodies now have their social media profiles scrutinised by ministers, including posts regarding the “PM/government”, Windrush, Brexit and anything “diversity-related”...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/11/drugs-expert-barred-from-policy-panel-after-criticising-home-office

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #724 on: June 11, 2019, 07:11:52 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/11/drugs-expert-barred-from-policy-panel-after-criticising-home-office

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Vetting candidates for such appointments has been tightened following Toby Young’s brief time at the Office for Students after he came under scrutiny for a number of offensive tweets.

Yeah, because criticising the HO on the subject of drugs policy is exactly like making misogynistic comments and promoting 'positive eugenics'.

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Atkins, who is the government’s spokesperson on drug policy, “voluntarily recused herself” from policies and decisions relating to cannabis last year after British Sugar began growing substantial amounts of the controlled substance under a Home Office licence to sell for medicinal purposes. Her husband, Paul Kenward, is the company’s managing director.

It's also exactly like a government minister having a conflict of interest.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #725 on: June 13, 2019, 03:12:34 PM »
Help to Buy: 'Most users did not need help report finds'

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[The National Audit Office] found that one in 25 of participants had household incomes of over £100,000.

The scheme did help boost the profits of building firms, the NAO said.

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Bigger firms made the most of the scheme.

Between 2013 and 2018 more than half the sales in England made by Redrow, Bellway, Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Persimmon involved Help to Buy.

Persimmon is the biggest beneficiary, with almost 15% of the sales made under the Help to Buy Scheme.

Persimmon saw its annual profits top £1bn last year.

Last year Persimmon's previous chief executive refused to answer questions about his £75m bonus, walking off-camera.

Jeff Fairburn said it was "unfortunate" he had been asked about the payout, which was reduced from £100m after a public backlash.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #726 on: June 13, 2019, 05:11:15 PM »
The quality of most new builds is dreadful.  Everything built to the lowest possible price.  No wonder they are raking it in.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #727 on: June 13, 2019, 10:22:08 PM »
By the way, that's not my weird use of quotation marks. I have no idea what a help report find is.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #728 on: June 17, 2019, 09:16:59 PM »
Removal of homeless camps trebles as charities warn of 'out of control' crisis

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Matthew Downie, director of policy and external affairs at Crisis, said the findings did not come as a surprise. “We know that people living in tents as a form of rough sleeping has shot up 165% since 2010,” he said.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #729 on: June 17, 2019, 10:01:06 PM »
The quality of most new builds is dreadful.  Everything built to the lowest possible price.  No wonder they are raking it in.

You mean the rubble of the collapsed shithouses?

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #730 on: June 17, 2019, 10:01:35 PM »
By the way, that's not my weird use of quotation marks. I have no idea what a help report find is.

Most users did not need help report finds = Report finds that most users did not need help.


A comma after “help” would have made the meaning clearer.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #731 on: June 17, 2019, 11:16:55 PM »
Most users did not need help report finds = Report finds that most users did not need help.


A comma after “help” would have made the meaning clearer.

No, the quote marks are in the wrong place. Should be:

Help to Buy: 'Most users did not need help,' report finds.

Tsk.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #732 on: June 19, 2019, 01:01:28 PM »
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Labour's Paul Williams says his local police force - Cleveland Police - has seen funding cuts and crime in the area is rising.

Presumably referencing leadership contender Sajid Javid's pledge to boost police numbers, he says the home secretary has "admitted" police numbers are too low.

Theresa May replies that the government has pledged an extra £1bn a year for the police, including extra money for Cleveland.

(It should be pointed out that this funding figure includes an increase the police could get if local authorities choose to raise the amount of council tax that goes to policing).

So May's figure includes local authority funding rises, which isn't from the government.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #733 on: June 20, 2019, 12:11:57 PM »
In non-Brexit news the Tories have gone fucked up again. This time over the porn verification system due to be introduced next month.

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However, it is set to be delayed for legal reasons after government officials failed to notify the European commission of key details, according to Sky News. A government spokesperson did not deny that the age verification had been indefinitely delayed and confirmed that the culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, would deliver a statement on the issue in the House of Commons on Thursday morning.

Wright has just said in the Commons it will be delayed for six months or so.

The system has been criticised for being possibly insecure leading to porn searches being linked to individuals. It won’t apply to any site that is mostly non-commercial and any joker with a VPN can get around it entirely.

Beyond that everything is going great.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #734 on: June 20, 2019, 12:13:52 PM »
I suspect May and her Inquisition knew that. They just want an excuse to get the clamp in place.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #735 on: June 20, 2019, 10:55:38 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/1141822252964409345

Just looked on Mark Field MP's wiki page and it reads

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Mark “I grab protestors by the neck like a bellend” Field MP (born 6 October 1964) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cities of London and Westminster since 2001

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #736 on: June 20, 2019, 10:59:14 PM »
Not any more it doesn’t, they’ve edited it to be more objective.

So now it reads

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Mark Field MP (born 6 October 1964) is a misogynist and violent British Conservative Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cities of London and Westminster since 2001

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #737 on: June 20, 2019, 11:04:08 PM »
jesus fuck. imagine if this was a labour councillor or whatever

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #739 on: June 21, 2019, 01:28:53 AM »
It's in the Torygraph now: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/20/climate-protesters-interrupt-philip-hammonds-mansion-house-speech/

No chance of glossing over this one. Bye bye cunt.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #740 on: June 21, 2019, 07:58:59 AM »
Well it’s behind a paywall so it might be glossed over.  And a lot of Tory cunts will agree with him rather than climate protestors anyway.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #741 on: June 21, 2019, 10:23:30 AM »
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Mark Field acted on impulse.  If a woman MP did what Mark did there would be no problem    More sexism cards being played.  The bottom line?  Use female assassins ,no one will stop them incase they get into trouble



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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #742 on: June 21, 2019, 11:15:40 AM »


The worms and guttersnipes of humanity have emerged from their bungalows, risen from the pages of right-wing rags, and have now infested every part of our society.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #743 on: June 21, 2019, 11:57:18 AM »
'MP Chris Davies unseated after petition triggers by-election'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-48720176

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #744 on: June 21, 2019, 12:10:21 PM »
Isn't Mark Field possibly going to cause a by-election too? I checked his constituency, and Labour closed the gap enough in 2017 to make it potentially winnable.

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« Reply #745 on: June 21, 2019, 12:26:07 PM »
Isn't Mark Field possibly going to cause a by-election too? I checked his constituency, and Labour closed the gap enough in 2017 to make it potentially winnable.

Unless he’s convicted of a serious offence (which is very unlikely) the answer’s no.

With Chris Davies, his majority is 8000. Labour and the Lib Dem’s would have to come to some sort of agreement to run just one candidate to hope to take the seat.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #746 on: June 21, 2019, 12:33:33 PM »
What's the chances of the Brexit Party having a serious tilt at the seat?

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #747 on: June 21, 2019, 12:39:59 PM »
Davies is in the ERG, but I don’t know if he will (or even can) run again. The Brexit Party says it will put up a candidate which would possibly hand the seat to the LibDems.

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« Reply #748 on: June 21, 2019, 01:44:30 PM »
What's the chances of the Brexit Party having a serious tilt at the seat?

I think it'll go LD, no? Con-Brex split and maybe we lose some Lab to LD Votes.

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« Reply #749 on: June 21, 2019, 01:51:10 PM »
I think it'll go LD, no? Con-Brex split and maybe we lose some Lab to LD Votes.
Well, my thinking was around whether Brexit Party figure they could end up doing more harm (if the Lib Dems did take the seat) than good to their cause.