#BorisJohnson wants to dictate when – and WHETHER – #elections take place – as #VoxPolitical warned you

Remember last December when This Site warned the UK electorate that Boris Johnson’s manifesto said, “We will impose an indefinite Conservative government”? It means he planned to stay in power just as long as he wanted to, with no election unless he felt like it. And the UK electorate ignored the warning and voted for him in what may be the last democratic election to take place in this country. Do you think that’s overstating the case? If so, you haven’t been paying attention. Johnson intends to repeal the Human…

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Extended jail term plan will lead to disaster

Conservatives can’t run prisons. We all know this – right? They tried privatising prisons and the cuts imposed by the privateers (in order to make a profit) meant wardens could not keep control. Consider the failure to control drug use or even to stop drugs being passed into prisons. Overcrowding led to unrest and even the occasional riot. Now Boris Johnson has announced an intention to extend jail terms, meaning even more people will be packed into our limited prison space. Or is he going to build more (like he…

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Give the public a say before selling off the NHS, demands Burnham

This guy has been impressive from the get-go: Today (Tuesday) Andy Burnham will call on the Coalition to put its plans for further NHS privatisation on hold until there is clear evidence that the public wants the health service to be sold off. The speech in Manchester is being timed to take place before the Conservative-led government signs a series of new NHS contracts that will – underhandedly – tie the hands of a future government. Sly little devils, aren’t they? The British public has never given its consent for…

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