A long blog, but please read as much as possible.
DAMNING LIBYA REPORT FROM PARLIAMENT
Foreign affairs committee says ex-PM was responsible for failures that helped create failed state on the verge of civil war. Cameron refused to give evidence to the select committee. In one of his few reflections on his major military intervention, he blamed the Libyan people for failing to take their chance of democracy.
Click Here to read Guardian article
****** CAMERON STEPS DOWN AS AN MP******
An article by Owen Jones – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/12/david-cameron-premiership-tragedy-pay-eu-referendum 12/09/16
and a BBC report – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37342152 12/09/16
The Prime Minister said victims’ relatives would never get over the 1989 disaster and likened them to a “blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black cat that isn’t there”.
LBC revealed an Imam branded by David Cameron as an ISIS supporter, was invited to a meeting of the Conservative Muslim Forum.
Not only was he invited to attend, but asked to extend the invitation to other local people.
Dan Watkins, the Conservative Party candidate for Tooting at the last election invited Mr Gani to the event by both text and email. Apr 2016
and this from Political Scrapbook – http://politicalscrapbook.net/2016/04/how-the-second-tory-smear-campaign-against-sadiq-khan-also-came-crashing-down/
“FULL CONFIDENCE” (John Whittingdale and others)
See my separate post here: http://wp.me/p2P3VT-1cy
Number 10 photoshops a poppy onto an old picture of David Cameron – BADLY! – Nov 2015
c. Bloody obvious
d. Arrogant and/or Stupid
Stories from the Tories – All the worst of the ‘Ring of Steel conference in Manchester. Includes two Tories for whom context went right over their heads! – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-10h
The Yorkshire Gaffe….
BBC: “UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been heard saying Yorkshire people “hate each other”, while rehearsing a speech.
Government gives charity £3m a week before it goes bust, and they were warned!
Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the government’s decision to give charity Kids Company £3m one week before its closure, saying it had been right to give it “one last chance”.
Ministers approved the grant despite warnings from senior civil servants about the charity. 7th August 2015
Click Here and
Matthew Hancock and Oliver Letwin signed off the money 3 days after recieving a damning report – Click Here
“No if’s, No but’s” said Cameron – No Third Runway at Heathrow – http://www.no-ifs-no-buts.com/ also see ‘Haunting Cameron’ below….
Includes Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 expenses for the cleaning of the moat at his 13th-century manor house.
Queen’s Birthday 2015
Four multi-millonaire Tory donors have been given top honours
Knighthoods for Conservative Party Treasurer Henry Angest for “political service.” The Swiss-born banker has given £1.9million to the Tories
Michael “Mick” Davis chair of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission. Mr Davis has donated more than £1.4million
CBEs for Roderick (Rory) Brooks, who has donated £300,000, for charitable services
Jeremy Issacs, who has given £400,000, for services to the NHS.
but it’s not the first time……
although Tony Blair did do away with the watchdog in charge of overseeing the honours system! – http://www.ummah.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-63732.html
2015 QUEEN’S SPEECH
PROTECTING SOME CITIZENS, BUT NOT OTHERS…..
The Tories are only going to protect hard workers it seems, on the issue of psycho reactive drugs. If you’re looking hard for work, too ill to work, retired, a child or in employment, but not an especially hard worker, you’ve got no chance!
WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM?
Pickles (on volunteer leave proposal): “What we expect them to do is work something out together”…….so that’s been thought out then!
Gawke (on train fares freeze cost): “It’s not possible to put a precise number on it“
Mclaughlin: “It can be afforded and it will be afforded”……don’t you just love the detail?……
Hunt (On £8bn NHS funding):
Mishal Husain asked Hunt: “Do you recognise this statement: ‘the chaos of unfunded spending promises’? Do you know who said that?” She was referencing words used by Tory chancellor George Osborne in January to undermine Labour’s NHS plans. “You’re now going for chaos are you?” Husain added.
“We can fund these promises,” said Hunt, saying that the evidence was the “track record” of the Conservative party over the last parliament.
