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Corporate corruption is alive, well, and plain to see in the modern Conservative Party

Here’s a Conservative MP who doesn’t mind taking cash in return for Parliamentary action: Nigel Huddleston.

He has taken £3,000 from the boss of Travelodge and £2K from the CEO of Butlins parent Bourne Leisure, and is now demanding huge tax cuts for tourist attractions.

The donations have been openly registered, indicating that Tory MPs are happy to put their corruption on show, for all to see.

A Tory MP who is calling for huge tax cuts for tourist attractions was given donations by hotel bosses.

Newly elected Nigel Huddleston leads eight MPs who want VAT cuts of up to £20billion to boost hotels and tourist attractions.

Backed by the British Hospitality Association, they are urging VAT on tourism is slashed from 20% to 5% to compete abroad.

But the Mid Worcs MP accepted a £3,000 election gift from Travelodge chief Peter Gowers and £2,000 from John Dunford, CEO of Butlins firm Bourne Leisure.

Source: Tory MP who wants huge tax cuts for tourist attractions handed donations by hotel bosses – Mirror Online

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Cosseted and sheltered Priti Patel needs to meet real thugs before bandying the word around

Does this look like a threatening gang of thugs to you?

This mollycoddled minister – who once co-authored a book branding the British workforce as lazy while having one of the worst Parliamentary attendance records – is making a name for herself as a fool to equal her boss, Iain Duncan Smith.

Employment minister Priti Patel has already blotted her ministerial copy-book, bringing the Conservative Government into disrepute with her insulting and arrogant response to an Urgent Question about the benefit deaths on the last day of Parliament.

How does Priti Patel ever manage to get elected? She is lazy, stupid, arrogant and ignorant.

Now she has described wheelchair-using and walking-stick dependent pro-NHS campaigners, who visited her constituency office to plead for help protecting the health service, as a “thuggish gang”.

The only thug pictured on this page is her.

Priti Patel has caused outrage by branding these harmless campaigners – some elderly or disabled – a “thuggish gang”.Members of the group were shocked and distressed by the Employment Minister’s attack.

The campaigners, including a wheelchair user and at least two needing walking sticks, visited Ms Patel’s constituency HQ to urge her to protect the health service.

After they braved the rain outside her office in Witham, Essex, she fired off a furious letter to Unite union boss Len McCluskey, who she said was behind the campaign.

Ms Patel wrote: “The lady who works in the Witham ­Conservative Association office felt harassed, frightened and intimated when a thuggish gang of People’s NHS campaigners came to our office.”

Source: Outrage as Tory MP claims she felt threatened by a ‘thug gang’ of campaigning OAPs and disabled people – Mirror Online

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Blairite Labour MPs switch support to Flint – so what?

Getting a bit desperate now, isn’t it?

Firstly, if Blairite Labour MPs are getting behind Caroline Flint in the deputy leadership campaign to offset a Corbyn victory in the top spot – so what? None of the other candidates are particularly leftist so it doesn’t really make much difference.

Also, the rest of the party is going to decide whatever it damn well pleases anyway so – again – it really won’t make much difference.

Note that the Independent here describes Flint as a “centrist” counterweight to Mr Corbyn. She’s a Labour right-winger. Clearly someone is working hard on the language to make these people look less Tory-light than they really are. Something to watch!

Labour MPs are preparing for a Jeremy Corbyn victory by rallying round the leading Blairite in the deputy leadership contest to prevent a left-wing takeover at the top of the party, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

A string of MPs, including two shadow ministers, have switched their support from other candidates to back Caroline Flint for deputy as a centrist counterweight to Mr Corbyn, who is on course to win the leadership on 12 September.

Source: Labour rallies behind Flint as deputy leader to offset a Corbyn win – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

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Insanity: A Summary Of Now | TheCritique Archives

Here’s a pretty accurate appraisal of the state of UK politics during the summer recess, from Martin Odoni. You should read the rest of the article, also.

We have a Conservative Party that decries drug-use while protecting a Chancellor who has a probable history of drug-use. We have a Labour Party that protects foxes more firmly than people, and that is more hostile to the first potential leader it has had in over ten years to whom the public are taking well, than it is to oppressive anti-welfare policies, while still claiming to be the party of the working man. And we have a Liberal Democrat leader who is less supportive of gay rights than a right-wing Tory but still claims to be passionately in favour of gay rights?

When I titled this piece Insanity, I was not referring to everything that was going on in Westminster, as such. I simply meant the mental disorder British politicians seem to be collectively suffering from if they think they are fooling anybody.

Source: Insanity: A Summary Of Now | TheCritique Archives

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