Dawn Butler tells us all that Boris’ new tax plan will reduce the disgusting gender inequality currently inherent in the system. Currently men carry very much more of the income tax burden than women do. This is clearly an outrage, we should tax on the basis that we are all equal, not disproportionately upon genetic load. Yes, obviously, it’s a little odd to be hearing a Conservative Prime Minister insisting on this greater gender equality but then Boris is as no other, isn’t he?…See More
A very weird contention here. The colour of your skin determines – or should determine perhaps – your political views. For example, if you are melanin enriched you should, must, be in favour of punitive tax rates. Haemoglobin S means you should be against the slave trade – fair enough actually, not just because all forms of Haemoglobin carriers should be – and also pro-Islam, not the historical experience at all.
But this is the claim:
Don’t be fooled by Johnson’s ‘diverse’ cabinet.
Jo Swinson as leader is not the Will Of The Liberal Democrat Party. Less than half of the members desire her as leader. Therefore Jo Swinson has no majority mandate and the LibDems should remain with Vince Cable in place for the beneficial future of the party – until that future can be properly decided. Vinny is stable, secure, we know what sort of lunacy we are getting with him. Although changing leader might open new opportunities the massive risks of driving the LibDems of a policy cliff edge into clearly outweigh the potential gains. …See More
There are various different definitions we can and could use of the “hard right”. Goosestepping through Nuremberg, or even desiring to, would be one useful enough such definition. Scrapbooks with detailed plans for invading Poland perhaps another. Advocating that consenting adults should be allowed to ingest as they wish, bonk as they wish and partake in voluntary exchange as they wish isn’t really a useful definition of that hard right.
Except it’s the one that is being used:
Former Tory MP Nick Boles, who quit the party over his colleagues’ failure to compromise on Brexit, tweeted: “The hard right has taken over the Conservative Party.
That some people fake stuff at election time is obvious – we are talking about politicians after all. But here we’re talking about some people voting who may not actually have that right to vote. So, we go and test this thesis. Who, how many, is it a problem, all that. Some, possibly:
About 750 people were denied a vote at May’s local elections because of a controversial trial scheme to oblige people in some areas to show ID before casting a ballot, an official study has shown.
CJ Nerd writes:
So… one of the more important things he will need to do tomorrow is dictate a letter to the captains of our Trident submarines. So… what do people think he will write?
And here’s CJN’s start:
“Dear Dudes. Or Dudesses? Really? is that a thing? I mean, I know we need to have equality, but is that really a thing now? Crikey! I just hope er, er, er, let’s say I just hope that, er, any ladies in that position, have, er, so to speak, er, reached the age where they no longer, er, I mean, er, when they’re of, er, shall we say, er, a stable temperament.
The French seem to be mislaying the art n’stuff they’ve got lying around the Presidential palaces. At which point, three points. About why it might be worthwhile having that Royal family rather than electing a President every few years.
French detectives are investigating the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of valuable works of art and pieces of antique furniture from the Elysée Palace and other presidential residences. The 700 missing items include bronze sculptures and statuettes, Empire chairs and a Restoration dining table from the 19th century, an 18th-century Régence chair and 17th-century Savonnerie carpets.
Sadiq Khan is indeed different from certain of his coreligionists, he doesn’t want to subject London to actual and real bang-bang bombing. He just wants to have as close as possible the same effect upon the housing of The Great Wen.
Sadiq Khan calls for new powers to impose London rent controls
As standard economic theory states, as near all economists agree:
I include a table of propositions to which most economists subscribe, based on various polls of the profession.
The thing about an Ambassador is they should be a sort of interface between one country and the other. They should appear friendly to the natives, while pushing their own country’s interests. All the while sending home clear intelligent evaluations of the situation.
If any of those missives home became public then it is a disaster. The ambassador would instantly lose the ability to seem friendly to the natives. Unable to do their job they should either be recalled or, for preference, resign in embarrassment.…See More
It’s perhaps a slightly jaundiced view but there’s much truth in it. And we’re not exactly overjoyed about it either but we don’t think there’s anything new in this:
Party democracy is the enemy of representative democracy. Party democracy stops MPs speaking out against racism and warning of the perils facing their country. Party democracy makes politicians put their members ahead of their constituents. Party democracy makes them flatter coteries of arrogant obsessives. Party democracy is the enemy of conscience and judgment.