Tory government regularly lied to the BBC, George Osborne admits

Agreed: There I was, virtually self-flagellating by surveying the post ‘Brexit-Day’ fall-out on Twitter, engaging in a bit myself, when I was fortunate to come across a tweet from our former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. I very nearly choked on my cup of tea. “Trying to convince you various fiascos were triumphs”. Yes. He really did use those words. “Happy memories”? Well Mr Osborne, your “happy memories” acting as an Agent Provocateur, openly attempting to deceive those who would keep the British public informed, are actually pretty distasteful to some of us.…

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As with everything Theresa May does, her Article 50 notification has left her looking stupid

For information (as Yr Obdt Srvt is currently too tired to think straight). The fact that the UK government was trying to use international security as a bargaining-chip for a trade deal gives a very poor account of Mrs May and her cronies. Theresa May’s Brexit launch suffered a series of heavy blows after key planks of her opening strategy were point-blank rejected by Europe’s top politicians. German chancellor Angela Merkel publically dismissed her plan to begin talks on a lucrative trade deal, saying negotiations on Britain’s EU divorce –…

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If Ken Livingstone does not win his misconduct hearing, justice in the Labour Party is dead

Having done a great deal of research on this case, This Site knows that Ken Livingstone has not brought the Labour Party into disrepute, but has accurately quoted facts. Whether that is accepted by the panel from the Labour Party’s National Constitutional Committee is a different matter, of course. Mr Livingstone is right to say there had been “real collaboration” between Nazis and German Zionists in the 1930s – there was. He is also right to say that this does not mean Hitler was a Zionist and that he never suggested…

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You know we were all told Theresa May triggered Brexit yesterday? Well, she didn’t

She can’t, you see. Brexit – the UK’s departure from the European Union – can only be “triggered” by the European Commission, in its own time. All Theresa May did was notify the European Union of the UK’s intent to leave. An agreement must then be reached which 72 per cent of the EU’s remaining 27 states must support, before the UK’s departure can be approved by the European Parliament on a simple majority vote. And how well does the British public think Theresa May’s government will perform in negotiating…

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Tories laugh at voters who thought they’d really give £350m a week to the NHS after Brexit

Of course the laughter that greeted Tulip Siddiq was actually intended for those members of the British public who voted ‘Leave’ in the belief that the UK even gives £350 million a week to the European Union, let alone the belief that a Conservative would ever use that money to fund the NHS instead. Chris Grayling’s claim that the idea of giving £350 million a week to the NHS – as painted along the side of the infamous “Brexit bus” that toured the UK throughout last year’s EU referendum campaign…

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Of course the UK can turn back from Brexit. It can even be turned back by others…

For information: Theresa May is a lying toad. A leaked resolution from the European Parliament shows Theresa May is fundamentally lying about Article 50, on the day she invokes it. The Prime Minister invoked Article 50, the process for leaving the EU, on 29 March. She has notified European Council President Donald Tusk by letter. In May’s accompanying statement, she said: “This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back.” But a leaked resolution from the European Parliament shows that is simply not true: The UK…

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Jeremy Hunt asked FGM survivor if she could still have orgasms. Why does he still have a job?

The Secretary of State for Health contacted a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and invited her for an interview only in order to ask if she could still have orgasms, it seems. If this is true, he should be sacked at once. FGM is a serious issue and yet the tone of Jeremy Hunt’s question indicates not only that he wasn’t taking it seriously at all, but that – frankly – he was titillated by it. That is inappropriate to a point well beyond insult. The person subjected to…

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Farage would rather skip out of the UK than face the consequences of the Brexit he demanded

What does this say about Nigel Farage? To This Writer, it says that he is finally showing his true colours. Having campaigned tirelessly for the UK’s ruin, he is now planning to run away – possibly to the United States – to escape the backlash when the inevitable happens. In fairness, he stuck around longer than most of the other Brextremists. Michael Gove and Boris Johnson were out the door while we were all still absorbing the result. David Cameron (not a supporter of Brexit, but the person most directly…

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May’s Article 50 statement is SHREDDED by the social media

Serves her right. On the eve of the UK government triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, notifying the European Union of this nation’s intention to leave, Theresa May released a statement via the ConservativeHome website. This Writer thinks it would be useful for people to read the responses the article received when it was publicised on Twitter, before reading her actual words. They show the depth of public feeling against what she is doing. So, when ConHome tweeted the main message – “Now that the decision has been made…

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Emergency debate is last-ditch attempt to stop unfair curbs on disability benefit

For information: This emergency debate takes place today. A final attempt to halt controversial curbs to disability benefits will be made [today, March 29], after MPs were granted an emergency debate. Ministers will be accused of a “troubling subversion of democracy” after sneaking through the changes to Personal Independence Payments (PIPs), hitting the mentally ill. Ministers refused to allow a vote on ‘emergency legislation’ to tighten the criteria for PIPs, overturning a tribunal ruling that they should also cover conditions including epilepsy, diabetes and dementia. Anger grew when it emerged…

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