“So what you’re saying is [it’s] just trust?” said Husain. “Essentially what you’re saying is don’t worry about the evidence.”
“Let’s talk about the gap between what you’re saying you’re going to spend and what you’re saying you’re going to cut,” she continued.
From the Twitter account of @labourpress – Hunt asked about unfunded promises on BBC News ‘Do you make it up as you go along?’
See their uncosted plans being challenged here:
Cameron and Tetley – At the factory, he announces a boost for jobs in the area, then a few months later, Tetley make 23 staff redundant. http://wp.me/p2P3VT-TP
National Housing Federation and Chartered Institute of Housing both criticize housing plan – https://www.politicshome.com/communities-and-regions/articles/story/right-buy-plan-criticised-housing-associations
Independent: “same mistakes as thatcher” – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/righttobuy-what-is-it–and-why-the-tories-are-doomed-to-repeat-the-mistakes-of-thatcher-10174767.html
Housing Associations to sue Tories if forced to sell off homes – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/housing-associations-say-theyll-sue-if-the-tories-force-them-to-sell-off-homes-under-right-to-buy-10175492.html
THE TORIES RICH LIST
The Telegraph prints a full page story listing 100 supporters of the Conservative led coalition, but some digging by @feedthedrummer reveals some interesting detail….. 1st April 2015
THE TORIES AND NUMBERS
Five stats that show you shouldn’t always take the Conservatives at face value
£3000 TAX CLAIM A GUESS
31st March 2015
It was a guess! – http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4397651.ece
2015 ELECTION PROPAGANDA
Jan 2015 – The details on the above poster are smashed wide open and the Tories are shown as twisting and exaggerating facts….
1.75m more people in work? – What do they mean by work? Because the increase in zerohours and part time jobs, plus apprenticeships are all low paid usually, and self employed people earning so little they have to claim in-work benefits.
760,000 more businesses? Really? Well clearly not if you read the above links.
The Deficit Halved? December the 2nd 2014 and any Tory would tell you the deficit was down around a THIRD, which is what they’d been saying for several months. In cash terms IT STILL IS. But on December 3rd, the Chancellor announced it had magically HALVED….in a day! He did this by finding a measurement against which the figure looks different. As a share of GDP. From Investopedia the following quote – “A status of financial health in which expenditures exceed revenue” Meaning spending more than your incomings, i.e tax revenues. This is simple cash terms. Changing it to a share of GDP conveniently lowers it, but not in real £££’s.
TORY ELECTION EMAIL
Sent to Kitty Jones (and many other people). She blogs about it’s errors here….
CANCELLATIONS/MONEY NO OBJECT
“Money is no object” – when talking about flood relief (but only after riverside Tory areas near London had been flooded, many weeks after the Somerset levels)
£55m for a mission to Mars! – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30309642 – Unbelievable!!!
£1.9bn to pay off WW1 debt – A debt that doesn’t really need paying now, does it? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30306579
£200m for a polar research ship
£5000 grants for people buying expensive electric cars – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-wl
£30m paid to wind farms NOT to run – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/11053385/11m-for-the-wind-farm-that-was-not-working.html
£3m to teach people in China how to play football! Sept 2015
£239m MINIMUM wasted on Universal Credit I.T Project – https://brianwernham.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/universal-credit-to-abandon-replacement-of-tax-credits-nao-report/
£5m for misleading tax statements – Many errors incl lumping retired nurse and soldier pensions in with welfare. The statements don’t show the contribution of my VAT, Fuel taxes or council tax.
£224m for an unlawfully terminated e-borders contract
£29.4m to cancel Birmingham courts building
£30m paid to wind farms 2011-2014 NOT to run – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/11053385/11m-for-the-wind-farm-that-was-not-working.html
Donors – JCB
Mar 2010 – £50,000 donation, just as 196 workers lose their jobs
Oct 2012 – Cameron faces questions over JCB links
Aug 2013 – Anthony Bamford recieves peerage
Sept 2014 – Housing Minister Brandon Lewis recieves £10,000 donation from JCB
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, EU and IMMIGRATION
On a trade trip to China George Osborne promises £3m to teach them football
He also pledges £2bn to guarantee a nuclear power deal
He invites them to tender for HS2, even though the line hasn’t got parliamentary approval!
