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The leader of the House of Commons accuses broadcasters of not being patriotic – yet the Tories have betrayed the nation through cuts to our most valued services and institutions. Patriotic? Who? Not the Tory Brexiteers who have brought this country so alarmingly low. While EU politics are rebooted with new Franco-German confidence, our government is only saved by the Democratic Unionist party. Ignominy doesn’t get much more mortifying than that.feedback
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Polly Toynbee has most recently been quoted in an article called This party is not fit to govern. May can’t hide behind the Queen’s speech. Polly Toynbee said, “This is the impasse parliament – nothing can be done by a rudderless government immobilised by a toxic combination of state shrinkers and Europhobes. No gold carriage, no content worth the vellum it’s written on, nothing much to see here; move on. But where to? The Black Rod absurdity of the Queen’s speech flummery does nothing to disguise a rudderless country in the depth of crises unseen since the war as two Conservative-made disasters flap home to roost – Brexit and the great austerity.”. Polly Toynbee has been quoted a grand total of 19 times in 17 articles.
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May 16 2017

The prime minister’s boast that she champions employee rights scores highly in the annals of electoral fantasy-speak. To believe it takes a lot of forgetting. The art of election-winning is to scrub clean your negatives, to rub out your dark side. The Tory party has so many it dare not mention even its own name. The right to be forgotten on the internet is expected in the party’s manifesto – and they certainly have a lot to forget. On the Maymobile her name is enormous while “Conservatives” is in tiny print, like a “terms and conditions apply” footnote.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Syria conflict

Thatcher, Major and Blair all bent in the face of NHS crisis – yet through lack of opposition, May and Hammond remain iron-clad adamant: no more money. There is an ebb and flow in reporting on the NHS as Trump, Syria and Brexit dominate front pages. But the pressure-cooker state of the entire service still worsens. This morning’s latest figures are just a snapshot of deterioration – but every target is missed: for A&E, ambulance response times, for treating psychosis within a week, for cancer waiting times, blocked beds and diagnostic tests.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

Reality bites from this week: the reckless charge out of Europe has begun. But at last Labour, thanks to Keir Starmer, is fighting back. Off we go, headlong downhill, off piste, our Eddie the Eagle Brexit negotiators tumbling down towards a great crevasse. Far from “taking back control”, as Theresa May sends off our suicide letter on Wednesday, we will abandon all control as we place ourselves at the mercy of the goodwill or otherwise of each of the EU 27.feedback

Mar 14 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

The future seems bleak but with EU negotiations and a great reform bill still to come, there are many pitfalls for a reckless prime minister. That’s it; the way is clear for Theresa May to plunge the country into a self-destructive journey into thickets of the unknown. This will be her legacy, her hand the one that risked breaking the economy and breaking the United Kingdom too.feedback

Mar 07 2017

As the chancellor prepares to slash the state he claims there’s no cash. Yet he’s preparing to give billions away to the rich. How perfectly their faces fit the parts they play, this pair of graveyard undertakers to public services. Chancellor and prime minister use their grim solemnity to persuade the nation that there is no alternative. It’s all a charade – and they are, of course, play-acting – but they do it alarmingly well. Polls show they still convince voters that this extreme punishment is a doleful necessary.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

The peers debate was a terrible augury for how Theresa May intends to conduct these negotiations. It looks like things can only get worse. Here’s the Daily Mail’s comment the morning after: “In an act of betrayal and dishonesty, the House of Cronies, Dodgy Donors and Has-Beens voted last night by 358 to 256 to amend the Brexit Bill.”.feedback

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