Tag: Tory dunderheadedness

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…

Enjoy The Environment, Damn It! Or Else!

One in seven children in London has not visited a green space in the last year, a shocking new report claims. Oh noes! Disaster! The Sowing The Seeds report, commissioned by the London Sustainable Development Commission, which advises the Mayor…

It’s The Fourth Emergency Service!

Tube engineers will be rushed across London by police cars with their sirens blaring in a bid to keep trains moving… Whoa, steady on! I mean, yes, Tube breakdowns are annoying, but really, should we go this far? Well, we…

Budget Crisis? What Budget Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of families are to be visited by travel advisers who will tell them to stop driving their cars. Armed with bus timetables and cycle route maps, they will knock on doors and lecture on the need for…