Author Topic: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117  (Read 73098 times)

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #960 on: September 20, 2019, 03:34:45 PM »
Kwasi Karteng was on Radio 4 this morning, said an internal enquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party was underway,  but couldn't/wouldn't say who was leading said enquiry.

Tommy Robinson, surely?

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #961 on: September 21, 2019, 06:24:51 PM »
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THE Scottish Tories are under growing pressure to explain their links to a secretive funding operation which was fined for consistently failing to follow rules on donations.

Acting leader Jackson Carlaw has also been asked if he will return or continue to receive money from the Scottish Unionist Association Trust (SUAT), which has given the party more than £320,000 since 2001.

The Electoral Commission this week fined the SUAT a total of £1800 for three offences related to undeclared income of more than £200,000 and £100,000 of spending.

The watchdog said the SUAT “consistently failed to provide proper notification of its activities as an unincorporated association and as a members association” and as a result the public “did not have the transparency it was entitled to have of SUAT’s finances”.

The 50-year-old SUAT, which was at the heart of a row over so-called Tory ‘dark money’, or untraceable funds, accepted the findings and paid the fines last month...

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17917544.carlaw-facing-questions-tory-dark-money-unit/?ref=twtrec

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #962 on: September 27, 2019, 04:17:22 PM »
Desmond Swayne did a race dozy


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Labour have condemned the veteran Conservative backbencher Desmond Swayne for describing criticism of Justin Trudeau’s admission he had worn blackface make-up as “the latest absurdity of political correctness”.

In a post on his personal blog, the New Forest West MP said there had been no need for the Canadian prime minister to make a “cringing apology” for wearing what Trudeau called “racist” makeup to a costume party in 2001.

“It was a themed ‘Arabian Nights’ fancy-dress party for heaven’s sake!” Swayne wrote. “It comes to something when you can’t dress-up as Aladdin without attracting the opprobrium of the ‘great and good’. He would have done better to have said it was an entirely acceptable bit of fun and refused to apologise.”

Swayne went on: “I once went to a ‘Blues Brothers’ themed fancy-dress party as James Brown. I went to some trouble to be as authentic as possible. I can assure readers of this column that I have no intention of apologising.”

Dawn Butler, Labour’s shadow women and equalities secretary, said the comments were “another example of a politician not even trying to understand the history of oppression”.


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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #963 on: September 27, 2019, 04:19:50 PM »
I always thought that guy looked like the sort of oddball that a few years ago would have been a Gogglebox UKIP "national treasure". And here we are.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #964 on: September 27, 2019, 04:22:33 PM »


Desmond Swayne, earlier today.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #965 on: September 27, 2019, 06:32:00 PM »


Desmond Swayne, earlier today.


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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #966 on: September 27, 2019, 06:59:24 PM »
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Swayne went on

Sadly

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #967 on: September 29, 2019, 07:03:33 PM »
https://twitter.com/PippaCrerar/status/1178300206288441344

James Cleverley in "Tories invented the NHS" whopper, apparently.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #968 on: September 30, 2019, 11:12:37 AM »
Oh no another corrupt Brexiter.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/30/revealed-owen-paterson-lobbied-for-firms-he-was-paid-to-advise

I bet he's in deep shit. oh no wait, this kind of thing is perfectly acceptable in the Born To Rule Party now isn't it?

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #969 on: September 30, 2019, 11:35:08 AM »
What happened regarding that car crash James Cleverly was allegedly in? The original tweet is gone and I haven't seen an article about it since it was mentioned

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #970 on: September 30, 2019, 12:33:01 PM »
The party probably helped him settle it out of court, NDA to bloke in return for a payout and new car. What do you expect. journalists to actually do some investigating by ringing people up and asking them questions, rather than just looking through their whatsapp groups of "Downing Street sources" in order to repeat their policies in their fucking rags

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #971 on: September 30, 2019, 05:00:42 PM »
National Living Wage will rise to £10.50 apparently.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #972 on: September 30, 2019, 05:04:03 PM »
National Living Wage will rise to £10.50 apparently.

