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Failing Chris Grayling: The Minister For Dishonesty And Ineptitude

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Let us be clear about this. Grayling is an absolute disaster. Known to be, shall we say, less than honest, and every governmental department he touches turns to rubble. In my humble opinion Chris Grayling is the most USELESS government minister in British political history. Somehow, Theresa May appointed him as Secretary of State for Transport back in July. What has Grayling got on these people? In fact, don't answer that. I don't think I want to know. Lets take a brief look at some of Grayling's 'Best Bits': Grayling famously claimed that   billions of pounds are lost to benefit fraud   which was based on figures showing that £2.5 billion was lost due to fraud and error in the system.  It then turned out that the amount lost to fraud alone was less than £1bn . Grayling has never apologised for distorting figures.  This led to the likes of Richard Desmond's (yuk) Express tabloid claiming  75% off benefit claimants on the sick  are scrounging thieves.

The Burning Injustice Of Prime Minister Theresa May

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My disdain for this government grows more by the day. This is what Theresa May had to say on her very first day as unelected Prime Minister. For the record, I also thought Gordon Brown serving as Prime Minister without a mandate from the people was wrong. Mr Brown and the remnants of New Labour paid the price in 2010. Anyway, back to Theresa May, do you remember her saying his just a few months back? " That means fighting against the burning injustice that if you’re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others . If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white. If you’re a white, working class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university. If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately. If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man. If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help to hand.

124,000 Homeless Children: Merry Christmas From The Tory Government

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Shelter have just revealed the number of children waking up  homeless on Christmas Day  this year is  124,000 . The original estimate was a staggering and disgusting 120,000. The Tories have managed to add another, 4,000 to that number. And we aren't just talking about children in temporary flats and houses (often rented by the local authority from private landlords at extortionate costs), its so so much worse than this. Action is needed now Theresa May. You may not be fully responsible for this astonishing crisis but you are the o ne that's in charge, even if we had no say in your crowning whatsoever.  Deal with it, and deal with it now. D ata released by the Department for  Communities  and Local Government reveals a rise of more than 300% since 2014 in the number of families in England who are being housed ILLEGALLY (for more than the statutory maximum period of six weeks) in B&B's by local authorities, because they cannot find any alternative p

The Solution To The Tories Great Train Robbery

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Many of our train services are publicly owned. Now the not so good bit: They are publicly owned by members of public from other European countries. They saw our great idea of public ownership, copied it, watched us sell it all off, helped themselves to it and now return  MILLIONS AND MILLIONS  in dividends back to their countries. About 1.7 BILLION passenger rail journeys were made in the past 12 months, compared with 801m in 1997. The figures  come from analysis by the  Rail Delivery Group , which represents train operators and Network Rail, and is based on data from the auditors KPMG. The study found that people make an average of 24.7 train journeys each a year, a 60% increase from 1998, when private operators took over running UK train services from British Rail. The growth in journeys is faster than in France at 25%, Germany at 23% and the Netherlands at 10% over the same period. British Rail was broken up and privatised between 1994 and 1997, and since then rail

Hard-Right Tories: Its not a Priti place to be

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It’s hard to know where to start with Priti. She was born in London to a Ugandan/Indian migrant family. Her father stood for UKIP in a local council election  and she was initially involved with the Referendum Party before switching allegiance to the Conservatives. She contested Nottingham North unsuccessfully at the 2005 general election before, under David Cameron’s leadership, being recommended for the Party’s “A-List” of prospective candidates. Before her rise to prominence, in 2008 Priti gave birth to her son Freddie and at just 4 days old the poor young lad held the honour of being the Tories youngest ever party member.  She wasn't just on THAT bus, she was the driver! On the surface, the woman described as a “modern-day Norman Tebbit” seems like the perfect candidate for being the modernising ‘poster girl’ so many on the right of the Tory Party really believe she is. To the rest of us, she’s not. Back in 2011 on an episode of BBC Question Time, Priti spoke

Laura Kuenssberg: Anti-Corbyn bias? As if.

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In what just about tops off the most extraordinary year in political history The Press Gazzette have decided to give BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg their  'Political Journalist Of The Year'  award. The judges said -  "In a tumultuous year [Kuenssberg] rose to the challenge and made the story of Brexit her own." I could understand if she had unearthed a huge story, like over 30 Tory MPs facing questioning by 21 police forces for alleged electoral fraud, but that barely got a mention from award winning Kuennssberg. Driving the hatchet in to a resolute Corbyn's back as the PLP went from one clumbersome disaster to the next was far more important. Is that the best possible rephrasing of  "Kuenssberg's efforts in getting a  Labour MP to RESIGN live on The Daily Politics Show  as part of the ongoing anti-Corbyn campaign deserve special recognition" they could come up with? OK, its obvious I'm not Laura's