101 Broken Promises, U-Turns and Failures of Cameron and Clegg (Daily Mirror 26th Jan 2015)

101 broken promises, U-turns and failures which have haunted David Cameron and Nick Clegg since 2010. The Conservatives and Lib Dems came to power pledging to eliminate the deficit, clean up political sleaze, protect the NHS and build a fairer society for all. But, since their matey press conference in the sunshine of Downing Street’s Rose Garden, they have presided over five years of economic … Continue reading 101 Broken Promises, U-Turns and Failures of Cameron and Clegg (Daily Mirror 26th Jan 2015)

Labour and the Economy……

Much has been said about whether Labour can look after the economy – though usually by a right wing biased Tory press. Let’s look at some evidence that proves it can be trusted and some where history and context reveal a little more…… Labour NOT responsible for the crash says Eddie George, former Bank of England Governor – http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/dec/29/labour-government-not-responsible-crash-bank-england-governor-mervyn-king Dec 2014 Britain’s credit rating safer under Labour … Continue reading Labour and the Economy……

Moving the goalposts – How the Tories change methods to suit……

SCRAPPING TARGETS NHS: Two waiting list measurements – http://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2015/06/04/hunt-reveals-changes-to-nhs-targets/ Immigration: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11249333/Coalition-abandons-target-to-reduce-migration.html ALTERING COUNTING METHODS Rough Sleeping: “Methodology changed” – see below Deficit: Changed overnight from a cash figure to a percentage of GDP. up to 2nd Dec 2014 down by a third, but from 3rd Dec, it was down by a half. Poverty: https://leftfootforward.org/2015/06/the-government-is-about-to-try-and-change-the-way-poverty-is-measured-again/ ROUGH SLEEPING In an oral debate in the House of Commons on 29th June … Continue reading Moving the goalposts – How the Tories change methods to suit……