5 TIMES DAVID CAMERON HAS BOASTED OF HELPING REFUGEES, BUT HAS TURNED HIS BACK NOW: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/5-times-david-cameron-boasted-6372346
Camerons threat to jobs – the pointless EU referendum – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-Km
There was a “significant” rise in net migration into the UK in 2013/14 to 243,000 from 175,000 the year before, government statisticians say
UPDATE Nov 2014 – Target now scrapped – #toryfail
UPDATE 2: Nov 2014 – A couple of days after giving up on the promise, Net Migration is now 260,000 to June 2014, up 17,000. Figures show immigration from within the EU is 45,000, from outside it’s 30,000. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30224637
UPDATE 3: Feb 2015 – Final estimate from the ONS of Net Migration figure to Sept 2014 is 298,000. This is up from the 210,000 in the previous year – http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-02-26/net-long-term-migration-to-uk-increases-to-298-000/
UPDATE 4: May 2015 – Now 318.000 – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/82e3f512-ff92-11e4-8c46-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3ar8hM99K
Vote me out he orders…..
In 2010 David Cameron told voters to vote him out in 2015 if net migration was not in the tens of thousands…..look what’s happened…..
FAILING ON FOREIGN DIPLOMACY – HMS Enterprise dropped anchor off Tripoli in Libya, to pick up British nationals wanting to leave the country, due to the renewed fighting. Almost 3 years after Cameron announced his part in bringing democracy to this African nation. Oh dear Dave, whatever you did….no-one was listening….
Re-elected Tory MP Rob Wilson has dismissed a constituent concerned about homelessness by calling her a “bad loser” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/05/10/rob-wilson-tory-homelessness_n_7252214.html 10th May 2015
Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has said he “screwed up” in a recent interview when he suggested he never had a “second job” while an MP.
Mr Shapps admitted he had “over firmly” denied continuing his work as a web marketeer, under the pen name Michael Green, after being elected in 2005.
2005 – Became an MP
2006 – Audio recording of him promoting his business – http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/15/grant-shapps-admits-he-had-second-job-as-millioniare-web-marketer-while-mp
2013 – Company wound up
2014 – on LBC, he states he never had a 2nd job whilst an MP
David Cameron with Amjad Bashir (above), who in May 2014 was fined for employing illegal immigrants in his restaurant, and in Jan 2015 is the subject of an internal inquiry by ukip regarding financial and employment matters.
Sir Peter Tapsell on 2nd jobs “I am not a trade union official” no, but you are in the employ of a Japanese bank – http://politicalscrapbook.net/2015/02/30000-second-job-tory-turkey-mp-i-am-refusing-to-vote-for-christmas/ VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RuCODRxxq4 26th Feb 2015
Conservative MP Nigel Mills has issued an apology for playing popular mobile puzzle game Candy Crush Saga during a Commons committee hearing (pic below).
The MP for Amber Valley was said to have played Candy Crush Saga over a period of two-and-a-half hours.
Tory MP Anne Milton complained about being ‘squashed’ by a ‘large-bottomed man’ sitting next to her on the train yesterday.
The former public health minister, who has campaigned against obesity, urged overweight commuters to slim down to ensure they can fit into the seats properly.
