One of the more forgettable Mr Man characters. pic.twitter.com/HP7lW5ThqN— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 19, 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
A stride to the left ? https://t.co/dKdKekhnaB— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 16, 2017
May's manifesto - who is she trying to be? https://t.co/9jjdJiPFoF— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 18, 2017
Now it's a mainstream May-ism, spelling out her ditching of pure free market ideological tory thinking— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 18, 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Tory train has arrived in w Yorkshire - half the Cabinet in a special cabin for the manifesto launch pic.twitter.com/159WZbTCSS— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) May 18, 2017
Meanwhile, in a universe far far far away....
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
.@TimkCPS breaks it to Labour gently, the real world might be slightly more complicated than they think https://t.co/zKw4tTrzZA pic.twitter.com/ZMuf6KnGAz— CPS Think Tank (@CPSThinkTank) May 17, 2017
Labour's uncosted manifesto has received a thorough financial kicking from people/organisations with some knowledge/understanding of how the real world works.
Paul Johnson, director of IFS, said:
“They are looking at raising an awful lot from companies and high earners. The chance of getting £50bn are pretty small. It seems to us is that if they were able to raise that amount that would take tax burden in the UK to its highest level in 70 years."John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"This entire manifesto is based on the clearly absurd belief that businesses can be repeatedly hammered with massive tax increases and crippled with regulation without any wider impact on the economy, jobs and investment.Ironically the coup de grace was delivered by that tired old union dinosaur, McCluskey of Unite, who doesn't think Labour has a cat's chance in hell of winning and said that holding on to 200 seats - a loss of 29 seats and its worst result since 1935 - would constitute “a successful campaign”.
If even a handful of these disastrous ideas were implemented it would mean misery for the many and employment for the few.”
Fair enough, Corbyn and co want to drag Britain backwards; why not back to the 1930's?
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Despite it being leaked last week, the Labour manifesto will be officially launched today.
The oft repeated phrase "fully costed" has been used in the build up to the launch by party bigwigs. Except it isn't, McDonnell has admitted that the figures for nationalising water haven't been worked out yet!
Monday, 15 May 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
Labour candidates are promising Labour voters they will remove Corbyn after the election in a desperate bid to win support on the doorstep, and are disowning the manifesto (even though it has yet to be officially published).
One Labour candidate described the manifesto as “childish”, as per the Telegraph:
“Those of us who are realistic about this know we can't stand on the manifesto that has been produced by the party so we won't mention it on leaflets and on the doorstep.”
One senior Labour candidate said:
"This is nothing more than an expensive wishlist. Some of it may be harmless but the rest of it reads like a 10 year old's letter to Santa Claus."Another, fighting to hold onto a marginal seat, said:
"You could promise unicorns for everyone, none of this is going to happen.How can voters trust people who stand for a party for which they neither support the manifesto nor leader?
It's a ludicrous document, it won't serve Labour MPs well on the doorstep and the public have largely stopped listening and taking us seriously anyway.”
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Labour's leaked manifesto appears to have fallen through a window in time from the 1970's, as it proposes taking us back to the "good old days" of a.o.:
- Beer and sarnies for union oligarchs at Number 10
- Wage caps
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
As per Guido Fawkes, Jeremy Corbyn’s son is planning a “hummus and falafel” victory party at Number 10 Downing Street if his father becomes Prime Minister.
How very "middle class Londonesque" of them!
I am rather concerned about the lack of quinoa though.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Jeremy Corbyn (aka the self styled Monsieur Zen) has stated that even if Labour is defeated he will remain as Labour leader.
Well then, let's see how that works out in reality!
Monday, 8 May 2017
John McDonnell, Labour's shadow Chancellor, has come out in support of the theories of Karl Marx as espoused in Das Kapital.
Voters have a clear choice vote for economic policies that are relevant to the 21st century information age, or vote for policies designed for an era that has long since passed and that have inflicted economic misery on millions in the countries in which they were imposed.
Friday, 5 May 2017
Labour sources say they don't need to be winning seats in locals to be competitive in #GE2017— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 5, 2017
Having been trounced at the local elections, Labour are of course blaming the media but are also claiming that it doesn't matter.
Meanwhile UKIP, having seemingly been wiped out, need to wake up to the fact that now we have Brexit their raison d'être has ceased to be.
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Subtle... two rival dossiers this morning pic.twitter.com/vQ99tpbsca— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 3, 2017
Dossiers at dawn... Labour has smuggled their dossier attacking the tories' dossier into their press event— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 3, 2017