What I find incredible is that a “senior” politician, a Minister of the Crown, no less. can spout such blatant lies on TV, potentially before the entire world, entirely without censure, it seems.
The article to which I refer has abundant footnotes in proof of the author’s statements.
Source: The facts don’t lie, and nor do I – An open letter to Jeremy Hunt MP
I Find it interesting that “Liar, Liar” gets no radio airtime (unless you know differently), certainly on any of Aunty’s channels, due to their “impartiality rules”.
That’s a bit odd, I thought, given the bias, both blatant and subliminal, that has been apparent in almost all of their recent broadcasts with any political content.
According to a story in the Daily Mirror that I saw today, our Prime Minister “Mrs May will fly into Jordan on Monday afternoon to agree a new anti-ISIS battle partnership with one of Britain’s closest Gulf allies.”
I’m surprised, given the appalling human rights record of that increasingly dictatorial regime, that any civilised society wants anything at all to do with them. She’ll certainly not be speaking for me…
There is currently a petition doing the rounds here, calling for the reversal of restrictions on the housing element of Universal Credit for 18-21 year old people. One assumes that the cosy assumption that underlies this measure is that all under-21’s live with their parents, and that both parents and child(ren) are happy, and safe, in that environment.
Sadly, that is not always the case. What about care-leavers who have to leave their children’s home, or potentially their foster parents, should they be unable or unwilling to continue to support their foster kids after the allowances cease. What about abused adults or children. What about behaviour or restrictions that one or the other finds intolerable? What then?
It seems to me (being charitable) that we will soon see a prime example of the Law of Unintended Consequences in action. On the other hand, my not so charitable self thinks that this is a deliberate and cynical attack on our youth. In either case, I urge my readers (are there any?) to sign the petition here.
…when the persons against whom they are demonstrating are not present, and don’t give tuppence anyway. It has always seemed to me to be very odd that, when mass demonstrations aimed at Government mismanagement , incompetence or folly take place, they often happen on a Saturday.
It seems to me that its fairly pointless. You only have to look at the result of all that marching against Bliar’s foreign misadventures to know that they take not a blind bit of notice. Yes, it spawned a few reams of print, but the bombs still fell, and bullets flew. And how many died?
Why not bring the place to a standstill on a weekday and demand that they come out of their cosy (and costly to us) Parliamentary club and explain themselves? That would be much more productive, would show them that we mean business and that they are there to represent the entire electorate and not just the ones with the deepest pockets.