3rd Dec 2014 – Conservative MP Mark Garnier “deeply, deeply regrets” causing offence after describing some people as “dog-end voters in outlying regions” – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30296754
Peerages for sacked ‘unknown’ ministers
4th September 2014 – Tory MP Andrew Rossindale arrogantly parks in a disabled bay – http://mirr.im/1qAy6HT
4th September 2014 Tory MP Guto Bebb tells autistic man “Keep quiet if you have mental issues”, and to a person with Aspergers Syndrome that it was a “sob story” http://mirr.im/1qhN4ns
TORY Lord Howell (above), the Tory peer (and Osborne’s father-in-law) who caused controversy last year when he said fracking should only take place in the “desolate and unihabited” north east, has put his foot in it again. See: http://labourlist.org/2014/05/another-howeller-desolate-north-tory-peer-is-at-it-again-now-describing-north-as-derelict/ 14th May 2014
TORY Patrick Mercer (above) resigns as an MP –
From Wikipedia – Mercer resigned the Conservative Party whip on 31 May 2013 after an investigation by the BBC’s Panorama programme regarding allegations of paid lobbying without registering the interest.
Mercer resigned his seat on 29 April 2014 following the recommendation of the Standards Committee that he should be suspended from the Commons for six months. The report of the Committee regarding the allegations is due to be published on 1 May. 29/04/2014
TORY MP Philip Davies (above) has suggested “vulnerable” jobseekers – including disabled people – should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage. See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13809620 17th June 2011
PEOPLE – Ministers and Staff
George Osborne’s most senior adviser has received an 18% pay rise in the last year even though he has been one of the chief architects of a multi-year public sector pay freeze.
The salary of Rupert Harrison, Osborne’s long-term special adviser, rose from £80,000 to £95,000 over the last year
November 2014 – Using parliament for a bet – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2854421/Minister-staged-obscene-Commons-debate-BET-Tory-says-c-k-six-times-lewd-stunt-sailor-pals.html
Tax avoidance is normal – http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/12/lord-fink-tax-avoidance-is-normal-in-british-society
I stand by Fink comments says Ed Miliband…and Fink confirms it next day – http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/12/tax-avoidance-lord-fink-ed-miliband-labour-conservative
Steps down from HSBC role as his financial management is questioned – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11413038/Lord-Green-quits-amid-HSBC-row.html
Lord Hodgson – Blames Muslims for decline in British pub industry – http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/tory-peer-blames-muslims-for-decline-of-pub-industry-9904094.html
August 2014 – Just a week after Baroness Warsi, but a cloud of BS (cow faeces) surrounds this one. Did he go over government’s position on Gaza, or as he said, was it because he is stepping down from parliament anyway?
August 2014 – The Baroness leaves the government over it’s position on Gaza – hints more foreign office ministers feel the same.
April 2014 – The Prime Minister has been accused of “weakness and double standards” after giving Mrs Miller his “warm support”.
“It was found she had made mistakes, she accepted that, repaid the money, she apologised unreservedly to the House of Commons so “I think that we should leave it there“
Not sacked, but resigned, only paid back £5800 of the £45,000 over claimed. Sacked however was Tory chair Michael Fabricant for saying “about time” she went. So Cameron won’t sack a minster that has robbed the taxpayer, but will sack someone speaking the truth!
Mark Harper MP –
Harper resigned as immigration minister on 8 February 2014, after he discovered that his self-employed cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK
Liam Fox MP
October 2011 – The defence secretary has been under pressure since it emerged that Mr Werritty, a lobbyist, had met him on 18 foreign trips despite having no official role.
Mr Werritty, a former flatmate of Mr Fox and the best man at his wedding, handed out business cards suggesting he was his adviser and was present at meetings Mr Fox had with military figures, diplomats and defence contractors. Source BBC – See below
Fox is a registered shareholder of the medical educational firm Arrest Ltd. His estimated wealth is £1m.