The wording is actually vague enough to allow them to not bother doing this.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #973 on: September 30, 2019, 05:06:20 PM »
They’re aiming to be at that level by 2024, as I understood it. For those over 21.

They’ve found that magic money tree again, haven’t they? That one they promise to use for the people’s benefit before every election...

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #974 on: September 30, 2019, 05:06:39 PM »
"We will see if we can try to attempt to raise the living wage to £10.50"

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #975 on: September 30, 2019, 05:10:24 PM »
"We pledge to announce that we are raising the living wage."

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #976 on: September 30, 2019, 05:15:23 PM »
I dabble in designing buildings, but this is staggering:

https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1178658836779024385

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #977 on: September 30, 2019, 05:28:23 PM »
I dabble in designing buildings, but this is staggering:

https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1178658836779024385

Put on your 3D glasses NOW


Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #978 on: September 30, 2019, 05:33:42 PM »
They want it to look like they’re promising a whole extra 50p over Labour’s proposal: ‘whoopee plebs, an extra fifty fucking pence to spend on lager and bingo and what not!’ but that ignores the vague wording of their proposal: that they’re aiming to be at that level sometime in the future (nominally 2024 but who the fuck knows, I mean things come up don’t they, eh?), versus Labour’s election promise to introduce their £10 minimum wage next year, which would then be tied to inflation from then on...

Therefore Labour’s minimum wage would have already gone up by 2024 and will inevitably be (marginally) higher than the £10.50 the Tories propose that they might, one day, work towards introducing. And would be for everyone over 18, rather than 21.

Not that any of that will be reported of course, it’ll just be: Boris’ Brexit Bonanza - 50p More for Brits to Spend! Luvverly Jubbly!

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #979 on: September 30, 2019, 07:51:13 PM »
Tories and houses, eh?

https://twitter.com/RobertJenrick/status/1178570511263178752

How could this go wrong in any way????

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #980 on: September 30, 2019, 07:52:58 PM »
Mum wants a three-storey bungalow.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #981 on: September 30, 2019, 08:55:17 PM »
Tories and houses, eh?

https://twitter.com/RobertJenrick/status/1178570511263178752

How could this go wrong in any way????
Add two storeys? So I could end up with a four storey house? At least that means I can peer into the gardens all around the neighborhood.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #982 on: September 30, 2019, 09:02:57 PM »
I dabble in designing buildings, but this is staggering:

https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1178658836779024385

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #983 on: October 01, 2019, 08:28:56 AM »
Tories and houses, eh?

https://twitter.com/RobertJenrick/status/1178570511263178752

How could this go wrong in any way????



Get down the DIY, grab some plywood sheet and crack on.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #984 on: October 01, 2019, 08:38:24 AM »
Tories and houses, eh?

https://twitter.com/RobertJenrick/status/1178570511263178752

How could this go wrong in any way????

This is actually what happens in impoverished, developing countries and regions: people build as high as they can afford and add on as they make more money. It results more often than not in an unpleasant mess that blocks out light and interferes with drainage.

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #985 on: October 01, 2019, 09:07:15 AM »
But you can hop on an elephant to get to work straight from your bedroom

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #986 on: October 01, 2019, 10:47:03 AM »
But think of how much more rent you could squeeze out of your buy-to-lets if you can just plonk two extra storeys on. Two flats per floor, 4 extra tenants at circa 800 a month, fucking get in. Ka-ching!

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #987 on: October 01, 2019, 10:49:18 AM »
So it's now ok, without planning permission, to block the sun from your neighbour's garden. Good luck with that.

Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #988 on: October 01, 2019, 11:01:11 AM »
Your neighbour can just put their garden on giant stilts. What's the problem?

Unless they can't afford it. Then who cares?

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Re: Tory Party Watch: parts 8245–8249 & 117
« Reply #989 on: October 01, 2019, 11:11:18 AM »
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