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The PalArse of Westminster

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Exposing the hypocrisy, greed and incompetence of our "respected" elected political "elite".

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Something For The Weekend

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Right Balls Up!

Mass Debate Minus One


Tonight sees yet another political mass debate on TV, this one though will be sans Cameron.

Time will tell as to whether avoiding pygmies was a wise or foolish move.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Greens To Ban Everything


Courtesy of LondonlovesBusiness here is a list of many of the things that the Greens (the party of intolerance) wish to ban, aside from the Grand National:
  • Privatisation of the NHS
  • SATS tests, league tables and academies
  • Tuition fees and cancel student debt
  • Tax avoidance and evasion
  • Rail privatisation
  • Workfare and benefit sanctions
  • Trident nuclear deterrent
  • Biodiversity offsetting (where property developers destroy habitats but create another elsewhere)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • The production and sale of foie gras
  • Cloning of animals for food
  • Overuse of antibiotics in farming
  • Monkeys (and other primates) as pets
  • Importing exotic pets
  • Hunting, the badger cull, snares, sport shooting
  • Animals in circuses
  • Use of a whip in horse racing, and a review of the sport
  • Importing fur
  • Keeping dolphins, whales, porpoises for commercial purposes, or killing them in the wild
  • Non-medical experiments on animals
  • Breeding genetically altered animals
  • Puppy farming
  • Electric shock collars for dogs
  • Patenting of genes and living organisms
  • Waste food being sent to landfill
  • Fossil-fuel-based generation, including closing coal-fired power stations by 2023
  • Nuclear power
  • Fracking
  • Fossil-fuel industry tax breaks/subsidies
  • New building on flood plains
  • Detention of LGBTQ asylum seekers and culture of disbelief
  • Lads mags and porn in supermarkets and newsagents
  • Stopping nursing mothers breastfeeding in a public place
  • Fit for work scheme where outside person decides if a disabled person can work
  • The exploitation of interns and young people in low-wage jobs
  • “Phony” patient choice
  • Alcohol under 50p a unit
  • Opt-in organ donation (move to an opt-out system)
  • Mixed-sex accommodation in hospitals
  • Children being put in police cells
  • Marketisation and outsourcing of education
  • Class sizes of more than 20
  • Private schools’ charitable status, running schools for profit
  • Religious organisations in schools
  • Parents paying for school equipment and expensive trips
  • Help to Buy
  • Stamp Duty
  • Big builder “cartels”
  • Right to Buy and mass council house sales
  • Landlord perks such as tax deductions and mortgage interest relief
  • Bedroom tax
  • Exploitative zero-hours contracts
  • Unequal pay between men and women
  • Blacklisting (and set up an investigation into blacklisting in construction)
  • Combined retail and investment banking firms
  • City of London Corporation
  • 20% VAT on cooked food, entertainment and accommodation (reduce to 5%)
  • Employees National Insurance upper threshold
  • Corporation tax relief on companies which have more than a 10:1 ratio between the highest and lowest paid employees
  • Capital gains tax personal allowance
  • The seven-year rule on gifts by living donors
  • The Universal Credit programme
  • Work-for-benefits programmes
  • Private sector contracts with government on benefit entitlement assessment
  • Childcare tax credits and tax reliefs (in favour of free universal childcare and early education)
  • Lobbying Act
  • New Homes Bonus
  • Individual or company owning 20% or more of a media market
  • National major roads programme
  • Favourable tax treatment of aviation
  • Pavement parking
  • Torture and the sale of torture equipment
  • Restrictions on foreign students
  • Rich people “buying” their way into the UK
  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • Police & Crime Commissioners

Monday, 13 April 2015

Labour's Bland Manifesto

Sans the de rigueur socially inclusive photos of people from a variety of backgrounds, sexes and ages etc.

How very bland!

Who'd Have Thought It?