Andrew Mitchell MP
‘Plebgate’ (whilst in government) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24548645
Mark Reckless – Defected to UKIP
Douglas Carswell – Defected to UKIP
Brooks Newmark – Sends picture of his manhood to undercover report posing as a filly! – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-brooks-newmark-quits-ministerial-position-following-sunday-newspaper-sting-9759860.html
Coulson jailed for 18 months. Cameron took him on, against advice from many sources – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28160626
PEOPLE – DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
Lord Freud – Commented that paying disabled people less than the minimum wage could be an option – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lord-freud-disabled-wage-comments-those-words-will-haunt-him-say-tory-mps-as-peer-faces-calls-to-resign-9796525.html
Guto Bebb MP – Tells a man with Aspergers Syndrome, not to start a sob story http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/aberconwy-mp-guto-bebb-embroiled-7728164
George Osborne MP – Parks in a disabled bay
Andrew Rosindell MP – Parks in a disabled bay
589 Light Tanks costing £3.5bn
42,000 defence jobs gone- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11570593
Selling arms to Israel
No aircraft carriers until at least 2018, and then only one (above)
‘The Economic Incompetence of George Osborne’ – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-Pw
Council Settlements 2015/16 – Councils in England will see their overall spending power fall by an average of 1.8%, the government says. However, some local authorities will see it drop by up to 6.4%. Some councils (BUT only ONE Labour one) will see a rise of between 0.1 and 3.2%. These include Tewkesbury on 3.2%, Surrey on 3.15 and West Berkshire on 1.7%. Rises in these traditional Conservative areas?…… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30537288
One minute it’s a third, the next halved – Is David Cameron telling porkies on the deficit?, his spokeman explains…sort of….. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/12/is-david-cameron-telling-porkies-on-the-deficit-his-spokesman-explains/ Dec 14
Borrowing Increases – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29324751
Debt up since 2010 – from £997bn to £1.45tn, and estimated to be £1.5tn by end of 2015.
Chancellor George Osborne sends out woefully misleading and incomplete tax summaries (above) at a cost of £5m – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29871522
Tax avoiding companies….
HMRC estimates it lost £35 billion in potential tax revenues in 2011-12, slightly more than it estimated went uncollected in its first year in office (£34 billion in 2010-11).
VAT rise – last 3 permanent rises have been by the Tories: 79, 91 and 2011.
Millionaires tax cut,and although a tax threshold rise for those on £10,500, there was one for the well off on £42,500. They will only start paying 40% tax on earnings over £50,000
Aside from Maria Miller…..
William Hague claims expenses for protest meeting against NHS cutbacks he voted FOR! – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/william-hague-claims-expenses-organising-4092609
James Duddridge – http://www.theenquirer.co.uk/labour-hits-back-at-expenses-scandal/ – Sept 2014
DWP & POVERTY inc Pensions and Benefits
The Government is to repeal its legally binding child poverty targets, Iain Duncan Smith has announced. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/unsustainable-legally-binding-child-poverty-targets-to-be-scrapped-iain-duncan-smith-says-10358111.html 01/07/15
ZERO HOURS CONTACTS INCREASE BY 19% http://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-02/zero-hours-contracts-on-the-increase-official-figures-show/ 2nd Sept 2015
Zero Hours up to 1.8m contracts in Aug 2014, from 1.4m in Jan 2014 and 697,000 on ZH between Oct – Dec 2014 (111,000 up on 2013) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31619639 25th Jan 2015
DWP are quoting two different figures to catch people out when claiming PIP – http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/claiming-pip-watch-out-for-20-metre-discrepancy/
Child Poverty up 13% (after Labour had cut it by 50%) says ONS – evidence at http://www.greenbenchesuk.com/2013/12/the-cost-of-cameron-100-worst-failures.htmlBedroom Tax
23 jobs go at a factory Cameron visited only 8 months earlier (above) saying “things were improving”…… – http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/jobs-threat-tetley-david-cameron-7567849
Fiddled employment figures – people moved off JSA through various means, not always to their benefit!
