Cheering Tories say we don’t deserve opinion as they cut rescue services pay

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A very revealing exchange on Twitter between journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Gary Streeter following the Tories’ shameful decision on Wednesday to vote down a pay increase for public sector workers, including the same firefighters, police and NHS workers they were praising to the heavens just a couple of weeks ago.

The Tories didn’t just do it, they cheered as they did:

Earlier in the evening, they were at pains to paint themselves as defenders of public sector pay – as long as they didn’t actually have to do anything about it.

Like vote, for example:

mercerThe ‘political game’ was a call to lift a 1% pay cap on the pay of not just our emergency services but also of the millions of public sector workers who keep our society running. This hypocrisy drew justified fire from Paul Mason:

mason mercer.pngMason’s outrage caused Streeter to abandon any attempt to…

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Cheering Tories say we don’t deserve opinion as they cut rescue services pay

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Does Corbyn have a Messiah Complex?

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Does Corbyn have a Messiah Complex?

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I received the following email from an associate of mine:

Hi Chris, I need your views… I was sickened yesterday when I saw on TV Corbyn at Glastonbury acting like he is some sort of Messiah, lauded by all those white, middle-class kids who paid £200 plus for their tickets who were applauding him for using the GRENFELL tragedy to to score political points… He then tells the organiser in private that he is going to scrap the British nuclear programme when he is PM. I think he has a Messiah complex. Suppose all those privileged kids had contributed their festival fee to helping the poor, now THAT would have been revolutionary.

Glastonbury echoes the great class  divide in our country. Posh people  stay in yurts, arrive by helicopter, are roped off from the not-so-posh. The festival was once a democratic event, everyone roughing it in crap tents on boggy…

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Tories’ cunning Brexit plan revealed

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Nolan Jazimreg, author of the contentious novel "Veritas et Libertas dei anno MMLXXXVII"

With Brexit, Tories managed to protect the assets of the wealthy tax avoiding individuals from new the EU regulation.

David Cameron announced his historic decision to hold a referendum and give the British people a “simple choice” of determining whether or to stay in the European Union. Within minutes Theresa Villiers, Priti Patel, Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, Chris Grayling, and John Whittingdale appeared at the Vote Leave headquarters, holding a banner with a slogan “Let’s take back control”. Speaking on behalf of six Tory Brexiteers, Grayling explained that they want to restore the sovereignty of the British nation.

If anything, the EU strengthened the sovereignty of the British nation. It removed borders between the Irish and EU membership was used to deter Scottish from voting pro-independence in 2014. 

Initially, David Cameron was against leaving the EU, however, something happened in 2013 unexpectedly he favoured an in/out EU referendum. To…

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Tories’ cunning Brexit plan revealed

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Video: As Corbyn conquers #Glastonbury2017, May booed in #Liverpool

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Video: As Corbyn conquers #Glastonbury2017, May booed in #Liverpool

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The contrast in fortunes and stature of the leaders of the Labour and Tory parties could not be more pronounced.

Jeremy Corbyn has appeared to huge crowds, huge cheers and the now-famous ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ chant – which has been sung with huge enthusiasm at the music festival even when he’s not present – and has spoken with complete confidence and passion to a crowd of over 100,000 people, many of whom had left gigs by world-famous bands to come and hear him:

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke had joined in the chant the previous evening when it sprang up in the band’s huge audience, while Grime star Stormzy led it on Saturday evening:

Even neutral media commentators couldn’t help but be impressed:

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Guest post: lesson from ‘Day of Rage’ – and protestors confront BoZo (video)

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By Joshua Funnell

A lesson Learned from the “The Day of Rage” : The British Right are Delusional

According to a leading Twitter authority, I’m “a special kind of wanker”. AKA, a person that exercises their democratic right to protest, as enshrined in Article 11 of European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Conservative MP, Michael Fabricant went further, choosing his words delicately, he described protestors like me as “fascists”. Well, if you’re going to get personal Michael, it’s worth mentioning that Fabricant holds the unenviable accolade of having the second worst hair in the Conservative party and also weirdly looks like Kevin from Kevin & Perry…

He’s right of course. It is well known that when Hitler’s Nazis attempted to seize power in the Munich Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, they did so with grammatically suspect cardboard signs, an old boom box on a trolley, plastic masks and their…

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Guest post: lesson from ‘Day of Rage’ – and protestors confront BoZo (video)

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