Tag: Tory dunderheadedness

The First Test For Priti…

Croydon Council accused the Home Office of forcing homeless families out of temporary accommodation, after it was outbid for an “important” property. And what did the Home Office want with this building, then? A few weeks ago, the Home Office…

Government IT Failure…?

…you shock me! Surely not? The UK’s courts system is “on its knees” following a major computer outage that has lasted several days, a leading lawyers’ union has said. Legal practitioners have been unable to access court wifi or the…

Modern Tories In Action…

Under the heading Dale Farm II, the leaflet claimed the existing traveller sites in Basildon will treble in size. It reads: “This will create massive issues for the police and the council, trying to deal with a bigger site than…

He’s Got My Confidence, And Isn’t That All That Should Matter?

The ‘Guardian’ is quick to get its objection in before he’s even sat down: Among his more controversial cases was a decision allowing Westminster council to rehouse a tenant 50 miles away in Milton Keynes. It was later overturned by…

Behold iDave’s Brand New Tory Party!

It appears to be chock full of loons: “3.1 Everyone in, or aspiring to, a position of public responsibility and everyone in a position to influence the public, including entertainers etc, should be asked to sign a voluntary pledge not…

You Know, Jamie Oliver’s Right!

Oliver’s move came as public health officials and doctors joined a growing number of education and food organisations in criticising the education secretary. In a move that astonished experts, Gove insisted that he would not apply the nutrition standards that…

Hey, Since You Like Collective Punishment So Much…

A senior city councillor has claimed officers are vetting every letter he writes to constituents. Conservative group leader John Fareham said he was “astonished” to discover non-political letters about issues such as parking signs were being checked by the council’s…