Low paid Apprenticeships
Foodbank usage massive rise since 2010, mainly due to sanctions and benefit decision delays
£1200 Employment tribunal fees
Cuts to legal aid
Government £200 million Back to work Scheme helps just 3% of the people it targeted says National Audit Office
Childcare costs rise 5 times faster than wages, and are up 30% under David Cameron – evidence at – http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/media/media/downloads/The_costs_of_childcare_after_housing_costs_1.pdf
Foodbank parcels increase threefold to 900,000 in 2013-2014 – data from Trussell Trust
Integrating Tax Credits into Universal Credit Abandoned – https://brianwernham.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/universal-credit-to-abandon-replacement-of-tax-credits-nao-report/
Atos Fiasco and the Work Capability Assessment that led to them leaving their contract early
Delays to decisions on PIP
Universal Credit fiasco……
Attacks on disability benefits inc Independent Living Fund – merged into local authority finances, and not ringfenced
Silly sanctions – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-wG
27/08/14 – Disability minister Mark Harper annoyed that business’s are not catering to the accessibility needs of disabled people. From a government that is assessing thousands of people for the change from DLA to PIP, and unfairly removing many from the entitlement.
BSF program substantially reduced – School building and maintenance scheme
Free schools handpicking which kids they want
Shortage of money for free school meals
£45m loan to Roman Abramovich’s company, part of which goes to a Canadian steel factory.
Royal Mail shares sold at a loss
RBS shares sold at a loss
Eurostar stake sold
No bail out for SSI steel plant in Redcar, though £80m fund for retraining and support for small business – Sept 2015
Failing Grayling and prison overcrowding
Feb 2014 – Prisoners given £41m in benefits by mistake, only £19m recovered – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/457855/Benefits-blunder-Anger-as-prisoners-are-paid-41m-by-mistake
JUSTICE – CSA Enquiry
July 2014 – Failed to ‘vet’ candidate – Butler-Sloss – Appointed as Child Sexual Abuse inquiry head, but resigned 6 days later, due to groundswell of public and victim opinion.
UPDATE: 3rd Sept 2014 – As this is written, STILL no inquiry head to replace Butler-Sloss
UPDATE 2: Well there was a replacement, but Fiona Wolff was a bit too closely associated with Leon Brittan, so she’s gone too, 3rd time lucky…..
Legal Aid Changes ruled ILLEGAL – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/chris-graylings-legal-aid-cuts-so-unfair-they-are-illegal-rules-high-court-9745175.html
66 A&E departments closed or downgraded – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-Lc
3000 operations cancelled in two Dec 2014 weeks – http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/28/nhs-cancels-3000-operations-in-two-december-weeks
“we’re not going to lose control of waiting times in A&E” David Cameron speech to NHS Staff 14/06/11….and then….
Jeremy Hunt goes to A&E instead of a long wait at his GP! – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30207608 26/11/14
Mental Health Services – Mental health services in England are “a car crash” and the health secretary is not taking the problems seriously, according to the outgoing president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Prof Sue Bailey told BBC News mental health services were “in crisis”. See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27980677 25/06/14
£5bn wasted yearly on agency staff, empty buildings and out of date drugs
Figures show more than a third of acute NHS trusts are in deficit, compared to just one in ten at the last general election – http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/18/labour-claims-the-government-has-lost-control-of-nhs-finances 26/06/2014
David Cameron gives £7.5m to Sir Ben Ainsley’s bid for the America’s Cup, to construct his ‘base’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-28103917……. meanwhile Newcastle University start the process of raising £5.5m for a Children’s Cancer Research Unit – http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/making-the-future-possible-for-more-children-with-cancer#hp-banner
Real terms NHS spending down – source: The King’s Fund
Waiting lists – above – longer waiting for tests than in 2010
Serco overcharging NHS trusts – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-overcharging-by-outsourcing-giant-serco-costs-nhs-millions-9695342.html
Government told to invest in ambulance services by paramedics – http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/government-told-to-invest-in-ambulance-services-as-complaints-soar-9697310.html
Up to 20 treatments are no longer free on the NHS find 3 separate reports – evidence – https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_PxCSAhNlENVWMxaE1rRVlBYm8/edit?pli=1
Plans to reduce or scrap some hospital parking charges –http://www.channel4.com/news/jeremy-hunt-hospital-parking-free-chronically-ill-patients
But a Labour idea to phase them out in the first place! – http://press.labour.org.uk/post/95534234449/government-scrapped-labours-plans-to-phase-out-parking
Cuts to Environment Budget including dredging .
