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Therese Coffey tries to blame LABOUR for the Tory sewage scandal

Rivers of Sh*t: Boris Johnson couldn’t be bothered to think about the details of his Brexit, and now the UK is suffering shortages of materials including those used to clean sewage. So partially-cleaned and harmful crap is going directly into our rivers.

Thursday, February 23 was a bad day for Environment Secretary Therese Coffey.

Not only did she suggest that we all eat turnips as a replacement for vegetables (and tomatoes) that are currently running short in supermarkets – causing a shortage of turnips as well, but she tried to pass the stink over the pumping of sewage into the UK’s waterways off as Labour’s fault:

Indeed.

It’s possible that everything Coffey said about Labour was true – that party, in office, should have re-nationalised the water companies when it had the chance – but didn’t.

But the current issue, of raw sewage being pumped into rivers and the sea, is entirely of the current Tory government’s creation.

Coffey knows that – or should. It is pathetic that she should try to pull the wool over our eyes in such a blatant manner.

On a related matter:

PFAS stands for perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, a family of thousands of human-made substances known as “forever chemicals” because they are extremely persistent and will not break down in the environment for thousands of years.

I suppose Coffey would blame this spread of toxic chemicals into a protected river, in 2023, on the Labour government of 1997-2010 as well?


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NHS leaders making contingency plans as biggest walkout in its history looms | Sky News

At breaking point: the UK’s National Health Service.

Ambulance workers and nurses are both set to go on strike on 6 February – the first time they’ve taken industrial action simultaneously. There are fears it could pose a “significant challenge” for the NHS.

Saffron Cordery, the interim chief executive of NHS Providers, has said the proposed walkouts are a “huge concern”.

She said: “Trusts have been warning for months that coordinated strikes were a possibility if the government and unions failed to reach an early agreement on this year’s pay award.”

Ms Cordery urged ministers to “get round the table with the unions urgently to deal with the key issue of pay for this financial year, otherwise there is no light at the end of the tunnel”.

Source: NHS leaders making contingency plans as biggest walkout in its history looms | UK News | Sky News

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The Tory government is repeatedly trying to undermine your Human Rights protections

Rishi Sunak: he’s actively trying to harm you.

This is self-explanatory.

Why would any self-respecting UK citizen vote for this continual erosion of the laws that protect them?

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UK prime minister asks homeless man if he works in business

Typical Tory: he opens his mouth and we all see the silver spoon.

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak was working in a shelter for homeless people last Friday (December 23, 2022) – most probably because his advisers would have told him it’s a good wheeze that always generates support for people like Jeremy Corbyn.

Sadly, Rishi Sunak isn’t a person like Jeremy Corbyn.

That is the reason this happened:

Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner shared the clip and called it “excruciating”.

You may feel that’s an understatement.

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Is the Conservative Party imploding because of Sunak’s leadership victory?

[Image: The Agitator/Twitter].

The law of unforeseen consequences seems to be striking the Conservative Party hard.

Rishi Sunak has been elected unopposed as party leader, and is soon to be invited to be prime minister by King Charles III. We know that.

Some of us suspect that this was a result of behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Boris Johnson withdrew, despite having enough nominations (more on that elsewhere, possibly). And Penny Mordaunt may feel justifiably robbed of the nominations from Tory MPs who supported Johnson instead of her (while they may feel cheated out of having him on the ballot paper).

But it seems that nobody feels quite as scorned by the process as the Conservative Party membership – the rank-and-file members without whom the organisation cannot function.

It seems many of them are so incensed by the way they have been treated – cheated, maybe, out of electing a new leader – that they are pulling up their stumps and leaving, with former Brexit party Reform UK as their likely new home.

(Interesting, that. Has the dog-wagging tail of the Tory Party been a single-issue group all along?)

On Twitter, the outrage has been palpable:

It seems veteran broadcaster Alastair Stewart is right – Tory Party members can think for themselves – although that thinking seems to extend only as far as the nearest Brexiteering right-wing party.

That should sink both the Tories and Reform UK.

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Is Rees-Mogg really planning to deregulate small and medium-sized business?

This is insane.

According to the Maximilien Robespierre YouTube channel, Jacob Rees-Mogg wants to end all business regulation for firms with fewer than 500 staff.

As the blurb for this clip states, “This would mean that they could fire staff without following the law, they could hire anyone to drive a HGV, they could ignore the environment when dumping waste.”

Here’s the clip:

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The brickbats are still flying at Liz Truss. Check out this ‘fail’ compilation [VIDEO]

Shock: Liz Truss reacts to the latest video compilation of her failures (no, not really).

Here’s a video from the much-maligned Novara Media.

