Also in the news: Corrupt Tories vote on National Insurance – and make a killing on PPE

Contempt: Boris Johnson knows he can force the poor to pay for benefits taken by the rich – and give huge amounts of public money in corrupt contracts with Tory donors – and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Here’s today’s roundup of stories This Site hasn’t been able to cover otherwise:

Tory drones vote through National Insurance rise so the poor and pensioners pay to keep rich kids in their houses

They knew it was wrong but they did it anyway because they like using your money when they should be paying themselves. If you can’t see that, you’re as much a part of the problem as they are.

Tory donor who lobbied for government PPE contract via corrupt ‘VIP fast lane’ makes 9,000 PER CENT profit

David Meller is laughing all the way to the bank. He’s given nearly £60,000 to the Tories since 2009 and has made £13 million profit after having a quiet word with health minister Lord Bethell.

Levelling down – up North: social care spending in the North of England is nearly £3,000 lower per person than the national average

It’s because the Tories have starved local authorities of the cash they need – and don’t think for a moment that Johnson’s NI increase is going to change it.

Unite union will use block vote to remove right-wing David Evans as Labour Party general secretary

Unions hold half the votes at Labour conferences, and it is likely that others will follow Unite’s example – especially the Bakers’ union BFAWU, after Evans threatened to expel president Ian Hodson. It is unlikely that Evans’s – and Keir Starmer’s – attempts to gerrymander the delegate count to exclude left-wingers will increase sympathy for the dictatorial and divisive Evans.

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1 thought on “Also in the news: Corrupt Tories vote on National Insurance – and make a killing on PPE

  1. Chris

    I heard on the radio that Covid passports for crowded venues are so strongly opposed by Tory backbenchers plans for them may be dropped. I imagine those people support requiring photo ID at the ballot – a “democracy passport”, you might say.

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