On holiday twice in 2014…..
…….returning from holiday twice in 2014 to world crisis……
……..going back on holiday and ‘managing it’ from his Blackberry!
CUTTING THEM SHORT…..
9th Aug 2011 Due to riots – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14444067
24th Aug 2011 – Cornwall – (5th holiday that year!) Due to Libya situation – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2028526/Libya-Gaddafis-regime-falling-says-David-Cameron-cuts-holiday-AGAIN.html
26th Aug 2013 Due to Syria crisis – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10266145/David-Cameron-cuts-short-holiday-over-Syria-crisis.html
13th Aug 2014 Due to Gaza situation – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/13/uk-intervene-militarily-protect-iraq-liam-fox-islamic-state-isis
20th Aug 2014 – Cornwall – Due to ISIS situation – http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/PM-David-Cameron-cuts-summer-holiday-Cornwall/story-22788909-detail/story.html
Truncated version of an article by Alex Andreou in the Guardian (link below)
In just over three years, since April 2011, Cameron has had 14 significant breaks:
2013 – Ibiza
2011 – Tuscany
2012 – Majorca
2013 – Aljezur, Portugal
2013 – Jura
2014 – Lanzarote
2014 Cascais, Portugal
five times in Cornwall!
Public unhappy with PM running country from a mobile – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733047/No-Prime-Minister-t-handle-Iraq-crisis-BlackBerry-Poll-shows-public-unhappy-Cameron-s-short-break-surfing.html
PM wastes taxpayer money, flying home one day into a holiday – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715124/PM-criticised-RAF-trips-expense-Cameron-accused-wasting-taxpayers-money-flying-home-one-day-holiday-attend-Commonwealth-Games-closing-ceremony-World-War-I-commemorations.html
A catalogue of officially recognised Tory lies……
…….used to justify their unjustifiable policies, which have have resulted in official reprimands: https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/a-list-of-official-rebukes-for-tory-lies/ – by Kitty S Jones
Atos – Couldn’t cope with WCA, but then were chosen to handle the new Childcare Program
G4S – Barred from government contracts after overcharging, but then allowed to bid again in April 2014
Bingo and Beer – Doing what ‘they’ enjoy?
FAILING ON GEOGRAPHY – Middlesbrough seems to have moved 40 miles north according to Dave!……
FAILING ON TRUST – In 2010 Cameron announced The Big Society Project, now it’s under investigation for misuse of funds
FAILING on not being one of us! – Cameron’s inherited family wealth based in foreign tax havens – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9218119/David-Camerons-inherited-family-wealth-based-in-foreign-tax-havens.html
Don’t worry if you’re vulnerable, elderly or poor, Dave is going to “take you with him”. No one left behind….This comment on The Andrew Marr show, was purely to get a few extra votes to get power. As you can see, 5 yrs on, he didn’t give a damn!
Cameron pointing at things and always going on about bloody business! There are people literally starving, people without homes, people who can’t get a job despite writing hundreds of letters. Stop saying Long Term Economic Bloody Plan, and stop telling every Tory MP to utter it too. It’s so bloody obvious now, it’s a joke. Planted line.
And finally, just get lost (I’m not going to swear, but think of the most suitable swear word and insert that) and let a Labour Government rule fairly for all. It’s not going to be easy, but god Cameron, give us a bloody break!
HAUNTING CAMERON – HIS FAILED PROMISES – 2010 onwards – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-Vt
PROMISES, PROMISES – 2005 – 2010 – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-Mj
HARD WORKING? WELL WORK HARDER! – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-V2 – My blog post on the supporting Hard Working Families quotes and how the Tories will punish the very same people. 23/06/2015
SINCE THE ELECTION EH? – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-US – My blog post comparing a Calamity Cameron’s email on what he’s done since the election, and the reality! 22/06/2015
MISUSE OF STATISTICS – http://wp.me/p2P3VT-NN