The people there get accused of all sorts of terrible things, by people on the left, right and centre – but I hope we can agree that when they’re right to pick on someone themselves, they’re right. Especially when the person they’re picking on is new UK prime minister Liz Truss:

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Responses to Liz Truss as prime minister: from the sublime to flat-out trolling [VIDEO] [EXTREME LANGUAGE]

Liz Truss: being prime minister is a big job – but she looks smaller than the podium where she accepted it.

Reactions to the election of Liz Truss as the Conservative prime minister are rolling in – and they appear universally negative (although sometimes you have to read/listen between the lines.

Admittedly, the first clip is from before the result was announced: Joe Lycett’s appearance on former BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg’s new Sunday morning show.

It’s summed up nicely by Maximilien Robespierre here:

Mr Lycett then turned up on Times Radio to explain the meaning of his outburst (presumably for the hard-of-thinking, so he was in exactly the right place):

Following her election, Russell Kane’s comment will be hard to beat. Brace yourself, though, because the language on display here isn’t just near the knuckle; it’s knuckle-shredding:

Among politicians, the Labour Party’s response has focused on Truss’s attitude to working people – and it’s not good:

This seems supported by Truss’s apparent keenness to support the rich. Her solution to the cost of living crisis is not to help the people who are actually facing serious difficulty, but to give huge amounts of money to those who are already extremely rich! This is from Robespierre again:

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said if Truss governs in the same way she has campaigned, she’ll be a disaster for the United Kingdom. Here’s more analysis from Robespierre:

You can see how this has been going.

Fortunately, James O’Brien has a reason for it – he thinks Liz Truss is an android:

Possibly the nastiest comment on Liz Truss becoming prime minister relates to Home Secretary Priti Patel, who has announced that she is quitting, and going to the backbenches, before Truss sacks her anyway.

Patel insisted that leaving government was “her choice” – but it’s clear that she’s leaving ahead of Truss’s boot.

Nevertheless, Patel demanded that Truss must back “all aspects” of the policies she had put in place on illegal migration – which makes no sense at all; if Truss wanted rid of Patel then it’s because she doesn’t like Patel’s work – right?

Well, that would be the case normally. But it could just be that Truss doesn’t like Patel. So the nasty comment could refer to either Patel or Truss herself, for potentially putting personal distaste over professional respect.

(Even though Patel doesn’t deserve any respect at all.)

All in all – well, you can draw your own conclusions, can’t you?

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Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after Commons chamber protest

This was only to be expected. You can’t break into the seat of UK government and cause a scene, and then expect to walk away totally free.

But it does show one thing: it really was completely disproportionate for the Tory government to try to label Extinction Rebellion as a terrorist organisation.

If the group had been terrorists, they would have been able to level the Palace of Westminster from the inside before anybody in authority had a clue what was happening.

And that’s the reason This Writer thinks the arrests really happened: it is humiliating for Parliamentary authorities to discover that anybody can waltz in and superglue themselves to the Speaker’s chair whenever they feel like it.

So here’s what has happened:

Eight people have been arrested after climate activists glued themselves together around the Speaker’s chair in the House of Commons.

The protestors, from Extinction Rebellion UK, were on a guided tour of Parliament when they took the action, a spokeswoman said.

MPs are currently on their summer break, and are due to return next week.

The Met Police said it had launched an investigation into the “full circumstances of the incident”.

It’s an entirely token effort. These people have probably been released already.

One wonders whether their message will be taken as seriously as their presence was?

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OVO plan to fend off energy bill crisis: the best of a bad bunch?

Energy bills: yes, it’s the same image This Site has used several times before. Gets the point across, though – doesn’t it?

Ask what should be done to save millions of households from poverty as energy bills spiral upwards and there’s no point listening to the politicians.

Scottish Power boss Keith Anderson has proposed freezing bills already.

Now Ovo energy has published a 10-point plan to deal with the crisis in the short, medium and long term.

Headline point is a request for the government to create a “tariff deficit fund” from which households can be subsidised – and to which they would have to repay the cost in the future.

It would be progressive, and Ovo suggests limiting the number of subsidised units of energy households receive, claiming richer households typically use more.

Other ideas include:

Short-term plans

  • Bring forward the £400 energy rebate
  • Increase funding for debt advisory charities
  • Set up a fuel Poverty Task Force to identify households most at risk

Medium-term plans

  • Abolish the prepayment meter “penalty”, which sees prepayment customers paying more than those on direct debit
  • Subsidise bills though a Tariff Deficit Fund, which would be repaid over several years
  • Abolish the standing charge that customers pay
  • Mobilise a national effort to insulate UK homes

Long-term plans

  • Establish a single strategic buyer for all the UK’s energy needs.
  • Bring back the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Introduce a carbon tax

So what do you think? Are these good ideas?

You can read the full plan on: OVO Energy

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