Mrs May’s top three lieutenants looking as if they lost a shilling and found threepence
It is beyond belief that we have to have a petition to get this lad’s parents here. Rudd should have been on it automatically.
But there you are. We do have to have a petition.
So let’s tell the government that we are human. Even if they hardly know the meaning of the word.
In her manifesto, Theresa May announced plans to replace free universal lunchtime meals for infants in England with free breakfasts for every pupil up to the age of 11.
(Well, Mrs Thatcher took their milk, and now Mrs May is taking their lunch!)
The Tories told the public that it would save vast amounts of money. It would cost, for the whole of England, only £60 million per year
But when calculations were done it was discovered that the money they had set aside for this meant that just under 7p spent would be available to spend on each breakfast.
At this point, it is worth remembering that when Iain Duncan Smith was a government minister he spent £39 on a breakfast for himself.
Of course, we at Munguin’s Republic realise that Mr Duncan Smith is far larger than the average under-11-year-old, and surely needs considerably more food to keep him going, but seriously …557 times larger?? Surely that would make him a giant of a man… No surely, surely not.
So, hoping no one would notice, the Theresa May Strong and Stable Party have quietly said that they will have to look again at the figure. Damned right they will! This time with a calculator in their hands.
And these are the people that we didn’t vote for, who will be negotiating the biggest change in the UK in 45 years?
Jings, crivvens, help ma boab. Heaven help us.
I heard on the news this afternoon that Amber Rudd (she’s the Home Secretary in the Theresa May Strong and Stable government, in case you didn’t know) has warned the United States of America NOT to leak more information about the Manchester terrorist. They had apparently released his name to the press without permission from the Brits and Rudd had wanted to “keep the element of surprise”.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme she had been very clear with Washington “that it should not happen again”.
The US authorities must have been quaking with fear after being thus warned by as august a figure as whatever her name is, I forget. So much so that they pretty much immediately leaked some more information.
Oh, for that special relationship, eh?
And on a more cheerful note, I was in the garden this evening:
Invite this bloke to take tea with the Queen…
…and refuse entry to this bloke.
Great Brutish Christian Values, Amber? “Suffer the little children to come unto me”?
You’re a total bloody embarrassment, Rudd. Thank god you are not Scottish.
When Theresa stood on the steps of Downing Street and made her victory speech, she didn’t exactly quote Francis is Assisi.
However, she did say that things were going to change. Of course they have, but not quite the way she seemed to suggest.
She was going to champion the little (wo)man, the working classes who had been so badly done by the Eton/Oxford government that her predecessor had led. She was going to sort out ‘Burning Injustice’.
Well, she had a chance to demonstrate how she could do that. It can be summed up in one word. Orgreave.
At Orgreave, during the miners’ strike of the early 1980s, striking miners were beaten by the police and then falsely accused of rioting… crimes that carried serious sentences. And the police got away with it with government support.
Does that ring any bells?
Were there not football fans at Hillsborough who suffered death at the hands of an incompetent policeman out of his depth, incapable of making the correct decision…and were these fans not then blamed for the catastrophe which ensued, accused of urinating on and stealing from dead bodies to make the fans seem at fault? Were they not made to look like inhuman monsters? And was the government not complicit in that?
Yes, they were. And, which force was responsible for this?
The very same one. South Yorkshire Police.
So, given all these facts and the prime minister’s vow, and the fact that she had shown an inclination to have an inquiry into Orgreave when she, herself, was home secretary, it came to me as something of a surprise to find out that the new home secretary, one Amber Rudd, thinks that it’s unnecessary.
Nah, why bother? No one died, could sum up Rudd’s written response. Somehow now, unless people die, it seems that police can get away with anything.
If there had been an inquiry at the time, perhaps the South Yorkshire Police might have sharpened up its procedures a bit and maybe, just maybe, Hillsborough wouldn’t have happened five years later.
Ms Rudd is of the opinion that there was no miscarriage of justice. Let that be a warning to people in England. The police can beat you and accuse you of rioting, but that is NOT a miscarriage of justice.
And there was me thinking that an inquiry would have investigated whether indeed there was a miscarriage of justice, and if there was, named and shamed the people responsible for it.
So Mrs May has fallen at the first hurdle. She gives not a damn about these men, their families, or what they went through.
Seriously folks, could we really expect anything else from the Pound Shop Thatcher?