Friday, 19 October 2018
Thursday, 18 October 2018
We changed Prime Minister when facing a Nazi invasion, now we can't even change Speaker!
Theresa May's problems, & by definition the UK's problems, are that 1 She is indecisive & 2 She has no majority mandate to negotiate. Hence no one knows what she wants, because she doesn't know herself; even if she did she wouldn't be able to carry the Tories/parliament with her.— Ken Frost (@ken_frost) October 18, 2018
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Friday, 12 October 2018
When Theresa May announced, in her recent conference speech that austerity was over, many in the media and politics dismissed it as BS.
However, I refer you to the news on the BBC today that say senior judges in England and Wales could be set for pay rises of up to 32% if recommendations made by the Senior Salaries Review Body are accepted.
The move aims to address low morale among judges and to compensate them for changes to their pension scheme.
The recommendations would see a High Court judge receive an additional £60,000 a year.
Crown Court judges would receive a 22% rise - taking them to £165,000 - and district judges would get an 8% rise.
Clearly austerity is definitely over, as there is no way judges would get such a stonking pay rise if others in the public sector didn't as well!
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Lots of wild and loose talk about leadership moves. There is no vacancy. However, on a technical point, if a vacancy did arise process need not take more than 2 working weeks - 4 days in Commons (if needed) and 6 days with membership - does not need to be an overly long process— Mark Pritchard MP (@MPritchardUK) October 11, 2018