By BullingdonMorons The Guardian My generation grew up under governments that believed in full employment and a welfare state. We benefited from decades of struggle, hard won rights that enabled us to have decent wages, decent pensions, own our homes and be cared for when we got old or sick. But then something changed. We
Back in the 80’s Margaret Thatcher arranged for people to become homeowners after years of being council tenants. Now I’m not going to get into the rights and wrongs and the policies behind this action other than to ask what happened to the money raised because it certainly wasn’t used to build more council homes
Comments Around The Web – UktraLightBeam In The Guardian Yet as the government of Theresa May and its cheerleaders in the billionaire-owned press continue their illogical, ignorant and deluded promises and accusations over Brexit, it is time for Europeans to reconsider this idea of the British – or, to be more accurate, of the English.
The following comment by bifess was in reply to the comment in italics below by GuyFawkesForPM. It refers to an article in the Guardian. Read the full article here. Watching them file in to vote for A50 with the Tories, as the official opposition, I vowed never to vote Labour again as long as I live.
So another day and another revelation that a billionaire has been putting money up to a political movement in order to ensure he got what he wanted. What price democracy? The simple answer is it’s how much a few members of the human race decide to put up to support their view of how the
We have reprinted this directly from the web. I, Daniel Blake was a work of fiction based on true facts. This is not a work of fiction but the true circumstances that many of the people suffer in this country today. A very sad but becoming common story. Please respect the author’s wishes given at the end
Back in 2010 the Conservatives under David Cameron’s leadership said “We will increase spending on health in real terms every year,”. This is what the Conservatives promised in their 2010 general election manifesto. Probably more than any other pledge, it defined David Cameron’s attempt to win back enough trust for the “nasty party” to return
Here’s an interesting example of how the press constantly give out half-truths and misleading information. This from a comment in the Indy. It is interesting that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle share John O’Gaunt as a common ancestor, but perhaps not such a coincidence when the statistics are considered. Each of us has
From The Indy Without detracting from the achievements of those attracting honours in the New Year’s List, I have become increasingly sceptical about the message given to the nation, particularly its young members, by the media coverage. As usual, the selection making the headlines included those from entertainment and, in the year of the Olympics,
Fears that Labour could slump to fewer than 150 seats at the next election are a “very serious warning” for the party, one shadow minister has said, after a Fabian Society report said it could get less than 20% of the vote. But it seems that is of no great concern to many in the
Apparently, our problem is “Blairites”. We’re not supposed to say “Blairite” any more and “moderates” is a misnomer – this isn’t about left and right. Perhaps the word is “modernisers”. Blair claimed he was a “moderniser” and therefore, whatever he wanted to do was “modern”. Hence “Progress”, I guess. They are the reason we who
GTR, so-called managers of Southern Rail, have issued a “Winter Brief” to their staff entitled “Train Crew Matters”. It gives 14 pages of reminders to train drivers, conductors and platform staff on how to prevent accidents at the platform edge in winter weather. It says members of staff – be they on the station platform
Well dang me… this is a good one: you certainly couldn’t make it up! Just before Xmas the Brexit Minister, David Davis – yes, him, the one charged with taking us out of the pernicious, interfering EU, so we can take back control of our own affairs – takes the government to the EU’s highest
This is a reprint of a comment in the Independent. We have reserved the authors avatar. I cannot believe some British/foreign nationals in UK voted Brexit, naiveness or stupidity, you choose. It was absolutely sad and pathetic to watch, the day after the vote, people with foreign accents and people with Indian (lets generalize) ancestry
To think that five years ago my political activity was limited to shouting at the television if it happened to be on when I walked through a room. To think that not just me, but vast hordes of ordinary hobbits British people have discovered that they’re allowed to do politics, have picked up banners and
A short while ago we published an article based on the comments by a colleague of our Bring Back News To The BBC Facebook Page. The article was ‘The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express – Time To Call Out These Racist Rags Of Hate’ and can be read here. Below we have printed a
The controversial human rights record of Gulf states should not be a bar to increased post-Brexit trade with them, Theresa May has said ahead of a high-profile visit to the Middle East. With her hosts having been sharply criticised for the way they suppressed protests during the Arab Spring, Ms May insisted closer ties will
The following was written by one of my fellow administrators on the FB page ‘Bring Back News To The BBC’. I would like to make a statement here that I am sure will be backed up by our other administrator on the page, Emma and say I am immensely proud to work with Abbas. The reason
Friday, 31st March 2017: D-DAY FOR THE GREAT BRITISH POUND By Friday, 31st March 2017… Theresa May plans that Britain will have finally begun its exit from Europe. But as it does, trigger-happy traders and EU bureaucrats could and probably will unleash a devastating attack on the Great British Pound… forcing its value to plummet…
Anti-monarchy campaigners have called for the Queen’s official funding grant to be scrapped and Buckingham palace handed back to the people. The call comes after it was revealed the Queen’s official funding is set to increase to £76.1 million and £369m will be spent on Buckingham Palace refurbishments. The official grant is a small part
Here is a view of Brexit from across the channel by Claus Madsen I am not employed by any institution of the EU, but I’ve worked with the EU for more than two decades and I regularly spendtime in Brussels. I’m writing these lines, because in following the discussions here in Indy, it increasingly seems
The Brexit aftermath has exposed the Queen as an impotent head of state. As argued below this is not the fault of the woman herself but the fault of having a hereditary system. One of the advantages of an elected Head of State (HoD) system is that the head of state is usually elected through a
Campaigners have said Britain now risks a collapse in confidence in our political system, and have called for wide-ranging changes to Britain’s constitution following the Article 50 ruling. Campaign group Republic has said that the ruling highlights need to clarify the powers of the government, parliament and people – in a new written constitution. Graham
Jobs of the future may not have stable hours, holiday pay, sick pay, or pensions, the Work and Pensions Secretary has said. But did he say all he thought. We have added a few extra comments to what he said. You may have trouble selecting what was said to what was not. Then again is
I voted Remain and I was a bit shell-shocked the morning after the referendum. On the other hand, I abhor Donald Trump but I don’t feel any worse this week than I did last week. I do not know all the details of political history or of current politics. I know a bit more than
For a while anyway…..
Tens of thousands of families face being made homeless and thrown into poverty because of the new benefits cap , campaigners warn. However the work and pensions secretary, Damian Green, has said the cap, which will be lowered from today, costing almost 90,000 of Britain’s poorest families more than £2,000 a year, is a “real success”.
As bad as the lives in Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake are depicted they almost fade into the background when compared to true stories of what is happening in our country today under this Tory governments rule. Below is just one such story. We need to look at what has happened to our country. The name of the
As May, that’s Theresa May the unelected PM who not only thinks the will of the British people is held by 37% of the voting public but also thinks parliament is no longer sovereign attempts to get the Indian government on her side by promising the exact opposite of what they want, let’s look at what the